Annual Season tickets

Our convenient, money-saving Annual Season ticket offers you the best value, working out at up to 12 weeks’ travel for free. That’s a saving of almost 25% compared to buying Weekly tickets. In fact, you can find out how much cash you’ll claw back by using this handy season ticket calculator, it could add up to £100s. Oh, and when you buy our Annual Season ticket, you’ll also qualify for an all-singing, all-dancing, Annual Gold Card, which offers a host of not to be missed offers.

The ideal solution for regular commuters.

Ideal for regular commuters or shift workers, the Annual Season ticket from c2c ensures you can enjoy optimum flexibility when travelling.

An Annual Gold Card gives you:

  • 1/3 off Standard and First Class Anytime and Off-Peak tickets anywhere within the Gold Card area – and for up to three passengers travelling with you
  • 1/3 off Oyster Off-Peak Pay-as-you-go Single fares and a daily price cap (to qualify, simply load your Annual Gold Card onto your Oyster card and the discount will apply at London Underground, London Overground, TFL Rail and selected National Rail stations – just visit a ticket office for assistance)
  • A generous 60% off child fares – and for up to four children (£1 minimum fare).

But that’s not all; you’ll also be entitled to a one-year Railcard of your choice for just £10. Please visit the National Rail website for Annual Gold Card ts and cs.

Ready to get hold of your Annual Season ticket? You can get yours online or via a ticket office; if you’re going to the ticket office simply download this Switch to Smartcard form and take it to a station, along with your photocard.

 

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Key benefits of an Annual Season ticket

You’ll enjoy 12 weeks’ free travel compared to buying Weekly tickets


There’s no need to queue everyday at the station


You get an Annual Gold Card for more travel perks


You can add a London Zones Travelcard to your Annual Season ticket for both paper tickets and on Smartcards. Yes you can tap in/out on oyster readers with Smartcards.


When you buy your Annual Season ticket online, you get four free off peak return tickets to enjoy on c2c



Do I need Smartcard for this ticket?

No, you don’t need a Smartcard, but you can buy and put an Annual Season straight onto a Smartcard – it’s entirely up to you.

Why travel with a Smartcard?

You’ll get more benefits for putting your Annual Season ticket on a c2c Smartcard, including getting Automatic Delay Repay and collecting Loyalty Points for money off your next Annual Season ticket. You’ll also get four free off-peak return tickets to share with friends or family, or use yourself, to enjoy a day out along the route.

How it Works

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Complete a Season ticket application form (available at stations). Or just buy online with a Smartcard.

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Take the form, along with a passport photo and some ID, to the ticket office at the station

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Our staff will issue you your Annual Season ticket along with a photocard to accompany it. You need a photocard to buy Season tickets online.

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Use your ticket at the gates to travel with ease

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Or forget all that and buy your Annual Season online and load onto a c2c Smartcard. Your Smartcard comes complete with your own photo so no need to take extra ID)

Ticket Comparison

Commuter TicketsAnnual Season ticketsMonthly & Custom-Length Season ticketsWeekly Season ticketsStandard ticketsFlexi-Season tickets
Best forBiggest SavingsTerm-time travelling or ad-hoc work contracts bestRegular commutersImpromptu train travel - for meetings or interviewsPart-time workers
Available on SmartcardYesYesYesYesYes
Available on Smartcard requiredNoNoNoNoNo
Can add a TravelcardYesYesYesYesNo
Goldcard BenefitsYesNoNoNoNo
Cheaper than daily ticketsYesYesYesNoYes

Commuter Tickets

  1. Annual Season tickets
    Best for
    Biggest Savings
    Available on Smartcard
    Yes
    Available on Smartcard Required
    No
    Can add a Travelcard
    Yes
    Goldcard Benefits
    Yes
    Cheaper than daily tickets
    Yes
  2. Monthly & Custom-Length Season tickets
    Best for
    Term-time travelling or ad-hoc work contracts best
    Available on Smartcard
    Yes
    Available on Smartcard Required
    No
    Can add a Travelcard
    Yes
    Goldcard Benefits
    No
    Cheaper than daily tickets
    Yes
  3. Weekly Season tickets
    Best for
    Regular commuters
    Available on Smartcard
    Yes
    Available on Smartcard Required
    No
    Can add a Travelcard
    Yes
    Goldcard Benefits
    No
    Cheaper than daily tickets
    Yes
  4. Standard tickets
    Best for
    Impromptu train travel - for meetings or interviews
    Available on Smartcard
    Yes
    Available on Smartcard Required
    No
    Can add a Travelcard
    Yes
    Goldcard Benefits
    No
    Cheaper than daily tickets
    No
  5. Flexi-Season tickets
    Best for
    Part-time workers
    Available on Smartcard
    Yes
    Available on Smartcard Required
    No
    Can add a Travelcard
    No
    Goldcard Benefits
    No
    Cheaper than daily tickets
    Yes

FAQ connected to this ticket type

  1. 1. I no longer need my Annual Season ticket; can I get a refund?

    If you stop travelling and no longer need your Season ticket, you can hand it in or post it to the ticket office from which you purchased it. Any refund is calculated from the date the Season ticket was handed in and will be the difference between the price you paid and the cost of a ticket or tickets for the period for which you have actually used the ticket. An administration charge (see admin charges below) will also be deducted from the refund amount.

    As the discount applies to longer-term Season tickets, refunds are not made pro rata to the periods before/after surrender and Annual Season tickets have no refund value after about 10 and a half months.

    For this reason, we recommend that employers’ Annual Season Ticket loan schemes are set up so that reimbursements are made in 10, equal monthly payments, with two ‘free’ months at the end of the year, rather than in 12 equal monthly payments.

  2. 2. I’m changing jobs and will be travelling to a different station, can I change my Season ticket?

    If you move house or change your place of work, you may apply to exchange any Season ticket for one with the same expiry date for your new journey – as long as there is a month or more remaining. This is called a changeover.

    A changeover may be applied for at any rail ticket office (preferably one relevant to the new journey), a few days in advance of the date of the change. Any additional charge or refund will be based on the ticket prices when the original Season ticket was bought, pro rata to the periods before and after the changeover.

    No administration charge is made. Any ticket that has already been exchanged in this way may be accepted for further exchanges if necessary.

  3. 3. Do you accept business cheques as a form of payment?

    While we don’t accept personal cheques as a method of payment, we do accept business cheques. Simply make them payable to ‘Trenitalia c2c Limited’ (excluding those where the signatory is ‘Trading As’, ‘T/As’ or any other derivatives) subject to conditions found here.

    We recommend that employers’ Annual Season Ticket loan schemes are set up so that reimbursements are made in 10 equal monthly payments, with two ‘free’ months at the end of the year, rather than in 12 equal monthly payments. This allows for a simpler process, should a refund be requested at any point. More details can be found on our FAQ page.

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