Daily tickets

We offer a range of single and return tickets that you can buy on the day or in advance for travel on a particular day. These include Anytime and Off-Peak tickets, which can be easily added to a c2c Smartcard, or Super Off Peak tickets which are available at weekends only.

Key features of buying daily tickets onto a Smartcard

Railcard Discounts

Buy daily tickets with any railcard discounts in the c2c Train Travel app and load them onto a Smartcard.

Add Travelcards

Add Travelcards to daily tickets using the c2c Train Travel app and load them onto a Smartcard for easy onward travel in London zones 1-6.

Never queue again

Use the c2c Train travel app’s amazing loading feature to buy and load tickets on the go, and never queue at the station again.

Find our more about our app and Smartcard

How to buy Daily Tickets

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    Make sure you have a c2c Smartcard. You can order online or pick one up at your station.  Register your card for all the benefits.  




    Buy your daily ticket online or using the c2c Train Travel app, or using the ticket machine at the station, and add them to your card.




    Tap in at the Smartcard readers at the station. Don’t forget to tap out again to make sure the journey is complete.

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    Buy online, at the ticket office or ticket machine.




    If you’ve bought online, collect your ticket from a ticket machine.




    Use your ticket at the gates to travel with ease.


Ticket Comparison

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Impromptu train travel - for meetings or interviews Biggest Savings Term-time travelling or ad-hoc work contracts best Regular commuters Commuting 2 or 3 days a week
Available on Smartcard
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Smartcard required
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Goldcard Benefits
Cheaper than daily tickets
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FAQ connected to this ticket type

  1. 1. What is an Anytime ticket? products-faq-angle-arrow.svg products-faq-angle-arrow-purple.svg

    With an Anytime ticket, you can travel on any train for the date(s) shown on your ticket, including the weekday morning peak. Anytime train tickets allow for flexible outward and return travel between two stations, either on a single day or returning within a one-month period. There are no restrictions on the time of day you can travel with an Anytime ticket, meaning you can board a train during Peak or Off-Peak or hours.    
  2. 2. What are Off Peak tickets? products-faq-angle-arrow.svg products-faq-angle-arrow-purple.svg

    With an Off Peak ticket on c2c services, you can travel on any Off Peak train for the date(s) shown on your ticket.  There are some exceptions and other operators vary, so use the journey planner to check what the applicable fares are, depending on the time and day of travel.

    Off-Peak times on c2c

    c2c operates a simple two-band Peak and Off-Peak model.


    • Our evening peak is between 16:00 – 19:00 on Mondays to Fridays (excluding bank holidays). This applies to all services leaving from or going via a London station (Zones 1-6) during this period.


    • Our morning peak applies to all services departing before 09:30 on Monday to Friday (excludes bank holidays).

    Weekends and bank holidays

    • All weekend and bank holiday travel is classified as Off-Peak.
  3. 3. What are Super Off Peak tickets? products-faq-angle-arrow.svg products-faq-angle-arrow-purple.svg

    Super Off-Peak tickets are valid on Saturdays, Sundays or Bank Holidays, and often have more restrictions than standard Off-Peak tickets. c2c does not offer Super Off-Peak tickets.
  4. 4. Adding a London Travelcard to a daily ticket products-faq-angle-arrow.svg products-faq-angle-arrow-purple.svg

    Travelcards allow you to travel to London and enjoy unlimited travel throughout London on National Rail, London Underground, Docklands Light Railway, Tramlink and London Bus services within London Zones 1-6. The Travelcard allows you to reach your final c2c destination within London, and then travel unlimited throughout London - using any of those services listed above. To add a Travelcard to a daily ticket set your destination station to ‘London Zones 1-6’. The c2c journey planner will return an Anytime Day Return. To add the Travelcard, click ‘other fares’ which will then give you the option to select the Travelcard.
  5. 5. What is a London Terminal? products-faq-angle-arrow.svg products-faq-angle-arrow-purple.svg

    London Terminals are a group of mainline rail stations in central London. Journeys into London via rail usually end at a London Terminal stations. For customers travelling into London on the c2c route, a London Terminal is both London Fenchurch Street or London Liverpool Street. If your ticket reads ‘London Terminals’, you can alight at either of those two London Terminal stations. However, you cannot use that ticket to travel into or throughout London beyond that London Terminal station using London Underground, Docklands Light Railway, Tramlink and London Bus services. If you want to travel beyond the London Terminal station into London, make sure your ticket includes a Travelcard, or is valid to London Zones.

    List of London Terminal stations

    • London Blackfriars
    • London Cannon Street
    • London Charing Cross
    • City Thameslink
    • London Euston
    • London Fenchurch Street
    • London Kings Cross
    • London Liverpool Street
    • London Bridge
    • London Marylebone
    • Moorgate
    • Old Street (for journeys starting north of London and via Kings Cross St Pancras only)
    • London Paddington
    • St Pancras International
    • Vauxhall
    • London Victoria
    • London Waterloo
    • London Waterloo East
  6. 6. What tickets can I get on the c2c Smartcard? products-faq-angle-arrow.svg products-faq-angle-arrow-purple.svg

    We've improved Smartcards so you can now buy most daily ticket options, including those with Railcards, through both the web and c2c Train Travel app. With the app, you can even load them directly onto your Smartcard.

    Ticket types that can be added to a c2c Smartcard are:

    What tickets can't I get on a Smartcard?

    • Daily single or return tickets that go from a c2c station, and through a London zone station, to one outside the c2c route
    • Weekend Day Travelcards
    • GroupSave
    • Senior Rover 
  7. 7. How many tickets can I store on my c2c Smartcard? products-faq-angle-arrow.svg products-faq-angle-arrow-purple.svg

    The c2c Smartcard can hold up to five active tickets at a time. A Flexi Season will count as one.
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