Advance Tickets

Save money on train travel by booking ahead

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Choose an Advance ticket for money saving travel

We have added MORE Advance tickets to MORE destinations giving you MORE chances to save and travel on selected routes across Kent, London and East Sussex for less. Book early for cheaper fares, plus there are no booking fees when you book direct with Southeastern.

Advance Tickets are a great way to save – you can book your trip for a cheaper price than if you were to buy your ticket on the day you are travelling. So, with a little bit of advance planning and by choosing a specific time to travel, you can save money.

Numbers of Advance Tickets are limited and the earlier you book, the cheaper the fare. You can also book an Advance Ticket right up to 23.59* the day before you travel.

Plus, you could save even more and get another 1/3 off the Advance Ticket price with selected railcards.^

Advance tickets are only available as single tickets at specific times and on selected routes, but you can mix and match Advance Tickets and times to suit you. Don't forget if you're making a return journey, you will need to buy a ticket for each direction. 

Buy your Advance Ticket at home via our Southeastern app, through our website or from a station ticket office.

Please note: Network Rail has made temporary changes to how far in advance rail timetables are confirmed. In some cases, it may be less than the usual 12-weeks before travel, this is a national issue but many train journeys are unaffected. Wherever possible, we've highlighted journeys yet to be confirmed in our journey planner to help.

*Subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply.
^Terms and conditions apply. Check the terms of your railcard here.

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Find out how much you can save by booking in advance

Don’t forget, Advance tickets are only available as single tickets at specific times and on selected routes.

Journey Advance single from

Super Off-Peak single from

Off-Peak single from

Tunbridge Wells to London  £7.00 £18.40 £23.70
Canterbury to London
 inc. highspeed
Maidstone to London
inc. highspeed
Sittingbourne to London £11.90 inc. highspeed £31.10 £33.80
London to Hastings

 inc. highspeed


London to Folkestone

 inc. highspeed


London to Ashford International

inc. highspeed


Bromley South to Faversham £7.80 n/a £25.90

Fares correct at last date of publication 03/03/2024

You can check the full terms and conditions for Advance fares at National Rail Enquiries.

If you need to change your journey time, see our FAQs below.

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