Ticket types explained
Looking for the best ticket price or maximum flexibility? Find the best ticket type for your travel needs.
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Save money if you make the same journey more than three times a week by buying a season ticket.
See how much you can save by choosing a weekly, monthly or annual season ticket. You can opt to include the bus, tram or tube too.
First Class tickets
Want a little bit more on your journey? Most of our routes have First Class tickets.
You can get First Class tickets for everyday commuting on a Season ticket, and for the majority of daily tickets and Travelcards too.
Oyster cards and contactless
Avoid ticket machine queues and travel around London using an Oyster card or a debit or credit card.
It's easy to go contactless when you’re travelling in Zones 1-6 in London, and you can also use your Oyster or contactless payment card to get to Gatwick Airport.
Either buy or top up a Transport for London Oyster card or use a contactless debit or credit card to get around.
Discounts and railcards
Make the most of special offers and railcards and save money.
You can get 1/3 off the price of many tickets with:
- GroupSave – if you’re going somewhere as a group
- Railcards – families, students, service personnel and more can all save with a Railcard
You can use your Railcard and make group bookings for up to 9 people when you buy your tickets online.
Flexi Season Ticket
The new 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. You can now buy your Flexi Season Tickets online or at any of our ticket offices, ready to load onto your Key Smartcard, and start travelling from 28 June. Find out more.
You can buy tickets online and collect them from the ticket machine before you travel. You can also buy them at the station from a ticket machine or staffed ticket office.