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Explore the season ticket options available on Thameslink

Season tickets

If you make the same journey three times a week or more, a season ticket will usually cost you less than the equivalent Anytime fare.

Season tickets

Do you commute regularly by train? Then why not save money with a train season ticket? Not only are they more cost effective, they will also save you time and the hassle of buying tickets daily.

What type of rail Season ticket do I need?

There are a few different types of rail season tickets for you to choose from. No matter which you choose, every train season ticket gives you unlimited travel between the stations on your route, so you can hop on and off at your leisure. Want to find out what season ticket is right for you? Check out our season ticket calculator.

7-day Season Ticket

A 7-day Season Ticket gives you complete flexibility to plan your working week.

As it allows you unlimited travel for 7 consecutive days either between any two stations or if your commute includes using Transport for London services, you can buy a 7-day Zones 1-6 Travelcard Season Ticket.

This also includes travel on bus, Tube, Tube, tram, DLR, London Overground, Elizabeth Line as well as National Rail services within London.

The more you use your 7-day Season Ticket the greater the savings.

If you are a keyGo customer you can save money with keyGo weekly capping. Make as many journeys as you like between two stations on our network across the week (04:30 Monday – 04:29 Monday) and only pay the equivalent weekly season price.

How do I buy a 7-day Season Ticket?

The easiest way to buy your 7-day Season Ticket is to use our Key Smartcard.

Once you have your Key Smartcard, you can buy your 7-day Season Ticket online, or at one of our stations using the self-service ticket machines or Ticket Office.

These can be bought up to 28 days in advance of when you want to start travelling.

You can also choose to buy a 7-day Season Ticket as a paper ticket, which you can also buy online, or at one of our stations using the self-service ticket machines or Ticket Office.

But unlike a 7-day Season Ticket that is bought on a Key Smartcard, a paper 7-day Season Ticket can only be issued on the start date.

Unless the start date is a Monday (or Tuesday after a Bank Holiday), where you can buy it on the Sunday.

Monthly Season Ticket

A Monthly Season Ticket offers you bigger savings over a 7-Day Season Ticket.

It gives you unlimited travel for a month either between any two stations or if your commute includes using Transport for London services, you can buy a Monthly Zones 1-6 Travelcard Season Ticket.

This also includes travel on bus, Tube, Tube, tram, DLR, London Overground, Elizabeth Line as well as National Rail services within London.

The more you use your Monthly Season Ticket the greater the savings.

How do I buy a Monthly Season Ticket

The easiest way to buy your Monthly Season Ticket is to use our Key Smartcard.

Once you have your Key Smartcard, you can buy your Monthly Season Ticket online, or at one of our Ticket Offices.

Renewals of Monthly Season Tickets on Key Smartcards can be bought from our self-service ticket machines as well as online and our Ticket Offices.

These can be bought up to 28 days in advance of when you want to start travelling.

You can also choose to buy a Monthly Season Ticket as a paper ticket, which you can also buy online, or at one of our Ticket Offices.

But unlike a Monthly Season Ticket that is bought on a Key Smartcard, a paper Monthly Season Ticket can only be sold after midday the day before you want the ticket to start.

Unless the start date is a Saturday, Sunday, or Monday (or Tuesday after a Bank Holiday), where you can buy it from midday on the Friday.

Annual Season Ticket

An Annual Season Ticket gives you unlimited travel for 12 months between any two stations or if your commute includes using Transport for London services.

You can buy an Annual Zones 1-6 Travelcard Season Ticket which also includes travel on bus, Tube, Tube, tram, DLR, London Overground, Elizabeth Line as well as National Rail services within London.

As well as having a ticket that gives You get 12 weeks free travel, plus savings on other journeys across the south east of England with an Annual Gold Card.

The easiest way to buy your Annual Season Ticket is to use our Key Smartcard.

Once you have your Key Smartcard, you can buy your Annual Season Ticket online, or at one of our Ticket Offices.

These can be bought up to 28 days in advance of when you want to start travelling.

You can also choose to buy an Annual Season Ticket as a paper ticket, which you can also buy online, or at one of our Ticket Offices.

But unlike an Annual Season Ticket that is bought on a Key Smartcard, a paper Annual Season Ticket can only be sold after midday the day before you want the ticket to start.

Unless the start date is a Saturday, Sunday, or Monday (or Tuesday after a Bank Holiday), where you can buy it from midday on the Friday.

Flexi Season Ticket

The national Flexi Season Ticket on Smartcard gives you 8 passes to use over 28 days between 2 destinations – so you can make 8 anytime/peak return journeys, any days you choose. Buy your Flexi Season Tickets online or at any of our ticket offices, load it onto your Key Smartcard, and travel when it suits you. Find out more.

Custom Season Ticket

Do you want to make a regular journey for more than a month, but less than a year? Then a custom season ticket is the perfect option. Simply enter the dates you want to travel, and we’ll calculate the right price. 

No matter which train season ticket you choose, remember to bring a valid photocard with you when you travel. 

How do I buy rail Season tickets?

Buying a rail season ticket is easy. You can buy or renew your train season ticket in the following ways:

  • Online – make sure you tick the right box for weekly, monthly, annual or custom passes
  • On The Key Smartcard (your ticket can start just two hours after you buy!)
  • On paper. Weekly tickets can be collected at our stations. Monthly and longer paper season tickets will be sent First Class. Please allow 5 days for delivery
  • At your local ticket office
  • At a station ticket machine (this applies for weekly passes, or monthly if you’re already registered online)

What’s an Annual Gold Card?

When you buy an annual train ticket for travel within the Thameslink network, you will also qualify for an Annual Gold Card. This gives you a range of benefits including:

  • 1/3 off a range of fares, including Anytime, Off-Peak tickets and Travelcards
  • 60% off child fares for up to four children aged 5-15
  • A one-year Railcard

To qualify for your Gold Card, both your origin and destination stations must be within the Gold Card area. Find out if you’re eligible, as well as more details on how to apply here.

If you decide not to travel, or if you need to change your ticket

The Key Smartcard

For extra convenience, buy your season ticket on The Key Smartcard. Buy online, touch in and out at stations, and register your card online in case you lose it.

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