Which ticket is right for you?

Here’s an overview of all our tickets, so you can find the one that best suits your needs.  

Ticket options

Advance Tickets

Buy in Advance, Specified Trains - Advance single tickets to help you get the best value rail fares on each stage of your journey.

Off-Peak Tickets

Buy Anytime, Travel Off-Peak - Excellent value off-peak fares available up to a few minutes before your train departs.

Anytime Tickets

Buy Anytime, Travel Anytime - Fully flexible open tickets available up to a few minutes before departure.

Season Tickets

The best way to save for frequent journeys, available for anything between one and 12 months.

All-Inclusive Ticket Packages

Ideal for business travellers, these tickets include on-board refreshments and car parking.

Travelling to London

Get around London easily by booking your Tube or other Travelcards at the same time as your tickets online.

Group Travel

Discounts for groups of 10 or more.

Business Carnet

The Business Carnet is a single purchase of 5 fully flexible return tickets for the price of 4.

Weekend Upgrades

First Class upgrades at weekends.


If you’re a regular rail traveller, you can save up to a third on your ticket costs with a great range of Railcards.

European Travel

Tickets from your local East Coast served station to mainland Europe in one transaction.

Ranger & Rovers

Unlimited travel within a specified area.

Rail and bus ticket combination

Rail and bus ticket combination

Quick ticket comparison

Use our quick ticket comparison to see at a glance what’s included – and what isn’t – with the three main ticket types.

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


*£10 administration fee applies

Further ticket information

Ticket delivery options

When you book tickets online, you can choose from four convenient ticket delivery options, depending on the ticket type.


If you’ve been delayed, decided not to travel because of disruptions or simply weren’t able to, you may be able to claim a refund.

Need to change your ticket?

If your plans have changed, don’t worry. We can help you change your ticket too.