Kids for £2

On weekends and school holidays

Family days out are now even more appealing, thanks to our Kids for £2 train tickets. Due to popular demand, the deal is now available on weekends year round. During school holidays (Half-Term and Christmas etc) you’ll also be able to make the most of this fantastic offer on weekdays when the kids are off. Oh, and kids aged four and under go completely free. If you’re travelling onwards into London, our Family Travelcard may be your best ticket option.

For family days out – in London or on the coast

Who doesn’t relish the opportunity for a family day out? So, make the most of our Kids for £2 train tickets and head to the coast or for some impromptu fun in the capital.

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Why you’ll love Kids for £2

Available at weekends and during school holidays


You can travel with up to four children with any valid adult ticket


You’ll have more money left to spend on your day out



Do I need Smartcard for this ticket?

No, you can use this ticket without Smartcard.

How Kids for £2 tickets work

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Buy your tickets online, selecting the number of adults and children

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Collect your ticket from a ticket machine, or buy your tickets directly at the station ticket office

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Use your ticket at the gates to travel with ease

Kids for £2

Kids for £2Family TravelcardGroupSaveSenior RoverOnline advance discount
Best forFamilies Families off to LondonSmall groupsOver 60sBargain hunters
Adults (ages 16+)NoYesYesYesYes
Children (ages 5-16)YesNoNoNoNo
PeakNoNoNoNoNo
Off-Peak WeekdaysOnly during school holidaysYesYesYesYes
WeekendsYesYesYesNoYes
Can add a London Zones Travelcard?YesNo Already includes travelcardNoNo
  1. Kids for £2
    Best for
    Families
    Adults (ages 16+)
    No
    Children (ages 5-16)
    Yes
    Peak
    No
    Off-Peak Weekdays
    Only during school holidays
    Weekends
    Yes
    Can add a London Zones Travelcard?
    Yes
  2. Family Travelcard
    Best for
    Families off to London
    Adults (ages 16+)
    Yes
    Children (ages 5-16)
    No
    Peak
    No
    Off-Peak Weekdays
    Yes
    Weekends
    Yes
    Can add a London Zones Travelcard?
    No
  3. GroupSave
    Best for
    Small groups
    Adults (ages 16+)
    Yes
    Children (ages 5-16)
    No
    Peak
    No
    Off-Peak Weekdays
    Yes
    Weekends
    Yes
    Can add a London Zones Travelcard?
    Already includes travelcard
  4. Senior Rover
    Best for
    Over 60s
    Adults (ages 16+)
    Yes
    Children (ages 5-16)
    No
    Peak
    No
    Off-Peak Weekdays
    Yes
    Weekends
    No
    Can add a London Zones Travelcard?
    No
  5. Online advance discount
    Best for
    Bargain hunters
    Adults (ages 16+)
    Yes
    Children (ages 5-16)
    No
    Peak
    No
    Off-Peak Weekdays
    Yes
    Weekends
    Yes
    Can add a London Zones Travelcard?
    No

FAQ connected to this ticket type

  1. 1. Does an adult have to buy a ticket too?

    While this ticket is geared towards children, an adult can – and must – buy a ticket first, in order for the child(ren) to travel with them. With our Kids for £2 ticket deal, you can take a trip with your child, grandchild, niece or nephew for the price of a takeaway coffee – as long as you have a valid Adult ticket. To take advantage of this offer, the child you’re travelling with must be between the ages of five and 16. Both of you are then free to travel on weekends or off-peak weekdays during the school holidays. You can add a London Zones travelcard, too.

  2. 2. On which school holidays dates are Kids for £2 tickets valid on weekdays?

    Here are the school holidays dates we’ll be following:

    Autumn half-term – 22/10/18 – 26/10/18

    Winter holidays – 20/12/18 – 02/01/19

    Spring half-term – 18/02/19 – 22/02/19

    Spring holidays –  08/04/19 – 22/04/19

    Summer half-term – 27/05/19 – 31/05/19

    Summer holidays – 25/07/19 – 02/09/19

  3. 3. What age does my child need to be for a Kids for £2 ticket?

    Ages five to 15, as long as accompanied by a fare paying adult. Kids under 4 are free.

  4. 4. What tickets are available to children on weekdays outside of the school holidays?

    On weekday services outside the school holidays, children aged 5-15 travel for half the adult fare.

  5. 5. Terms and Conditions
    • From 06 October 2018, up to four children (aged between five and 15) can travel for £2 each on weekend trains, and weekday off-peak trains during the school holidays. It is not available during term time

     

    Here are the school holidays dates we’ll be following:

     

    Autumn half-term – 22/10/18 – 26/10/18

    Winter holidays – 20/12/18 – 02/01/19

    Spring half-term – 18/02/19 – 22/02/19

    Spring holidays – 08/04/19 – 22/04/19

    Summer half-term – 27/05/19 – 31/05/19

    Summer holidays – 25/07/19 – 02/09/19

     

    Kids for £2 tickets are valid when a child is accompanied by an adult who had purchased a valid ticket; up to two children aged four and under travel free with a fare-paying adult.

     

    • Available on weekends year-round – and on school holidays (half-term and Christmas), on weekdays when the kids are off
    • Valid for travel on c2c services only, this offer does not permit travel on London Underground or any other operators services. A Family Travelcard can sometimes work out cheaper if you need to use any TFL services
    • Children using the ‘Kids for £2’ ticket must be accompanied by an adult holding a valid ticket for specified dates
    • The kids for £2 ticket offer cannot be used for journeys solely within the London zones. For instance, it cannot be used for a journey from Upminster to London Fenchurch Street
    • No further Railcard discounts are available
    • This ticket is non-refundable
    • This ticket is subject to the National Conditions of Travel.

     

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