Help buying tickets online
Answers to common questions about buying Thameslink tickets online.
Logging into your account
Planning your journey
If you want the flexibility of more than one central London stations, select ‘London Terminals’.
If you want to use buses, tubes, trams, DLR or other National Rail services in London, select ‘London Travelcard Zones 1-6’.
We’ll always show you:
- the best value ticket – preselected at the top of the list
- other single and return fares – starting with the cheaper ones
- more expensive tickets like First Class further down the list
Please note that not all fares are available on the key smartcard. If you are making an online purchase you should de-select the 'key smartcard fares' option to see the full range of fares available.
Buying and collecting your tickets
Buying season tickets online
Renew your monthly or annual season ticket at least three days before you need to start using it.
If you’re using a key smartcard, you can start using your ticket within 2 hours of renewing it.
To load a ticket on your smartcard, you’ll need to tap in at a station card reader. You can choose a loading date and station when buying your ticket, but the station must be outside the London Travelcard area.
Travelling today? You’ll need to wait 2 hours after buying your ticket before it is available to load.
Managing your account
From your online account you can access your preferences under My Preferences from the left menu of your account.
From there simply check the boxes next to the preferences you choose to receive, and click submit:
- Travel and service updates
- Days out inspiration and exclusive promotions
- Auto Delay Repay
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