Why are Split Tickets cheaper?

There are several scenarios where breaking up your ticket can be cheaper. The main ones are for journeys at the times of day when the Peak and Off-Peak windows change, and for journeys spread across multiple train operating companies.

Times of day example

If you were taking a train that departed just before the Off-Peak time, you would still need a Peak ticket. But in reality, you may only need a Peak ticket for the first few stops and could use an Off-Peak ticket for the rest of the journey. So, it could be cheaper having two tickets: a Peak one for the first few stops, and an Off-Peak one for all the rest.

Multiple train companies

Journeys with sections covered by different train operating companies can also create pricing anomalies, which we find for you as well.

Updated on 16 January 2023
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