UK Train Tickets : UK Train Fare Types

UK Train Tickets

UK trains link all Britain and with Rail Plus you can save up to 60%.

All tickets are e-vouchers and instant purchase. Refund and reissue conditions are strict and to find out more please click here

The fares come in three types each with different conditions as below:

Anytime Fares

With these fares you can travel on any train at any time of the day, any day of the week on your chosen date of travel.

Off-Peak Fares

These tickets are priced lower than 'Anytime' fares, but are only available for travel on Off-Peak and Super Off-Peak services on chosen date(s) of travel. Remember, you can travel with all these tickets at any time on weekends and public holidays. However time restrictions apply:
They are valid any time at weekends, and after 10:00am on Monday-Fridays. They are also not valid on trains leaving London (or Reading, Watford, Luton or Stevenage) between 16:00-19:00 Mondays-Fridays. 

Advance Fares

These tickets are single (one-way) tickets for selected journeys available in First Class and Standard Class, offering the best available price for each journey, discounts of between 15% and 60%. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are subject to availability. Advance tickets go on sale up to 12 weeks before travel. 

Seat reservations

Seat reservations will be automatically included when they are available. 

How to collect your ticket

  • Fares are e-vouchers also known as TOD (Ticket on delivery).
  • Tickets must be collected locally at the self-ticket machines, located at most train stations or from a ticket window.
  • Tickets cannot be booked or collected from Heathrow Airport.
  • Britrail Discounted fares e-voucher collection guide.