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Online advance discount

Southend to London returns for £11.25

For our cheapest Adult Off-Peak tickets, simply buy online three or more days in advance. On weekdays you’ll save 40% on our Off-Peak Return tickets and at weekends you’ll also make an extra saving, making this our best value ticket all week long. For example, you can travel from London Fenchurch Street to Southend return for £11.25, or Benfleet to Chafford Hundred return for £5.00 – and it’s the same price Off-Peak weekdays as it is at weekends.

Buy online in advance for the best fare

Planning a day out to London or the Southend Coastline? Organise at it three or more days in advance and enjoy a brilliant online discount that rewards you for getting in there early.

There’s so much to do in the city and in Southend, from walks along the coast to all that London has to offer. Browse our things to do page for even more ideas.

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Why you’ll love our online advance discount

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It’s our best value adult off-peak fare (unless you’re eligible for Senior Rover).


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Save a 40% on Off-Peak weekday return tickets, and save on weekend fares too.


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Available for travel 7 days a week on any off-peak train – no need to book a special seat or service.



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Do I need a Smartcard for this ticket?

You don’t need a Smartcard, but if the journey you are planning is eligible, you will be given the option to fulfill the ticket to a Smartcard, instead of collecting at the station.

Why travel with a Smartcard?

You’ll get more benefits for travelling with a c2c Smartcard, including Automatic Delay Repay and loyalty points. You’ll also spare yourself the station’s ticket queues, since you’ve planned ahead and bought online.

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How our online advance discount ticket works:

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Buy your tickets online at least 3 days in advance, selecting *online discount

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Load your ticket onto a Smartcard or collect your ticket from a ticket machine at the station

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Use your ticket at the gates to travel with ease.

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Ticket Comparison

Online advance discount GroupSave Kids for £2 Senior Rover c2c Family Travelcard
Best for Bargain hunters Small groups Families Over 60s Families off to London
Adults (ages 16+) ticket-comparisonYes ticket-comparisonYes ticket-comparisonNo ticket-comparisonYes ticket-comparisonYes
Children (ages 5-16) ticket-comparisonNo ticket-comparisonNo ticket-comparisonYes ticket-comparisonNo ticket-comparisonNo
Peak ticket-comparisonNo ticket-comparisonNo ticket-comparisonNo ticket-comparisonNo ticket-comparisonNo
Off-Peak Weekdays ticket-comparisonYes ticket-comparisonYes ticket-comparisonOnly during school holidays ticket-comparisonYes ticket-comparisonYes
Weekends ticket-comparisonYes ticket-comparisonYes ticket-comparisonYes ticket-comparisonNo ticket-comparisonYes
Can add a London Zones Travelcard? ticket-comparisonNo ticket-comparisonYes ticket-comparisonYes ticket-comparisonNo ticket-comparison Already includes travelcard
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    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
  2. GroupSave products-faq-angle-arrow.svg products-faq-angle-arrow-purple.svg
    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?
    Yes
  3. Kids for £2 products-faq-angle-arrow.svg products-faq-angle-arrow-purple.svg
    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
  4. Senior Rover products-faq-angle-arrow.svg products-faq-angle-arrow-purple.svg
    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. c2c Family Travelcard products-faq-angle-arrow.svg products-faq-angle-arrow-purple.svg
    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?
    Already includes travelcard

FAQ connected to this ticket type

  1. 1. What is off-peak? Or when does off-peak run? products-faq-angle-arrow.svg products-faq-angle-arrow-purple.svg

    Although off-peak times will vary – by both the train operator and route – the times generally fit within those listed below:

     

    • Off-Peak tickets are not valid on weekdays before 09.30am
    • They tickets can be used on all trains at weekends and on public holidays.

     

    On c2c services Off-peak Day tickets are not available for travel on trains arriving at London Fenchurch Street before 10.00am, or departing from London before 09.30am

    c2c Super Off-peak tickets are only valid at Weekends and Bank Holidays, but on some long distance journeys these tickets are valid seven days a week. However, they come with tighter restrictions on weekdays than Off-peak fares.

  2. 2. How soon after making a booking can I collect my tickets from a self service ticket machine? products-faq-angle-arrow.svg products-faq-angle-arrow-purple.svg

    Tickets will be ready for collection at a self-service ticket machine – just two hours from the time printed on your email confirmation.

  3. 3. I need help making a booking online; who do I contact? products-faq-angle-arrow.svg products-faq-angle-arrow-purple.svg

    Please contact our web support team on 0345 744 4422 option five, and we will assist you in making your booking online.

  4. 4. Does the ticket price quoted include all travellers? products-faq-angle-arrow.svg products-faq-angle-arrow-purple.svg

    The ticket prices displayed throughout the booking pages is the total cost for the number of travellers you entered before searching.  You can click on the price quoted to see a breakdown of the entire cost.

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