Advance Ticket

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What are Advance tickets?

Advance fares are Single (one-way) tickets offering great value for money on many longer distance journeys.

You must book in advance* and fares are sold in limited numbers and so subject to availability. In general, the further ahead you book, the cheaper the Advance fare will be. You can mix and match Advance fares for a return journey. For more information see our Buying advance tickets and Reserving seats page.

*details on Advance booking thresholds can be found on our Latest purchase time page

When can I use an Advance ticket?

Advance fares are valid only on the date and train shown on the ticket and seat reservation and are non-refundable.

You can however change the time or date of travel before departure of the first reserved train.

Any difference in fare and an administration fee will be payable prior to travel.

Can I get a discount?

  • Child discounts apply for all Advance fares.
  • National Railcard holders get 1/3 off all Standard Class Advance fares.
  • 16-25, Senior, HM Forces and Disabled Persons Railcard holders also get 1/3 off all First Class Advance fares.

What are the Terms & Conditions of Advance tickets?

View full terms and conditions of Advance fares.

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Last updated:   15 September 2017