The Key Smartcard
No more fumbling around for paper tickets. Say hello to an easier way to travel when you buy your tickets with The Key Smartcard - Southern's very own smartcard.
A faster way to buy and use season tickets. No more queues or waiting for tickets to arrive. Just tap & go
The hassle-free way to get going. Buy and renew season tickets online in advance and avoid the rush.
IT'S A KEEPER
Say bye-bye to worn and torn paper tickets. A durable card that lasts and works tap after tap.
SAFE & SOUND
If your Key Smartcard is lost or stolen, we'll block it and replace it free of charge.
How The Key Smartcard works
Travelling in and out of London? The Key Smartcard can save you time and hassle. It’s a smartcard that you use to touch in and out at the ticket barrier. You load tickets onto it – so there’s no need to stand in a queue. And The Key is free: there’s no deposit and you don’t need to pay anything over the normal price of your ticket.keyGo
Types of tickets you can add to The Key Smartcard
You can load these types of tickets onto your key smartcard:
- weekly, monthly or annual season tickets
- weekly, monthly and annual Travelcard season tickets for the Tube, buses, trams, trains and the Docklands Light Railway
- Anytime and Return tickets
- Off-Peak tickets
- PLUSBUS tickets for traveling in Crawley and Brighton, excluding Newhaven and Seaford stations.
Pay as you go travel with keyGo
Exclusive Key Smartcard discounts
City Car Club - save £59
Use your Key Smartcard to register and get your first year’s membership for just £1 – a saving of £59. City Car Club offers pay-as-you-go car and van rental across the Southern network.
Co-Wheels - save £24
Join with your key for just £1 for your first year. Membership of Co-Wheels, which offers pay-as-you-go car rental in lots of Southern destinations, usually costs £25.