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29 Jul 2019

Cool off with Southeastern's Summer Ticket Offer

Cool off with Southeastern's Summer Ticket Offer: Whitstable summer offer

Southeastern cuts the price of off-peak rail tickets to just £15, £20 and £25

Southeastern’s Summer Offer delivers reduced-price tickets for Londoners looking to escape the city heat to destinations in Kent and East Sussex for as little as £15. Running until the 18th August, Off-Peak Day Return tickets to 12 of the most popular destinations across the South East will be slashed by around 30%[1].

Coinciding with the school summer holidays, the offer can be used alongside Southeastern’s ‘Kids for £1’ – meaning a family trip to the coast is more affordable than ever before[2].

Kent and East Sussex boast some of the best day-out destinations from London. For example:

  • Travel by train from London to the historic towns of Rochester for as little as £15;
  • Cool down and go for a paddle in the sea at Ramsgate, Broadstairs, Margate, Hastings and Whitstable for just £20;
  • Build the sandcastle you’ve always dreamed of at the beaches near Dover, Deal or Folkestone for £25.

For sun-seekers looking to enjoy a family day-out with buckets and spades, beautiful Broadstairs can be reached from London in under an hour and twenty minutes.  Boasting not just one, but seven stunning beaches and bays, the charming seaside town is a favourite amongst families.

Margate’s stunning golden sands are the perfect spot for those looking to cool down with a paddle, whilst Deal is best known for being one of the UK’s most colourful coastal towns. If you’re more of a foodie, why not spend a day discovering Whitstable’s thriving art community whilst indulging on its world-famous oysters?

Southeastern’s Summer Offer incorporates inland destinations as well as coastal resorts, meaning come rain or sunshine train travellers can continue to discover enchanting places across the South East, such as Canterbury’s renowned cathedral which is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Running until the 18th August, the Summer Offer destinations form part of Southeastern’s hidden gems campaign – helping passengers discover unique places across the network from micro pubs and artisan crafts to picturesque beaches.

David Wornham, Passenger Services Director said: “With the school summer holidays now in full swing, we know that our passengers are most likely to make a spontaneous trip to the seaside these coming weeks.

“With Kent’s most popular coastal and inland destinations included in our offer and tickets available to purchase on the day of travel, we hope more passengers will be able to enjoy a perfect day-trip via Southeastern for less this summer.”

If you’re looking for destination inspiration or to discover a hidden gem, Southeastern has itinerary ideas to help friends and families make the most of summer days out on its web site. Visit:

Contact information

Carlotta Saxton

Notes to editors

[1] On average each ticket price reflects a 30% discount off a standard fare from London (zones 1-6) to these destinations.

[2] Children under five go free and tickets cost £1 for children aged five to 15 when travelling with an adult with a valid ticket. Offer valid for one adult traveling on a full price ticket with up to four children for £1 each.

For further information contact

Southeastern Press Office

0207 620 5080 (24-hours)

The offer:

Customers can buy Off-Peak Day Return tickets from London (zones 1-6) to 12 selected destinations for a fixed price of £15, £20 or £25.

Full Terms & Conditions

  • Off-Peak Day Return tickets from £15, £20 and £25 departing London to 12 destinations: 
    London to Rochester £15.00, London to Chatham £15.00, London to Whitstable £20.00, London to Margate £20.00, London to Broadstairs £20.00, London to Ramsgate £20.00, London to Faversham £20.00, London to Hastings £20.00, London to Canterbury Stations £20.00, London to Deal £25.00, London to Dover £25.00, London to Folkestone Stations £25.00.
  • Offer only valid for travel from 24 June 2019 to 18 August 2019.
  • Tickets valid to the 12 destinations above from Southeastern London Terminals and stations served by Southeastern in London Zones 1-6 (including Stratford International). London Terminals include St Pancras International, Charing Cross, Waterloo East, Cannon Street, London Bridge. Tickets available online at and at Southeastern ticket offices.
  • Tickets for travel are only valid from 9:30am Mondays to Fridays and all-day Saturday and Sunday.
  • Only valid for outward and return travel on the same day.
  • Kids for £1 tickets are valid with the Summer Offer promotion, but only on Southeastern services.
  • Not valid in conjunction with any Railcard or other promotional offers.
  • Travel valid on any train operator company service using any standard permitted route.
  • Refunds on wholly unused tickets are available, subject to an administration fee.
  • Tickets are for origin to destination journeys only.

About Southeastern

Southeastern runs train services into London from Kent and East Sussex, operating over 2000 trains a day, carrying more than 640,000 passengers a day, serving 176 stations and covering 540-miles of railway infrastructure.

Southeastern is owned by Govia, a joint venture between the Go-Ahead Group (65 per cent) and Keolis (35 per cent). Govia is the most enduring partnership between transport operators delivering rail franchises in this country.

It is the UK’s busiest rail operator, responsible for 28.7 per cent of UK passenger rail journeys through its four rail companies, Southern, Southeastern, Govia Thameslink Railway and London Midland. Further information on Govia is available at: Go-Ahead Group plc is one of the UK's leading providers of passenger transport services operating in the bus, rail and aviation services sectors.

Keolis is a French-based operator of transport services in 13 countries worldwide and is owned by SNCF, AXA Private Equity, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, and Keolis management


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