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Good news, we have cheaper Advance tickets on thousands of extra routes

This means catching up with friends and family is more affordable than ever. You could save yourself on average 43%* with our Advance tickets.

Advance tickets are our best value fares and Railcard discounts can be used when booking. They’re one-way tickets so you can mix and match them. You can only use them on the train you booked.

You can’t get a refund but you can make changes as long as it’s before the departure of the train printed on the ticket or reservation coupon.

We can’t guarantee the availability of Advance tickets as they are generally limited in number and only on sale up to 6pm prior to the day of travel. So we recommend you book early to avoid disappointment

You can get more information about Advance tickets including terms and conditions from National Rail


Buy Advance tickets up to

At the current time we are not retailing any Advance tickets




Where to buy an Advance ticket

Advance tickets can be bought online, in app, and from a ticket office.


How to change an Advance ticket

You can make changes depending on where you bought your ticket and which delivery option you selected. If you do need to make a change, here’s how to do it:

  • If you bought your ticket with us online, you can change it by visiting My Account >> Orders >> Change Journey.
  • If you bought your ticket at station ticket machine or ticket office, just return to the station and we’ll be happy to help.
  • If you bought your ticket from another retailer, you can still make changes at any of our ticket offices.
  • Unfortunately you can’t change mobile tickets or e-tickets

We charge a £10 fee per ticket to make changes.


How to refund an Advance Ticket

Advance tickets cannot be refunded.


*Figure based on average saving achieved when purchasing TfW Rail dedicated Advance tickets vs the equivalent TfW Rail priced Standard Day Single purchased on the day of travel. Average saving based on 801,112 Advance journeys between 1st April 2018 and 31st March 2019. Advance fares are subject to quota-controlled availability on selected routes.