If you’re hunting for some info on Off-Peak train tickets, then congratulations, you’ve come to the right place! Off-Peak tickets can help you save money on your rail travel, but there are some rules and restrictions on their use. Luckily, we’ve got all the details you’ll need below.

Off-Peak train tickets explained

For Off-Peak hours only, these tickets represent one of the best ways to save money when booking your train tickets. Read on for helpful information on the rules of using the tickets, and some frequently asked questions.

What are Off-Peak train tickets?

Off-Peak tickets are semi-flexible tickets that let you travel by train at certain times of the day, certain days in the week or on specific routes. These tickets are normally cheaper because of the restrictions they place on travel times, Usually avoiding the nightmarish ‘rush hour’ for morning and evening commuters.

It’s often hard to find specific Off-Peak train times online because they differ based on the popularity of each route, the direction of travel, and the train company operating the route. But fear not! By downloading our handy app, you'll be able to check for Off-Peak train times in a flash.

Alternatively, you can visit our Off-Peak train times and Flexible train tickets pages for more info.

What is an Off-Peak Day Return ticket?

An Off-Peak Day Return ticket is the name for a cheaper day return ticket valid for travel to and from a destination on Off-Peak trains only. Generally, you won’t be able to travel with an Off-Peak ticket during Peak times if you’re departing from or arriving at any London station.

An Off-Peak day ticket is great for outer-city travel at a lower price than standard Return tickets.


What are Super Off-Peak train tickets?

Super Off-Peak tickets are simply an even more restricted version of Off-Peak tickets, usually only made available at the quietest of times during the week. Super Off-Peak tickets are often cheaper than standard Off-Peak tickets, so they're ideal if you work unconventional hours, or are taking a weekend or bank holiday leisure trip.

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