Discover Hertfordshire by rail with Greater Anglia in May

Published on: Wednesday, 1 May 2024
Last updated: Wednesday, 1 May 2024

Greater Anglia train at Hertford East rail station

Above: Greater Anglia train at Hertford East rail station. Credit: Greater Anglia

Greater Anglia is encouraging people to get out and explore Hertfordshire by train this month with a range of discounts.

To make it easier and even more convenient to travel by train, Greater Anglia has several great value fares available such as discounted Advance tickets, Ranger tickets, and the Family & Friends Railcard.

You can save a small fortune on parking when you travel by train and avoid queues of traffic in the county’s tourist hot spots.

Here are some of the events happening in Hertfordshire in May which are accessible by train:

Arts and Crafts for Adults

Experienced printmaker Geoff Bennet is running a Mono Printing workshop at Hertford Museum on 10 May. Attendees will be guided in producing simple prints from indented polystyrene sheets, stencils or from found objects. Visit The Herford Museum website for more information and booking details

Herts Book Festival 2024

The festival takes place on 18 May at Hertford Castle and celebrates books, stories, and storytelling in a series of free, fun, relaxed and family-friendly activities. This year will see the return of firm favourites: local author showcase involving more than 40 authors, book talks and readings, workshops, storytelling, Baby Rhyme Time with Hertford Library, the wildly successful Book Exchange, with all leftovers going to local charities, plus book-related craft events, face painting and more.

The event is free and suitable for people of all reading ages and abilities – because books and stories are for everyone! Book free tickets at

Greater Anglia’s Commercial and Customer Services Director, Martin Moran, said,

“Travelling by train is cheaper than you think, and with our price promise and no booking fees, you are guaranteed to get the lowest price when you book through our website.

“Our region has so much to offer and whether it’s a trip to the city or coast, shopping or sightseeing, we are giving people more money to spend on having a great time by helping them save money on their train fare.”

Greater Anglia also offers a range of Advance fares that offer customers savings of between 60 and 70% on the standard walk-up prices, plus 2FOR1 on entry to many top attractions in London and East Anglia.

The train operator also has a range of great value fares which are available all year round, including Duo, for two people travelling together, GroupSave for people travelling in a group of three or more, a special London evening out fare for those staying overnight in the capital and a Club 50 discount for those aged 50 and over.

For the best value fares, passengers should book in advance and the earlier customers book, the more they can save.

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