Buying Train Ticket and Britrail Passes. This page gives information on various England Train Tickets and how to buy cheap tickets: Cheap Train Tickets Pricing Tips in England UK
England Train Tickets
There are many rail companies in the UK. There are several train ticket types:
Open Single/Return: Available on the spot valid for a month.
Day Return: Valid on the day specified. Cheaper than Open Single/Return.
Cheap Day Single/Return: Available on the spot valid on the day specified. Has time restrictions (travel after 09:30).
Saver Single/Return: Available on the spot return valid for a month. More restrictions.
SuperSaver: Available on the spot. Cheaper than Saver. Even more restrictions (e.g. no weekend or peak travel).
SaverAdvance: Available one day prior to departure. Valid for a month but you must fix return journey date. Book in advance.
Apex: Must be bought seven days in advance. Valid for a month but you must fix return journey date. Book in advance to get it.
Children Train Travel: Free under age of Five, Between Five and Fifteen pay half price
You can buy a wide range of rail tickets at stations with ticket-issuing facilities, by telephone (tickets can be posted to you or in some cases you can pick them up at your departure station), at rail-appointed travel agents or over the Internet.
If you join a train at an unstaffed station, you should purchase a ticket from self-service ticket machines, if provided. If this is not possible, you should purchase your ticket on the train.
Traveling by Train in England and London – Information on getting and reading your train ticket, the high speed, and regional train system; a link to training schedules.