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Advance Single Fares

Book up to 12 weeks in advance for our best value one way fares, with prices from £5.40 between London and Oxford and £6.40 between London and Birmingham. Remember, book through us and we will never charge a booking fee.

Why buy an Advance ticket?

  • Advance tickets are our best value fares with tickets from £5.40 between London and Oxford and £6.40 between London and Birmingham.
  • The earlier you book, the cheaper your travel will be.
  • You can travel to your destination at the time you specify, giving you the chance to plan your trip ahead of time.
  • You can get further savings on an Advance tickets with a railcard.
  • Advance fares are generally available 12 weeks ahead.
  • To get the best value fares it's best to plan ahead and aim to book at least 3 weeks in advance
  • Advance ticket bookings between 21st June and 31st December 2021 can be exchanged to travel at a different time or date fee-free.
Service Availability
 Saturday services Saturday 19th February 2022
 Sunday services Sunday 20th February 2022
 Weekday services Friday 25th February 2022


Please note that Advance tickets are subject to availability. If there aren't any available at your specified time of travel, you can still get great savings from buying Super Off-Peak or Off-Peak tickets.


*Advance tickets for the following dates are either unavailable or limited.

Routes between London Marylebone and Oxford

Restriction Dates
 Closed 05/12, 24/12, 25/12, 26/12, 27/12, 28/12, 29/12, 30/12, 31/12, 01/01, 16/01/22, 23/01/22, 30/01/22


Routes between London Marylebone and Birmingham

Restriction Dates
Closed 05/12, 24/12, 25/12, 26/12, 27/12, 28/12, 29/12, 30/12, 31/12, 01/01, 16/01/22, 23/01/22. 30/01/22

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  • What is an advance train ticket?
    • Advance train tickets are one-way fares that offer great value for money. By booking in advance, you are most likely to find the cheapest tickets available for your rail journey. You must stick to the journey and travel dates attached to the booking as they are not valid on other journeys.
  • How far in advance can I book train tickets?
    • Generally, advance tickets become available to buy from up to 12 weeks in advance to your journey.
  • Can I get an earlier train with an advance ticket?
    • No, Advance tickets are only valid on the service that was specified at the time of booking.
  • Is it cheaper to buy train tickets in advance?
    • Advance tickets are the cheapest single fare tickets we offer, however, there are only a limited number of tickets for each day. Click here to be alerted when new advance tickets are released.


Why book with Chiltern Railways?

  • Right on time
  • No booking fee
  • On board wifi
  • We are consistently voted one of the best for overall journey satisfaction among UK operators.
  • We never charge booking, credit or debit card fee.
  • Our spacious carriages offer plenty of tables, and power points at almost every seat.*
  • Chiltern services offer complimentary Wi-Fi on board. So you can keep up-to-date.*

*Subject to availability

*WiFi is subject to availability