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Accompanied Child Flat Fare (Return)

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

Child Flat Fares are available on most journeys operated by Gatwick Express, Greater Anglia, Great Northern, Southern and Thameslink services for £2.00 and Southeastern for £1.00 (not including journeys wholly within London Zones 1-9).

Single or Return

Return

Operator

  • Gatwick Express
  • Great Northern
  • Southeastern
  • Southern
  • Thameslink

Standard Class Ticket Code

TKR

Availability

Purchase Location

Ticket offices, travel centres and travel agents.

Purchase Availability

Available for most journeys on Gatwick Express, Greater Anglia, Great Northern, Southeastern, Southern and Thameslink train services. Up to 4 children (aged 5 - 15 years) can accompany 1 adult.

Child Flat Fare tickets are not valid for use by unaccompanied children.

They can't be used on other operators services.

The Child Flat Fare ticket is valid for travel when accompanying adults with the Off-Peak or Super Off-Peak ticket or Travelcard and Southern Advance tickets listed below.

Where the Child Flat Fare ticket is issued to accompany an adult passenger holding an Off-Peak or Super Off-Peak ticket or Travelcard, or Southern Advance adult ticket, the child adopts the same time restrictions as the adult ticket.

Where there are no Off-Peak/Super Off-Peak tickets available, an Anytime adult ticket may be used, but both adult and child tickets carry the time restrictions of the least restricted Off-Peak ticket for that journey.

Child Flat Fare tickets accompanying any adult with an Off-Peak Return ticket to Gatwick that carries no time restrictions, e.g. 8A will therefore be valid in the peak

Pre-booking Requirement

Walk-up fare. Pre-booking not required. No reservations available. A walk-up ticket is one you can buy in advance or at the station on the day you travel.

Reservations Compulsory

No

No, but you can reserve a seat on many longer distance services and reservations are recommended on busy services. Please note that some train services are designated as reservation only, regardless of ticket held.

Discounts

Children

No

No discounts but GroupSave parties may take up to 4 children per group.

Railcards

No

No discounts but GroupSave parties may take up to 4 children per group.

Outward Journey

Day Of Travel

Valid only for accompanied children with an adult holding a valid journey or Season Ticket or a valid pass. The ticket is only valid for off-peak travel according to the time-of-day restrictions applicable to the adult off-peak ticket. It is not valid for use with off-peak day Travelcards.

Time Of Travel

The Child Flat Fare ticket will carry the same time restrictions as per the adult ticket. Travel must be made on the date shown on the ticket.

Break Of Journey

Break of journey will depend upon the restrictions of the adult paying ticket type.

Return Journey

Day Of Travel

Valid only for accompanied children with an adult holding a valid journey or Season Ticket or a valid pass. The ticket is only valid for off-peak travel according to the time-of-day restrictions applicable to the adult off-peak ticket. It is not valid for use with off-peak day Travelcards.

Time Of Travel

The Child Flat Fare ticket will carry the same time restrictions as per the adult ticket.

Break Of Journey

Break of journey will depend upon the restrictions of the adult paying ticket type

Refunds

As this ticket is only valid with a valid Adult ticket.

The refund rules that apply to the Adult ticket, will apply to this ticket. ​​​​​​​

Changes To Travel Plans

As this ticket is only valid with a valid Adult ticket.

The change of travel plan rules that apply to the Adult ticket, will apply to this ticket. ​​​​​​​