Do you find train fares complicated and confusing?
Are you worried that you might buy a more expensive train ticket than you need? Or even worse, do you worry about getting into trouble for buying a ticket that isn’t valid for the journey you want to make?
We know that people need accurate and accessible information so you can make an informed choice when buying tickets. Improvements are on the way. In the meantime, we have produced this guide to help you navigate your way through the system.
Before you travel here are our quick tips to help you save
1. Get organised early: sign up to ticket alerts to get first chance of buying the cheapest tickets 12 weeks or more in advance
2. Split your ticket: combining two or more tickets for a journey may save you money – but check out the small print first
3. Look for special offers: always check the website of the train company you are travelling on for any special offers. If in doubt look at National Rail website to find out who runs the service.
Click below to read our comprehensive top tips on how to save you money.
The information contained in this guide is provided for personal non-commercial purposes only. Transport Focus have used best efforts to ensure that the information contained in this guide is correct at the time of publication (August 2017). The reader is advised to check availability and price of tickets and discount cards before booking. Transport Focus does not accept responsibility, financial or otherwise, for any inadvertent error, nor for any changes which have happened since this guide was first published.