Commute your way
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Smart tools for autumn travel are right at your fingertips.
Whether you’re travelling five days a week or are thinking about a more flexible way of working, we can help you plan your commute so you can travel on our trains with confidence. Find out more about the extra steps we’re taking on our travel advice page.
We've got the very best ticket options and useful tools to help you commute your way, saving you time and helping you get the best value out of your ticket. Pick up a dose of caffeine and a bite to eat from the station and after your day at the office, why not head out with friends and family to enjoy an evening out, long-awaited colleague catch ups or a spot of retail therapy.
Scroll to find space onboard with SeatFinder
SeatFinder tools are designed so you can check how busy your train is and plan your journey with confidence. So, if you’re planning your journey ahead you can use our SeatFinder timetables here or if you’re planning to travel in the next two hours, check your journey on our website Live Departure Boards or in the Southeastern app in Departures & Arrivals.
Tap to buy the ticket to suit you
If you’re planning to travel regularly on weekdays during peak times, our clever Season Ticket Calculator will help you find the best value ticket for your journey. Simply enter your journey details and it will search for the best value ticket.
Tickets you can buy include Flexi Season, Weekly, Monthly, Custom and Annual Season tickets, plus Anytime Day Returns.
Flexi Season tickets
Our Flexi Season ticket gives you more ticket choice and could work if you plan to commute two or three times a week. Flexi Season will give you 8 days of travel in 28 days – any time between two stations. You’ll get 8 undated one day passes, giving you total freedom to choose when you travel, exclusively available on our contactless smartcard, The Key. You can travel with a Flexi Season ticket between two stations that are both located outside the London Travelcard Zones, or from a station outside the London Travelcard Zones to anywhere within the zones. Flexi Season tickets are not available for journeys between two stations within the London Travelcard Zones 1-8, or for journeys that include Travelcard add ons.
If you make the same journey more than two or three times a week, a Season Ticket may suit you best. You can choose how long you want your Season Ticket to last, from weekly, to any period between one month and one year. You can easily purchase your season tickets on The Key, our contactless smartcard which means you won’t need a photocard. Season Tickets are priced on a five day, Monday to Friday working week with Saturdays and Sundays added on at no further charge so you can use it for fun days out too.
Anytime Day Return tickets
Maximise your time in the office with our Anytime Day Return ticket, giving you the freedom to travel on any Southeastern train, at any time. With no restrictions on travel time, get into work early for your first meeting of the day or use it for meetings away from the office. This ticket gives you the flexibility to travel back home whenever it suits you.
Our Off-Peak tickets offer great savings on journeys outside of the typical commuting times, every day of the week. Off-Peak tickets are valid on trains arriving into London after 10am. Or, if you’re travelling from London or entirely within the Greater London area, Off-Peak tickets are valid on trains departing after 9.30am. Plus, on weekdays there are no evening peak restrictions, so you don’t need to keep an eye on the clock.
Make life easy and use our contactless smartcard, The Key. You can buy and download tickets from the comfort of home, saving you time at the station and avoid any queues. You can buy single, return and season tickets on The Key, including tickets for most other train companies across mainland Britain and TfL. The Key’s contactless technology allows you to hold the card over the reader at the ticket gate. It’s also wipeable and easy to clean.
Whoosh through autumn with our new timetableYou wouldn’t think the humble leaf could cause so much trouble. 50 million leaves fall onto our train tracks every autumn. When mixed with rain and squashed by train wheels, they form a slippery layer on the rails like black ice. Our drivers need more time to stop and start the trains as the wheels have less grip on the tracks.
So we’re making some small changes to our timetable from 10 October to keep trains running on time. Some morning trains will leave a few minutes earlier. Evening trains will leave London at the same time as usual, but some will arrive at stations along their route a few minutes later.
These timetable changes give us the extra time we need to drive the trains safely. For the latest timetable and to plan your journey, visit our timetable page.
More tools to help you on your way...
Our new, improved app gives live personalised travel information straight to your phone, buy and download Key smartcard tickets, check how busy your train is with SeatFinder, receive live travel updates and book Passenger Assist with the new Southeastern app. Available to download free from the App Store or Google Play.
Our new 24/7 messaging service on WhatsApp enables you to get information you need quicker and easier, from real-time travel updates direct from our control room to information on service disruption across the network and live departures from your chosen station. Simply add our number 07866 002 690 to your WhatsApp contacts and send us a message.
Free WiFi onboard our trains
Stay connected on your journey with free WiFi onboard our trains, now also available in the tunnels on our high-speed routes. Whether you need to catch up on emails, check the news or do some online shopping, you can swipe, type and browse in comfort while travelling with us. We’ve increased the free WiFi data allowance from 50MB to 75MB and if you’re travelling on our high-speed services, we have doubled your allowance to 100MB.