Discounts for Group Travel
​​​​​​​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 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. ​​​​​​​

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Groupsave – discounts for groups of 3 to 9  

If you’re a group of 3 to 9 adults, you can get a 33% 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 – see the Groupsave calendar.

Groupsave is offered by the following train companies:

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In addition, East Midlands Railway and ScotRail offer Groupsave on certain journeys only.

Visit the Groupsave page for full information.  ​​​​​​​

Groupsave on Stanstead Express services are only valid only as part of a through journey beyond London Liverpool Street

​​​​​​​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 at off-peak hours (after 09:30) Monday to Friday, and all day Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays. You must travel together at all times.  

Stansted Express – discounts for groups of 3 or 4 

Stansted Express offers a discount of up to 33% for groups of 3 or 4 adults travelling together between Stansted Airport and London. See the Stansted Express website for details.  

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 and ask 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 anytime 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.  

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Frequently asked questions

Can we get a group discount for our train trip?

 

Yes, there are many options for group discounts. These include Groupsave, Small Group Day tickets (Transport for Wales) and more.  

We are a group of 10 or more people travelling together. What are our discount options?

 

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

Many group discounts apply at off-peak hours. When is that?

 

Off-peak hours are generally after 09:00 (09:30 in London and most other large towns and cities), Monday to Friday, and all day on weekends and bank holidays. Some journeys have a “Super” Off-Peak variation, which may also have an evening restriction on travel, but are a lower fare.

Check the Journey Planner for eligible fares and times.

Can we travel separately on group discount tickets?

 

No, you must travel together at all times.  

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Last updated:   20 July 2022