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Off-Peak tickets

Save by travelling outside busy commuter times

There are a range of Off-Peak Day tickets giving you more choice of which ticket to buy at various times of day.

When are Off-Peak tickets valid?

Off-Peak Singles and Returns (not Off-Peak Day) are generally restricted in the morning peak period.

Off-Peak Day Singles and Returns are restricted in the morning peak period. There are no evening peak-period restrictions with these tickets, except for journeys wholly within the Merseytravel ticketing area.

How to buy your Off-Peak ticket


Simply enter your journey details into the 'Train tickets and times' search engine on the right of this page to find any Off-Peak fares available.

You can receive your tickets by First Class post (please allow seven days for delivery); or collect your pre-paid tickets from ticket vending machines (TVM's) at participating stations.

From Ticket Vending Machines (TVM's) at participating stations

The TVM's sell a range of tickets for popular destinations for immediate use and accept most credit/ debit cards as well as cash. Check your journey times and individual ticket restrictions when purchasing your ticket to be sure that it is valid for your planned train.

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.

On trains

At stations where no ticket office or TVM's are provided, or the ticket office is closed; tickets can be purchase from conductors on the train.

Contact us

If you're having any trouble booking tickets visit our contact us page for further details on how to get in touch - our trained staff can always find the best ticket for you.