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CrossCountry Anytime Train Tickets

CrossCountry Anytime tickets give you the freedom and flexibility to travel at a time that suits you with no time restrictions.

You can book your ticket in advance or simply buy it on the day when you arrive at the station. With no need to book your seat, you can travel on any train at any time. Anytime tickets have First Class options available and can be used in conjunction with a range of Railcard discounts really make the most of your travel.

When travelling with an Anytime ticket, you can book single or open return journeys. Your outward journey can be completed on any train on the date shown on your ticket. Return journeys have to be used within five days of the date shown on the ticket. With most Anytime tickets, you can even break up your journey at any station along your route to make your travel even more flexible.

Anytime Single Tickets

Our Anytime single tickets provide you with one-way travel on any train on the date shown on your ticket.

There’s no need to book these tickets in advance, although we always recommend that you do - especially at busy times. You may use your Railcard discount, but if you are travelling First Class then be aware that there may be limited availability. Standard Class Anytime single tickets even allow you to break up your journey at stations along your route, so feel free to plan your day with extra flexibility.

Ticket properties Anytime Single Anytime First Single Anytime First Day Single
Outward Journey Any train on date shown on ticket Any train on date shown on ticket Any train on date shown on ticket
Journey Breaks Yes No, except for changing trains No, except for changing trains
Routes Any route shown on the ticket Any route shown on the ticket Any route shown on the ticket
Availability Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Booking Deadline Day of travel Day of travel Day of travel
Seat Reservations Advisable Advisable Advisable
Railcard Discounts Yes Only Senior, Disabled Persons, and HM Forces Railcards Only Senior, Disabled Persons, and HM Forces Railcards
Amending Tickets Yes, free of charge within the validity of the ticket Yes, free of charge within the validity of the ticket Yes, free of charge within the validity of the ticket
Refund Availability Yes, less the administration fee Yes, less the administration fee Yes, less the administration fee
Where to Buy Any outlet Any outlet Any outlet

Anytime Day Return

Our Anytime Day Return tickets provide you with return travel on any train on the date shown on your ticket. The return journey must be completed on the same day as your outward journey. Just like our Anytime Single tickets there is no need to book in advance, although it may be advisable to do so - especially at busy times.

Our Anytime Day Return tickets even allow you to break up your journey so you can stop for some bonus sightseeing. Railcard discounts are available but these are limited for First Class travel so please check before buying.

Ticket properties Anytime Day Return Anytime First Day Return
Outward Journey Any train on date shown on ticket Any train on date shown on ticket
Journey Breaks Yes, on the outward and/or return journey No, except for changing trains
Routes Any route shown on the ticket Any route shown on the ticket
Availability Unlimited Unlimited
Booking Deadline Day of travel Day of travel
Seat Reservations Advisable Advisable
Railcard Discounts Yes Only Senior, Disabled Persons, and HM Forces Railcard discounts apply
Amending Tickets Yes, free of charge within the validity of the ticket Yes, free of charge within the validity of the ticket
Refund Availability Yes, less the administration fee Yes, less the administration fee
Where to Buy Any outlet Any outlet

Anytime Return Tickets

Our Anytime Return tickets are our most flexible ticket option. They provide you with the ability to make your return travel on any train within one calendar month of the outward journey. This makes it the ideal choice if you’re exploring one of the destinations along our CrossCountry network, but you’re open-minded about when you come home.

Just like our Anytime Single tickets, there is no need to book in advance, although we always recommended that you do, especially at busy times. Railcard discounts are available but these are limited for First Class travel so please check before buying.

Our Anytime Return tickets give you full flexibility to break up your journey at any time.

Ticket properties Anytime Return Anytime First Return
Outward Journey Any train within five days including the date shown on the ticket Any train within five days including the date shown on the ticket
Journey breaks Yes, outward and/or return Yes, outward and/or return
Routes Any route shown on the ticket Any route shown on the ticket
Availability Unlimited Unlimited
Booking Deadline Day of travel Day of travel
Seat Reservations Advisable Advisable
Railcard Discounts Yes Only Senior, Disabled Persons, and HM Forces Railcard discounts apply
Amending Tickets Yes, free of charge within the validity of the ticket Yes, free of charge within the validity of the ticket
Refund Availability Yes, less the administration fee Yes, less the administration fee
Where to Buy Any outlet Any outlet

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