Which ticket is right for you?

Which one's got your name on it?

Ticket options

Advance tickets

When you want to book ahead for a specific train, Advance singles are usually our best value tickets.

Off-Peak tickets

As long as it’s off-peak you’re good to go – great value right up to a few minutes before departure.

Anytime tickets

For travelling any time you want – our most flexible ticket and there’s no need to book in advance.

Season tickets

The best way to save if you’re a regular traveller, available from one to 12 months.

Business Carnet

Find yourself in ‘the big smoke’ regularly? A Business Carnet offers five flexible return tickets for the price of four. That’s what we call a bargain.

Add-on London tickets

London's a big place; book your Tube or other Travelcards with your train tickets and save a heap of time.

Ranger & Rovers

An ordinary day out can turn into a grand day out with a Ranger ticket. A Rover ticket is good for longer trips.

Rail and bus combo

Save yourself some time by buying your bus ticket when you buy your train ticket. It’s less hassle and there’s no law against it.

All-Inclusive ticket packages

Your ticket along with useful extras like refreshments on board and car parking.

LNER Family Return tickets

With the LNER Family Return ticket, up to two adults and four children can travel for one great, fixed price.

Quick ticket comparison

Compare our three main ticket types:

 Ticket TypeTravel AnytimeNeed to buy in advance?Ticket Refundable?Change Journey?Use Railcard?Child Discounts
Advance Tickets ​ ​  ​ ​​  ​ ​​  ​ ​​ * ​ ​​  ​ ​ ​
Off-Peak Tickets ​ ​ ​ ​ ​​  ​ ​​ * ​ ​​ * ​ ​​  ​ ​​ 
Anytime Tickets ​ ​​ ​ ​ ​​ ​ ​ ​​ ​* ​ ​​ ​* ​ ​​ ​ ​ ​​ ​


*There’s a £10 admin fee if you change your journey, or ask for a refund.

More about tickets

Ticket delivery options

Printed out at home, picked up at the station or popped through your letterbox, the choice is yours, depending on ticket type.


Delays and disruptions are frustrating. Claiming a refund isn’t.

Change of plan?

When your plans change, so can your ticket.

A few more options

Group hugs all round

Travelling with ten or more? Talk to our Group Travel Team.

Go get that Railcard

One of these little fellas means you can save a third on every booking.

Weekend Upgrades

Hey, it’s the weekend. Treat yourself to a First Class upgrade to your Standard ticket.