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All you need to know to select the best train ticket for your rail journey with Thameslink

Find the right ticket for you

An at-a-glance guide to the tickets, discounts and offers available from Thameslink online.

The right ticket at the right price

This quick guide will help you choose the right fare from our wide range of tickets and discounts.

Business travel and commuting

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Flexible travel times Anytime ticket - Travel any time of the day, and join or leave the train at an station along the way.
A flexible season ticket
The new national Flexi Season Ticket on Smartcard gives you 8 passes over 28 days between 2 destinations – so you can make unlimited anytime journeys for the day, between the stations you choose.
A cheaper commute Season ticket - If you make the same journey several days a week you should consider a weekly, monthly or annual season ticket.
Discounts on occasional London trips A Carnet is a book of five or 10 prepaid single tickets on a specific route, which saves you 10% over buying the same fare on the day.
Travel to school or college? Save 34% or more on your season ticket for going to school or college. Student Connect covers the areas of our network north of Kentish Town station.
London Tube and bus travel included You can use your Travelcard on buses, trams and other trains in Zones 1-6 in London, including London Overground and Docklands Light Railway.
Avoid queues at the ticket office A smartcard that lets you touch in and out at the ticket gates. Once you've registered and received your smartcard it's easy to buy season tickets online.
Use your contactless debit card You can use a contactless debit card or credit card on the bus, Tube, tram, London Overground, Docklands Light Railway, and most National Rail services in London

Leisure travel

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Discounts outside rush hour Off-Peak tickets are valid at less busy times in the week and any time at weekends. Up to 4 kids (aged 5-15) can travel on Thameslink for just £2 each when accompanied by an adult travelling on Off-Peak and Super Off-Peak tickets.
Travel on a weekend or Bank Holiday? Save even more with a Super Off-Peak or Off-Peak ticket, valid at weekends and on Bank Holidays and available on selected journeys nationwide.
Get 1/3 off with a railcard An annual Railcard saves you 1/3 off normal fares.
Travel in a group? GroupSave - Save 34% when you travel in a group of adults at Off-Peak times and weekends. 
Add a bus journey to or from the station PLUSBUS gives you unlimited bus and tram travel at the start and end of your train journey. Prices start at £2 a day. Check if PlusBus is available in your area.

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You can buy tickets online and collect them from the ticket machine before you travel. You can also buy them at the station from a ticket machine or staffed ticket office.