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Business Anytime

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


Business Anytime fares include First class travel on East Midlands Railway services and 2 snack vouchers.

Single or Return



  • East Midlands Railway

First Class Ticket Code



Purchase Location


Pre-booking Requirement

Tickets can be bought in advance or immediately before travel. You can reserve a seat on many longer distance services. Reservations are recommended on busy services.There are no restrictions on when you can travel, however if you wish to change your date of outward travel or the origin andor destination of your ticket, you will need to buy a new ticket and apply for a refund on your existing ticket (see below).

Reservations Compulsory


No, but you can reserve a seat on many longer distance services and reservations are recommended on busy services. Please note that some train services are designated as reservation only, regardless of ticket held.




Children (aged 5 to 15 inclusive) 50% discount. Up to two children aged under 5 can travel free with each fare paying passenger.

Railcard discounts: Two Together, 16-25 Railcard: No discount, Disabled Persons Railcard: 34% discount, Family & Friends Railcard: No discount, HM Forces Railcard: 34% discount, Network Railcard : No discount and Senior Railcard: 34% discount.

Other discount cards: Gold Cards : No discount and Jobcentre Plus Travel Discount Card: No discount.

Note: Minimum fares  time restrictions may apply to tickets bought with a Railcard or other discount card. See terms and conditions of the appropriate Railcard or discount card for details.



A 34% discount is available to holders of the following Railcards: Disabled Persons Railcard, Veterans Railcard, Family & Friends Railcard, HM Forces Railcard, Senior Railcard, Two Together Railcard, 16-25 Railcard, or 26-30 Railcard. 50% discount for 16-17 Saver. See terms & conditions of individual Railcard for time restrictions.

Outward Journey

Day Of Travel

Conditions of Use.  You must travel in the class of accommodation shown on your ticket. Business Anytime tickets provide access to First Class Lounges at stations. Railcard holders travelling on a discounted ticket must carry their Railcard when they travel. If a Railcard holder fails to produce their valid Railcard with their ticket, they will be required to pay a full priced ticket for their journey as if no Railcard and or no ticket were held. The outward part of the Business Anytime ticket is only valid for travel when accompanied by the unused return part of the same ticket. When and where the ticket can be used. The outward portions of Anytime Returns are valid for five days including the date shown on the ticket. Return portions of Anytime Return tickets are valid for travel until 0429 in the early morning following the last day of validity (i.e. one calendar month from the outward journey). All travel must be completed by this time. Travelling via London. If the route shown on the ticket has a + the ticket includes the cost of travelling between certain London Stations (e.g. between Liverpool St and Paddington) by either London Underground, Docklands Light Railway (DLR) or Great Northern/Thameslink services appropriate to the route of the journey being made.  Tickets will only be accepted by London Underground and DLR on the date shown on the ticket (or last day of validity for return portions of Super Off-Peak Returns) and until 0429 the following day. Other than to change trains, a break of journey at intermediate London Underground or DLR stations is NOT permitted. Travel restrictions do not apply on public holidays. All tickets and travel are subject to the National Rail Conditions of Carriage.

Break Of Journey

A break of journey is allowed.

Return Journey

Break Of Journey

A break of journey is allowed.


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. 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