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If you buy a train ticket, but are unable to travel on that service because of strike action, you can claim a full refund within 28 days of your ticket expiring.
If you don’t take your train for any other reason, you can get a refund for £10 (unless it’s an Advance Purchase train ticket, which are non-refundable). If you are travelling using an Advance Purchase ticket and you are delayed by 30 minutes or more, you can apply for Delay Repay Compensation.
Anytime, Off-Peak and Super Off-Peak tickets
We can provide refunds on these tickets for any reason – delays, cancellations or you simply didn’t need to make the journey.
Advance Purchase tickets
We can only provide refunds on Advance Purchase tickets if you were unable to travel due to delays or the cancellation of your train.
Find out more about different types of train tickets.
Website or mobile app
Go to your account and follow the refund instructions. If you experience any problems, you can contact our Web Ticket Sales Support team: 0344 556 5637 or email: email@example.com
Over the phone
Call our Customer Support team: 0344 556 5637 (06:00 to 23:00)
At the station
Please go back to the same station to claim your refund
From another company
If you bought your tickets from a travel agent or any another company then please contact them for refund details.
Seat reservation refund
Seat reservations are free and you can usually reserve a seat up to 3 months before you travel.
If you reserved a seat but then had to stand, we’ll refund you 50% of the single leg cost of your journey. Claims must be made by calling our Customer Relations team on 0345 600 1671 (06:00 to 23:00) within 28 days of your journey.
If you've been delayed by 30 minutes or more, you can claim money back.