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When the warrant is presented at the station, the ticket clerk should issue the cheapest ticket for the journey in question. Normal ticket prices are applicable and there are no special discounts available when purchasing tickets using warrants.

Tickets can be purchased at any National Rail ticket office for any National Rail journey or for a combined National Rail/London Underground ticket.

Warrants cannot be exchanged at London Underground ticket offices, however warrants can be exchanged at all staffed National Rail stations for single journey tickets for London Underground only journeys starting from a National Rail/London Underground interchange.

National Rail ticket offices can also exchange warrants for Anytime or Off-Peak Day Travelcards.

To take advantage of cheaper fares it is possible to exchange a warrant for an advance purchase ticket, but in this case you would need to present the warrant, at a station that can issue advance purchase tickets, before the date of travel. The ticket clerk will check to see availability of these tickets and if available issue the ticket there and then in exchange for the warrant.

Warrants cannot be exchanged for railcard discounted tickets.

Season tickets cannot be purchased using an ordinary Rail Warrant Account. Season Ticket Rail Warrant Accounts are available for this purpose.

Please note that a warrant must be exchanged for a ticket prior to boarding a train. The only exception to this is when travel commences at a time when the station ticket office is un-staffed.

Car park tickets and on-board meals can also be purchased using warrants (if available). Through rail/ship journeys, where these fares exist, can also be purchased using a warrant but not port to port only journeys.

For more information on ticket types please visit the tickets information page on the National Rail Enquiries website.