Purchasing your train ticket
At c2c we have developed a number of different mechanisms for purchasing your ticket to make it as easy as possible for you to travel with us.
At the ticket office
All our ticket office staff have been trained to the highest level to ensure that they offer you the cheapest and most convenient ticket type for your travel requirements. Please approach our helpful staff and they will be happy to assist you in any way.
Our ticket office opening times are clearly displayed at each station with our aim being to ensure that customers are served within five minutes at peak times and three minutes at other times.
Our ticket offices accept payment in cash, MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Diners Club International, Maestro (formerly Switch) or Delta cards and by Rail Travel Vouchers.
All of our stations have self-service ticket machines designed to offer a convenient and alternative method of payment at busier times to our most popular destinations.
They accept 5p, 10p, 20p, 50p, £1 and £2 coins as well as £5 and £10 notes. Some machines will also accept £20 notes and credit/debit cards.
Please note that our machines do not accept Solo or Electron card payments.
To enable you to book from the comfort of your home or office, we also offer an online booking facility where you can check train times, fares and purchase a rail ticket for travel to anywhere on the UK rail network.
Pay by credit or debit card and choose to have your rail tickets posted direct to your home or collect them at one of our self-service ticket machines.
You can also purchase or renew your Season Ticket online here.
Please remember that as part of the booking process you will need to open an account with us before you can book your ticket.
You will receive an email confirming your account details. After your first purchase every time you purchase a ticket you will be asked to enter those details.
We've also put together a handy hints page to help you book your tickets online that can be viewed here.
National Rail Conditions of Carriage
The National Rail Conditions of Carriage set out the legal contract that you have with us when you purchase a ticket and travel with c2c.