Off-Peak Tickets

Off-Peak tickets are great for flexibility and great value when you avoid travelling at busy times.

If you can be flexible when you travel but don't want to specify a particular train then an Off-Peak ticket is for you. And because they're designed to be used when our trains are quiet, outside the commuter peak times, they are great value too. There are two types: Off-Peak (valid for travel 7-days a week) and Super Off-Peak (valid for travel Monday to Thursday only). Both are available as one-way and return tickets.

Off-Peak Ticket Information

  • Available as single (one-way) and return tickets
  • 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 more people travelling together can get a GroupSave discount with an Off-Peak ticket, so just two people pay, saving you up to 50%
  • 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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The tables below applies to tickets marked "London Northwestern Railway Only" or "West Midlands Railway only" (sometimes marked as "LNR & WMR Only"). Tickets marked "Any Permitted" have different conditions. Use our only journey planner to check when you can travel.

Off- Peak Travel

Ticket Type Day Route Travel time to London Travel times from London

Off-Peak single or return

Off-Peak return

One Day Travelcard

Family Travelcard

Monday- Friday To/from London 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

To/from London

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 restriction

Super Off-Peak

Ticket Type Days Route Travel times to London Travel times from London

Super Off- peak day single or return

Super Off- Peak Travelcard

Monday- Saturday To/from London You can only use this ticket for arrival in London after 13.00 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 To/from London 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 Sunday with restriction

Super Off-Peak travel between Birmingham and Liverpool

Ticket Type Days Route Travel times to London Travel times from London
Super Off-Peak single or return Monday- Saturday To/from Liverpool 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 To/ from Liverpool 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 Sunday without restrictions

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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