10 journeys for the price of 9 with Carnet 
Type of offer
Ordinary Promotion 
Nearest stations

If you often travel back and forth to London on the train but you don't go regularly enough to buy a Season Ticket, the Carnet option could save you time and money.

A Carnet booklet gives you 10 single journeys for the price of just nine*. You can use each ticket for one journey - either from your local station to London or back from London to your local station.
Tickets are valid for three months and you can buy books of Peak (Anytime) or Off-Peak tickets to mix and match as you need.

* The individual ticket journey price is based on half the relevant 'Anytime Day Return' or 'Off-Peak Day Return' fare discounted by 10%.

To use a ticket, fill in the travel date in black permanent ink before you start your journey.

Participating train companies
Great NorthernThameslink;  

Last updated: 31 July 2018


Discounts available with these products

Last updated: 04 May 2017


Area of validity
Further Information

For further information see

Passenger note

When self-validating a Carnet, passengers should be advised to endorse the date with 2-digit numerical values only, eg. 07 09 for travel on 7th September, using permanent black ink.

The ticket will need to be validated before the first journey on that day commences.

Passengers can break their journey.

Period of availability
08/09/2009 - Until further notice

Last updated: 04 May 2017


Available to purchase
08/09/2009 - Until further notice
Buying your tickets

Carnet tickets are currently available from the following stations:

  • Cambridge (Peak only tickets)*
  • 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**
* From these stations travel is available to / from the following London stations:
  • London Kings Cross
  • London St Pancras
  • 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

You can also buy these tickets online from either the Great Northern  or Thameslink websites.

Booking conditions
  • Tickets are valid for 3 months from date of issue.
  • Passengers MUST validate the ticket using permanent black ink before boarding the train.
  • Attempted fraudulent use will result in withdrawal of this ticket, payment of full fare for the journey being made and a possible criminal charge.
  • Only 10 complete unused Carnet tickets will be considered for a refund.
  • Lost or stolen individual tickets will not be replaced.
  • Peak tickets are valid at any time
  • Break of journey is permitted for both the Peak and Off Peak versions
  • Off-Peak tickets are valid at weekends and for journeys which arrive in London at or after 10:00 Monday to Friday (Public Holidays excepted). Check with local station for time of the first Off-Peak service to London. Also valid for travel from London after 09:30 Monday to Friday (Public Holidays excepted), but not valid for travel between 16:30 and 19:01 Monday to Friday (Public Holidays excepted) where Evening Peak restrictions apply

Last updated: 31 July 2018