National Rail Train Tickets
Use the Railsaver National Rail Journey Planner and Best Fare Finder above to check train times, compare ticket prices and book your train ticket quickly and securely online.
Booking train tickets is quick and easy when you use the Railsaver National Rail Journey Planner and Best Fare Finder facility above.
All you need to do is enter your from and to station, select your travel dates, choose your preferred departure and arrival time and then click the 'Find Tickets' button.
Railsaver will search for and display the cheapest combinations of train fares to get where you need to go on the date and at the times that you have selected.
The price of your train ticket will be for the complete rail journey and include any en-route connections you may need to make on your rail journey.
Train tickets may also be purchased at any train station with a staffed service counter or self service ticket machines. It is however usually always cheaper to book your train ticket online which you may do here by as much as twelve weeks in advance.
For more information including live train times, availability, train arrival and departure times or to just compare train ticket fare prices please input your rail journey details in the train fare quote box above or follow the links in the navigation menu at top and bottom of this page.
Train Ticket Options
Although the different train ticket types might look bewildering at first, it’s actually fairly simple to find the right train ticket for your journey.
Choosing the type of train ticket best suited for you all depends on how flexible you need to be with your travel arrangements, and whether you need to travel during peak times (generally between 6.30 and 9.00am in the morning and between 17.00 and 19.00 in the evening Mondays to Fridays) or not.
Main Types of Train Tickets
There are three primary groups of train tickets whose prices often vary quite considerably. Huge savings are able to be enjoyed simply by choosing the type of rail ticket most suited for your rail journey.
The three main types of train tickets and their essential characteristics are:-
Advance Train Tickets
- Not flexible: for travel on a specified train on a specified date only
- Savings of up to 80% compared with buying a train ticket on the day of travel
- Limited availability of the really cheap ticket. May be booked up to 12 week in advance
- Are available on all long-distance rail routes. Not available for most short journeys
- Must be booked in advance and not later than the day before travel
- Are not refundable, but can be amended for a fee
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Off-Peak and Super Off-Peak Train Tickets
- With Off-Peak train tickets you can travel on any train outside the “peak” hours
- With Super Off-Peak tickets you are restricted to not during peak times
- Off-Peak and Super Off-Peak Return tickets enable you to travel back on any date within a calendar month
- Off-Peak and Super Off-Peak Day Return and Single tickets are valid for one day only
- Off-Peak and Super Off-Peak train tickets can be booked up to 15 minutes before the departure of your train
- Off-Peak and Super Off-Peak train tickets are refundable
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Anytime Train Tickets
- Offer complete flexibility: travel on any train on the date(s) your ticket is valid
- Anytime Single tickets allow you to to travel on the date shown on the ticket or on the next day
- Anytime Return tickets allow you to travel on the date shown on the ticket or within four days
- Anytime tickets are available on all rail routes
- Anytime train tickets can be booked up to 15 minutes before the departure of your train
- Anytime train tickets are refundable
- Anytime train tickets cost more than other types of train tickets
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Pay Less - Split Your Train Ticket
Splitting your train ticket is a great way to save money - even if you book and split your train ticket on the day of departure.
You still travel on the same train and at the same time, the only difference is you could pay a lot less for exactly the same rail journey.
To see how much you can save by splitting your train ticket from use the automated spitticketing search and booking service that you will find here.