At what age do children have to pay to travel?

Up to two children up to the age of 5 years old can travel free of charge with a fare paying adult. Please bear in mind that as they do not have a ticket, on busy services you will be expected to sit them on your lap. You will need a Childs ticket for any additional children (even if they are under 5).


If your children are aged between 5 and 15 we offer discounted fares which are available through our website.


If you're travelling as a family, the Family & Friends Railcard offers brilliant value. You'll get a 33% discount on adult fares and a 60% discount on child fares when you all travel together in Standard. Find out more about the Family & Friends Railcard here.