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Off-Peak Carnet (Thameslink and Great Northern)

The following terms and conditions apply to this type of ticket. Please note that some tickets have restrictions on the days or times you can travel. Please check before you travel.

Terms and Conditions

Description

Please note Flexi Season tickets have replaced our Peak (Anytime) Carnet tickets.

Off-Peak Carnet tickets offer a 10% discount on Standard Class travel, compared to the price of Off-Peak Day Return fares between the following stations and London:

Cambridge* - Royston* - Letchworth Garden City* - Huntingdon* - St Neots* - Hitchin* - Stevenage* - Welwyn Garden City* - Hatfield* - Potters Bar* - Hertford North* - Bedford** - Leagrave** - Luton** - Luton Airport Parkway** - Harpenden** - St Albans City**

You can buy a Off-Peak Carnet book of either 5 or 10 single journey tickets.

Your Off-Peak Carnet tickets will need to be used within three months.

Off-Peak Carnet tickets are one-way, so you will need a separate book of Off-Peak Carnet tickets for your return journey.

You cannot combine your 10% discount with Railcard or GroupSave discounts.

No First Class, Off-Peak Carnet tickets are available. 

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*From these stations travel is available to / from the following London stations:

London Kings Cross - London St Pancras International - Old Street - Moorgate

**From these stations travel is available to / from the following London stations:

London St Pancras - Farringdon - City Thameslink - London Blackfriars - London Bridge.

Single or Return

Single

Operator

  • East Midlands Railway
  • Great Northern
  • LNER
  • Thameslink

Standard Class Ticket Code

COP, CO5, 0BJ & 0BK

Availability

Purchase Location

You can buy Off-Peak Carnet tickets at Thameslink and Great Northern stations or they can be purchased online from either the Great Northern or Thameslink websites. If you are ordering online, you will need to select a single adult ticket and the Off-Peak Carnet options will be displayed.

COP - Carnet Off-Peak

CO5 - Carnet Off-Peak 5

0BJ - Smart Carnet Off-Peak

0BK - Smart Carnet Off-Peak 5

Purchase Availability

Any day.

Pre-booking Requirement

None.

Reservations Compulsory

No

No

Discounts

Children

No

Child discounts but no Railcard discounts.

Railcards

No

Child discounts but no Railcard discounts.

General Conditions

Tickets are valid for three months from the date of issue. 

​Passengers must validate the ticket using permanent ink before commencing their journey.

Passengers must use the ticket in the direction of their journey stated on the ticket.

Passengers can break their journey. 

Attempted fraudulent use will result in withdrawal of this ticket, payment of full fare for the journey and a possible criminal charge.

Outward Journey

Day Of Travel

The tickets are valid for 3 months from the date of issue.

Time Of Travel

The following weekday time restrictions apply (there are no time restrictions on weekends or Bank Holidays):

Journeys towards London -

  • These tickets can be used on trains arriving into London after 10:00

Journeys leaving London -

  • These tickets can be used on trains departing London after 09:30.

  • Tickets to the following destinations cannot be used on trains leaving London between 16:30 and 19:00:

Cambridge* - Royston* - Letchworth Garden City* - Huntingdon* - St Neots* - Hitchin* - Stevenage* - Bedford** - Leagrave** - Luton** - Luton Airport Parkway** - Harpenden** - St Albans City**

Return Journey

Day Of Travel

n/a

Refunds

Only a complete set of either 5 or 10 unused Carnet tickets (consecutively numbered) will be considered for a refund.

​Lost or stolen individual tickets will not be replaced.

Changes To Travel Plans

No changes.