Train ticket types explained

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There’s a lot to like about travelling by train. Wherever you’re going, you can simply hop on, sit back, and let the driver do the work. It’s better for the environment than driving, and there’s no need to waste time hunting for a parking space once you arrive. You can even enjoy a drink or two if it’s that kind of trip… 


Government data shows we took 1.8 billion rail journeys in 2018/19 – with demand doubling over the past two decades. In that time a variety of tickets have been released, each with their own purpose and benefits. Below I break down the key types to help plan your next journey.