Off-Peak and Super Off-Peak tickets

What are Off-Peak tickets?

Off Peak ticket

It’s cheaper for you to buy an Off-Peak ticket if you’re travelling outside of peak travel times between Monday and Friday. They’re good value for money and we often have special offers available.

You may need to travel on specific trains to get these great fares.

What are Super Off-Peak tickets?

Travel on weekends or bank holidays and pay at least 20% less than on an usual Off-Peak ticket fare. Super Off-Peak tickets are also available in conjunction with Travelcard and Railcard. Also, the GroupSave discount can be applied if there are three or more adults travelling at the time.

When can I use my Off-Peak ticket?

Off-Peak Single and Off-Peak Day (return) tickets - can only be used on the date shown on your ticket.

The times you can travel on an Off-Peak ticket depend on your journey, the day/ date you’re travelling and the train company you’re traveling with. You can use the journey planner to choose your time/ date of travel and check to see how much your ticket will cost.

Kids travel for just £2

When accompanied by an adult travelling on Off-Peak and Super Off-Peak tickets and all weekend. Just book online and include up to four children in your journey search and the discount will be applied to your total.

What other discounts are available?

Senior, HM Forces and Disabled Persons Railcard holders get 1/3 off all First Class Off-Peak fares (minimum fares and time restrictions may apply to tickets bought with a railcard).

Read the general terms and conditions for Off-Peak and Super Off-Peak tickets.

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Off-Peak on Great Northern and Thameslink

Morning peak time

Off-Peak tickets to London stations can’t be used on trains scheduled to arrive in London before 10.00.

Evening peak time

The return part of an Off-Peak ticket can’t be used on northbound services that leave London between 16.30 and 19.01 – but you can use a single Off- Peak or the outward part of a return at these times.
The evening peak restrictions above don’t apply:
  • On any southbound train
  • On journeys starting south of East Croydon
  • On journeys starting and ending north of West Hampstead
  • You’re travelling northbound to Ely or beyond
  • Your journey starts and ends south of Stevenage
  • Your journey starts and ends north of Finsbury Park

Read the full Off-Peak terms and conditions from National Rail.