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Advance Tickets

Book ahead and save money

Our Advance Tickets explained

If you know when you’ll be travelling, buy an Advance Ticket up to 12 weeks before your journey and you’ll save money compared to buying a full price ticket on the day. 

Our Advance Tickets are standard class single tickets that are sold for journeys on specific trains. 

You can buy Advance Tickets from ticket offices, and they're also available online – and you don’t have to worry about any hidden booking or collection fees. 

Our Advance Tickets are subject to availability, so book as early as you can to avoid disappointment and get the best deal. 

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Find out how much you can save by booking in advance

Advance single

Super Off-Peak single

Tunbridge Wells to London  £6.10 £14.20
Canterbury to London
for high speed
£31.70 plus high speed
Tonbridge to London £6.10
London to Margate
plus high speed
£32.10 plus high speed

London to Folkestone

plus high speed

£31.70 plus high speed

London to Battle £10.20


Fares correct at last date of publication 21/05/2017


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Advance Tickets
Terms and Conditions

What else should I know about Advance Tickets?

  • Our best value* Advance Tickets are available online and can be collected from Ticket Vending Machines or ticket offices at our stations or delivered by post. They can also be bought from ticket offices
  • Tickets are subject to availability and can be booked up to 12 weeks ahead of the date of travel
  • The deadline for booking is one day before travel at 1am for departures between midnight and 4am and 6pm for departures between 4am and midnight
  • They are sold as Single fares but you can mix and match Advance Tickets for a return journey
  • They’re available on many regular and high speed services but not for journeys entirely within the London Travelcard area, or from certain other stations close to London
  • Prior to the departure of the first booked train the date and/or time of an Advance Ticket can be changed at any National Rail ticket office – you will have to pay any difference between the price paid and the price of the next suitable fare for your journey. There is normally a £10 fee to change Advance Tickets however Southeastern waive this fee for Advance Tickets between London terminals or Gatwick Airport and Southeastern destinations
  • Advance tickets are non-refundable

When can I use an Advance Ticket?

  • Advance fares are valid only on the date and the train shown on the ticket
  • Weekdays Advance fares are available on most journeys;
    • to London after 9.45am
    • from London between 10am and 4pm and after 7pm
  • Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays Advance fares are available on most journeys all day
  • At weekends, due to engineering work, Advance fares may be withdrawn or reservations opened less than 12 weeks ahead

What discounts are available?

  • Child discounts apply for all Advance fares, and you can combine Adult Advance fares with Kids for a Quid
  • National Railcard holders get 1/3 off all Standard Class Advance fares
  • Group discounts are not available
You can check the full terms and conditions for Advance fares at National Rail Enquiries, but remember to book directly with Southeastern to avoid paying any admin fees.
Best value is based on the cost of an online Southeastern Advance ticket to/from or via London, compared to a full-price train ticket on the day.


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