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What is an Off-Peak Family Travelcard?

An Off-Peak Family Travelcard is a group Return Ticket for a minimum of 1 adult and 1 child travelling to London during Off-Peak times. The ticket includes unlimited travel throughout London on National Rail, London Underground, Docklands Light Railway, Tramlink and London Bus services within Fare Zones 1-6 for the day.

You can secure an Off-Peak Family Travelcard on selected Chiltern Railways, c2c, West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway routes at Trainline. Just start a search for a minimum of 1 adult and 1 child aged 5-15 in our Journey Planner at the top of the page, and if the offer is valid on that route, you’ll see ‘Off-Peak Family Travelcard’ as a ticket option, with the relevant discount automatically applied.

Please note that Off-Peak Family Travelcards are currently only in paper format. Once you’ve placed your order online with us, you’ll receive an email with your collection reference number. Please take it with you when going to the station, as you’ll need it to collect your Off-Peak Family Travelcard from a self-serve ticket machine there.

Off-Peak Family Travelcards you can buy with us

Chiltern Railways Family Travelcard

Chiltern Railways offer a Family Travelcard from £25* when adults travel in Standard Class with children, who also get £1* child train tickets.

When and where can I use it?

When travelling on all Chiltern routes into London and anywhere in Zones 1-6, during Off-Peak hours Monday to Friday and anytime at weekends. You must hold a Return Ticket and you must arrive in London after 10:00.

How to book this deal with us

  1. Start a search above for the route you want to take and the number of people travelling
  2. You'll see 'Off-Peak Family Travelcard' show as a ticket option if it's valid on that route
  3. Select the ticket type you'd like and tap ‘Continue’ to complete your booking.

 

*Fares exclude booking fee

c2c Family Travelcard

c2c offer 25% off your Family Travelcard if you’re travelling with up to 4 children in Standard Class. Kids also travel for a flat rate of just £2 during off-peak weekdays and at weekends.

When and where can I use it?

When travelling on all c2c routes into London and anywhere in Zones 1-6, during Off-Peak hours Monday to Friday and anytime at weekends. You must hold a Return ticket.

How to book this deal with us 

  1. Start a search above for the route you want to take and the number of people travelling
  2. You'll see 'Off-Peak Family Travelcard' as a ticket option if it's valid on that route
  3. Select the ticket type you'd like and tap ‘Continue’ to complete your booking.

West Midlands Railway Family Travelcard

West Midlands Railway offer £1* tickets to children aged 5-15 if they’re travelling into London with at least 1 adult holding a Family Travelcard.

When and where can I use it?

When travelling in Standard Class on West Midlands Railway routes into London, Zones 1-6. You must leave after 07:50 from Birmingham New Street, after 08:20 from Coventry and after 08:35 from Rugby during the week. Travel is permitted at any time during the weekend.

How to book this deal with us 

  1. Start a search above for the route you want to take and the number of people travelling
  2. You'll see 'Off-Peak Family Travelcard' as a ticket option if it's valid on that route
  3. Select that ticket type and tap ‘Continue’ to complete your booking.

 

*Fare excludes booking fee

London Northwestern Railway Family Travelcard

London Northwestern Railway offer Kids for a Quid train tickets to children aged 5-15 if they’re travelling into London with at least 1 adult holding a Family Travelcard.

When and where can I use it?

When travelling in Standard Class on London Northwestern Railway routes into London, Zones 1-6. You must arrive in London after 10:00 during weekdays. Travel is permitted at any time during the weekend. Kids travel for £1*.

How to book this deal with us 

  1. Start a search above for the route you want to take and the number of people travelling
  2. You'll see 'Off-Peak Family Travelcard' show as a ticket option if it's valid on that route
  3. Select that ticket type and tap ‘Continue’ to complete your booking.

 

*Fare excludes booking fee

More family and kids train deals

Looking for more deals to save on family train tickets and child train tickets? Check out the ones offered by other UK train companies below.

Off-Peak Family Travelcards aren’t the only way you can save on family travel...

Enjoy 1/3 off adult train tickets, plus 60% off kids’ fares

The Family & Friends Railcard costs just £30 for one year and gets you 1/3 off Standard Anytime, Off-Peak, Super Off-Peak and Advance tickets for adults, as well as 60% off child fares. Perfect for families or groups who travel regularly with up to 4 children.

Family & Friends
Railcard

For up to four adults and four children aged 5-15
At least 1 adult and 1 child must travel together. Children get 60% discount

Great for:
Anyone who travels in groups with children - no relation necessary

1- or 3-year validity available
Save £20 with a 3-year Railcard

Digital only
Railcards live in your account in the Trainline app so you can use on any of your devices. No download codes needed!

Frequently asked questions

How can I get an Off-Peak Family Travelcard?

You can get an Off-Peak Family Travelcard for certain Chiltern Railways, c2c, West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway routes with Trainline. Just start a search for at least 1 adult and up to 4 children aged 5-15 in our Journey Planner and you’ll see 'Off-Peak Family Travelcard' as a ticket option, to which we’ll automatically apply the relevant discount.

Where and when can I use an Off-Peak Family Travelcard?

You can use an Off-Peak Family Travelcard with 1-2 adults and up to 4 children, only during Off-Peak times and in Standard Class.

Can I have an Off-Peak Family Travelcard on my phone?

No, at the moment only paper Family Travelcards are available. Once you’ve placed your order for your Off-Peak Family Travelcard with us, you’ll receive an email with a collection reference number – please take it with you to the station, so you can collect your paper Family Travelcard from a self-serve ticket machine there.

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