Question: UK trains: is Anytime Day Single ticket valid on peak hours?
I need to travel during peak hours. The ticket is 'Anytime Day Single' which if I understand correctly means I can travel regardless of whether it's peak or off-peak.
It's just that the price of the ticket is different; when I put the time of travel as 8am, it shows the peak hour ticket price- which is double the price of the off-peak hour. But the ticket is the same- 'Anytime Day Single'. So is it safe if I just buy the one in off-peak but travel during peak hour?
p.s: I'm travelling in London, if that's relevant.
I could answer more fully if I knew the route you are travelling, but as a general guide if you want to
travel at 8am on a weekday you will need the higher price ticket. If you are using the Trainline or one of the commercial ticket sites, for more reliable info instead try www.nationalrail.co.uk or the website of the train company you are travelling with or the station ticket office
Simple answer is 'yes'. An Anytime Single means what it says, it is available for use at anytime, on or off peak. You cannot use an off peak ticket in peak hours (but remember that all weekend is off peak)