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If you want the flexibility to catch any train you want and buy the ticket whenever you want, then Anytime is for you. You can buy ahead, or just walk up on the day, and they're valid on any train on the date shown.

What are the advantages?

  • You can travel on any train
  • No need to book in advance
  • First Class and Standard options available 


When can you use an Anytime ticket?

Short answer: any time, any train. But not any date.

Long answer: every ticket has a start date on it.

  • If it's an Anytime Day ticket, you have to use it that day. (Actually up until 04.29 that night)
  • If it’s an Anytime Single, you can use it on the date shown, and on the day after, well, for those of you who are late-starters, you actually have until 04.29 (in the morning) on day three by which to complete your journey
  • We've removed Anytime Returns from most LNER trains. These have been replaced with Anytime Singles. Visit our tickets page for more information on this change. Some Anytime Returns are available for other operators and on a small number of LNER journeys.
  • You can break up your journey at a station along the way (a bit of sightseeing or even an overnight stay)
  • Unused tickets are fully refundable, but we do charge a small admin fee

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Anytime Tickets FAQs

Are Anytime tickets refundable?

Anytime tickets are refundable but are subject to a £10 admin fee.


Can I change my travel plans with an Anytime ticket?

You can travel at any time on the date shown on your ticket (or on the following day if it is not a Day Single/Return), by the route shown on your ticket. If you wish to change your ticket, please visit our Refunds and Ticket Changes page.

Do I need to book in advance?

No, you can buy an Anytime ticket at the station up to a few minutes before departure. 

Can I break my journey?

Yes, you can stop off at stations along your route of travel. 

Is it possible to book a First Class Anytime ticket?

Yes it is, for most journeys. If your journey includes a connecting train that does not have First Class accommodation, this will be taken into account in the price you pay. LNER First Class tickets also let you use any of our First Class lounges for free.