Digital Season tickets

Say goodbye to queuing at the station ticket office and say hello to digital Season tickets! If you’re tired of fumbling for that paper ticket and photo card, digital Season tickets are here to make your journey a whole lot easier.

Whether you opt for a Weekly Season Ticket, Monthly Season Ticket or Flexi Season ticket, it will live digitally in your Trainline app.

Continue reading to find out more information on how digital Train Season tickets can make your journey a lot simpler.

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What is a digital Season ticket?

A digital Season ticket allows you to travel at any time of day, and as much as you want for a specified period of time between the two stations shown on your ticket. 

Digital Season tickets live in your Trainline app on your phone, so you don’t need to queue at the station to collect a paper ticket.

Also, on certain routes you won’t need a separate paper Photocard (except for some digital barcode Season tickets, only available on some routes). That’s one thing you won’t have to remember when leaving the house!

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What are the benefits of a digital Season ticket?

Lives in your Trainline app, meaning there’s no need to queue at the station to collect a paper ticket

Unlimited travel between two stations, including Peak and Off-Peak times

Use it now – no need to top up, queue at the station or wait for it to arrive in the post

No need for a separate paper photocard*

*on certain routes


Which Season tickets are available digitally?

When buying a digital Season ticket, you have four options to choose from.  

Weekly Season Tickets

Travel as much as you want for seven days – that's so much cheaper than buying four daily return tickets. 

Monthly Season Tickets

Travel at any time of day and as much as you want for one calendar month – that works out a lot cheaper than buying four Weekly Season Tickets.

Annual Season Tickets

Travel at any time of day and as much as you want for a year between the two stations – that’s so much cheaper than buying monthly or weekly train tickets throughout the year.

Flexi Season tickets

8 days of unlimited travel between two stations over a 28-day period. You can choose which 8 days you travel on – perfect if you’re only heading into the office twice a week.

How to buy a digital Season ticket

Feeling inspired? You can buy your digital Season ticket online with us rather than having to queue at the station to buy it on the day of travel. Simply open your Trainline app and follow these simple steps: 

  1. Enter your origin and destination stations
  2. Select 'Flexi & Seasons' as the ticket type
  3. Select the start date, who it’s for and if you have a Railcard to add*
  4. Select the type of Weekly Season Ticket you want to buy
  5. Enter the traveller name and photocard number
  6. Buy your digital Season ticket


* Please note that it’s not possible to use a Railcard with Season tickets as they’re already discounted. The exceptions are the 16-17 Saver, Highland Railcards, Jobcentre Plus Travel Discount Card, TfW 18 Saver Railcard, TfW Student Railcard, Valleys Student Railcard and Young Scot National Entitlement Card. These can be applied on selected journeys in their area of validity (for example, a TfW Student Railcard gets you a discount on Season tickets in Wales only). When asked by rail staff, you must show a valid ticket and your valid Railcard signed by you (plus your Railcard Photocard if required).

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Frequently Asked Questions

We've answered some of your most frequently asked questions about digital Season tickets below.

Find out more about Season tickets and train travel in the UK

Now you know all about digital Season tickets, we’re here to help whether you’re ready to book or want to find out more about train travel in the UK.

Start a search for train tickets in our Journey Planner or check out some of our guides to train travel around the UK in general.

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