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Train companies affected:Avanti West Coast, ScotRail, TransPennine Express

Rail Air Return (Standard Class)

The following terms and conditions apply to this type of ticket. Please note that some tickets have restrictions on the days or times you can travel. Please check before you travel.

Terms and Conditions

Description

Rail Air Return tickets are fully flexible walk-up tickets with no restrictions on when you can travel.

Single or Return

Return

Operator

  • c2c
  • West Midlands Trains
  • West Midlands Railway
  • Transport for Wales
  • Transport for Greater Manchester
  • TransPennine Express
  • Thameslink
  • Stansted Express
  • Southern
  • Southeastern
  • South Western Railway
  • ScotRail
  • Northern
  • Merseyrail
  • Lumo
  • London Underground
  • London Southend Airport
  • London Overground
  • London Northwestern Railway
  • LNER
  • Island Line
  • Hull Trains
  • Heathrow Express
  • Greater Anglia
  • Great Western Railway
  • Great Northern
  • Grand Central
  • Glasgow Prestwick Airport Ltd
  • Gatwick Express
  • Eurostar
  • Elizabeth line
  • East Midlands Railway
  • CrossCountry
  • Chiltern Railways
  • Caledonian Sleeper
  • Avanti West Coast

Standard Class Ticket Code

AR2

Availability

Purchase Location

Only available to customers booking ticket between the Channel Islands and Southampton Airport through FlyBe/Blue Islands. Tickets must be purchased online and are not available at stations or self-service ticket machines.

Purchase Availability

Tickets can be bought in advance or immediately before travel.

Pre-booking Requirement

None.

Reservations Compulsory

No

No.

Discounts

Children

Yes

Children (aged 5 to 15 inclusive) are offered a 50% discount.

Up to two children aged under 5 can travel free with each fare paying passenger.

Railcards

No

General Conditions

  • The outward part of the ticket is only valid for travel when accompanied by the unused return part of the same ticket.

  • Off-Peak tickets may require you to travel at specific times of day, days of the week or on a specific route. Website journey planners can tell you when your ticket can be used - simply enter your outward and return journey times to see the trains you can travel on. If you board a train at a time when your Off-Peak ticket is not valid, you will be charged the difference between the fare you have paid and the cheapest valid fare for the service concerned.  In some circumstances you may have to pay a penalty fare.  

  • If the route shown on the ticket has a + or † symbol then the ticket includes the cost of travelling between certain London Stations (e.g. between Liverpool Street and Paddington) by either London Underground, Docklands Light Railway (DLR) or Thameslink services as appropriate to the route of the journey being made. Tickets will only be accepted by London Underground and DLR up to the last day of validity of the ticket and until 04:29 the following day. Other than to change trains, a break of journey at intermediate London Underground or DLR stations is not permitted.

  • All tickets and travel are subject to the National Rail Conditions of Travel.

Outward Journey

Day Of Travel

Rail Air Return tickets are valid for outward travel on the date shown on the ticket and until 04:29 the following day.

Time Of Travel

Valid to travel at any time of the day.

Return Journey

Day Of Travel

Rail Air Return tickets are valid for return travel within one calendar month from the start date shown on the ticket and until 04:29 after last day of validity.

Time Of Travel

Valid to travel at any time of the day.

Refunds

Your ticket is refundable. If you decide not to use your ticket to make all or part of your intended journey then you can get a refund by returning your unused ticket to the ticket office or place of purchase (for tickets bought via websites, telesales or travel agents) within 28 days of the ticket expiry date.

You may be required to pay an administration fee (up to a maximum of £5 per ticket). The refund amount will normally take into account any use you have made of the ticket and in some circumstances no refund will be paid.

Changes To Travel Plans

If you wish to change your time of travel you can pay the difference between the cost of the ticket held and the cost of the ticket that is most appropriate for the journey you need to make. In many cases, if you are still travelling at a time when your ticket is not restricted, no additional fare is payable.

If you wish to change the date of travel, or the origin or destination of your ticket, it may be necessary to buy a new ticket and apply for a refund on your existing ticket (see Refund Policy below).