Buying Off-Peak tickets gives you the chance to relax and enjoy your journey. Providing more flexibility than Advance tickets, they can be bought up until the day you wish to travel. Depending on when and where you plan to travel, there may be restrictions, however, we’ll let you know these when you book your ticket.

Why travel off-peak?

  • Save money
  • Quieter trains
  • Available to purchase up to and including the day you wish to travel
  • Further 50% discount for children aged 5 to 15 inclusive and up to two children aged under 5 can travel free with each fare-paying adult
  • Railcard (Two Together, Senior, 16-25, Family & Friends, Disabled Persons) holders, or members of HM Forces, receive 1/3 off all off-peak fares. In addition, Railcard holders also get 1/3 off all First Class off-peak fares. Minimum fares/time restrictions may apply to tickets bought with a Railcard or other discount card.


When are our Off-Peak tickets valid?


There may be restrictions on when and where you use your Off-Peak tickets, but we’ll let you know if any apply when you book your tickets

There are four types of Off-Peak tickets to choose from:

Off-Peak Day Single/Return

  • Tickets are valid for travel anytime at the weekend and on bank holidays
  • Restrictions on travel in the morning apply for all journeys
  • Evening restrictions may also apply – please see below for more information
  • Outward and return journeys must be made on the date shown on your ticket


Off-Peak Single/Return

  • Tickets are valid for travel anytime at the weekend and on bank holidays
  • Restrictions on travel in the morning and/or evening may apply
  • Outward journeys must be made on the date shown on your ticket but you can make the return journey on any day within one calendar month of the outward journey

You will be advised of any restrictions on travel when booking your ticket online with Northern.

Off-Peak Day Single/Return evening restrictions

If you are travelling on an Off-Peak Day Single/Return ticket, the following evening restrictions apply.

Restrictions on Off-Peak Single/Return tickets can vary depending on the journey being made and/or the day of travel.


Specific Route Restrictions

Greater Manchester

Yorkshire:

South Yorkshire

Restrictions apply to journeys that start and finish on routes marked in blue from 16.01 - 18.29.

Off-Peak Single and Off-Peak Day Return train tickets must be used on the date shown on the ticket. For Off-Peak Return tickets, outward journeys must be made on the date shown on your ticket and return journeys must be made within one calendar month.

South Yorkshire Routes

 

West Yorkshire

Restrictions apply to journeys that start and finish on routes marked in blue from 16.01 - 18.29.

For stations/routes marked in green, evening peak restrictions apply between these stations and as listed below in both directions:

  • Skipton and Cononley to all stations up to and including Bradford Forster Square and Leeds
  • Knaresborough, Starbeck, Harrogate, Hornbeam Park, Pannal and Weeton to all stations up to and including Leeds

Restrictions apply to the following ticket types:

  • Off-Peak Day Singles/Returns
  • Duo
  • WY Day Rover
  • WY Family Day Rover
  • WY Train Day Rover


West Yorkshire Routes