Anytime Day Tickets Terms and Conditions

Anytime Day fares are fully flexible walk-up tickets with no restrictions on when you can travel.


Tickets can be bought in advance or immediately before travel.

  • Children aged between 5-15: 50% discount. Up to two children aged under 5 can travel free with each fare paying passenger.

Railcard discounts (see note below)

  • 16-25 Railcard: 34% discount on Standard Class fares
  • Disabled Persons Railcard: 34% discount on Standard & First Class fares
  • Family & Friends Railcard: 34% discount on Standard Class fares
  • HM Forces Railcard: 34% discount on Standard & First Class fares
  • Network Railcard (London & South East): 34% discount on Standard Class fares
  • Senior Railcard: 34% discount on Standard & First Class fares

Other discount cards (see note below)

  • Annual Gold Card Season Tickets (London & South East): 34% discount on Standard Class fares
  • JobCentre Plus Travel Discount Card: 50% discount on Standard Class fares

Note: Minimum fares/time restrictions may apply to tickets bought with a Railcard or other discount card. See terms and conditions of the appropriate Railcard or discount card for details.

When and where the ticket can be used

Anytime Day tickets are valid for travel on any train on the date shown on your ticket. All travel must be completed by 04:29 on the following day..

If the route shown on the ticket has a †, the ticket includes the cost of travelling between certain London Stations (e.g. between Liverpool St and Paddington) by either London Underground, Docklands Light Railway (DLR) or First Capital Connect (Thameslink Route) services appropriate to the route of the journey being made.

More information about travelling across London to connect with another National Rail service

Note: Tickets will only be accepted by London Underground and DLR on the date shown on the ticket (or last day of validity for return portions of Off-Peak Returns) and until 04:29 the following day. Other than to change trains, a break of journey at intermediate London Underground or DLR stations is NOT permitted. Travel restrictions do not apply on weekends and public holidays.

Conditions of use

You must travel in the class of accommodation shown on your ticket.

Railcard holders travelling on a discounted ticket must carry their Railcard when they travel. If a Railcard holder fails to produce their valid Railcard with their ticket, they will be required to pay a full priced ticket for their journey as if no Railcard and/or no ticket were held.

The outward part of an Anytime Return ticket is only valid for travel when accompanied by an unused return part of the same ticket.

First Class Anytime Day tickets provide access to First Class Lounges at stations. For more information check the First Class page on National Rail

Break of journey

You may start, break and resume, or end your journey at any intermediate station along the route of travel.

Changing the time or date of travel

There are no restrictions on when you can travel, however if you wish to change your date of outward travel (for a return ticket), your journey or class of ticket, you will need to buy a new ticket and apply for a refund on your existing ticket (see below).


Your ticket is refundable.

If you decide not to use your ticket to make all or part of your intended journey then you can get a refund by returning your unused ticket to the ticket office or place of purchase (for tickets bought via websites, telesales or travel agents) within 28 days of the ticket expiry date. You may be required to pay an administration fee.

The refund amount will normally take into account any use you have made of the ticket and in some circumstances no refund will be paid.

All tickets and travel are subject to National Rail Conditions of Carriage