GroupSave

Buy together, save a third together

Travelling together is now even more appealing; just make the most of our GroupSave offer and circle a date in your diary to enjoy a day out with friends. You can save 1/3 off your fare with the offer, which is available on Off-Peak tickets for groups of between three and nine people. You could hop aboard for a day by the sea or add an Off-Peak travelcard and head to London. Available to buy online anytime, or from our ticket offices – even on your day of travel. The not-to-be-missed offer means you can plan an impromptu trip on weekdays and at weekends – and still have no trouble snapping up train tickets. Result!

For those who prefer to travel with company

Our GroupSave option is ideal for family and friends who are travelling together during off-peak weekdays and on weekends – since you can save up to 1/3 if you buy your tickets at the same time.

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Why GroupSave

Save 1/3 during off-peak hours when you’re travelling with a group (of between three to nine adults) – just make sure you purchase your tickets together


Add an Off-Peak Travelcard; it’s the easy way to travel in and out of London


Buy online or at the ticket office or ticket machines



Do I need Smartcard for this ticket?

No. GroupSave can only be purchased using paper tickets currently.

How GroupSave ticket works

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Buy your tickets online, selecting GroupSave, or at the station

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Collect your ticket from a ticket machine, or buy directly at the station

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Use your ticket at the gates to travel with ease

Ticket Comparison

GroupSaveKids for £2Senior RoverOnline advance discountFamily Travelcard
Best forSmall groupsFamiliesOver 60sBargain hunters Families off to London
Adults (ages 16+)YesNoYesYesYes
Children (ages 5-16)NoYesNoNoNo
PeakNoNoNoNoNo
Off-Peak WeekdaysYesOnly during school holidaysYesYesYes
WeekendsYesYesNoYesYes
Can add a London Zones Travelcard? Already includes travelcardYesNoNoNo
  1. GroupSave
    Best for
    Small groups
    Adults (ages 16+)
    Yes
    Children (ages 5-16)
    No
    Peak
    No
    Off-Peak Weekdays
    Yes
    Weekends
    Yes
    Can add a London Zones Travelcard?
    Already includes travelcard
  2. Kids for £2
    Best for
    Families
    Adults (ages 16+)
    No
    Children (ages 5-16)
    Yes
    Peak
    No
    Off-Peak Weekdays
    Only during school holidays
    Weekends
    Yes
    Can add a London Zones Travelcard?
    Yes
  3. Senior Rover
    Best for
    Over 60s
    Adults (ages 16+)
    Yes
    Children (ages 5-16)
    No
    Peak
    No
    Off-Peak Weekdays
    Yes
    Weekends
    No
    Can add a London Zones Travelcard?
    No
  4. Online advance discount
    Best for
    Bargain hunters
    Adults (ages 16+)
    Yes
    Children (ages 5-16)
    No
    Peak
    No
    Off-Peak Weekdays
    Yes
    Weekends
    Yes
    Can add a London Zones Travelcard?
    No
  5. Family Travelcard
    Best for
    Families off to London
    Adults (ages 16+)
    Yes
    Children (ages 5-16)
    No
    Peak
    No
    Off-Peak Weekdays
    Yes
    Weekends
    Yes
    Can add a London Zones Travelcard?
    No

FAQ connected to this ticket type

  1. 1. What is off-peak? Or when does off-peak run?

    Although off-peak times will vary – by both the train operator and route – the times generally fit within those listed below. Also, be aware that to qualify for our GroupSave offer, you must all travel together.

    • c2c Off-Peak Day tickets are not available for travel on trains arriving at London Fenchurch Street before 10.00am, or departing from London before 09.30am
    • They’re not valid early evening (between 15.30pm to 19.15pm) from major cities, but they can be used on all trains at weekends and on public holidays.

    c2c Super Off-peak tickets are only valid at Weekends and Bank Holidays, but on some long distance journeys these tickets are valid seven days a week, but with tighter restrictions on weekdays than the Off-Peak fare.

  2. 2. What if I want to book a group of more than nine people?

    We welcome private bookings from schools, companies, charities and organisations if there are 10 or more people travelling together in your Group. You can find out more and book via our online form here.

  3. 3. Is it possible to purchase a ticket for someone else?

    Train tickets can be used by anyone, even if your ticket displays the name of the traveller or person who booked them.

    When you are making a booking, you can request that the tickets are sent to a different UK address.
    If you do purchase tickets for someone else, please note that the sales receipt will be enclosed with the tickets. This shows the last four digits of the credit card, as well as the purchase price.
    For self-service collection, please remember that the credit/debit card used to make booking is required, along with the ticket collection reference provided when the booking was made.

  4. 4. Terms and Conditions
    • Only available as a paper ticket
    • GroupSave offer doesn’t apply if you are solely travelling between National Rail stations which fall within zones 1- 6. Terms and conditions can be found via National Rail Enquiries.

     

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