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Ticket types

Which ticket is right for you?

There are three main categories of fares that Grand Central sell: 

  • Anytime - Tickets booked for any valid  train
  • Off-peak - Tickets booked for any valid train classed as "Off peak"
  • Advance - Tickets booked for a specific train

Additionally, Super Off-peak tickets are available on other operators and sold via Grand Central.

These categories apply to single and return fares in Standard and First Class.

Our Fair Fares policy means you’ll never pay more than our usual flexible Off-Peak or Anytime rates – even if you buy on-board on the day of travel.

And our Grand Central Off-Peak and Anytime fares are flexible and refundable up to the day before travel (please see our Passenger Charter).

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Peak-time restrictions lifted on Fridays

We’re lowering the cost of Friday peak travel to match our off-peak rates. You'll be able to take advantage of lower costs and quieter trains, for a more comfortable and better value journey.

Grand Central & Connections

Connecting fares are available at some stations, giving you more flexibility at a lower price.

About my ticket

About My Ticket is a service provided by National Rail Enquiries which will give you more information about your ticket, including restrictions, availability and what services it is valid for.