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    Who is travelling?

    Children (5-15 years)



    With our journey planner, you will be offered the cheapest fares and in some instances, the fastest journey. Please be aware that other journey options are available. To collect tickets purchased online you must present the same card used to make the booking.

    Advance fares

    Buy your tickets in advance for the best fares starting from £9.10

    Getting organised and buying in advance not only means you have less to worry about, but it can also save you money. With one-way fares starting from £9.10 Standard Class and £15.20 First Class, if you're planning a trip by train we probably have an Advance fare for you! 

    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. The earlier you book, the less you're likely to pay. 

    See our destination guides below and discover adventures, beaches and culture across our network for less.

    Adventures from £9.10

    Seaside breaks from £11.20

    Culture and history from £12.20

    How to buy

    Why not save time and buy your tickets online? You can check which fares are available at the times you want to travel. We offer discounts on child tickets and to Railcard holders.

    Here are some points to help you find the lowest fare:

    • Tickets go on sale up to 12 weeks before travel
    • You can buy Advance tickets up to 23:59 the day before travel
    • Tickets are subject to availability, so the sooner you book, the less you're likely to pay
    • Advance tickets are for single journeys so you can mix price levels, class of travel and ticket types to suit your needs
    • If you have a Railcard, don't forget you can save 34% on our Advance fares (no discount for Network Railcards or Gold Cards)
    • Discounts are also available on child tickets, with or without a railcard

    Advance tickets are the lowest fares we offer for our longer distance journeys and we attach some conditions to these tickets. They are only valid on your booked train(s) and you must travel between the origin and destination stations on your ticket. If your journey plans change, you can make changes to your Advance ticket before you start your journey (the change will cost a minimum of £10). Advance tickets are not refundable. Full conditions for Advance tickets is available here.

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