EGI SWR Promotional Return

South Western Railway promotional Off Peak Return fares are cheaper tickets for travelling on trains that are less busy. You may need to travel at specific times of the day, days of the week and sometimes on specific routes or operators.

The times when you may use this promotional ticket will depend on the journey you are making and you will be advised when buying your ticket.


Available through a specific link on the South Western Railway website.

Tickets can be bought in advance or at least 2 hours before travel.


Children (aged 5 to 15 inclusive) are offered a 50% discount.

Break of Journey


A break of journey is permitted with this ticket on the outward portion of this ticket.


A break of journey is permitted with this ticket on the return portion of this ticket.

Change of Journey

  • If you wish to change your time of travel you can pay the difference between the cost of the ticket held and the cost of the ticket that is most appropriate for the journey you need to make. In many cases, if you are still travelling at a time when your ticket is not restricted, no additional fare is payable.If you wish to change the date of travel, or the origin or destination of your ticket, it may be necessary to buy a new ticket and apply for a refund on your existing ticket (see Refund Policy below).


  • Your ticket is refundable. If you decide not to use your ticket to make all or part of your intended journey then you can get a refund by returning your unused ticket to the ticket office or place of purchase (for tickets bought via websites, telesales or travel agents) within 28 days of the ticket expiry date.You may be required to pay an administration fee (up to a maximum of £10 per ticket). The refund amount will normally take into account any use you have made of the ticket and in some circumstances no refund will be paid.

Validity and reservation requirements

Reservations are not required by this ticket type, but may still be forced by a selected timetabled mandatory-reservations train service.

Outward validity summary
Return validity summary