Helping you save money on your fares
When it comes to travelling by train there are tons of different ways to help you save money on your fares. Whether you’re travelling in a group, during Off-peak times or with one of the many railcards on offer, there are a number of things you can do to get you to your destination for less.
Get the cheapest fare for your journey by booking in advance online. Our booking system will even show you the trains your ticket is valid on, so you can pick the most appropriate fare for your journey.
Sometimes you have no choice when it comes to picking your train times, but for the other times when you can be flexible, doing so can pay off. Off-peak and Super Off-peak tickets are much cheaper than Anytime tickets, so leaving later in the day or getting an evening train can save you a satisfying amount of money and earn you a quieter journey as a bonus.
There are a range of National Railcards that can save you money on rail fares over the year. If you are a student, over 60 or family traveller, you can benefit from railcards, which give you up to 34% off your tickets. They generally pay themselves off after just one or two journeys.
If you travel regularly between two stations then a Season ticket could be just what you need to save money. Season tickets can cover everything from one week to a whole year, and means that you can travel whenever you want and make travel work for you. Beat the queues and early morning rushes and save money doing it.
When you are travelling for further or across different networks, purchasing a PLUSBUS or Day Travelcard will save you considerable amounts of time and money. Instead of walking around with countless tickets and passes in your pocket you can spend a little extra on your tickets and make your journey easier.
Getting organised and buying in advance not only means you have less to worry about, but it can also save you money. Whether you choose to buy your tickets online, over the phone or from one of our self-service machines, purchasing your tickets in advance means that you can get rightfully rewarded for your prior planning.
Travelling with Megatrain can give you a massive discount on train tickets, bringing ticket prices down to as low as £1 single (plus 50p booking fee) on selected South West Trains, East Midlands Trains and Virgin Trains services!
Planning to go out and about with a group of family or friends? Why not save a little doing it. Groups of 3-9 people can save 34% when travelling together. The perfect discount for all the travelling families, girls on a nights out, or groups off on an adventure. See more here.
Getting the full gang together? If you are travelling in a group of more than 10 of you, then you can save 25% on Off-peak travel when you call and book your tickets ahead of your journey. If that isn't an excuse to be social and get out with friends and family, we don’t know what is. For more information, visit our Group travel page.