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If you're after Southeastern train tickets, look no further. At TrainPal, we'll show you where Southeastern can take you and how to book the best value fares for your journey. To find Southeastern tickets, simply start a search above, and we'll show you the best available journey times and prices. Keep reading for more information on classes, onboard amenities, destinations, and cheap train ticket tips.

About Southeastern

SE Trains Limited, known as Southeastern, is a train operator owned by DfT OLR Holdings on behalf of the Department of Transport. It took over, on October 17, 2021, from the private company London & South Eastern Railway (also known as Southeastern). which operates the South Eastern franchise in the South East of England. In September 2021, the Department for Transport announced it would end the South East franchise operated by Southeastern, which is owned by Govia, after discrepancies in tax returns involving £25m of public funds. Southeastern Rail took over the franchise as operator of last resort on October 17, 2021 for three years, until October 2024. Southeastern serves major London stations including Charing Cross, Waterloo East, Cannon Street, London Bridge, St Pancras, Victoria and Blackfriars. The network covers 870 km of lines and has 180 stations. The South Eastern Railway will continue to operate the same timetable as its predecessor. Southeastern offers a wide range of train tickets for passengers to choose from. The ideal ticket for passengers traveling at the weekend is the Weekender ticket, which allows travel at off-peak hours on Friday or Saturday and return on Saturday or Sunday. Visitors to Kent should buy a Kent Rover ticket, which allows unlimited train travel outside peak hours for three consecutive days in certain areas of Kent.

Southeastern Route Map

Unsure about where to start your Southeastern adventure? Use our map to plan out where you want to go. From London, you can enjoy high-speed services to destinations like Liverpool, Edinburgh and Manchester. Southeastern are one of the primary rail operators in the UK, providing services from London Euston and a number of major terminals including Birmingham New Street, Manchester Piccadilly and Liverpool Lime Street. Many of the routes feature high-speed services with no changes required, making Southeastern an excellent alternative to air travel if you're looking to traverse up or down the length of the country.

What can Southeastern offers

A perfect journey is what Southeastern tries to achieve. Southeastern always wants to provide the best services to every passenger.
  • 1. Accessible travel
  • We’re committed to accessible travel for all our passengers, such as We can help you with your luggage if you’re disabled.
  • 2. Priority seating
  • We offer free priority seating maps to those in particular need of a seat - if you are elderly, disabled, have an invisible disability, or are pregnant. Priority seats are usually located near the doors and are indicated by a sign with the letter 'P' inside a blue triangle. Moms-to-be can also ask for a free Baby on Board badge.
  • Free onboard WiFi
  • Free Wi-Fi is available on Southeastern services.
  • How to Get Cheap Southeastern tickets

    Looking for cheap train tickets on Southeastern routes? We've got you covered! Check out the suggestions below and discover tips you can use to save on your next train journey.
    Book in advance
    Book in advance
    If you're planning your journey in advance, take note that UK train tickets are generally available to book 3 months before the departure date. Keep an eye out for Advance tickets - they tend to be cheaper but have the potential to sell out quickly, especially on popular routes.
    Travel Off-Peak
    Travel Off-Peak
    Looking to save on UK trains? Book reduced fares by selecting times of the day that aren't so busy. When you search for trains with us, we'll show you all of the options available for your trip and point out low-priced recommendations.
    Split Tickets
    TrainPal can help travellers save up to 95.25% of the original rail fare in the U.K. In addition to the traditional split ticketing features, TrainPal also offers a flexible split ticketing option which give travellers the best value to help you save even more. First class split tickets are also available.
    Use your Railcard
    National Railcards offer up to 1/3 off train tickets in the UK and can be a great investment if you travel a few times or more in a year. Find out how you can save with a TrainPal Railcard.

    Southeastern Train Classes

    Standard Class

    • Free WiFi
    • Comfortable seats

    First Class

    • Quieter and comfier carriages
    • More space to work or relax

    Travelling with a Railcard

    Travelling with Southeastern a few times a year? Get a Railcard and you'll save up to 1/3 on eligible journeys. Click on one of the Railcard types below to see the various eligibility requirements.


    · Great for ages 16-25 solo travel
    · Save 1/3 on eligible rail-travel fares
    · Average annual savings up to £189!
    · 3-year Railcard available to under 24s only

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    · Great for ages 26-30 solo travel
    · Save 1/3 on eligible rail-travel fares
    · Average annual savings up to £251!

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    · For ages 16+ couples travel together
    · Named passengers save 1/3 on eligible fares
    · £15 each! Best discount for couple travel

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    · Great for families who love to travel
    · 1-4 adults save 1/3 on eligible fares, 1-4 children save 60%
    · Average annual savings up to £114!

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    More info about Southeastern

    Can I take my bike on board?
    You can take a bike on any of our off-peak trains, including any time on weekends and bank holidays. If you have a folding bike (one that folds in more than one place, like the Brompton), you can take it on any train, anytime. But they must be folded before they are brought onto the platform and remain folded throughout the trip.
    How much luggage can I bring?
    An item of hand luggage (something you can place on your lap) Up to two larger items (preferably wheelie cases if they’re suitcases) The larger items should ideally each be: No bigger than 30x70x90cm (such as two large suitcases) Weigh no more than 23kg (approx. 3 stones and 9 pounds)
    Which network do I connect to?
    Connect to 'Southeastern_WiFi'
    Use your Railcard


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