Save over 1/3 with a Season ticket*

Compared to booking daily tickets

Season Ticket Calculator: Search your journey and buy your pass to start saving

Compare
all the options

Use our Season Ticket calculator to do a
quick price check now. Then when you're
ready to buy a Season Ticket, whether it's
Weekly, Monthly, Annual or Custom,
make sure you have your Photocard
handy.

Save time
and money

Season Tickets tend to be better value for
money and the longer the ticket duration,
the more you're likely to save. An Annual
Season Ticket, which is valid for 52 weeks,
costs the same as 40 Weekly Season
Tickets, for example. And, you won't have
the hassle of queuing up at a ticket
machine every week to buy or collect
yours.

Unlimited travel on
your route

A Season Ticket is all about flexibility.
With a Season Ticket, you could go
backwards and forwards between your
home and destination station as many
times as you like in one day, every single
day if you wanted to.

Buying the right Season Ticket

If you make the same journey more than three times a week, you're probably
better off getting a Season Ticket. But with a few options to choose from, it's
hard to know which one to go for. Our Season Ticket calculator does the maths
for you, helping you make that decision. We'll show you clear costs of each
Season Ticket and highlight the cheapest deal.

Weekly Season Ticket

Think of this as your weekly train pass.
You can get seven days of unlimited travel between the two stations shown on your ticket. Benefits of buying a weekly Season Ticket include:

  • Unlimited travel between two stations for seven days
  • Travel at any time of day
  • Cheaper than buying four daily return tickets
  • Available as an eSeason Ticket on selected routes
  • Ticket machine collection available

Monthly Season Ticket

This is a monthly train pass that allows
you unlimited travel between two stations. The benefits of purchasing a monthly Season Ticket include:

  • Unlimited travel between two stations for one month
  • Travel at any time of day
  • Cheaper than buying four Weekly Season Tickets
  • Ticket machine collection available

Custom Season Ticket

If your duration of travel doesn’t fit with
one of these options, create your own.
Say you only needed to travel for seven
weeks, a Custom Season Ticket is for you. Benefits of buying a custom Season Ticket include:

  • Unlimited travel between two stations for a custom duration over one month
  • Travel at any time of day
  • Flexible duration of travel from over one month to one year
  • Ticket machine collection available

Annual Season Ticket

One year

Simply put, this is a yearly train pass. If you’re travelling on a certain route throughout the year, an Annual Season Ticket is the best way to save money. The benefits of purchasing a yearly train ticket include:

  • Unlimited travel between two stations
  • Travel at any time of day
  • Cheaper than buying monthly or weekly train tickets throughout the year
But that’s not all – if you live in the South or East of England, your Annual Season Ticket – or Annual Gold Card as it’s also known - also gives you up to 1/3 discount when you travel during weekends or after 09:30 Monday to Friday.
Get discounts on First Class and Off-Peak train tickets and Travelcards for you and up to three adults travelling with you, plus 60% of child fares for up to four children between 5-15 years old.Read our FAQ on Railcards and discounts.

TFL Season Ticket

This one's for you if you need to travel
on the underground. You’ll get unlimited
travel between the travelcard zones you
select, and you can combine it with any
other Season Ticket option.

How to buy a Season
Ticket online

Instead of queueing at the train station to buy yours on the day of travel, save time and buy your Season Ticket online. Use our Season Ticket calculator to find the right ticket for you, then tell us your Photocard number and we’ll match it up.

How much is a Season Ticket?

Thinking about purchasing a Season Ticket but want to know more about how much it might cost? We’ve highlighted Season Ticket prices for popular train routes to show how much you could save.

Frequent Search Route
Weekly
Cost
Monthly
Cost
Saving * Annual
Cost
Saving
between a
monthly &
annual **
Tunbridge WellstoLondon Charing Cross£123.20£473.10£54.90£4,928.00£749.20
Bristol Temple MeadstoLondon Terminals£343.10£1,195.10£275.33£12,448.00£1,893.20
ReadingtoLondon Terminals£118.60£454.70£53.59£4,736.00£720.40
BrightontoLondon Terminals£105.20£404.00£46.86£4,208.00£640.00
ChelmsfordtoLondon Terminals£105.20£404.00£46.86£4,208.00£640.00
BasingstoketoLondon Terminals£118.60£454.70£53.59£4,736.00£720.40
Milton Keynes CentraltoLondon Terminals£134.00£514.60£59.69£5,360.00£815.20
St Albans CitytoLondon St Pancras£98.40£377.90£43.81£3,936.00£598.80

*Saving calculated on the cost difference between four Weekly Season Tickets and one Monthly Season Ticket.

** Saving calculated on the cost difference between 12 Monthly Season Tickets and one full-price Annual Season Ticket.

What you’ll need before you can buy a Season Ticket

Heads up! Before you can buy an actual Season Ticket, you’ll need to make sure you have a Photocard to use as a piece of ID. If you don’t have a Photocard, you can request one free of charge from Trainline or pop to your local train station’s ticket office with a passport-sized photo and they’ll make you one for free.

If you have one already, you can tell us your Photocard number when purchasing, and we’ll match it up to your Season Ticket. Just remember that you’ll need to bring both your Season Ticket and Photocard with you at all times when travelling.


Frequently Asked Questions

What are Season Tickets?

UK Season Tickets allow you to travel between two nominated stations (or across Travelcard Zones, if in London) on any day with complete flexibility. You can choose how long they last, up to a year, and make as many back and forth trips within that period as you please.

Are Season Tickets available as etickets?

Yes, Weekly Season Tickets are now available as etickets on selected routes for Avanti West Coast, LNER, EMR and TransPennine Express services. The Season Ticket is completely digital and will live on your phone, meaning no queuing for a paper ticket, and no fuss.

Where do I find cheap Season Tickets?

Do you make the same train journey more than three times a week? Then you may be able to save a bucketload by buying a Season Ticket. If you’re not sure where to start, don’t worry – our Season Ticket calculator can do the work for you. Simply enter your stations of choice, and we’ll show you all your options, with the cheapest ticket highlighted.

Is there a Season Ticket for students?

Unfortunately not, but it's worth considering the 16-25 Railcard as an alternative, as it can save you 1/3 on your rail travel for standard train tickets. If you don't travel every day, you may be able to save more with a Railcard, but if you’re commuting five or more days a week, a Season Ticket may be the right option for you. To find out what your savings could be, use our Season Ticket calculator.

Can I use a Railcard with a Season Ticket?

No, unfortunately, it’s not possible to apply Railcard discounts when purchasing a Season Ticket, as buying a Season Ticket means you’ll already be saving money on travel compared to buying tickets every day. If you live in the South East of England and you buy an Annual Season Ticket, it’ll be issued as an Annual Gold Card. This means your Season Ticket will also act like a Railcard, giving you further discounts on Off-Peak leisure travel.

Popular routes with Season Ticket travellers

Here are some of the most popular routes with our Season Ticket customers. The Season Ticket Calculator above will show you the cheapest prices for the following routes:


* Average saving based on Weekly, Monthly and Annual Season tickets compared to five Anytime Day Return tickets bought per week, with an allowance for 28 days annual leave. Subject to availability. Adult fare only. Excludes coach. Excludes booking fee.