The Great Escape

A day's unlimited off-peak travel from £15
The Great Escape is back!

Between Monday 1 - Sunday 21 September 2014 you can take off for the day from just £15 (£5 for children) with our Great Escape ticket - or go first class for just £10 more. Railcard holders get an even better deal with an extra 20% off.

You can visit as many or as few places as you like - the ticket gives you a day's unlimited off-peak travel on London Midland trains across our network.

Click here to find out which days still have vouchers available.

When can you travel?


Travel is allowed wholly within the green shaded area on the map at any time, or elsewhere after 0930, i.e. for travel from stations in the green shaded area to stations outside of the green shaded area travel would only be valid after 0930. In the evening, you can’t travel from London Euston with a Great Escape ticket between 1650-1900. 


To help prevent overcrowding, Great Escape tickets are not valid on direct services from Crewe, Alsager, Kidsgrove, Stoke-on-Trent, Stone, Stafford, Rugeley Trent Valley, Lichfield Trent Valley, Tamworth, Atherstone or Nuneaton arriving into London Euston before 1300hrs on Saturdays (feel free to travel via Birmingham/Coventry, though). There are no other time restrictions at weekends.

Buying your tickets

100,000 Great Escape tickets are available during the 3 weeks, but you need to be quick - once they're gone, they're gone!

To get your ticket you need to download your special voucher and bring this with you to any staffed station on the London Midland network, so that we know which day you're travelling and how many tickets you're entitled to buy. The full Terms and Conditions are listed on the voucher.

How much do Great Escape tickets cost?

Great Escape Septemeber 2014 fares table Monday to Thursday

Great Escape Septemeber 2014 fares table Friday to Sunday

If you are using a Network Railcard or Gold Card to obtain your discount you can still use your Great Escape ticket anywhere on our network, including stations north of Long Buckby.

Avoid the queues!

Our Great Escape days are very popular, so to avoid queuing please try to collect your tickets in advance (outside the rush hours is best). Tickets are available for collection from all London Midland-served stations from Tuesday 26 August 2014.

Travel more comfortably

Please check train times before travelling to ensure your journey is not affected by engineering works.

View our new TV ad

Great Escape TV ad

Stuck for ideas of where to visit?

Check out our destination guides for ideas on days out to some of the UK's most beautiful, historic and exciting places. Or check out our 100 great days out web page for some great ideas. Plus save even more money with our fantastic 2 for 1 offers at over 100 attractions, theatres and restaurants in London, Birmingham, Liverpool and Stratford-upon-Avon.

Tickets selling fast...

Several thousand vouchers are available for each day of the promotion, but certain days will be extremely popular. The availability calendar below shows how many vouchers are still available for each day: 

Availability of the Great Escape

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Please note: a copy of the voucher will also be sent to your email address.


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Extra options, passengers and railcards

Railcards must be carried with your tickets. More info