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If you don’t need to travel in rush hour you can choose an Off-Peak ticket and save money.

Off-Peak tickets

If you don’t need to travel in rush hour you can choose an Off-Peak ticket and save money.

Off-Peak Tickets – Everyday great savings

Do you have the flexibility to choose which trains to take? Can you travel outside of rush hour? If so, then our Off-Peak tickets make perfect sense. Whether you want to escape to Brighton beach or explore historic architecture in London, take advantage of cheaper travel at quieter times of the day.

Why choose Off-Peak tickets?

Off-Peak tickets are a great way to save you money if you’re taking the train outside the busiest times of the day. Here’s how choosing off-peak will benefit you:

  • More cost effective than an Anytime fare
  • Choose from single, day return and open return tickets
  • More space to sit down
  • For just £2 each, you can travel with up to four children aged 5-15
  • Railcard holders can enjoy 1/3 off all off-peak fares
  • Those with a Senior, HM Forces or Disabled Persons railcard can take advantage of 1/3 off all First Class Off-Peak and First Class Super Off-Peak fares

London St Pancras to Brighton

Off-Peak Day Return

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St Albans City to London

Off-Peak Day Travelcard

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Bedford to London Blackfriars

Off-Peak Day Return

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When are Off-Peak tickets valid?

You can use our journey planner to check if the time you want to travel has Off-Peak fares available. Off-Peak tickets will only appear on the booking system if they are available for your journey. The times you can take advantage of Off-Peak prices depends on where and when you’re going.

What are the times for Peak and Off-Peak travel?

The morning peak is generally from when the first train of the day leaves to the last train arriving in London before 10:00am. In the evening it is generally between 16:30 and 19:01 for services leaving London. Anytime outside of this, would generally be considered off peak travel.

What’s the difference between Off-Peak Day Return and Off-Peak Return tickets?

If you buy an Off-Peak Day return ticket, you must leave and come back on the same day.

An Off-Peak return ticket gives you a little more flexibility if you’re not sure when you’ll be coming back. You need to start your journey (the ‘outward’ part) on the date shown on the ticket. Then, you have up to a month to return. This is useful if you’re visiting friends or family and want to stay a little longer.

How do I buy Off-Peak train tickets?

How do I buy Off-Peak Train Tickets?

  • Buying Off-Peak train tickets is easy. You can:
  • Book Online – collect your tickets at the station or have them sent First Class
  • Book via the On Track app (iOS) and collect at the station
  • Use a ticket machine at the station
  • Buy at your station ticket office (during opening hours)

Read the general terms and conditions for Off-Peak and Super Off-Peak tickets. Got a question? Contact us.

Travelling outside busy times?

Off-Peak and Super Off-Peak tickets will save you money