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Restriction Code

Some tickets may require you to travel at specific times of the day, days of the week or on a specific route. Our Journey Planner takes ticket restrictions into account with the selection that you have made and will only have shown tickets that are valid for the selected trains.


Applicable Days

Monday to Friday

Mondays to Fridays

Outward Travel

Not valid for travel on trains timed to depart after 04:29 and before the times shown from the following stations:

  • 07:45 (also not valid between 04:00 and 04:29) from Carmarthen;

  • 08:00 from Ferryside;

  • 08:31 from Gowerton

  • 07:16 from Haverfordwest;

  • 08:00 from Kidwelly;

  • 08:15 from Llanelli

  • 08:05 from Pembrey & Burry Port;

  • 08:35 from Swansea

  • 07:36 from Whitland;​​​​​​​

Not valid on trains timed to arrive at Waterloo before 11:48.

Return Travel

Not valid on trains timed to depart:

  • London Paddington after 04:29 and before 10:10 and after 15:01 and before 19:01;

  • Reading after 04:29 and before 10:30 and after 15:29 and before 19:01;

  • London Waterloo after 04:29 and before 08:20 and after 15:59 and before 19:01;

  • Clapham Junction after 15:59 and before 19:01.


Super Off-Peak tickets from stations not listed are valid for connections into trains departing as shown above.

Restriction code 2W applies to all journeys via Newbury or Didcot Parkway, not passing through Reading.Restriction code Q8 applies to all journeys via Fareham / Southampton / Salisbury.Restriction codes CI / CJ apply to all journeys via London St Pancras International.Restriction codes 2C / 9I apply to all journeys via London Euston.


If travelling on the Great Western Railway 'Night Riviera' sleeper service in the westbound direction, customers may continue their journey after alighting from the sleeper in the morning without further restriction. 

Due to planned improvement work, time restrictions on GWR set fares will be lifted on Friday 27 December 2019.

Seasonal Variations

Time restrictions on GWR set fares will be lifted from XX until XX January inclusive.