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If you're after cheap Thameslink train tickets, look no further. At Trainline, we'll show you where Thameslink can take you and how to book the best value fares for your journey. To find Thameslink train tickets, simply start a search above, and we'll show you the best available journey times and prices. Wherever you’re going with Thameslink, start your trip with us.

For more information about accessibility on Thameslink services, check out our Accessible Train Travel guide.

How to get cheap Thameslink tickets

If you're after cheap UK train tickets, check out the hints below and see how you could bag yourself a bargain. We'll even highlight the cheapest prices!

Thameslink trains to London

Whether you're travelling for work, leisure or a bit of both, Thameslink's smooth and frequent trains to London get you to the heart of the capital in no time at all.

The Thameslink network includes services between Bedford and Brighton, passing through London, as well as Luton Airport and stations to Wimbledon, Sutton and Sevenoaks. Peak train times from Bedford include eight services an hour, giving you the convenience of commuting to London and further afield if need be.

Season tickets are available for these train routes, saving you time and money. London St Pancras is the main terminal for all Thameslink trains. From here, commuters can connect to the London Underground, Eurostar, East Midlands or South West Trains, to continue your train journey.

As well as St Pancras, there are also stops at Farringdon, City Thameslink and London Bridge. While in London, passengers can visit attractions such as Madame Tussaud’s, Buckingham Palace and Trafalgar Square. Alternatively, you can catch a theatre show in the West End, walk along Hyde Park or get some scenic shots of the River Thames.

Find out more about trains to London or find out about travelling Thameslink First Class for a bit of extra comfort.

Trains to Gatwick and Luton Airport

About to jet-off on holiday or a work trip? No worries. Let Thameslink fly you to the airport from central London.

Gatwick Airport is serviced by Thameslink and is a stop on all journey's between Brighton and Bedford. Gatwick is the second-busiest airport in the UK, with flights leaving from here to destinations all over the world, so buying a train ticket to skip long-term parking fees is ideal to start the holiday out stress-free. Thameslink also runs trains run through the night from London stations to London Luton Airport, with a journey time of just 48 minutes from London Farringdon, London Blackfriars, City Thameslink and St Pancras International.

Ticket prices and times to both Luton and Gatwick Airport can be found in our journey planner, allowing you to plan your travel times in advance.

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Discover digital tickets 

Enjoy smoother Thameslink journeys – go straight to the train when you use tickets on your phone. 94% of our customers wouldn't use anything else! Mobile Tickets will get sent directly to your Trainline app and etickets can be opened on your phone as a PDF. Both let you skip the queues at the ticket machine and breeze straight through the gates using your phone. They’re available on most Thameslink journeys, so be sure to select this option when you book. Learn more about Mobile Tickets and etickets.

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Good to know

Travelling with Thameslink? Find out everything you need to know about luggage allowance, pets and other onboard Thameslink facilities here.

Yes, there is free WiFi available on some of Thameslink’s trains. These trains are marked with a blue WiFi logo on the door as you board.

Yes, you can travel First Class on most Thameslink routes.

You can bring a bike on most Thameslink journeys except during peak hours.

Thameslink’s peak hours apply to all trains that arrive at or travel through London between 07:00 and 10:00 and again between 16:00 and 19:00 in the evening.

Contact information

Got a query about your Thameslink journey? Get in touch either online or on the telephone.

Ticket enquiries and refunds

You might find an answer to your query in our help section. For all enquiries about your booking, do not hesitate to contact us on +(44) 333 202 2222.

Delays, lost property and onboard services

If you would like more information regarding Thameslink's train times, lost property or onboard facilities, then please call Thameslink on +(44) 345 026 4700.

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