Super Off-Peak tickets have changed
We're working on making train fares simpler, so you'll see some changes to our Super Off-Peak tickets from 5 September. Our new Evening Out and Sunday Out tickets will replace Super Off-Peak tickets on shorter journeys, and we'll be making the Super Off-Peak ticket better value for long-distance journeys by making them valid for return journeys taken up to 30 days after you travel out - making weekends away even simpler.
If you're on a budget and planning a break away, then our Super Off-Peak tickets are a great way to save money and not be tied to specific trains.
Ideal for a weekend by the sea or a holiday in the capital, our Super Off-Peak tickets will suit you if you want to travel later in the day.
You can travel on trains arriving at London Waterloo after 14:00, and can travel back again on any day within a calendar month. Time restrictions apply on journeys taken Monday to Saturday, and tickets won’t be valid on trains that depart:
- Before 12:01, and between 16:00 and 19:00 from London Waterloo;
- Before 12:01, and between 16:00 and 19:04 from Vauxhall;
- Before 12:01, and between 16:09 and 19:09 from Clapham Junction
There are no time restrictions on Sundays – you can travel whenever you like.
If you're not travelling in London, you'll be able to travel after 12:00.
Travelling on a journey of less than 60 minutes? Our new Evening Out and Sunday Out tickets replace Super Off-Peak Day tickets on shorter trips.
When can I buy a Super Off-Peak ticket?
You can buy anytime from twelve weeks before you travel, right up to when you arrive at the station from the ticket office or machines. To help make sure customers don't get on the wrong train with a ticket that's not valid, some of our ticket machines won't sell Super Off-Peak tickets until shortly before they can be used.
Are there any extra discounts on Super Off-Peak tickets?
You can save 34% extra with all railcards on Super Off-Peak fares. 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 a Super Off-Peak ticket?
The easiest way to buy your ticket is through our website, on our app or at any ticket office or machine.
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Can I break my journey with a Super Off-Peak ticket?
You can break your journey on the outward or return leg of your ticket for most journeys. Please check the full restrictions for you journey as you may not be permitted to do this on one, or both legs of the journey.
Help! I need to travel on a different train - can I change my ticket?
Super-Off Peak 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 eTicket, 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.