Kids for £2

Family days out are now even more appealing, thanks to our Kids for £2 train tickets. Due to popular demand, the deal is now available on weekends year round. During school holidays (Half-Term and Christmas etc) you’ll also be able to make the most of this fantastic offer on weekdays when the kids are off. Oh, and kids aged four and under go completely free. If you’re travelling onwards into London, our Family Travelcard may be your best ticket option.

Why you'll love Kids for £2

Available at weekends

Available at weekends and during school holidays

Up to four children

You can travel with up to four children with any valid adult ticket

More money left

You’ll have more money left to spend on your day out

How Kids for £2 tickets work




Buy your tickets online, selecting the number of adults and children




Collect your ticket from a ticket machine, or buy your tickets directly at the station ticket office




Use your ticket at the gates to travel with ease


Kids for £2

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Best for
Families Families off to London Small groups Over 60s Bargain hunters
Adults (ages 15+)
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Children (ages 5-15)
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Off-Peak Weekdays
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Can add a London Zones Travelcard?
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FAQ connected to this ticket type

  1. 1. At what age can children travel on your trains unaccompanied by an adult? products-faq-angle-arrow.svg products-faq-angle-arrow-purple.svg

    c2c can’t take any responsibility for children travelling alone and we will not allow any child under the age of 12 to travel without an adult (aged 16 or over). If our staff do believe that a child under the specified age is travelling alone, the British Transport Police will be called for assistance.
  2. 2. At what age do my children need to be before I have to purchase a Travelcard for them to travel in London? products-faq-angle-arrow.svg products-faq-angle-arrow-purple.svg

    Children under 11 years of age travel free during off-peak hours within the London Travelcard area (Monday to Fridays after 09:30 or anytime Saturday, Sunday and during public holidays). Children do not require tickets and should be allowed through gates/side gates as necessary. Accompanying adults should use the gates in the normal way - and if using Oyster cards, touch in and out at all times. Each Adult Travelcard holder can take up to four children under 11 for free - and up to four 11 to 15-year-olds for a £1 flat fare All Zones Off-Peak Day Travelcard. No photocards are required by any accompanied children.
  3. 3. What do you offer in terms of child fares? products-faq-angle-arrow.svg products-faq-angle-arrow-purple.svg

    Children under five travel free of charge, so you will not have to purchase a ticket for them. Please keep in mind that they will not have a seat reservation, so may have to stand or sit on your knee if the train is busy. If you wish them to reserve a seat, you will need to purchase a child ticket. There are a number of discounted child fares available for children aged between five and 15. The total fare quoted on the booking pages feature discounts already (where applicable). Click on the ticket name on the left-hand side of the page to see if the ticket you need is discounted. One of the cheapest ways to purchase a child's fare is by using a Family Railcard. This offers a discount of 1/3 on Adult fares, and a 60% discount on child fares when you’re all travelling together. To find out more, visit family and friends railcard
  4. 4. Can I get a Child (Under 16) ticket on a c2c Smartcard? products-faq-angle-arrow.svg products-faq-angle-arrow-purple.svg

    Yes. Please see our Child Smartcards page for more information.
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