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Super Off-Peak train tickets

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If you're on a budget and prefer travelling at quieter times of the day, then Super Off-Peak tickets are a great way to save money and not be tied to a specific train.

Great for afternoons out in London, our Super Off-Peak tickets are valid on any train arriving at London Waterloo (or any station in zones 1 to 6) after 12:00. You can travel back out of London at any time except during our evening peak - that's:

  • Between 16:00 and 19:00 from London Waterloo.
  • Between 16:03 and 19:04 from Vauxhall.
  • Between 16:09 and 19:10 from Clapham Junction.
If you've upgraded your ticket with a travelcard, these restrictions don't apply so long as your journey is entirely within zones 1-6.

Different restrictions apply on weekends with our Weekend Super Off-Peak Ticket.

If you're not travelling in London, you'll generally be able to travel after 11:00, but you might be able to travel earlier on some trains (this is known as an "easement") - check the restrictions on your ticket or book your ticket through our website to get the best value for the train you want to catch.

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?
Generally, no. You won't normally be allowed to break your journey with a super off-peak ticket. Some long-distance journeys, however, may mean that you can, and you should check the full restrictions on your ticket to see if you can or not.

Help! I need to travel on a different train - can I change my ticket?
Super Off-Peak tickets give you some flexibility - if you can still use a Super Off-Peak ticket on the train you now want to travel on, you can just catch that one instead!

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've been delayed by something that's not within our control, then you can use your ticket on the next Off-Peak service.

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.

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