London tickets explained

There are different ways you can travel to and from London: you can buy U-Zone paper tickets between c2c stations and London Underground stations, add a Travelcard with Anytime or Off-Peak tickets, or Contactless / Oyster if you’re only going to be travelling within London. You can buy U-Zone tickets and Travelcards from our app, website, and ticket vending machines at our stations.

U-Zone Tickets

If you’re travelling with c2c to London and want to travel further within the city, you can buy single and return paper tickets to/from London Underground stations from our app, website, and ticket vending machines at our stations. U-Zone tickets are not currently available on the c2c Smartcard.



If you’re buying an Anytime or Off-Peak rail ticket to London, it may be cheaper to buy a Peak or Off-Peak Travelcard for travel within London. A London Zone 1 – 6 Travelcard is also available on your c2c Smartcard.


Contactless & Oyster

We recommend that you travel with contactless or Oyster if you are travelling solely within zones 1 – 6 and the extended Oyster PAYG area (for example, journeys between Upminster and Fenchurch Street).


How can I buy a London U-Zone ticket?

Check TfL zone

Find out which London Underground zone your destination station is in. TfL have a helpful tube map here. Westminster is in Zone 1 for example.

Enter Zone U

Using our app, website or ticket machines, enter “Zone U*** London”, and select the option which covers all the zones you need to travel through.

For example

As an example, if you were travelling to Westminster tube station you would enter “Zone U1234 London”.

Buy tickets

Buy your tickets as you normally would! You’ll need to opt to collect them at the station (or have them posted to you).