Answers to common questions about buying Thameslink tickets online.
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’.
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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.
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.