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Open Day rail discount (October)

Get discount when you book your train ticket to our Open Day (26 October) with Great Western Rail or Transport for Wales.

How to get the discount

Buy your discounted rail tickets. No code is needed, the discount is applied automatically (subject to availability, see terms and conditions).

If further assistance is required, please call GWR on +44 (0)345 700 0125.

Terms and conditions

  1. The Open Days Great Western Rail (GWR) travel offer is only available for travel on GWR services. If travelling from or within a region of the country that is not part of the GWR network, you may need to purchase separate tickets to the chosen destination.
  2. Cardiff Central must be selected as the destination when booking to attend our Open Day. Please note, this discount is currently only available for our October Open Day. Our main campus, Cathays Park, is just a short bus or train ride away from Cardiff Central Station.
  3. Origin of journey must be within the GWR network, but please note that Advance Purchase tickets are not available for short distance journeys which include any journeys from / to Patchway, Pilning, Severn Tunnel Junction, Newport, Bridgend, Port Talbot Parkway, Neath, Swansea, Llanelli, Pembrey and Burry Port, Kidwell, Ferryside, Carmarthen, Whitland, Narberth, Kilgetty, Saundersfoot, Tenby, Penally, Manorbier, Lamphey, Pembroke and Pembroke Dock.
  4. The scheme is only available for use with Advance Purchase tickets. An Advance Purchase ticket is one that can be purchased up to 18:00 the day before travel, subject to availability. These set times and dates of travel and are non-exchangeable and non-refundable. ‘Advance Purchase’ for the promotions is denoted by a small cross against the ticket price. If there is no red cross shown, then the ‘Advance Purchase' fare for that day may have sold out. Once the discounted fare has been chosen an asterisk '*' will be displayed underneath the fares section. Sales open for Advance Purchase 12 weeks before travel.
  5. The 'Open Days' travel offer from GWR is available for dates provided by the University and provides a 4 day window of travel either side of the Open Day date.
  6. The scheme can be combined with the 16-25 Railcard, which is also available to mature students. Discount will increase to approx. 50%. Simply tick the box on the page by 'Passengers' and select from the drop-down box.
  7. The discount cannot be used for destinations other than specified.

How to get the discount

Tickets will be available to buy immediately for travel from the 25 October – 27 October (inclusive) for those wishing to travel to Cardiff the day before or those returning the day after the event.

Cardiff Central must be selected as the destination when booking to attend our Open Day. Please note, this discount is currently only available for our October Open Day. Our main campus, Cathays Park, is just a short bus or train ride away from Cardiff Central Station.

Tickets may ONLY be purchased through the Business Travel team via the telephone where payment will be made using a credit/debit card.

Business Travel are available 08.30 -16.30 Monday – Friday, please call TFW on 02920 720515.

Terms and conditions

  1. The discount applies to Transport for Wales (TFW) services only.
  2. The 10% discount is available on TFW Advance fares only.
  3. Tickets are time specific tickets - valid only on the specified train.
  4. Tickets will be collected using a Ticket on Departure reference - provided at time of booking.
  5. Tickets are non-refundable.