Our most flexible tickets allow you to travel any time of the day, any day of the week.
You can buy Anytime tickets prior to the day of travel or on the day right before your journey.
The fare you pay is based on how far you're travelling and whether you want a Single ticket or Return ticket. You can use them for your outward trip at any time on the date printed on the ticket and if you have the relevant Return ticket, you can return any time within 1 calendar month.
You can often reserve a place on your train of choice when purchasing your tickets. You can also buy and travel completely contactless as our Anytime tickets are available as e-tickets from our app or website.
Where to buy an Anytime ticket
We’ve added the ability for you to spread payments over 3 instalments using PayPal Pay in 3 if your purchase is over £30. You can find more information on this option when you come to the payment screen.
Can I upgrade from Standard to First-Class?
You can upgrade from a Standard-Class ticket to First-Class on our services, where this is applicable. This applies for all our Standard tickets including Anytime and Advance Singles, Returns, Season tickets, and Rover and Ranger tickets. Please let the conductor know if you’d like to upgrade as they’ll need to confirm there is space in First Class. Please remember there’ll also be an additional cost for any meals you order on the train if you’ve upgraded to First Class.
How to change an Anytime ticket
- If you bought your ticket on our app or website and you have a customer account, you can change it on the website at My Account > Orders > Change Journey. There are no charges for these changes.
- If you bought your ticket on our app or website and you used the 'Guest Checkout' option, you will need to create an account using the links provided in your booking confirmation email. Click on 'Create Account' at the bottom of your booking confirmation email, create and account, then follow the steps listed above. Please note, if you create an account via our website and not via the link in your booking confirmation email, your 'Guest Checkout' bookings will not be visible to you on 'Your Account'.
- If you bought your ticket at a station self-service ticket machine or ticket office, just return to a ticket office and we'll be happy to help.
- If you bought your ticket from another retailer, please contact them directly.
It can be free to make changes to these tickets when purchased on our app or website. Our ticket offices may charge a £10 fee per ticket to make changes.
Anytime Single and Anytime Day Single - Standard and First Class
Valid for a single journey between two stations at any time on the date shown on your ticket.
Anytime Day Return - Standard and First Class
Valid for one return journey between two stations at any time on the date shown on your ticket.
Anytime Return - Standard and First Class
Valid for one return journey between two stations. The outward ticket is valid for five days from start date printed on ticket. The return is valid for one calendar month from the start date shown on ticket.
You can get more information about Anytime tickets from National Rail.