If you often make the same journey - like a London business trip or a family visit - you could save money by buying tickets in books of five or 10.
About our Carnet tickets
Save 10% when you buy a book of five or 10 Carnet tickets with us
Don’t travel every day, but want to save money by booking a number of tickets for your regular routes?
A ‘carnet’ (car-nay) is a fancy term for a book of tickets. It sounds better in French!
Carnet tickets are:
- Sold in books of five or 10 tickets
- Available on a range of routes between National Rail stations (not Underground*)
- Valid for three months
- Standard class
- Singles, not returns: if you’re making a regular round trip, you buy a book of Carnets for each direction. Make sure you select a single journey when buying online.
A book of Carnet tickets might be your best bet if you regularly do the same trip, but not often enough to splash out on a season ticket.
How to buy your Carnet tickets online
If you are on a computer:
If you are using a smartphone:
Buy a book of Anytime tickets if you want to travel at any time, including the rush hour.
If you’re travelling to or from Cambridge you can only use Carnet Anytime tickets from certain stations, marked * in the list below.
Buy Off-Peak Carnet tickets if you want to avoid the rush hour during the week.
You can travel Off-Peak at the following times, Monday-Friday:
- Arriving into London after 10:00
- Leaving London after 09:30
- Before 16:30 or after 19:01
On weekends and Bank Holidays you can travel Off-Peak at any time.
Travelling Off-Peak will be cheaper than travelling during Peak times.
Stations where you can use Carnet tickets
You can use Carnet tickets if you’re travelling from any of these stations:
|Huntingdon||Letchworth Garden City*|
|Welwyn Garden City*|
Carnet tickets terms and conditions
For more details on how you can use Carnet tickets, read our terms and conditions.
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*Using Carnet tickets on the London Underground
Between Finsbury Park and Highbury & Islington
Between Finsbury Park and London stations
Train tickets for journeys between Finsbury Park and Kings Cross / St Pancras International can be used on the Victoria Line and Piccadilly Line.
You can break your journey at Highbury & Islington only.
Train tickets for journeys between Kings Cross / St Pancras International and Moorgate can be used on the Circle, Metropolitan, Hammersmith & City and Northern Lines.
You can break your journey at Old Street only.
Between West Hampstead or Kentish Town and London stations
Train tickets can be used on the London Underground via any reasonable route for journeys between the stations listed below*:
Kings Cross / St Pancras International
Elephant & Castle
Please note you can not break your journey at any intermediate stations on any routes.
*Tickets with ‘THAMESLINK ONLY’, ‘LDN NOT UNDERGROUND’, 'VIA CITY THAMESLINK' or ‘NOT UNDERGROUND’ printed on them are not valid to be used on the London Underground.