Split Train Tickets
If you buy more than 1 ticket for your journey, you might be able to save money
Using split tickets
Split ticketing is when you buy more than 1 ticket to make a journey. The journey is broken into sections, with a separate ticket for each part. Using split tickets is allowed as explained in section 14 of the National Rail Conditions of Travel.
For example, if there is a train that travels from
Station A > Station B > Station C
you could buy a ticket from
Station A to Station C
or you could buy a ticket from
Station A to Station B and another ticket from Station B to Station C.
Your start and end points are the same, but you might be able to get a cheaper fare by splitting your tickets. Remember, the train must stop to drop off and pick up passengers at the station where you split your tickets.
Generally, you don’t have to leave the train when using split tickets, unless the journey already includes a change. You can also make seat reservations (if available) for any of your tickets, but you may have to switch seats at the point that the tickets change.
If permitted, you can split your journey into any combination of tickets, but split ticketing won’t be available for all services and ticket types, and it won’t necessarily save you money. To check the terms and conditions of each of your tickets, you can use our Ticket Validity Finder tool.
We don’t offer a split ticketing service, but you can check the Journey Planner for train times and fares.
Things to remember
Your train must stop to drop off and pick up passengers at the station where you split your tickets
You must have the correct tickets with you to show for the whole of your journey, as well as any Railcards that have been used
Make sure you still travel at the correct time and on the correct train for the type of ticket you have bought
You won’t always be able to split tickets for your trip, and if you can split tickets they are not guaranteed to be cheaper