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Super Off-Peak Single [Online Only]

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

Super Off-Peak fares are cheaper tickets for travelling on trains that are less busy. You may need to travel at specific times of the day, days of the week and sometimes on specific routes or operators.

The times when you may use your Super Off-Peak ticket will depend on the journey you are making and you will be advised when buying your ticket. The National Rail Journey Planner will automatically work out which tickets are valid for your journey.

When using the SSH ticket type the journey must include either Avanti West Coast, LNER or CrossCountry and using any other connecting train companies as appropriate.

Single or Return

Single

Operator

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

Standard Class Ticket Code

SSH & SSU

Availability

Purchase Location

Online at most train company websites or through selected other online retailers.

Purchase Availability

This ticket can only be purchased online and as part of a return journey.

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.

Outward Journey

Day Of Travel

Super Off-Peak Single tickets are valid for travel on the date shown on the ticket and until 04:29 the following day.

If you cannot complete your journey on the same day you will be allowed to finish it the following day - see 'Break of journey' below.

Time Of Travel

The National Rail Journey Planner will automatically work out which tickets are valid for your journey. 

The times when you may use your Off-Peak ticket are indicated by a Restriction Code applicable to the journey you are making. This can be viewed by clicking the link from the Journey Planner ticket terms and conditions page once you have made your selection.

The Restriction Code is a two character (alpha-numeric) code. This is shown on most tickets and the meaning can be found by going to www.nationalrail.co.uk/XX [where 'XX' is the two character code].

You will also be advised of the restriction when buying your ticket.

Break Of Journey

A break of journey is permitted unless otherwise indicated by a restriction shown against the ticket's Restriction Code.

Overnight break of journey - if the journey cannot be completed in this time, the ticket may be used to continue the journey on the following day. Unless otherwise indicated in the relevant restriction code, time restrictions apply as from the initial origin station on both days. The appropriate restrictions for the actual day on which travel is being undertaken will apply (for example, it may be that if day 1 is on Sunday, no restrictions apply, but on day 2, the Monday-Friday restrictions apply). All travel must be completed by 04:29 in the morning after this second day.

Return Journey

Day Of Travel

Not applicable.

Time Of Travel

Not applicable.

Break Of Journey

Not applicable.

Refunds

This ticket is only valid as part of a return journey. If the other portion of the return journey is cancelled, this ticket (online Super Off-Peak single) must be cancelled at the same time. A £10 charge will apply for any refund.

Changes To Travel Plans

See 'Refund policy' below.