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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.

Restrictions

Applicable Days

Monday to Friday

Mondays to Fridays

Eastbound Travel

​​​​​​Travel from Wales

  • 09:31 from Abergavenny

  • 07:45 from Bridgend (also valid between 04:30 and 05:00);

  • 08:30 from Cardiff Central and Queen Street (also valid between 04:30 and 05:30);

  • 07:15 from Carmarthen

  • 07:15 from Chepstow;

  • 08:30 from Ebbw Vale Parkway and Town (also valid between 04:30 and 05:45);

  • 08:30 from Llandaf (also valid between 04:30 and 05:45);

  • 08:30 from Llanelli (also valid between 04:30 and 05:45);

  • 08:30 from Maesteg and Maesteg Ewenny Road (also valid between 04:30 and 05:45);

  • 07:25 from Neath

  • 08:30 from Newport (South Wales) (also valid between 04:30 and 05:45);

  • 07:35 from Port Talbot Parkway (also valid from 04:30 to 04:45);

  • 08:30 from Porth (also valid between 04:30 and 05:45);

  • 08:30 from Severn Tunnel Junction (also valid between 04:30 and 05:45);

  • 07:15 from Swansea

  • 08:30 from Whitland (also valid between 04:30 and 05:45);

Travel from England

  • 07:30 from Ashchurch;

  • 09:30 from Avoncliff (if travel is via Bath Spa, the restriction time shown for Bath Spa also applies for journeys eastbound from this station);

  • 08:30 from Bath Spa;

  • 08:00 from Bodmin Parkway;

  • 07:55 from Bradford on Avon (if travel is via Bath Spa, the restriction time shown for Bath Spa also applies for journeys eastbound from this station);

  • 07:15 from Bridgwater;

  • 08:45 from Bristol Parkway (also valid between 04:30 and 05:30);

  • 08:50 from Bristol Temple Meads (also valid between 04:30 and 05:10);

  • 05:40 from Camborne;

  • 08:30 from Castle Cary (if travel is via Bath Spa, the restriction time shown for Bath Spa also applies for journeys eastbound from this station);

  • 08:50 from Cheltenham Spa (if travel is via Bristol Parkway, the restriction time shown for Bristol Parkway also applies for journeys eastbound from this station);

  • 09:20 from Chippenham;

  • 07:35 from Dawlish;

  • 09:30 from Didcot Parkway;

  • 07:50 from Exeter St Davids;

  • 08:00 from Freshford (if travel is via Bath Spa, the restriction time shown for Bath Spa also applies for journeys eastbound from this station);

  • 08:00 from Frome;

  • 08:30 from Gloucester (if travel is via Bristol Parkway, the restriction time shown for Bristol Parkway also applies for journeys eastbound from this station);

  • 05:40 from Hayle;

  • 07:15 from Highbridge;

  • 07:20 from Ivybridge;

  • 09:05 from Kemble;

  • 07:00 from Liskeard;

  • 06:40 from Lostwithiel;

  • 07:05 from Menheniot;

  • 08:00 from Nailsea & Backwell;

  • 08:00 from Newton Abbot;

  • 07:30 from Paignton;

  • 06:30 from Par;

  • 05:30 from Penzance;

  • 09:00 from Pewsey;

  • 07:35 from Plymouth;

  • 05:55 from Redruth;

  • 07:15 from Saltash;

  • 06:25 from St Austell;

  • 05:35 from St Erth;

  • 07:20 from St Germans;

  • 08:45 from Stonehouse;

  • 08:50 from Stroud;

  • 09:15 from Swindon (also valid between 04:30 and 05:45);

  • 08:40 from Taunton;

  • 07:35 from Teignmouth;

  • 08:30 from Tiverton Parkway;

  • 07:35 from Torquay;

  • 07:40 from Torre;

  • 08:00 from Totnes;

  • 07:50 from Trowbridge (if travel is via Bath Spa, the restriction time shown for Bath Spa also applies for journeys eastbound from this station);

  • 06:05 from Truro

  • 07:53 from Westbury (if travel is via Bath Spa, the restriction time shown for Bath Spa also applies for journeys eastbound from this station);

  • 07:45 from Weston Milton;

  • 07:35 from Weston-Super-Mare;

  • 07:50 from Worle;

  • 07:55 from Yatton.

Westbound Travel

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

  • 10:30 from Birmingham New Street;

  • 09:30 from Didcot Parkway;

  • 09:15 from Newbury;

  • 09:00 from Oxford;

  • 09:00 from Reading;

  • 07:53 from Westbury.

Notes

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

Easement

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.

Seasonal Variations

Not valid to arrive at Cheltenham before 12:26 during the Cheltenham Festival. 

In 2023 this takes place from Tuesday 14 March to Friday 17 March, inclusive.