PLEASE NOTE: Retailers are offering a fee free refund on all Anytime, Off-Peak and Advance tickets purchased before 07:00 on Monday 23 March 2020, for a future journey. Contact the retailer who sold you the ticket for more details.

If you purchased your ticket from another retailer, please contact them for details of refunds.

Full details are at www.nationalrail.co.uk/coronavirus

Buy Advance, in advance, and save £££s

Advance Tickets

Advance fares are single (one-way) tickets offering great value for money on many longer distance journeys.

You must book in advance* and fares are sold in limited numbers and so subject to availability. In general, the further ahead you book, the cheaper the Advance fare will be. You can mix and match Advance fares for a return journey. For more information see our Buying advance tickets and Reserving seats page.

*details on Advance booking thresholds can be found on our Latest purchase time page

Advance ticket validity

Advance fares are valid only on the date and train shown on the ticket and seat reservation and are non-refundable.

You can however change the time or date of travel before departure of the first reserved train.

Any difference in fare and an administration fee will be payable prior to travel.

Discount with Advance tickets

  • Child discounts apply for all Advance fares (50% of Adult fare)
  • National Railcard holders get 34% off all Standard Class Advance fares.
  • 16-25, 26-30, Senior, Two Together, HM Forces and Disabled Persons Railcard holders also get 34% off all First Class Advance fares
  • 16-17 Saver holders also get 50% off Adult Advance fares

Advance Ticket Terms & Conditions

Advance tickets are a great way to save money, if you know when you are travelling, but there are a few conditions that go with their use. View full Terms & Conditions of Advance fares.

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