When buying an Arriva Trains Wales Advance train ticket, you can choose the best time to travel at the lowest available fare. Advance tickets are available on selected routes across the Arriva Trains Wales network.
Get the best deal, book well in advance and travel at off-peak times
Railcard and Child discounts apply to all Advance fares.
You can buy them fee free on our
website, any time!
With our app you can buy, store securely and use selected Advanced tickets on your smartphone and tablet.
Download the FREE ATW Tickets app, visit:
or text ATW to 86688
or search ‘ATW Tickets’ in your app store.
Advance tickets are great value Single (one-way) tickets offering savings on many longer distance journeys.
You must book by at least 6pm before the day of travel and fares are limited in availability, so they can sell out quickly. To take advantage of these great value tickets you must book ahead - Advance tickets are available to buy up to 12 weeks ahead of travel.
Ticket types and prices are displayed with the timetables on our website and our app, so you can find Advance fares quickly.
Remember, Advance tickets are Singles so if you want to book tickets for a Return journey, just mix and match two Single Advance tickets.
Advance tickets are valid only on the date and train they are booked for. These tickets are non-refundable but can be amended before the booked departure. You must travel on the train stated on your booked ticket, but if your train journey is delayed – it will be valid on the following service.
Just enter and search for your journey to find the cheapest Advance fares available. If using our app and Advance m-tickets are available, your ticket will be stored within the app on your device. If you choose paper tickets, you can collect your pre-paid tickets from ticket vending machines (TVMs) at participating stations or receive your tickets free of charge by First Class post (please allow 7 days for delivery).
You can buy the full range of tickets from staffed ticket offices. Our ticket offices will accept all major credit/debit cards, cash, National Rail vouchers and rail warrants.
If you're having any trouble booking tickets visit our
contact us page for further details on how to get in touch.
Advance tickets are single (one-way) tickets for selected journeys available in First Class and Standard Class, offering the best available price for each journey.
Tickets must be purchased in advance of travel. They are sold in limited numbers and so subject to availability. In general, the further ahead you book, the cheaper the Advance fare will be.
When and where the ticket can be used
Conditions of use
Break of journey
You may not start, break and resume, or end your journey at any intermediate station except to change to/from connecting trains as shown on the ticket(s) or other valid travel itinerary.
Changing the time or date of travel
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