What is an Open Return ticket?

Open Return tickets offer you a more flexible way to travel, as your ticket doesn’t specify an exact date and time that you have to return on.  

If you’ve bought an Off-Peak or a Super Off-Peak Open Return ticket, you can make changes to the time of your ticket, but you’ll have to travel on the date written on your ticket. Your outbound journey with an Anytime Open Return ticket is valid for five days, including the date written on your ticket, and you’ll have to return within one calendar month.  

Here are the three types of Open Return tickets available –

Anytime Return – You can return anytime within one calendar month.

Off-Peak Return – You can return on any Off-Peak train within one calendar month.

Super Off-Peak Return – You can return on any Super Off-Peak train within one calendar month.

If you’re unsure about when you can travel, our Train Times page clearly highlights whether a train is Peak, Off-Peak or Super Off-Peak.