What are Off Peak tickets?

With an Off Peak ticket on c2c services, you can travel on any Off Peak train for the date(s) shown on your ticket. There are some exceptions and other operators vary, so use the journey planner to check what the applicable fares are, depending on the time and day of travel.

Off-Peak times on c2c

c2c operates a simple two-band Peak and Off-Peak model.


  • Our evening peak is between 16:00 – 19:00 on Mondays to Fridays (excluding bank holidays). This applies to all services leaving from or going via a London station (Zones 1-6) during this period.


  • Our morning peak applies to all services departing before 09:30 on Monday to Friday (excludes bank holidays).

Weekends and bank holidays

  • All weekend and bank holiday travel is classified as Off-Peak.