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Off-Peak tickets

If you don’t need to travel in rush hour you can choose an Off-Peak ticket and save money.

Everyday great savings

Thameslink has your travel sorted!

Visit the city, the coast or the countryside and save 20%** on Super Off-Peak day return tickets. Entertaining the kids is easy with lots of great 2FOR1 deals available, and they can even travel with you for just £2 each! Visit the Days Out Guide website to see all the 2FOR1 deals on offer, and make your trip sweeter!

If you’re travelling on a weekday but outside the morning or evening peak times, it’s cheaper to buy an Off-Peak ticket than an Anytime fare.

They’re available as single or day return fares.

Off-Peak times depend on the train company you’re travelling with, where you’re going and when you’re travelling. Use the journey planner to check for Off-Peak services.

Off-Peak at a glance

  • Travel Monday-Friday outside busy times
  • Travel any time on weekends and Bank Holidays

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London St Pancras to Brighton

Off-Peak Day Return

Buy tickets from £17.60

St Albans City to London

Off-Peak Day Travelcard

Buy tickets from £21.00

Bedford to London Blackfriars

Off-Peak Day Return

Buy tickets from £29.10
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Off-Peak on Thameslink

Morning peak time

For details of the first Off-Peak train from your station to London please check our journey planner.

Evening peak time

The return part of an Off-Peak ticket can’t be used on northbound services that leave London between 16.30 and 19.01 – but you can use a single Off-Peak or the outward part of a return at these times.

The evening peak restrictions above don’t apply:

  • On any southbound train
  • On journeys starting south of East Croydon
  • On journeys starting and ending north of West Hampstead Thameslink
  • On the return portion of tickets with the destination of London Thameslink or London Zones 1-6

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Save on First Class with your Railcard

Save a 1/3 on Off-Peak fares

If you have a Senior, HM Forces or Disabled Persons Railcard, you get 1/3 off all First Class Off-Peak and First Class Super Off-Peak fares.

Read the general terms and conditions for Off-Peak and Super Off-Peak tickets. Got a question? Contact us.

** 20% saving is for an adult Super Off-Peak day return, compared to a standard Off-Peak day return ticket. Super Off-Peak adult day return tickets are valid on weekends and Bank Holidays on Thameslink trains.

Travelling outside busy times?

Off-Peak and Super Off-Peak tickets will save you money