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Anytime Return (First 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

Anytime tickets allow you to travel at any time of the day. You may need to travel by a specific route or train company but the ticket will state this. You are allowed to break your journey.

Single or Return

Return

Operator

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

First Class Ticket Code

FOR, GUR, HZ6 & FGR

Availability

Purchase Location

Ticket offices and travel centres, self-service ticket machines at stations, rail-appointed travel agents, online at most train company websites or through other online retailers or train company telesales offices.

Purchase Availability

Tickets can be bought in advance or immediately before travel.

Pre-booking Requirement

None.

Reservations Compulsory

No

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.

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

Yes

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.

General Conditions

Anytime tickets can be used at any time but may require you to travel via a specific route or on a specific train company and this will be clearly stated on the ticket.

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

Anytime Return Tickets are valid for one return journey. The outward portion is valid for five days including the date shown on the ticket and until 04:29 in the morning after the fifth day of validity. All outward travel must be completed by this time.

Time Of Travel

Valid to travel at any time of the day.

Break Of Journey

Break of journey is allowed.

Return Journey

Day Of Travel

Anytime Return Tickets are valid for one return journey. The return portion is valid for travel until 04:29 in the morning after the last day of validity (i.e. one calendar month from the outward journey). All travel must be completed by this time.

Time Of Travel

Valid to travel at any time of the day.

Break Of Journey

Break of journey is allowed.

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 £10 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).