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Chiltern Railways Routes

Chiltern Railways is operated by the Arriva Group which provide a variety of UK rail services including long distance routes. You can take trains to London, Birmingham, Bicester Village, Banbury, Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwick and Wembley Stadium, amongst others.
Bicester Village is another popular route to spent a day trip to do outlet shopping; depart either from London Marylebone or Oxford.

Chiltern Railways: Types of Train Tickets

Anytime Ticket

This ticket type is generally fixed at one price and more expensive than the other types because it allows travellers to travel at any time of day - including peak time. This is a good ticket type to have when passengers want the flexibility to travel at any time.

Advance Ticket

Normally valid for a precise time, you can select an advance ticket for a specific single or return journey. It is non-refundable - as the best possible price is usually charged. However, if you change your mind, it can be amended for up to 28 days before travel for a £10 fee.

Off Peak Ticket

Off Peak tickets are valid when the rush hour has subsided. This ticket type is less expensive than the Anytime ticket and is for travel after approximately 9:30 until 15:30, then again at 18:34. If you want to learn more, see our Train Ticket Guide for more information. The type of train does not affect the ticket, only the time of day. Travellers should check that they have the right ticket by asking either staff or contacting Chiltern Railways before starting their journey.

Super Off-Peak Ticket

These tickets hold the most restrictions, with a smaller window of time when travellers can travel during the day. These tickets normally cannot be used to travel during general rush-hour times, but are the cheapest ticket to purchase.

Chiltern Railways: Most Popular Train Routes

Route Duration Prices
London - Stratford-Upon-Avon 2h01
Oxford - London 1h33
Birmingham - London 1h29
Stratford-Upon-Avon - London 1h59
Leamington Spa - London 1h28
Aylesbury - London 0h58
London - High Wycombe 0h33
London - Kidderminster 2h33

Chiltern Railways Trains Ticket Types

Chiltern Railways offers the usual ticket types such as Anytime, Advance, Off Peak and Super Off Peak.
Standard Class has the option to pre-book seats at tables as well as purchase food and drinks available at the restaurant on-board. Free WiFi is available for all passengers. Try to get more discounts with Advance tickets or by combining it with a Railcard.

About Chiltern Railways

Chiltern Railways is a British train provider, owned by Arriva, that connects the centre London to all destinations west from the capital. London Marylebone serves as the company's hub, with their main line running alongside the M40 corridor. The company services 60 stations, and Chiltern Railways operates 32 of these stations, including Amersham, High Wycombe, Stratford-upon-Avon, Leamington Spa, Banbury, Warwick Parkway, Birmingham Snow Hill, Birmingham Moor Street, and Kidderminster.

Chiltern Railways

London to B'Ham
90 minutes

Stations called at
62

Stations
32

Route KM
336.4

Chiltern Railway FAQ's

Chiltern Railways Accessibility

Passengers who require special assistance whilst travelling or those who simply would appreciate assistance on the day, can reserve it in advance with Chiltern Railways. Call 03456 005 165 to pre-book your assistance before 10pm the day before you travel. You can get help onboard if you are in a wheel-chair or if you have visibility or hearing difficulties. Car Parking for drivers with Blue Badges is for free at Chiltern Railways' station car parks.

Chiltern Railways Luggage

The trains have storage spaces in overhead racks for soft luggage and at the end of carriages there is space for larger suitcases. Remember that you must not leave luggage unattended (apart from if it is stored) and ensure it does not block the aisles within the train itself.

Chiltern Railways Wifi and Services

Chiltern Railways Trains offer free Wifi on most of their trains and also at stations such as London, Bicester, Warwick and Birmingham Moor Street. Register and connect to the network in just a few clicks. It is mostly reliable but streaming is not permitted due to fair data use policies. Check emails, reply to messages and read the news whilst travelling on the train to your destination.

Chiltern Railways Travelling with pets

Two dogs or small animals may be carried onboard free of charge. Make sure to keep the dogs on the lead and that they do not sit on the seats in the train. Other animals must be carried in a enclosed basket or cage no bigger than 85 x 60 x 60 cm. Pets do not cause nuisance to other passengers; ensure to keep the walkways and aisles clear for staff and other passengers to pass through.

Chiltern Railways Lost and Found

Should you lose any luggage or items of clothing or coats, report where and when you think you lost the item on the Chiltern Railways website. There is a charge to retrieve your item depending on its value. Their customer service will contact you if they retrieve it, or if it in handed in. Similarly, if you find anything on a train or at the station then hand it in to train station staff. Remember to keep clear of unattended luggage and inform a member of staff right away.

Chiltern Railways Bicycles

Fold-up bicycles can be taken onboard trains as long as they are stored and fully folded away. Regular bicycles can be taken on trains if there is space available aboard the train. It is the staff's decision on the day as to whether bikes may be taken onboard. No bicycle reserations are possible; it is first come, first served. On peak weekday services it is unlikely that there will be space to take your bike.

Chiltern Railways Delays

Should your train be delayed for any reason, or even cancelled, you have the right to claim for compensation. The delay repay scheme is based on how long the delay is. For example, if the train is delayed 30-59 minutes you can get 50% of the cost of our one-way ticket or 25% of the cost of the return ticket refunded. If the delay longer than this, expect more to be refunden (100% of a one-way ticket and 50% of a return, or 100% refund for 120-minute delay or longer).

Chiltern Railways Transport of minors

Although there is no minimum age a minor can travel, it's essential that children are aware of the risks of train travel. It is up to the parents to decide if the child is fit to travel. If a member of staff is worried about a child travelling on their own, they may inform the British Transport Police to ensure their safety.

Chiltern Railways Refunds and Cancellations

Some tickets may allow you to apply for a refund, if the train is heavily delayed and cancelled. Due to their low price, Advance tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable, unless there are delays or cancellations. For all other tickets, apply for a refund online at GoEuro using our cancellations page. For your claim to be considered, be sure to apply for a refund within 28 days of the ticket's expiry date. There is also a £10 administration charge when you make a claim, whether or not it is successful. Make sure you check the terms and conditions of the ticket before you buy.

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