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Anytime Single (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 fares are fully flexible walk-up tickets with no restrictions on when you can travel.

Single or Return

Single

Operator

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

First Class Ticket Code

FOS & GUS

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. 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 travel or the origin and/or 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

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

Railcards

Yes

Outward Journey

Day Of Travel

Anytime Single tickets are valid for two days including the date shown on the ticket and until 04:29 the following morning after the last day of validity. All travel must be completed by this time.

Break Of Journey

A break of journey is permitted at a station or interchange along the route of travel.

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.