25% reduction on off-peak rail-only tickets until 24 December

20141126 cheap tickets 2Southeastern are offering a 25% reduction on off-peak tickets from Sevenoaks to London. An off-peak return costs £8.45. You can only buy the tickets online – they are not available at the ticket office.

The discount only applies to rail-only tickets. There is no discount available on One-Day Travelcards. So if you will be using tubes and buses a lot (for example 4 tube journeys) once you get to London a Travelcard (£15) would still be slightly cheaper than a rail ticket (£8.45) and the Oyster PAYG Zone 1 Daily Cap (£7.00).

Similar discounts are available to some other destinations, including Tunbridge Wells. Don’t be misled by the absence of Sevenoaks from Southeastern’s advertisements: it turns out the advert only shows examples.

Update: Peter Fleming, Leader of Sevenoaks District Council, has pointed that parking in Sevenoaks is free on Saturday 6 December and Saturday 13 December – and you can do your Christmas shopping locally and avoid the Oxford Street crowds. A 100% discount sounds good to us: come on, Southeastern, beat that!


25% reduction on off-peak rail-only tickets until 24 December — 2 Comments

  1. There’s also continuous savings to be had using various railcards. I have an annual Network Railcard which allows me to travel at a greatly reduced price to London including Zones 1-6 at £9.95(weekends) and £13.00 (off-peak weekdays). Also useful for savings (usually a third off) on other trips in the south east area which extends up to Worcester, Oxford, Ely and down across to Exeter, Weymouth, Salisbury and the Isle of Wight.

  2. @Raven: Thanks. Unfortunately the latest Southeastern offer only applies to full-price tickets – we understand previous offers included tickets bought on railcards so that there was 25% off the railcard ticket price.

    There are some changes coming shortly in railcards. We’ll be writing an article on this.

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