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Most tickets are available until 21.07.2017
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Download and keep Our Tickets Explained Guide [PDF] or find out more about different ticket types below.
Tickets are now available until
21 July 2017
Most Advance tickets are available 12 weeks before travel.
Ticket types can leave you feeling like baffled. We're here to help you become ticket savvy instead.
If you’re planning a trip, here’s a guide to what tickets to buy and when to travel.
If you're travelling to and from London, check our timeline to find the right ticket for you and see when you can save at a glance.
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If you're travelling to/from Bedford, Luton and Luton Airport Parkway - London St Pancras International, please refer to Thameslink timetables for information on restrictions. If you're travelling to stations that are not on the East Midlands Trains network, different restrictions may apply. Please check before your travel.
Well actually... If you're making a journey at the weekend and coming back at the weekend, the Super Off Peak Return ticket is the cheapest and the only one you will need.
However, if you're making a journey at the weekend and returning on a weekday, refer to our handy chart above to work out what type of ticket you need for coming back.
Here's the lowdown on our main ticket options, click on the ticket type to see full details and T&Cs.
With an Anytime ticket, you can travel at any time. This ticket type is perfect if you need to be flexible with your journey to and from the capital.
You can save money with an Off Peak ticket if you choose to travel outside of the busiest times. Travel on the date shown on the ticket and return within one calendar month.
To save your pennies, grab a Super Off Peak ticket. This ticket type is great if you can travel during quieter times. Travel on the date shown on the ticket and return within one calendar month.
If you really want to nab a bargain, plan ahead. Our Advance tickets can be bought on our London and Liverpool to Norwich routes, on selected services, subject to availability. You can book an Advance ticket as far as 12 weeks before you travel – the earlier you book, the cheaper the tickets are in both in both First and Standard Class.
*Prices shown are based on a Derby to London fare.
Find out more about grabbing the cheapest seats
Be super sure that the ticket you have is right for your journey by using National Rail Enquirie's My Ticket Tool.
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If you need to amend your travel times, there’s a £10 admin fee plus the difference in the ticket price you are changing to. You can do this at the Ticket Office.
We also offer great value ticket options for: