Can I break my journey?

Breaking your journey’s like having a pitstop in between your start and end destination. It’s a great way to make the most of your ticket price, too.  Just think, you could be on the train from Bedford to Brighton, and hop off at London St Pancras International to do a spot of shopping in the city, or meet an old friend for lunch.  

Whether you can or not depends on the type of ticket you’ve booked. Anytime, Off-Peak and Super Off-Peak tickets are more flexible options, so breaking your journey is allowed, as long as you don’t start your journey before, or end it after, the two destinations that are written on your ticket.

Say you had an Off-Peak, Super Off-Peak, or Anytime ticket from Edinburgh to York, you could hop off the train and back on at any of the stops highlighted in green to complete your journey.

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Say you had an Off-Peak,

Super Off-Peak, or Anytime

ticket from Brighton to

Bedford, you could hop off the

train and back on at any of the

stops highlighted in orange to

complete your journey.

If you have an Advance ticket, breaking your journey’s not allowed, unless it’s to change to/from a connecting train, which will be written on your ticket.