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Transport for London Off-Peak Fridays trial

Make your Fridays more rewarding

Embrace the ease of Off-Peak travel every Friday

Southern Railway is excited to be a part of the Off-Peak Fridays trial by Transport for London (TfL), offering our passengers a unique opportunity to travel at off-peak fares all day on Fridays. This TfL-led initiative, running from 8th March to 31st May 2024, aims to make your commutes more affordable and encourage exploration of London's vibrant offerings.

Enjoy off-peak travel all day within the London Pay As You Go (PAYG) area with contactless payment options including keyGo, Oyster, and contactless bank cards. With this trial, every Friday transforms into an off-peak day, allowing you to enjoy reduced fares on your journeys across parts of our network. Whether it's a regular commute or a spontaneous city adventure, the Off-Peak Fridays trial makes your travel plans more budget-friendly and flexible.

Use TfL's Single Fare Finder to check Pay As You Go (PAYG) fares for a particular journey and maximise your savings by planning your journey ahead.

Included in the Off-Peak Friday trial

  • Pay As You Go (PAYG) Travel: All journeys made using keyGo, contactless or Oyster cards within the Transport for London payment zones. This includes travel to or from Gatwick Airport, Luton Airport Parkway, Welwyn Garden City and Hertford North. See our network map for full details.
  • Daily Cap Adjustments: Benefit from an adjusted daily cap at Off-Peak rates, maximising savings if you are making multiple journeys. Please note that while you will benefit from Off-Peak fares on our services using keyGo, a keyGo Smartcard can not be used on other rail services and Transport for London services. If you are planning on making multiple trips around London between tube, bus and rail, then you are best using a contactless card or Oyster  to benefit from daily and weekly capping.
  • Special Concessions: 60+ London Oyster photocard, Disabled and Older Persons’ Freedom Pass and Veterans Oyster photocard holders can enjoy free travel before 09:30, extending the convenience of off-peak travel throughout the entire day on Fridays
  • Railcards: If you hold a valid railcard, and have attached this to your keyGo account, you can benefit from railcard savings all day on Fridays within the relevant zones.

Not included in the trial

  • Paper Tickets and Travelcards: Single paper tickets and Day Travelcards will retain peak-hour restrictions and are not included in the off-peak Friday trial. Season tickets also remain unaffected as there is no off-peak option for these tickets
  • Bus and Tram Fares: Fares remain consistent at a flat rate of £1.75, as these services are not included in the off-peak trial journeys that go outside the London PAYG area
  • Train tickets and One Day Travelcards: Train tickets and One Day Travelcards will retain peak-hour restrictions and are not included in the off-peak Friday trial. Season tickets also remain unaffected as there is no off-peak option for these tickets

Our network map

Travel between London and the South of England, including Brighton, Chichester, Southampton and Portsmouth.

Travelling into London from outside the contactless payment zones?

A London travelcard ticket may still be able to save you money if you are making multiple journeys once in London