Visit faraway friends and discover exciting new places while saving money getting there.
Our low cost Advance tickets offer great value for money on many longer distance journeys.
Advance tickets are on sale from 12 weeks up to 6pm prior to the day of travel
What are the advantages?
How to buy your Advance ticket online
Simply enter your journey details into the 'Train tickets and times' search to find the cheapest Advance fares available.
You can receive your tickets by First Class post (please allow seven days for delivery); collect your pre-paid tickets from ticket vending machines (TVMs) at participating stations.
From our app
Make sure you have the ‘ATW Tickets’ app installed. Search for your journey to find the cheapest Advance fares available. Once purchased these will be stored as mobile tickets within your app which you use just like you would an orange paper ticket.
From station ticket offices
You can buy the full range of tickets from staffed ticket offices. Our ticket offices will accept all major credit/debit cards, cash, National Rail vouchers and rail warrants.
If you're having any trouble booking tickets visit our contact us page for further details on how to get in touch - our trained staff can always find the best ticket for you.
*Average saving in comparison to equivalent Standard Single fare. Sold subject to availability. National Rail Conditions of Travel, terms and conditions apply. Valid until 19/05/2018.
Advance tickets are single (one-way) tickets for selected journeys available in First Class and Standard Class, offering the best available price for each journey.
Tickets must be purchased in advance of travel. They are sold in limited numbers and so subject to availability. In general, the further ahead you book, the cheaper the Advance fare will be.
When and where the ticket can be used
Conditions of use
Break of journey
You may not start, break and resume, or end your journey at any intermediate station except to change to/from connecting trains as shown on the ticket(s) or other valid travel itinerary.
Changing the time or date of travel
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