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Train ticket types

Names of train tickets describe when you can buy or use your ticket, making it easy for you to get the best value ticket for your journey.

Advance Train Tickets

Available from our website, Advance train tickets are quota controlled and require travel on the train and date specified. They are single tickets and booking earlier helps you find better deals.

Anytime tickets

These train tickets can be purchased in advance on our website, allowing travel any time without restrictions.


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Off-peak tickets

Off-peak train tickets can be purchased in advance on our website, but time restrictions do apply and you need to check the restrictions. Reservations are not usually required for these train tickets.

Season tickets

Unlimited travel between two stations for a set time is available through season tickets. This is cheaper than buying a train ticket every day and usually purchased at station with a photo card.

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