Greater Anglia launches Autumn Hare Fares 2023

Published on: Monday, 25 September 2023
Last updated: Friday, 29 September 2023

Greater Anglia is launching special Autumn ‘Hare Fares’ from just £5 return for a limited time, meaning people in East Anglia can enjoy great days out by train for less this autumn.

The new ‘Hare Fares’ offer passengers off-peak returns across the Greater Anglia network with simple return prices: £5, £10, £15 and £20, with children travelling for just £2 return each.

There is no limit on the number of tickets that can be bought, but they must be booked between 25 September and 17 October for travel between 25 September and 3 December.

Example Hare Fare ticket prices

  • £5 return: Norwich to Sheringham, Norwich to Lowestoft, Norwich to Great Yarmouth
  • £10 return: Cambridge to London, Chelmsford to London, Norwich to Cambridge
  • £15 return: Clacton-on-Sea to Chelmsford, Colchester to London, Southend to Colchester
  • £20 return: Chelmsford to Ipswich, Norwich to London, Shenfield to Norwich

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

“We know how popular Hare Fares are, and we are very pleased to be bringing them back this autumn.

“Travelling by train is cheaper than you think, and Greater Anglia’s new bargain autumn Hare Fares means people can travel for less.

“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.

“Hare Fares can be used for travel until 3 December, so families can enjoy great days out this autumn. Greater Anglia has a range of great value fares and up to four children can travel for just £2 each way with any adult.”

Hare Fares are available as standard off-peak day return tickets only and can only be booked online exclusively at or via the Greater Anglia app, where customers can purchase tickets without booking fees.

Hare Fares are not valid on journeys wholly within the Oyster zone. Standard refund rules apply.

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 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.