GWR is offering a January sale with train tickets from as little as £5, for travel between 23rd January and 3rd April 2020.

Examples include:

  • London Paddington to Oxford from £5
  • London Paddington to Swindon from £10
  • London Paddington to Bath Spa from £12
  • London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads from £12
  • London Paddington to Exeter St Davids from £15

First Class Advance Single fares are also available, such as London Paddington to Oxford from £12 or Paddington to Bath Spa for £30.

Tickets are available here, and must be purchased by 26 January 2020 for travel between 23 January 2020 and 03 April 2020.

Nectar card holders will receive an extra 5 points with every purchase.

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5 comments on “GWR offering train tickets from just £5
  1. MilesT says:

    Reading doesn’t seem to be in the sale at all and actually finding days and times when the cheaper tickets are still available is very hard, at least on mobile web.

    I would classify this as bait and switch marketing (sadly I think this is not unlawful in the UK).

    • ianvisits says:

      Not surprising that many tickets are now gone, as they’ve been on sale for over a week now, but I had no problems finding loads of tickets on sale to other destinations.

  2. L says:

    Just to point out Chiltern are also offering £5 tickets to Oxford and Birmingham (amongst other locations)… https://www.chilternrailways.co.uk/jan-sale

  3. Andy B says:

    All very well for a single outward journey but return ticket prices are at normal prices.

  4. MilesT says:

    Often with these sorts of offers it is worth buying 2 single tickets instead of a return.

    What you can’t do with tickets like these is “stop short” (if a longer journey is cheaper than the one you want to make).

    There are ways around that with extra tickets, some within the rules e.g. travelling on to destination and then travelling back on separate tickets, if cheap enough and you have the time, others not within the rules.

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