Anytime Tickets

Have the flexibility to leave whenever it suits you.

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You can change when you travel with your Anytime ticket fee free. View Book With Confidence.

Anytime tickets are flexible train fares that allow you to buy at any time and travel any time between your chosen stations with no time restrictions. Simply turn up at the station, buy your ticket and get on the train and go. They can be purchased for either First or Standard Class travel.

Anytime ticket types

Anytime tickets are available as Anytime Day tickets for shorter journeys or Anytime tickets on longer routes.

Anytime Day tickets

Anytime Day Singles and Returns are valid at any time on the date shown on the ticket and up to 04:29 the following morning.

Anytime tickets

Anytime Singles are valid for the date shown on the ticket and on the following day. All travel must be completed by 04:29 on the morning following the second day of validity.

An Anytime Return ticket allows you to travel out on the date shown on the ticket, or within five days, and back at any time within one month of the date shown. All travel must be completed by 04:29 on the morning following the last day of validity of each part of the ticket.

Anytime Day Travelcard

The Anytime Day Travelcard is available from all Greater Anglia stations. From outside Greater London it offers one return train journey to London, at any time of the day during the week and includes unlimited use of the transport network in Greater London. This covers the London Underground, London Overground, almost all other National Rail services, all scheduled London Buses, the DLR (Docklands Light Railway) and the London Tramlink system in south London.

A small number of exceptions apply - please see the Terms and Conditions

Buying your Anytime ticket


Simply enter your journey details into the ‘buy tickets’ search engine to find Anytime fares.

You can receive your tickets by First Class post (please allow five days for delivery, a small fee applies) or collect your tickets from ticket machines at many stations.

Buy tickets online

From ticket machines at participating stations

Ticket machines sell a range of tickets for popular destinations for immediate use and accept most credit/debit cards as well as cash.

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.

View ticket office opening hours here

On paytrains

Greater Anglia operate a number of paytrain services, where tickets have to be bought from the conductor aboard the train.

These are clearly marked on our timetables and are generally on local services around Norwich and Ipswich, also on the services from Sudbury to Marks Tey, Manningtree to Harwich and Wickford to Southminster.

Anytime tickets terms and conditions