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What child fares are available?

Children under 5

Travel free of charge so you will not have to purchase a ticket. Please keep in mind that they will not have a seat reservation so may have to stand or sit on your knee if the train is busy. If you wish them to have a seat reservation then you will need to purchase a child ticket.

Children aged between 5 and 15

There are a number of discounted child fares available. The total fare quoted on the booking pages are with discounts already included (where applicable). Click on the ticket name on the left-hand side of the page to see if it is a discounted ticket.

One of the cheapest ways to purchase a child's fare is by using a Family Railcard. This gives a 33% discount on adult fares and a 60% discount on child fares when all travelling together. To find out more visit

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