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Discounted Rail Tickets

Bedford - Brighton Daysave Ticket - Prices from the 2nd January 2017

Off Peak Day Returns (via London & Gatwick)

  • Adult £20.50
  • Child £2 (ages 5 to 15) accompanied children only
  • Under 5’s Free

Child tickets are only sold with an adult with a maximum of 4 children per paying adult or group ticket.
Tickets are date stamped and only valid for that day.

Please ensure that the date of travel is stamped correctly before leaving the Travel and TourismCentre

This offer in not valid on East Midland Trains
When can I use these tickets?

The first train from Bedford Station off-peak direct to Brighton Monday to Friday is 10.10am.
Saturdays, Sundays & Bank Holidays travel is all off-peak.

Please note: on weekdays you are not permitted to board the train between 12:00midnight and 10:00am and travelling northbound from approximately 4:00pm to 7:00pm depending on the London station. (Please see timetable for details.)

If you want to stay overnight and return on a different day, just purchase another set of tickets dated for your return day of travel. Please remember the off peak restrictions still apply.

Where can I travel?

As well as the Bedford to Brighton line,  travel is also permitted on the Wimbledon line.

Where can I purchase these tickets?

Tickets are bought in person from the Travel and Tourism Centre and are not available from the station.

Bedford - Gatwick Airport  Fares from 2nd January 2017  

Off Peak Period Return Bedford - Gatwick is Adult £38.00 and Child £2  ( £2 Thameslink Train Price)

Anytime Single Bedford to Gatwick is Adult £ 38.20 and child £19.10

(Groupsave tickets are not available for peak time travel to Gatwick, see chart below for Off Peak Groupsave tickets)

Please click small leaflet below to view a  leaflet on the Thameslink Group Save Tickets


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Groupsave Tickets (this offer in not valid on East Midlands Trains) - Fares from 2nd  January 2017

Groupsave Tickets are available to a number of destinations including London, Gatwick and Brighton.

Child Ticket (ages 5-15)  £2 

(Child tickets are only sold with an adult with a maximum of 4 children per paying adult or group ticket.

Please note: Groupsave tickets including the underground cannot be issued more than 7 days in advance of the date of travel. Fares from the 2nd January 2017



Groupsave Tickets Bedford - London (Day Return) 
(Including zone 1-6 Travelcard)  

Weekdays Off Peak

Groups of 3 - 9 persons travelling together  £18.60 per person



Groups of 3 - 9 persons travelling together £13.85  per person

* Group Tickets for London are also available excluding a Travelcard. For further information
please contact the Travel & Tourism Centre

Groupsave Tickets Bedford - Gatwick (Period Return)

Off Peak

Group of 3 - 9 persons travelling together £25.10 per person


Groupsave Tickets Bedford - Brighton (Day Return) 

Off Peak

Group of 3 - 9 persons travelling together  £23.45 per person (after 9am)


Groupsave Tickets Bedford - Brighton (Period Return)

Off Peak

Group of 3 - 9 persons travelling together £27.35 per person




London Underground Tickets

Travelcards cannot be issued more than 7 days in advance of the date of travel.

1 day Off Peak Travelcard
Zones 1 to 6

   From 2nd January 2017  £12..30 Per Adult

   From 2nd January 2017   £6.10  Per Child


Original London Open Top Bus Tour

To help you get the most out of your visit to London we also offer the following:-

Original London Open Top Bus Tour Tickets purchased with train tickets

Adult £25, Children £12.50 in conjuction with a dated train ticket    

Hop on and hop off at over 80 stops across London

Entertaining live guides, six foreign language commentaries, free walking tours, free River Cruise pass and exclusive Kid's Club are included in the 24 hour ticket.

East Midlands Off Peak Rail tickets for northbound travel - In partnership with East Midlands trains. 

To Open a leaflet on the East Midland Train Offers please click here

The Travel and Tourism Centre offers off peak rail tickets at a 15% discount compared to walk up station fares.

New destinations now available:  Chesterfield, Skegness, Lincoln, Matlock and Matlock Bath.




Bedford to Leicester



Bedford to Sheffield



Bedford to Nottingham



Bedford to Derby



Bedford to East Midlands - Parkway




Restrictions Apply

  • Tickets are only valid to one specific destination from the list above
  • Tickets are sold as a period return, the return date of travel must be within 1 calendar month and the date must be specified
  • Tickets are for Standard Class travel
  • These tickets are off peak, you cannot travel before 9am on weekdays
  • A minimum of 2 people must travel together Monday – Thursday
  • Tickets are non refundable and non transferable

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