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Off-Peak tickets

Travelling outside rush hour? You can save money and still choose your train with an Off-Peak ticket

Off-Peak - everyday great savings

Great Northern has your travel sorted 

Visit the city or the countryside and save 20%** on Super Off-Peak day return tickets. Entertaining the kids is easy and they can even travel with you for just £2 each! 

If you’re travelling on a weekday but outside the morning or evening peak times, it’s cheaper to get an Off-Peak ticket. You can buy singles and day return tickets; they’re great value.

The times you can use your Off-Peak ticket depend on the train company you’re travelling with, where you’re going and when you’re travelling. Use the journey planner to check for Off-Peak services.

Off-peak at a glance

  • Valid all day on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays
  • Use with your Railcard or GroupSave discount to save even more
  • Single, return and open return fares available

Book Off-Peak tickets

London Kings Cross to Cambridge

Off-Peak Day Return

Buy tickets from £25.40

Hitchin to London King’s Cross

Super Off-Peak Day return

Buy tickets from £13.20

London Kings Cross to Ely

Super Off-Peak Day return

Buy tickets from £20.60

Kids for £2

Book your Off-Peak or Super Off-Peak ticket online and up to four children can travel with you for just £2 each on most journeys across our network.

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Save on First Class with your Railcard

If you have a Senior, HM Forces or Disabled Persons Railcard, you get 1/3 off all First Class Off-Peak and First Class Super Off-Peak fares.

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Travel by train off-peak with Great Northern

Morning peak time

Off-Peak tickets to London stations can’t be used on trains scheduled to arrive at King’s Cross or Moorgate before 10.00

Evening peak time

The return part of an Off-Peak ticket can’t be used on northbound services that leave King’s Cross or Moorgate between 16.30 and 19.01 – but you can use a single Off-Peak or the outward part of a return at these times.

You can use your Off-Peak ticket at any time if:

  • You’re travelling northbound to Ely or beyond
  • Your journey starts and ends south of Stevenage
  • Your journey starts and ends north of Finsbury Park

Read the general terms and conditions for Off-Peak and Super Off-Peak tickets
Questions about this service? Contact us.

** 20% saving is for an adult Super Off-Peak day return, compared to a standard Off-Peak day return ticket. Super Off-Peak adult day return tickets are valid on weekends and Bank Holidays on Great Northern trains.

Super Off-Peak - the weekend option

Super Off-Peak fares are available on weekends and Bank Holidays, and cost even less than Off-Peak