First Great Western covers the West and South West of England and South Wales, with services to and from London. High speed trains run between London Paddington, the Cotswolds, South Wales and the Westcountry.
Operated by First Group Plc, First Great Western has come to be associated with scenic journeys through the beautiful English countryside and trips to seaside resorts in the Cotswolds, Devon and Cornwall.
First Great Western operates much more than just regional services though, with intercity trains and commuter services from London Paddington passing through major regional hubs, including Cardiff, Bristol, Swansea and Plymouth. Passengers can also enjoy top quality entertainment from the comfort of their seats when traveling in First Great Western entertainment carriages, now in more than 50 high speed trains.
First Great Western primary services on which you may travel using split train tickets are:-
First Great Western offers group discounts for 10 or more adults traveling together, with a 26% discount. Group travel must be booked at least seven days before the date of travel.
High speed train services have capacity for up to six bikes, with all other services having a limit of two. Cycle reservations are essential for some on peak services to and from London Paddington, and bikes cannot be carried on some First Great Western Turbo train services.
Splitting Your Train Tickets on First Great Western Trains is allowed and is when you purchase separate tickets for two or more sectors of the First Great Western Trains rail route you wish to travel instead of just one more expensive through ticket without affecting your travel options in any way.
For example, if you wanted to travel on First Great Western Trains from Station A to Station D, you would expect to buy a ticket direct from A to D. However, you may find it a lot cheaper to buy a ticket from A to B, and another from B to C and still another from C to D for a cheaper combined train ticket price. This is especially true when not all sectors of your journey are during peak time.
So, by buying several tickets that in combination make up your whole First Great Western Trains route, you could massively reduce your travel cost and you will still travel on the same First Great Western train, at the same time and most probably in the same seat but pay a lot less by using split tickets. This is what split ticketing on First Great Western Trains is all about.
You may use split train tickets for travel on all First Great Western Trains.
First Great Western Trains Split Ticket Journey Planner