FAQs

When can I use an Advance ticket?

Advance tickets are our cheapest ticket offered. Similar to when you buy an airline ticket, they are linked to a specific train time and seat number, so can't be used for any other train time or journey.

They are the best ticket to buy for your journey because they:

  • Are often cheaper* than other tickets
  • Always come with a seat reservation
  • You can combine different types of single tickets to save money

Save an average of 52%* when you book in advance. Saving on all Advance tickets booked on our website vs buying an Anytime ticket.

Why can't I book as far ahead on your website?

We're still finalising our timetable due to the changes from Coronavirus and some planned engineering works.

Because cheap Advance tickets are linked to a specific train and seat we need to know this before you book (so we don't end up selling you a ticket for a train that won't run).

Other websites may provide Off-Peak or Open tickets but these are typically more expensive and we recommend that you create a Ticket Alert to find out when our Advance tickets are on sale!