Off-Peak Tickets

Cheapest flexible train tickets.

Get plenty of choice for when you travel and it’s cheaper by simply avoiding the morning and evening rush hours throughout the week.

  • Off-Peak and Super Off-Peak are available as single and returns
  • You can return within one calendar month and, to help you get home on a night out, a return is valid until 04:30 the following morning
  • Weekends and bank holidays are entirely Off-Peak, so you can travel on any train at any time on Saturdays and Sundays
  • Super Off-Peak tickets are even cheaper, but some further time restrictions apply
  • Singles are great for matching with Advance tickets if you need a bit more flexibility for when you leave or return
  • Railcard discounts apply, making it even cheaper
  • Some routes have first class Off-Peak tickets, but don’t worry if you can’t get one - at weekends you can upgrade on-board for just £15 return
  • Three or four people travelling together can get a GroupSave discount with an Off-Peak ticket, so just two people pay, saving you up to 50%
  • Selected routes may also have a cheaper Super Off-Peak Midweek ticket
  • Off-Peak and Super Off-Peak Tickets that show ‘any permitted’ enable you to travel on any train operator
  • Off-Peak and Super Off-Peak Tickets that show ‘West Midlands Trains only’ are much cheaper than the alternative ‘any permitted’ and allow you to travel on West Midlands Railway or London Northwestern Railway trains

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Ticket type Days Area Travel times If you're travelling...


(including Travelcard & nNetwork Daytripper

Monday - Friday To/from London

Arrive into London after 09:59

Avoid London departures before 09:15 (08:15 if travelling to Milton Keynes) and between 16:49 and 19:01

beyond Long Buckby evening times don't apply
Network West Midlands

After 09:30

Avoid Birmingham departures between 16:35 and 18:00

beyond Hereford, Shrewsbury, Stafford or Northampton evening times don't apply
Elsewhere on our network

After 09:00

No evening peak restrictions

Super Off-Peak Monday - Saturday To/from London

Arrive into London after 13:00

Depart from London after 10:30

on Saturdays, between Nuneaton and Crewe you can travel on the 18:46 London departure
To/from Birmingham or Liverpool

Arrive into Birmingham or Liverpool after 13:00

Avoid Birmingham and Liverpool departures between 16:30 and 19:30

Elsewhere on our network

Travel after 10:30

Avoid between 16:30-19:30

between Crewe and Northampton you can board the 19:02 Crewe departure
Super Off-Peak Midweek Monday - Thursday West Midlands to London Same as Super Off-Peak
Super Off-Peak (Evening Return) Monday - Sunday Wholly within the Network West Midlands area After 18:30 N/A

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  • Visit us at a staffed station, and our friendly team will help you out

Choose how to receive your ticket

  • Store mobile tickets on your device and present at station barriers and on-board. With e-tickets you’ll also get a PDF as a back up if you prefer to have something you can print
  • Collect pre-purchased tickets within 15 minutes from the self-service machines at the station - you’ll need your booking reference and a credit card
  • First class post - please allow five working days
  • Collect from a staffed ticket office with your booking reference and proof of identification

To make it easy and often cheaper for you, we work with other transport companies to provide connecting travel tickets; including:

  • London Travelcards - unlimited travel on the underground and bus services in around London for around £5 extra
  • Plusbus - unlimited bus and tram travel on participating operators
  • nNetwork - for unlimited travel within the Network West Midlands zones on rail, Metro and buses