How to find the cheapest fares
There are so many different ways you can save when you buy train tickets. At South Western Railway we sell cheap train tickets to everywhere in Britain. Why not look and see how you can save below?
- Book early – get train tickets in advance
Tickets go on sale twelve weeks in advance, and that's when you can pick up the best deals with Advance tickets. Save up to 50% on your travel* when you buy early with no booking fee.
- Be flexible about your travel time
Whenever you can, travelling outside of busy periods with Off-Peak and Super Off-Peak tickets really pays off. Plus, the train will be quieter. Find out more about the different ticket types available.
- Make the most of special offers
We run special offers throughout the year, making train travel even cheaper. Plus our 2FOR1 offers on some of the best attractions on our network can save you money on days out in London and the South West. Keep an eye on our offers page for the latest.
- Buy a Railcard
Many railcards can save you a third on your travel, making tickets even cheaper. Railcards can pay for themselves after 1 or 2 journeys, and there are different types to suit different needs.
Find out more about our railcards
- Buy a season ticket
If you travel between the same stations regularly, a season ticket could save you money. The ideal ticket for commuters, season tickets on our network also come with a Gold Card, giving you a third off your travel for you and three other people when you travel off-peak. Plus, you can also buy an additional railcard for a friend for just £10!
- Buy inclusive tickets
For longer journeys or trips over different networks, an inclusive ticket such as PlusBus or a Day Travelcard will simplify your tickets, and you’ll save money over your journey.
You can add a PlusBus ticket or Day Travelcard to your purchase when you buy an Anytime, Off-peak or Super Off-peak Day return ticket.
- Travel in a group
Travelling as a group can make travel cheaper with a Groupsave ticket. If there's between 3 and 9 travellers, you can all get a third off of off-peak fares. If you're a group of 10 or more, speak to our group travel team for discounts on your travel.
- Enjoy weekend upgrades
Weekend travellers can upgrade to first class for as little as £5.
- Save money with Nectar Points
Collect 2 Nectar Points for every £1 you spend on single and return tickets at southwesternrailway.com. Collect points on train tickets across the UK.
Learn more about Nectar Points