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Thameslink is part of the British rail network, operated on behalf of the Department for Transport. Thameslink services run 24 hours a day with trains usually every 20-30 minutes, and coverage within the regions of Kent, Surrey, Hertfordshire, and the city of London. Other major stations within the Thameslink network include the London Bridge and Luton Airport Parkway.
Thameslink has first-class and standard-class seating, with first-class portions of the train separated by internal glass doors at either end of the train. During peak times, electronic displays show which carriages are busiest (and therefore might have standing room only) and the location of onboard restrooms. Trains also have dedicated spaces for luggage, disabled passengers, and those traveling with bicycles.
Seat reservations are not required for boarding a Thameslink service and are unavailable for purchase. However, buying your tickets for Thameslink services in advance whenever possible is still advisable since last-minute purchases will cost you more.
Thameslink has partnered with Wanderu since 2017, meaning that Wanderu provides the best prices and up-to-date schedules. So get where you want to go without fuss and at a lower cost by buying train tickets on Wanderu!
Thameslink’s train network features 32 train routes that connect 7 cities serving 10 stations. On average, Thameslink performs about 14 train trips every day. The top cities to which Thameslink offers the highest number of daily train service include London and Brighton.
|City||Route||Earliest train||Latest train|
|Brighton||1||4:58 am||2:05 pm|
|London to Brighton||8||1h 9m||$18|
Yes, Thameslink offers WiFi on their trains. Although most trips with Thameslink will have WiFi as advertised, some trains might not come equipped with WiFi and onboard WiFi can lose its connection in rural areas. We recommend you bring a book or download a movie just to play it safe. Thameslink WiFi is generally best used for surfing the web, checking emails and chatting with friends; you shouldn’t count on the WiFi to binge watch your favorite show.
Thameslink does not offer power outlets on their trains at this time. We suggest you charge up your laptop ahead of time and bring a power bank for your phone to extend its battery life for the duration of the trip. And remember - a good book doesn’t require any power.
On a typical day, Thameslink has 14 scheduled train trips in total. However, the exact departure and arrival times vary depending on the day and route. The best way to find the exact schedule for your trip is to use the search tool on this page.
Yes, Thameslink offers the option to purchase will call tickets. Will call tickets are an option that allows you to book the tickets ahead of time online, then pick up the tickets from an agent or kiosk once you arrive at the station. Note that you will need to bring the confirmation information you received when you made your ticket purchase. If you choose to use the will call ticket option with Thameslink, please make sure to bring the same credit card you used to purchase the tickets with you when you pick them up.
No, Thameslink does not require an ID to board its trains at this time. Of course, it is always a good idea to carry a government-issued ID whenever you hit the road.
No, there are no bathrooms available on Thameslink trains. Though there are no bathrooms onboard, typically breaks are scheduled in the itinerary to allow passengers to use bathroom facilities along the way.
Thameslink does not offer meals or beverages onboard. We recommend you bring a drink and some snacks for your trip. We also suggest packing a reusable water bottle with you to reduce your impact on the environment. However, note that most trains do not allow you to bring your own alcoholic drinks.
Yes, Thameslink requires that all passengers have printed tickets to board the train. When you book with Wanderu and activate your account, you will be able to easily find and download your tickets for most trains.
Thameslink focuses on delivering a great travel experience at a low price and currently does not offer premium features like extra legroom or onboard entertainment. But these days, between your laptop, tablet, smartphone and e-reader, you’re the master of your own entertainment even on longer journeys.
Wanderu is the best place to score cheap Thameslink tickets with the lowest available fares every day. Plus, you can compare Thameslink prices with trips offered by other train companies to be sure you’re getting the best deal on your tickets!
Pro travelers know that booking your ticket well in advance is key to finding the lowest price. Ticket prices normally go up the closer you get to the travel date, so don’t miss out on a good deal when you see one. If you can be flexible with your travel date, you can also get cheap tickets by traveling on weekdays instead of weekends.
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