If you don’t need to travel in rush hour you can choose an Off-Peak ticket and save money.
If you’re travelling on a weekday but outside the morning or evening peak times, it’s cheaper to buy an Off-Peak ticket than an Anytime fare.
They’re available as single or day return fares.
Off-Peak times depend on the train company you’re travelling with, where you’re going and when you’re travelling. Use the journey planner to check for Off-Peak services.
For details of the first Off-Peak train from your station to London please check our journey planner.
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:
Travelling with children aged 5-15?
Save a 1/3 on Off-Peak fares
** 20% saving is for an adult Super Off-Peak day return, compared to a standard Off-Peak day return ticket. Super Off-Peak adult day return tickets are valid on weekends and Bank Holidays on Thameslink trains.