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National Rail

Your Freedom Pass allows you to travel in Standard Class on most local rail services in London, during the following times: 

  • Monday to Friday from 9.30am and until 4.30am the following morning
  • at any time on weekends and public holidays 

To find out which routes Freedom Pass holders can travel free for 24 hours download the Freedom Pass travel map for the whole of London

For borough-by-borough exclusions, you can see our exclusions map

The Freedom Pass is not valid for travel on train services operated by:

  • East Coast
  • East Midlands Trains
  • Grand Central
  • Hull Trains
  • Gatwick Express (between London Victoria and Gatwick)
  • Heathrow Express
  • Heathrow Connect between Hayes & Harlington and Heathrow
  • Virgin Trains
  • Southeastern high speed services to and from St Pancras International and Stratford International

If you are travelling by National Rail you need to make sure you are travelling within the Freedom Pass boundaries or you may receive a penalty fare. If you wish to travel beyond the Freedom Pass area you must buy a separate extension ticket before you travel. Extension tickets used in conjunction with a Freedom Pass are NOT valid on services operated by any of the Train Companies listed above. Always show your Freedom Pass with your photograph at the ticket office when buying extension tickets. Holders of Senior and Disabled Persons Railcards may be able to obtain a discount on the price of extension tickets.

Telephone them on: 08457 48 49 50

Or contact National Rail using their online feedback form


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