Enjoy more family time, less driving time.

Did you know that children aged under 11 can travel for free when they’re accompanied by a Standard fare-paying adult? Young people aged under 16 can also travel for free on our off-peak services when accompanied by a Standard fare-paying passenger.

 

View where you can go

 

There is so much to discover on our network, we’ve selected just a few things to keep the kids busy both on the train and when out exploring the network;

 

Terms and conditions

Free travel for under 11s

Up to two children aged under 11 can travel on all of our services for free when they’re accompanied by a Standard fare-paying adult, aged 16 or above. Geographical exclusions apply*

Under 5’s travel free on all National Rail services, National Rail Conditions of Travel will apply.

Free child travel is only valid in standard class, first class travel is not included within the offer (excluding under 5’s).

Adults must obtain a free ticket for all children travelling for free.

 

Free off-peak travel for under 16s

If you’re aged under 16, you can travel with us for free on our off-peak services if you’re accompanied by a Standard fare-paying adult. An adult can accompany up to two passengers under the age of 16.

Our off-peak hours are 09.30am to 3.59pm and after 6.30pm from Monday to Friday. You can travel for free all day on Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays. Geographical exclusions apply*

Free child travel is only valid in standard class, first class travel is not included within the offer (excluding under 5’s).

Adults must obtain a free ticket for all children travelling for free.

 

Fare-paying adults

If you’re accompanying a child, you’ll need to purchase your ticket from your nearest station ticket office or on the train from the conductor. Our kids go free offer is not valid on our app or ticket vending machines. Please be aware that your origin and destination stations must be the same as the child you’re accompanying in order for them to travel for free.

 

Proof of age

We may require proof of age for the child, so please have this to hand in case it’s needed.

 

Want to find out more?

If you’d like some further information, please visit one of our ticket offices or have a chat with the conductor on your train. We’ll be happy to help. Full terms and conditions can be found here: Free Child Travel Term and Conditions

 

Information correct at time of publication. Subject to change without prior notice. Please check with TfW retail staff for the most up to date terms and conditions before buying a ticket.
All fares and products are subject to the National Rail Conditions of Travel and other specific terms and conditions. Please check all Terms and Conditions prior to purchasing your ticket and travel. Please ensure you purchase the correct ticket for your journey before you get on the train, at all stations where ticket offices are in operation or on-board from a conductor where a ticket office is not available.