Off-Peak & Super Off-Peak train tickets

Great for flexibility and value by avoiding travelling at busy times.

For those who can be flexible on when and what train to travel on, an Off-Peak ticket is for you. Designed to be used when trains are quiet and outside the commuter peak times they are great value alternatives available as single (one-way) and return tickets.

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Types of Off-Peak tickets

Off-Peak Single

Tickets valid for one journey on any Off-Peak train

Off-Peak Day Return

Tickets valid for one day on any Off-Peak trains with the return journey on the same day

Off-Peak Return

Tickets valid on any Off-Peak trains with the return journey made within one calendar month

Super Off-Peak Day Single or Return

Offer the same type of flexibility as Off-Peak tickets, but some further time restrictions apply

Off-Peak and Super Off-Peak tickets explained

  • Cheaper than Anytime tickets
  • More seating available during these quieter parts of the day
  • Single, Return and London Travelcard tickets available
  • Weekends and bank holidays are entirely Off-Peak, so you can travel on any train at any time on Saturdays and Sundays
  • Off-peak tickets are valid for travel on the date shown on the ticket and until 4:29 the following day, so you can get home after a night out.
  • An Off-Peak Family Travelcard​ allows up to four kids travel for just £1 each to London when accompanied by an adult.
  • Railcard discounts apply

To learn more, read the full National Rail terms and conditions for Off-Peak and Super Off-Peak and Off Peak Day and Super Off-Peak Day Tickets.

Just so you know…

Any permitted

Off-Peak or Super Off-Peak tickets that show ‘any permitted’ allow you to travel on any train operator within any of the Off-Peak times.

West Midlands Trains only

Off-Peak and Super Off-Peak tickets with ‘West Midlands Trains only’ or ‘WMR/LNR only’ are cheaper than the alternative ‘any permitted' ticket. Allowing you to travel on available West Midlands Railway or London Northwestern Railway trains.

When are Off-Peak and Super Off-Peak train times?

The tables below applies to tickets marked "London Northwestern Railway" or "West Midlands Railway only" (sometimes marked as "West Midlands Trains only" or "WMR/LNR Only"). Tickets marked "Any Permitted" have different conditions.

Off-Peak train times (to/from London)

Ticket Type Day Travel time to London Travel times from London

Off-Peak Single or Return

Off-Peak Return

One Day Travelcard

Family Travelcard

Monday-Friday You can only use these tickets for arrival in London after 10.00am You can leave London on trains departing from 0915 (0845 if travelling to Wolverton, Northampton and Long Buckby)

Off-Peak Day Single or Return

Off-Peak Return

One Day Travelcard

Family Travelcard

Saturday. Sundays and Bank Holidays You can use these tickets for travel to London all day without restriction

You can use these tickets for travel from London all day without restrictions

Super Off-Peak train times (to/from London)

Ticket Type Days Travel times to London Travel times from London

Super Off-Peak Day Single or Return

Super Off- Peak Travelcard

Monday- Saturday You can only use this ticket for arrival in London after 1300. It is also not valid on trains departing between 1600 and 1900.

You can leave London on trains departing from 1030 but not between 1600 and 1900.

On Saturdays customers travelling to stations between Nuneaton and Crewe can use the 1846 train from London

Super Off-Peak Day Single or Return

Super Off-Peak One Day Travelcard

Sundays and Bank Holidays You can use these tickets for travel to London all day on Sundays without restrictions You can use these tickets for travel from London all day on Sundays and Bank Holidays without restrictions

Specific route restrictions

Ticket Type Days Travel times to London Travel times from London

Super Off-Peak Day Single or Return

Super Off- Peak Travelcard

Monday- Friday You can only use this ticket for arrival in London after 1300. You can leave London on trains departing from 1030 but not between 1600 and 1900.

Super Off-Peak Day Single or Return

Super Off-Peak One Day Travelcard

Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays You can use these tickets for travel to London all day on Saturdays & Sundays without restrictions You can use these tickets for travel from London all day on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays without restrictions
Ticket Type Days Travel times to Liverpool Travel times from Liverpool
Super Off-Peak Return Monday- Saturday You can only use this ticket for arrival in Birmingham or Liverpool after 13.00

You can leave Birmingham or Liverpool trains that arrive in Birmingham or Liverpool after 1300. You cannot travel from Birmingham or Liverpool on trains departing between 1600 and 1900

Super Off-Peak Return

Sundays and Bank Holidays You can use these tickets for travel between Birmingham and Liverpool and all day on Sundays without restriction You can use these tickets for travel between Birmingham and Liverpool all day on Sundays and Bank Holidays without restrictions
Ticket Type Days Travel Times Notes

Off-Peak Day Return

Monday-Friday You can use this ticket for travel from 0930 but not between 1635 and 1800 if travelling from Birmingham New St, Moor St, Snow Hill, Five Ways or Jewellery Quarter No evening peak restrictions apply on these tickets when travelling to or beyond Hereford, Shrewsbury, Stafford or Northampton

Off-Peak Day Return

Saturday, Sundays and Bank Holidays You can use this ticket for travel all day on Saturdays, Sundays or Bank Holidays

Daytripper

Monday-Friday You can use this ticket for travel from 0930. No evening peak restrictions apply to this ticket This ticket is valid for one day's off-peak travel throughout the West Midlands rail zones.

Daytripper

Saturday, Sundays and Bank Holidays You can use this ticket for Travel all day on Saturdays, Sundays, or Bank Holidays This ticket is valid for one day's off-peak travel throughout the West Midlands rail zones.

£2.60 Evening Fares

Monday-Sunday Travel with evening fares is valid from 1830 Single traveller and group fares are available

How to buy Off-Peak tickets

You can buy your Off-Peak tickets:

  • Online with our journey planner
  • App - download our app from Google Play or Apple App Store
  • Visit us at a staffed station, and our friendly team will help you out
  • At a 'self-service' ticket machine - available at many stations
  • Call us if you prefer on 0333 311 0006 - we can help you find the right price and train

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