Want to know when Off-Peak train times are? Did you know that by visiting our train times page you can view Peak, Off-Peak and Super Off-Peak train times for the UK in an instant to help plan your journey and find the right ticket for you?
When you book your Off-Peak train tickets with us, we’ll highlight the different ticket types and cheapest options if they’re available. You can save an average of 61%* when you book tickets in advance.
Off-Peak train times generally fall into two main categories:
Exact Super Off-Peak train times can vary across routes and train companies, but they’re usually the least busy travel periods during the week. Super Off-Peak travel times are normally between around 10:00 to 15:30 and from 19:15 onwards Monday to Friday. You can also travel Super Off-Peak during weekends and bank holidays.
We’ve tried to make it as easy as possible for you to find information about Peak, Off-Peak and Super Off-Peak times on our website and in the app.
If you’re browsing from a desktop computer, search for a train around the time you would like to travel, and when you select the different trains available, you will see on the right which types of fares this train has available, and a breakdown of the conditions of travel. If you’re looking for the next Off-Peak service, click the earlier/later buttons until you find your ideal one.
If you’re browsing on mobile, or in our app, we’ll tell you whether the train you’d like to travel on is a Peak, Off-Peak, or Super Off-Peak service on the right-hand side for each available train, right under the ticket price. If you’re looking for the next Off-Peak service, keep scrolling or tap the earlier/later trains buttons and look for the label “Off-Peak” or “Super Off-Peak”.
There are a few different ticket types you can travel with during Off-Peak times.
You can travel on any Off-Peak train on the date shown on the ticket.
With Return tickets you can travel on any Off-Peak train. For the outward journey this must be on the date shown on the ticket and for the return journey, within one calendar month.
The outward and return journey must be made on the same date as shown on the ticket but on any Off-Peak train.
For the quietest times of day. They offer the same type of flexibility as Off-Peak tickets but have further restrictions on travelling at only Super Off-Peak times.
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An Off-Peak train time is classed as any time outside the busiest times of rail travel. Usually outside of commuting hours and during weekends.
The start of Off-Peak train times varies across different train companies and routes in the UK, but usually it’s when the busiest travel periods end.
The end of Off-Peak train times in the UK varies depending on the train company and route you’re travelling on, but usually it’s when the busiest travel periods start.
Most train timetables will show whether a train is an Off-Peak or Peak service. At Trainline, when searching for train times on our website or app, we’ll highlight the Off-Peak trains so they’re easy to spot.
Off-Peak times vary by train company but generally fall outside of commuter hours in the mornings and evenings, Monday to Friday.
Avanti West Coast Off-Peak times
All Friday services are Off-Peak. From Monday-Thursday, Off-Peak tickets for trains departing London Euston are available between 9:26 and 15:01, and after 18:44. For trains into London, the Off-Peak window generally begins for services arriving after 11:30, but this varies depending on where you’re travelling from.
LNER Off-Peak times
Off-Peak tickets for trains departing London Kings Cross are available between 08:00 and 15.59, and after 17.45. For trains into London, the Off-Peak window begins for trains arriving after 10:08. All trains on Fridays are now Super Off-Peak (except between London Kings Cross and Stevenage).
Greater Anglia Off-Peak times
Off-Peak tickets for trains departing London Liverpool Street are available for services departing after 09:30, and outside of the 16:29-18:34 commuter window. For trains into London, the Off-Peak window applies to services arriving after 10:00.
Thameslink off-peak times
Off-Peak tickets for trains departing London are available if you're departing between 09:30 and 16:30, or after 19:01. For trains into London, the Off-Peak window applies to services arriving after 10:00.
CrossCountry Off-Peak times
Generally speaking, the Off-Peak window begins after 09:30 and outside of evening commuter hours - 15:30-18:15 - for travel in and out of big cities. Super Off-Peak tickets become available after 10:00.
South Western Railway Off-Peak times
Off-Peak tickets for trains departing London Waterloo are available after 09:00. From trains into London, the Off-Peak window opens at 10:00, unless you're travelling in First Class, where it closes between 16:00 and 19:00.
* Average savings on Advance fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach. / ** Some special services may not always offer Off-Peak fares during the weekend. This includes airport train services and trains running for special events.