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All South Western Railway Deals, Discounts & Sales for October 2018

Kids go for £1 on SWR & GWR
Found 8th JulFound 8th Jul
Kids travel for just £1† on South Western Railway all summer long. Fare available for children aged 5 to 15, when accompanying an adult with a valid ticket. The fare must have the… Read more

Still a deal but be warned, I'm guessing the amount of disuption/'improvements'? over the summer to keep the lovely economy afloat during the mon-friday days might have you pulling your hair out £1 or no £1. Feel free to post after the summer. I strongly suggest you check both your dates of travel here for example 25-27th (Sat-Mon) August No trains to / from London Euston from Saturday 25 to Monday 27 August


if the trains actually worked, this would be a great deal. could you imagine being stuck on a train for 3 hours with no aircon in this heat. it will happen...


Ummmm check your facts before making sweeping statements - only free if they are under 11 and they may need a kids 5-10 zip oyster card for some national rail journeys in London to travel free. Link below explains fully -


Great price if you live in the area.


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South Western Railway: Half Price Advance Sale (Waterloo -> Isle of Wight return from £25.50)
Found 4th Sep 2017Found 4th Sep 2017
Some really low fares: Waterloo -> Weymouth from £9.70 (one way) Waterloo -> Isle of Wight/Yarmouth (via Wightlink) from £12.75 (one way) From 4th September to 2nd Octobe… Read more
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Couldn't find a single half price ticket.


This is almost okay if you are lucky enough to live near one of the very few eligible stations - mostly end of line terminus stations. It's an unimaginative and lazy resurrection of the Stagecoach/SWT Mega Train (or whatever it was called) deal. It's a terrible shame that this network still won't provide a sensibly priced advance ticket purchase system for people who travel occasionally and can't afford the obscene rip off fares.


price just shot up by £4 but booked for £30 return still not bad have some heat


I can't find the Bournemouth to London for £8.60!


It's already live!

Get 5x Nectar points (i.e 10 points per £1 spent) and 50% off advance tickets when you book your train tickets through SWR (until 10th October)
Found 4th Sep 2017Found 4th Sep 2017
Not a bad deal to be honest, it is effectively giving you 5% back (on the base nectar conversion rate) on your ticket price, which can of course be combined with railcards etc... … Read more
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Good deal but have yet to find any 50% off ticket

Collect Nectar points when purchasing tickets with South Western Railway™
Found 23rd Aug 2017Found 23rd Aug 2017
Previously South West Trains‎. Collect Nectar points when you buy tickets on our website or app. Collecting points couldn’t be easier. All you need to do is register with us so w… Read more

Not to mention the size of the ticket reading machines in the entry/exit barriers....


Imagine if the tickets were actually that size. Conductor would need a massive hole punch


Believe Great Western railways do nectar points aswell.


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wonder if there is a where to take advantage of this when buying a season ticket?

Visit London! (or somewhere else) £13 Adult and £5 kids single off-peak trip with South West Trains Spring offer
Found 13th May 2017Found 13th May 2017
This is a deal that's appeared in various forms before, but it's still really useful for a trip to London or somewhere else on the South West Trains network, like Bournemouth. I've… Read more

Could work for some... voting hot


That's a single ticked, and having in mind their previous offers such a £15 return, this is extremely COLD COLD COLD from me.


Been holding out and got 3 adults Portsmouth to London return for 13 each, each way :-) perfect


manchester - london 240 !!!!!!!!!


South West Trains offer however trains to the South West are excluded from this promotion! Routes west of Yeovil Junction (Crewkerne to Exeter St Davids, inclusive) are excluded from this promotion.

Annual Southwest Trains gold card 1/3 off most train fares, six free weekend (Fri-Sun) travel passes £172
Found 7th Nov 2016Found 7th Nov 2016
If you buy a South West Trains annual rail season ticket, you get certain benefits. These benefits apply regardless of the price of your annual ticket. The cheapest such ticket i… Read more

heat for the research on this.......hopefully it may helps a few folks out there who commute into london and pay rip off train fares


The main one is that a normal Network card has a minimum ticket price of £13. This one gives you the 1/3rd discount on cheaper tickets as well.


it's specifically explained in the OP


Still true, though.


Not much use if they are strike

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£5 off-peak tickets between Portsmouth and Southampton @ Southwest Trains
Found 19th Aug 2016Found 19th Aug 2016
£5 off-peak tickets between Portsmouth and Southampton Fancy a change of scenery from your regular watering holes or just feel like getting away and letting your hair down? Why no… Read more
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Best question of the day


read the description you can pick them up on the day.. this came as an email


good price but also can't find the offer , comes up at £11 ?


Just tried and all fares £11, anyone advise on specifics ?


plus gunwharf is very good.

Take the family to London, Available til 9th September-  South West Trains £16 off-peak day return, Kids travel for only £3
Found 17th Jul 2016Found 17th Jul 2016
This deal is really handy for the Summer Holidays. Travel anywhere on their network, Which includes London and many coastal destinations. From 13th June – 9th September 2016, South… Read more
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grrrrr as from today its finished :(


shame you have to come back the same day.


Thanks for backing me up Moneybag :)


Not this wednesday.a lot of WAT-BRI trains are GWR changing at Paddington. As someone else said, look at the timetable on the swt trains site for direct trains, and then search for the best fare at those times.


Thank You. Adult and child trip to Bovington Tank Muzeum costs only 19£ return

Off peak Day Return South West trains back @ £16 return (£1 increase on previous offers)
Found 16th Jun 2016Found 16th Jun 2016
From 13th June – 9th September 2016, South West Trains are offering off-peak day return tickets for just £16 for adults and £3 for kids, to ANYWHERE on our network! All you have … Read more

Use the South West Trains website: It has to be a journey entirely on South West Trains, and has to be bought at the latest by the midnight before the day of travel.


This is actually a pretty good offer, despite the negative comments above. For example normally to London a Super Off-Peak Day Return from Bournemouth is £50.90, Southampton is £37.90, from Winchester is £32.60 etc etc. Plus these promotional tickets have the same validity as Off-Peak Day Returns, rather than the more restrictive *Super* Off-Peak Day Return fares that I quoted above.


It **** me off they dont offer next day returns, weekender's or month long returns (leave on a friday say and you can come back any time within a month) like Southern.


Yea i cant travel the 300 odd miles for that price. Its more like 13 times the price. Rubbish scam promo! lol


pahhhhh used to be £10 & £12 Still a decent price though.

South West Trains £15 deal - visit London £15 return
Found 12th Mar 2016Found 12th Mar 2016
I used this to visit London £15 return is a great deal and even more places to visit online.... From 26th January - 30 April 2016*, we're offering advance off-peak day return ticke… Read more
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Trains leaving from london between 3.30pm and 7pm are excluded from this offer. Change timings and check


Tks; I have used Waterloo for the last 13years - I would realised had SWT stopped servicing it..


nat express is dirt cheap


I goto, then put dates of 25/03/2016 in "Get train times and tickets", put 0930 and 1600, same day return, 2 adult and 1 child. £81.50. How am I doing that wrong?


I was using this map posted earlier:-

bump-up your south western train journey - upgrade to 1st class for pregnant men and women
Found 28th Feb 2016Found 28th Feb 2016
Mums-to-be First Class upgrade Making journeys a little easier for expectant mothers. Expectant mothers who hold a weekly, monthly or longer season ticket can apply for a First C… Read more

​It's within the passenger charter. Try it.... Walk from one end or the train to the other. If it's full and only first is available sit there. If the conductor comes and put the onus on him/her to find you a seat in standard... It's their job after all.


A must buy for all the pregnant men and women


I was working on South Western trains, when a lady who claimed she was pregnant, requested her free 1st class upgrade. I asked for her to prove that she was indeed with child, to which she invited me to "feel the baby kick". In hindsight, I now realise she meant on the outside. I no longer work for South Western trains, but am considering a career in Gynaecology.


Please do that on a South Eastern Railway train and enjoy your fine...trains aren't declassified just because they are busy. On SE Railway they are declassified where they are short formed (i.e. are booked to be formed of 8 coaches and turn up with 4) or there was a cancellation and the next train is overly busy (i.e. carrying two lots of passengers rather than one).


in fact over 80% of disabilities are not visible

South West Trains off-peak day return tickets priced at just £15 for adults and £5 for children
Found 24th Jan 2016Found 24th Jan 2016
Enjoy ‘The Great Indoors’ this winter and take advantage of off-peak day return tickets priced at just £15 for adults and £5 for children. The offer is available from 26 January to… Read more



Just bought mine & deal worked xx


Yes just seen that as I tried to book for 20th Feb, but have moved it forward a week :)


This is just a heads up but Can I just point out that regarding the mega train tickets they are point to point meaning you CAN NOT break your journey or start or end it at a more convenient station to you, in other words you cannot purchase it starting at Waterloo but because you live at clapham you'll jump on and off the train there instead. It doesn't work like that and people often get offended when they are given a penalty fare which is double the single fare for that journey so could easily be in the £100's depending on time of day. It is clearly stated in a pop up window that you must start and end your journey stated on the ticket and you click OK to agree to this.


Don't overlook that SOME SWT routes are included on the Megatrain site with cheap Advance type fares available, (sometimes from as little as £1 for totally antisocial hours trains). Nowadays they seem to try to keep their overall route diagram a secret, though MoneySavingExpert republished an OLD diagram [ie routes may not still be current!] to give you SOME idea

South West Trains Summer Promo (£20 Adult/£8 Child Day Return)
Found 12th Jul 2015Found 12th Jul 2015
£20 (Adult) £8 (Child) off peak day return offer on South West Trains between 20th July and 28th August Excludes stations west of Sal… Read more
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Hah. Must be waiting for the next strike.


Excludes South West?


Scabs ! ;)


It was half this price last year! I.e. £10 per adult and £5 per child. It was very busy! But rather than cope with the same level of demand this year by increasing the numbers of trains and train carriages they appear to be reducing the demand instead by doubling the price! **EDIT** correction: I paid £15 per ticket last year not £10. Also, that deal ran from 26th July - 22nd August. They're running the same deal this year, on the same dates, for the same price It's also valid 7 days a week this year not just weekends as it was last year. So that will be a hot deal! As for the strike comment though. I've commuted to London daily from Basingstoke for the last 4 years (using South West Trains). In that time period the company has never been on strike - so we have to give them credit for that.



Travel anywhere on the South West Trains network (day return (excluding stations west of Salisbury)) for just £12 per Adult & £1 per Child during half term ( 18th => 29th May)
Found 12th May 2015Found 12th May 2015
Very good price for this. How do I get the May ticket? To take advantage of the ticket, simply choose a day to travel between 18 and 29 May on our off peak services, decide on yo… Read more
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Example Nxt Friday Reading to Southampton leave Reading after 9am = £38 return for 2 adults. Then you need to get ferry to Isle of Wight. Red funnel ferries to IOW west cowes ( prices vary) from Southampton ( abit of a walk from train station). You can also get train to Lymington or Portsmouth and get Wightlink ferry but SW trains to these destinantions are from about £54 return for 2 adults.


I'm new to this train thing. Will this be valid for travel to the Isle of Wight? Say from Reading? I can only see very expensive offers online.


I'm new to this train thing. Will this be valid for travel to the Isle of Wight? Say from Reading? I can only see very expensive offers online.


Big up the Bournemouth MASSIVE!! X)


Great find, thanks! How come I can go from Bournemouth to London for £12 but not Bournemouth to Portsmouth? It's on their network?

South West Trains Spring Fan Fare from £15
Found 12th Apr 2015Found 12th Apr 2015
Only £15 for an off-peak same day return ticket from Bournemouth to London Waterloo. Run the kids ragged around London this Easter break and annoy hundred of commuters in the proce… Read more

I've been using these for a few weeks when I go to London on Business. I also had an overnight stay and it was cheaper to buy two of these than a return and not use the second half of the journey. Not just Bournemouth, I'm traveling from Southampton. Tickets are not openly available on the Network Rail journey panner, use SWT or Trainline websites. There is no booking fee on SWT website.


Big-up the Bournemouth MASSIVE!! X)

South West Trains -£15 day returns
Found 21st Mar 2015Found 21st Mar 2015
South West Trains are currently running a promotion offering return journeys for £15 for adults and £7 for kids. The offer runs Tuesday - Saturday until 4th April. For an exam… Read more
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This has been extended until 17th April looking at the website... one question to anyone who has used it tho.. how do you book online? all the info seems to say you can book this deal online but whenever I enter 2 stations it shows the full price? so if anyone has booked online please share the secret. cheers


If you don't mind slower trains with lots of stops they work out much cheaper than this. Kids travel for a flat fee of £2 on Southern. Advance tickets, if you can plan about 12weeks in advance are much cheaper. Friend and family railcards reduce the cost significantly. I recently booked fareham to victoria return myself and 2 kids, on South West Trains and it was £14.60 for us all


Thanks for sharing this it's very useful.


Massive list of excluded stations. Can barely call that a 'South West' offer.


Prefer the 10 quid deals but this is better than nothing!

Spring Fan Fare - £15 day returns Adult £7 Children @ Southwest Trains
Found 16th Feb 2015Found 16th Feb 2015
Makes for some cheap travel into London with the Kids. Simply choose any Tuesday to Saturday from 24 February - 4 April 2015, decide on your destination, purchase your ticket onli… Read more
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awesome thanks!


From which Station and Date?


Stations West of Bournemouth (to weymouth) now also excluded as previously West of Salisbury. S. West Trains say that it is due to engineering works in that part of the network. So whats different to the other 325 days of the year.?


Kids can travel for £1 on Southwest ?? I just booked in advance to go to London in May, off peak was £6.60return for me and £2 each return for my 2 kids? Booked as 2 single journeys £10.60 total!

South West Trains 50% off all off-peak day returns
Found 17th Oct 2014Found 17th Oct 2014
This October half-term enjoy 50% off SWT off-peak day return tickets every day from Saturday 25 to Friday 31 October 2014. You can book your tickets anytime from Friday 17 October.

Thank you very much sir, I will go to work off peak next week :)


Thats because SWT service Portsmouth and not Brighton.[/quote] Ok thank you for your help. Explains why I couldn't find the deal for that journey. I just presumed as I was booking on the southwest trains website it meant it was a southwest train. We shall just go somewhere else for a day out.


Thats because SWT service Portsmouth and not Brighton.


I got it to work on a trip to Portsmouth but not to Brighton. Both were on the destination list.


Worked fine for me. T&C: Are you choosing an off-peak day return between Saturday 25 - Friday 31 October?

South West Trains 25% off off-peak day return tickets Fri, Sat, Sun
Found 2nd Sep 2014Found 2nd Sep 2014
During September, South West Trains are offering 25% off all off-peak day return tickets anywhere on their network, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Discount is automatically and … Read more

Now the kids are back to school they put out an offer! Cold from me.


don't use the train often enough to get the value out of a railcard but got a journey coming up , this is a good saving for me thanks op. might invest in a railcard if they do the £20 offer again though


ah right. I see now. Still a good saving for those without a railcars.


That's because u save a 3rd with a railcard this is only a quarter but you can't use this deal and a railcard at the same time


I did 2 identical journeys - 1 with a railcard and 1 without a railcard. The one with the railcard was cheaper.