Looking to head into London for an evening out or perhaps you want to enjoy a new place away from the capital? Then our new Evening Out ticket is a great option with the flexibility to travel at times to suit you.
The Evening Out ticket is designed for shorter journeys taking up to around an hour, Monday to Saturday, letting you go out and enjoy the nightlife in your local towns and cities. It’s available on many routes as a single or day return ticket, as well as a Day Travelcard, so you can get the freedom to use all services across London once you arrive in the city.
If you’re travelling into London, it’s valid on any train that arrives into a London Terminals station after 14:00 and you can return on any train after 19:00 (or after 19:05 from Vauxhall and 19:10 from Clapham Junction).
If you’re heading out of London, it’s valid on any train after 12:00 (except during our evening peak, after 15:59 and before 19:01 from Waterloo, 19:05 from Vauxhall and 19:10 from Clapham Junction). You can return at any time.
For all other journeys you can travel at any time after 12:00.
When can I buy an Evening Out ticket?
Evening Out tickets go on sale 12 weeks before the date of travel. You can save time if you book through our app or website and select delivery as an e-ticket, load it to your smart card or collect your ticket from a self-service ticket machine at the station. You can also buy it when you arrive at the station from a self-service ticket machine or ticket office. To help ensure you have the correct ticket for the time you’re travelling, some of our ticket machines won't sell Evening Out tickets until shortly before they can be used.
Are there any extra discounts on Evening Out train tickets?
You can save 34% with all Railcards on Evening Out tickets. You can also save on child tickets!
If you’re travelling in a group of 3 to 9 people, you can save a third on tickets with GroupSave discounts.
How can I buy an Evening Out ticket?
You can buy your ticket through our website, on our app or at any ticket office or self-service ticket machine.
Can I break my journey with an Evening Out ticket?
Yes, you can break your journey either on the outward or return journey.
Help! I need to travel on a different train - can I change my ticket?
Evening Out tickets give you flexibility and you can use the ticket on any service to your destination within the permitted times.
If you want to travel at a time when Off-Peak or Anytime tickets only would be needed, you'll just need to pay the difference. There's no admin fee but you will need to do this before you travel - even if you plan to do it on board the train, you might still be liable for a Penalty Fare if you board without making sure your ticket is valid.
What happens if I miss my next train because of a delay?
If you've been delayed by the railway (for example, if you miss your connecting service because of a delay to your train) then you can use your ticket on the next train. If your ticket wouldn't normally be valid on that train (for example, if it's a peak time train) then speak to the ticket office or on-board team to get your ticket stamped or signed to allow you to travel. If you're using an e-Ticket, you can request a Back on Track voucher.
If a delay on one of our trains means you end up being 15 minutes late or more to your destination, you may be entitled to claim compensation under our Delay Repay scheme.
There are engineering works now and I don't want to travel. Can I get a refund?
If there's a change in journey times or mode of travel (a bus replacement service) and you no longer want to travel you can claim a full refund on the unused tickets from your original retailer.
If you're buying your tickets more than six weeks before you travel, we always recommend that you check timetables again at the six-week mark. This is because of changes to how the industry plans trains for engineering work.