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Anytime tickets

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

Buy any time, travel any time.

Anytime fares are fully flexible train tickets, with no time restrictions on when you can travel - perfect for people who need complete flexibility. You can buy these tickets any time before you travel and use your ticket to travel on any train. With anytime tickets, you can also break your journey at stations along the route of travel.

When can I use an anytime ticket?

Anytime single and anytime day (single and return) tickets must be used on the date shown on your ticket. For anytime return tickets, the outward journey must be made within five days, inclusive of the date shown on your ticket, and return journeys must be made within one calendar month.

You can reserve a seat on many longer distance services and reservations are recommended on busy services.

Train fare discounts

Child discounts apply for all anytime fares. Railcard holders get one-third off all standard class anytime fares, whilst Senior, HM Forces and Disabled Persons Railcard holders also get one-third off all first class anytime fares.

Please note that minimum fares and time restrictions may apply to tickets bought with a Railcard.


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