Beat the queues with a c2c Smartcard

Order or register a Smartcard

Order a c2c Smartcard today

Buy your Weekly, Monthly, Annual, or Flexi-Season tickets online, onto a c2c Smartcard, for exclusive c2c travel perks like Loyalty Points and Automatic Delay Repay. You can also get PlusBus tickets on smartcard across all season tickets. Child Smartcards are available if you’re 5 – 15 years old.

Register a Smartcard

Annual Season ticket holders can now get their ticket issues onto a Smartcard directly from the station ticket office. Make sure to register your Smartcard so it’s protected from loss or theft, and to benefit from auto Delay Repay.

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Automatic Delay Repay

Train delayed by more than two minutes? Bye-bye, delay forms! Simply tap in and out with your Smartcard whenever you travel to receive Automatic Delay Repay, directly into your online account.

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Loyalty rewards

Join our free Smartcard Loyalty scheme and collect Loyalty Points for your journeys that add up to money off future c2c tickets. Even more rewards are available for Annual Season Ticket holders.

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Flexi-Season tickets

Want a more flexible option? Try a Flexi-Season, a bundle of 10 tickets to use whenever you like within 6 months. Each ticket allows unlimited travel that day between the c2c station you’re travelling to and from. Please note that you cannot add a London Travelcard to a Flexi-Season ticket.

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Student Smartcards

Are you a student aged 16+ studying in a college in South Essex? Get ⅓ off when you buy a Weekly, Term-time, Monthly or Annual Season ticket on your c2c Smartcard.

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Getting started with Smartcard

It's really easy to order a free c2c Smartcard, and set up an online account, just follow this step-by-step guide below

Step 1

Order your free Smartcard online

Register for an account, or login if you have one. Once in your account navigate to manage your Smartcards in ‘My Smartcards’, where you can order your free c2c Smartcard online. You’ll need a passport photo ready to upload.

Order your card here

Step 2

Your Smartcard will arrive in 2 days

It only takes two working days before you receive your new Smartcard by First Class post.

Step 3a

Buy tickets online 2 hours+ before travel

Simply search for the season ticket you want online. It can take up to two hours before your ticket registers, so leave time before travelling. Buy the night before if you can.

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Step 3b

Buy at self-service machine

At the station you can only buy Weekly or Monthly season tickets onto Smartcard using the ticket machine. Hold your c2c Smartcard on the reader then select and purchase the season ticket that you want. After you’ve purchased the ticket, hold your c2c Smartcard on the reader again to load the ticket onto the card. Instructions will be displayed on the machine to help guide you.

Step 4

Touch In

Make sure to hold your Smartcard on the gateline or free-standing reader for a good few seconds to activate your ticket. If you bought a ticket online the ticket will automatically be loaded onto your Smartcard when you touch in at the gates.

Step 5

Touch out

Touch-out by holding your Smartcard on the gateline or free-standing reader. This way we can make sure you’re compensated for any delays automatically.

Switching monthly or longer paper season tickets onto Smart

If you travel with us from outside Oyster/Contactless area then it’s worth switching your monthly (or longer) paper season ticket to a Smartcard. You don’t have to wait to renew.  Follow this easy step-by-step guide:

Switch from paper to Smart

Can I use my Smartcard on the underground?

Yes, if you have a Weekly, Monthly or Annual season ticket with a London zones Travelcard loaded on your Smartcard, then you can tap in and out at TfL’s Oyster card readers and ticket gates, at Overground stations, and on London buses. Want to know how to add a Travelcard to your ticket when buying tickets? Find out here:

Adding a Travelcard

c2c Smartcard help

What tickets can I get on a c2c Smartcard?

Ticket types that can be added to a c2c Smartcard are Seasons (Weekly, Monthly, Odd Period and Yearly), and Flexi-Season tickets. You can see a full breakdown of tickets that you can put on your Smartcard here.

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c2c Smartcard FAQs

Have a question about your Smartcard? Check these commonly asked Smartcard questions and we might have the answer you're looking for in the c2c Smartcard FAQs

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c2c Smartcard enquiry

If you can’t find the answer you’re looking for in our FAQs, email contact@c2crail.net

c2c Smartcard terms & conditions

To see the full terms and conditions around using c2c Smartcard you can read our terms and conditions here.

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