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Group Travel

It’s better when we go together!

Groups of at least 3 people can get discounts on train tickets.

Question: what could be more fun than travelling by train?

Answer: travelling by train with lots of your friends and family! Plus, there’s a good chance you’ll be able to get a group discount in order to buy a cheaper train ticket.

In addition to our Railcards for individual, couple or family travel, most train companies offer discounts for groups of 3 or more people travelling together. Larger groups of 10 or more people may even get additional discounts when booking tickets directly. Contact your train company for more information. ​​​​​​​

GroupSave – discounts for groups of 3 to 9

If you’re a group of 3 to 9 adults, you can get a 1/3 discount on Off-Peak tickets with GroupSave. Not a bad deal! Also, you don’t need to purchase a Railcard to get the GroupSave discount.

In order to get GroupSave discounts, you must travel together at all times. You cannot combine GroupSave with other discounts, and there are certain days when GroupSave cannot be used on selected services, and with some train companies.

Discounts for groups of 10 people or more

Are there 10 or more of you travelling together? A school trip, or perhaps a hen party? Do yourselves a favour, contact your train company to see if they have large group discounts. There’s a good chance they will. Please note that the discount, times of availability and conditions of use may vary and may require advance booking or seat reservations.

Group Off-Peak Day Travelcards in London

If you’re a group of 10 or more travelling in London, you can save money with a Group Off-Peak Day Travelcard.

Group Off-Peak Day Travelcards are valid from 09:30 Monday to Friday, or any time on weekends and bank holidays. You must travel together at all times. The origin station on the ticket needs to be in Fare Zones 1 to 9. Children under 11 travel free on TfL’s rail and bus services with an accompanying adult. Visit the TfL website for more information.

Transport for Wales – Small Group Day ticket

If there are 3 to 9 of you travelling together, Transport for Wales offers a Small Group Day ticket that gives you a 25% discount.

Small Group Day tickets are valid within the Transport for Wales network during Off-Peak hours (after 09:30) Monday to Friday, and all day at weekends and bank holidays. You must travel together at all times.

Stansted Express – discounts for groups of 10 or more

Stansted Express offers discounted fares for 10 or more people travelling together between Stansted Airport and London. See the Stansted Express website for details.

In life, it’s not where you go – it’s who you travel with
Charles M Schulz

Travel Tips

Do

  • Ask your train company about their group discounts

  • Stay together

  • Have fun!

Don’t

  • Travel during peak hours on an Off-Peak ticket

  • Separate the group – you must travel together at all times

  • Forget to bring enough snacks for everyone

FAQs

Yes, there are many options for group discounts. These include GroupSave, Group Off-Peak Day Travelcards and more.

Many train companies offer group discounts. These may require advance booking or seat reservations. Contact your train company for more information.

In general, Off-Peak hours begin at 09:30 from Monday to Friday in cities and large towns, and at 09:00 everywhere else. If your train is scheduled to depart after this time, you can travel with an Off-Peak ticket. Weekends and bank holidays are Off-Peak all day. Some journeys have a Super Off-Peak variation, which may also have an evening restriction on travel, but will be cheaper. Check the Journey Planner for eligible fares and times.

No, you must travel together at all times.