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What are Kids for a Quid Train Tickets?

Kids for a Quid train tickets are a ticket type offered by several UK train companies. They allow up to 4 children aged 5-15 to travel for just £1 on a single or return journey when accompanied by an adult during off-peak times.

You can secure Kids for a Quid train tickets on selected Southeastern, West Midlands Railway, London Northwestern Railway and Chiltern Railway routes at Trainline. Just start a search for 1 adult and up to 4 children aged 5-15 in our Journey Planner at the top of the page, and if the offer is valid on that route, we’ll factor any £1 child tickets into the total price. Simple!

Kids for a Quid Train Tickets you can buy with us

Kids go for £1* on Southeastern Trains

Southeastern offer Kids for a Quid train tickets when children aged 5-15 are travelling in Standard Class with an adult holding an Advance TicketSeason TicketOff-Peak or Super Off-Peak Ticket.

When and where can I use it?

When travelling Off-Peak on Southeastern routes that are not wholly within Zones 1-9.

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 a number of Off-Peak and Super Off-Peak options appear (we've already factored any £1 child tickets into this price)
  3. Select the ticket type you'd like and tap ‘Continue’ to complete your booking.

To get even a cheaper price, you can combine this offer with GroupSave and Railcard discounts for adults.

 

*Fare excludes booking fee

Kids go for £1* on West Midlands Railway Trains

West Midlands Railway offer the Kids for a Quid deal when children aged 5-15 are travelling into London in Standard Class with at least 1 adult.

When and where can I use it?

When travelling on West Midlands Railway routes into London, Zones 1-6. You must hold an Off-Peak Family Travelcard and 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 the ticket type you'd like and tap ‘Continue’ to complete your booking.

 

*Fare excludes booking fee

Kids go for £1* on London Northwestern Railway Trains

London Northwestern Railway offer Kids for a Quid train tickets when children aged 5-15 are travelling into London in Standard Class with at least 1 adult.

When and where can I use it?

When travelling on London Northwestern Railway routes into London, Zones 1-6. You must hold an Off-Peak Family Travelcard and you must arrive in London after 10:00 during weekdays. 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

Kids go for £1 on Chiltern Railways Trains

Chiltern Railways offer £1* child train tickets when adults travel with Standard Class Travelcards from £25* with kids.

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 an Off-Peak Family Travelcard 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 that ticket type and tap ‘Continue’ to complete your booking

 

*Fares exclude booking fee

Other train deals for kids

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

Kids for a Quid train tickets aren’t the only way you can save on kids 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!

Other deals for family travel

Planning a day out with your family? Check out these fixed-price fares for family train tickets you can use with us.

Frequently asked questions

How do I buy a Kids for a Quid Train Ticket?

You can buy a Kids for a Quid Train Ticket for certain Southeastern, West Midlands Railway, London Northwestern Railway and Chiltern Railways 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 a number of Off-Peak and Super Off-Peak options, to which we’ll automatically apply the £1 child fare!

When and where can I use a Kids for a Quid Train Ticket?

You can use a Kids for a Quid train ticket only during off-peak times and in Standard Class.

Which adult tickets can be used with Kids for a Quid?

Generally speaking, as an adult you need to have an Off-Peak Single or Return Ticket if you want to take advantage of the Kids for a Quid deal. Some train companies may accept other fares – for example, Southeastern offer the Kids for a Quid deal if you also have an Advance Ticket or a Season Ticket.

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