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Pay as you go (Off-Peak) Single (Standard)

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


Off-peak contactless and Oyster fares are pay as you go ticket types with time restrictions on when you can travel.

Single or Return



  • c2c
  • Chiltern Railways
  • East Midlands Railway
  • Gatwick Express
  • Grand Central
  • Great Northern
  • Great Western Railway
  • Greater Anglia
  • Heathrow Express
  • London Northwestern Railway
  • London Overground
  • London Underground
  • South Western Railway
  • Southeastern
  • Southern
  • Elizabeth line
  • Thameslink
  • Avanti West Coast
  • West Midlands Railway

Standard Class Ticket Code



Purchase Location

Touch Oyster card, contactless card or device on yellow card reader at validator or gate.

Purchase Availability

No ticket purchase necessary. Touch card or device on reader at start and end of journey. Railcards and discounts do not always apply. Daily and Monday to Sunday capping available.

Pre-booking Requirement

Credit on Oyster card required. No pre-booking requirement for contactless

Reservations Compulsory





Children (aged 5 to 15 inclusive).



A 34% discount is available to holders of the following Railcards: Disabled Persons Railcard, Veterans Railcard, Family & Friends Railcard, HM Forces Railcard, Senior Railcard, Two Together Railcard, 16-25 Railcard, or 26-30 Railcard. 50% discount for 16-17 Saver. See terms & conditions of individual Railcard for time restrictions.

General Conditions

Daily and Monday to Sunday capping may apply [link to capping pdf]. Only touch 1 card or device on the reader. 1 card per person. Standard Class only.

For pay as you go with Oyster, Railcards do apply, except Two Together, 16-17 Saver, Family and Friends and Network Railcards.

For pay as you go with contactless, use the same card or device to touch in and out. Railcards and other discounts do not apply.

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Outward Journey

Day Of Travel

Touch in and out on the day of travel.

Break Of Journey

No break of journey allowed.


Not Applicable

Changes To Travel Plans