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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Restrictions and terms

There are some limitations on when you can travel between Monday to Friday (except Public Holidays) with an Off-Peak ticket.

Morning travel

Off-Peak tickets to London stations can only be used on the first trains to arrive in London after 10:00.

Evening travel

Off-Peak tickets from London can’t be used on northbound services during the evening peak times (between 16:30 and 19:01).

Check out the journey planner

View the evening peak restrictions map (opens in a new window)

Travelling on an Off-Peak Day Return, Off-Peak Day or Travelcard

You can’t use your ticket from Zone B (Central) to Zone D (Outer Urban) if the train leaves from Moorgate, Kings Cross or St Pancras International (including pass-throughs) between 16:30 and 19:01 Monday to Friday.

You can't get on a train in Zone C (urban) using a return journey ticket from a station in Zone B to one in Zone D.

Travelling on an Off-Peak (formerly Saver) ticket

Both outward and return portions of this ticket are not valid for journeys which depart Moorgate, Kings Cross or St Pancras International (including pass throughs) between 17:30 and 18:30 Monday to Friday.


The Off-Peak restrictions detailed above don’t apply when you travel:

  • From Zone A (South)
  • Just within Zones A, B and C
  • Just within Zones C, D and E (Rural)
  • To Zone E
  • On any Southbound train

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