Rail fares

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Annual statistics measuring the change in prices charged by train operating companies to rail passengers, normally introduced in January of each year.

For details on how these statistics are compiled, please see our Rail fares index quality and methodology report  and for information on any revisions, please see our Revisions Log.

Data and reports that include previous statistical releases on Rail fares can be found on the National Archives.

If you have any questions or feedback on these statistics, please contact rail.stats@orr.gov.uk


Latest statistical release

Rail fares index (2022)
Rail fares index (2022)

Date published: 28 Jun 2022
Date next published: TBC

Key results

  • Rail fares increased by 4.8% in March 2022 compared with a 9.0% increase in the Retail Prices Index (RPI) over the same period.
  • The average change in regulated rail fares from March 2022 was 3.7%. This was slightly below the 3.8% cap set by government.
  • Long Distance sector fares had the largest increase of 6.1%, with the London and South East and Regional sectors increasing by 4.1% and 4.0% respectively.