Flexi Season tickets

Spending fewer days in the office and only want to pay for the days you need to commute? You’ve come to the right place! Travelling with a Flexi Season ticket on eligible routes can be cheaper than buying a single or return ticket, plus it provides you with more flexibility than a normal Season Ticket.

Keep reading for more information on Flexi Seasons and how to find the best value ticket for your commute.

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What is a Flexi Season ticket?

A Flexi Season ticket offers 8 days of unlimited travel in 28 days – you can travel any time between two named stations. It's a flexible solution that's perfect if you need to travel to work two or three times a week Monday to Friday at Peak times.

How does a Flexi Season ticket work?

A Flexi Season ticket comes as a bundle of 8 Day Passes you must use within 28 days.

Each Day Pass allows unlimited travel for 1 day between a given origin and destination station. The 8 days of travel don’t need to be specified in advance, giving you more flexibility to travel when you want and need.

For example, with a Flexi Season you may choose to travel 1 day for the first week, 4 days in the second, and 3 in the third, enjoying more flexibility than you would with a normal Season Ticket.

Key benefits of a Flexi Season ticket

A collection of 8 Day Passes to use within 28 days

Unlimited travel between two selected stations

Use it any day, Monday to Sunday, at any time

No need to buy a ticket every time you travel

How to buy a Flexi Season ticket with us

You'll need our iOS or Android app to get your Flexi Season ticket. Don’t have our app yet? Download it now and follow these easy steps to buy your Flexi Season today with us.

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Enter your origin and station destination, then tap 'Flexi & Seasons' in our app. Select the start date of your ticket, your traveller type and eligible type of Railcard (if you have any)

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We’ll show you if Flexi Season tickets are available and, if so, how much you can save compared to the other ticket options

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After purchase, you’ll be able to view your Flexi Season in 'My Tickets'. Tap 'Download Flexi ticket' to download all your Day Passes at once

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Once downloaded, you’ll need to activate each Day Pass one by one before you travel. In 'My Tickets' we’ll show you when you can activate your Day Pass, the number of Passes you have left and their expiry date

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Once activated, you can store your Day Pass in your Trainline App, without having to worry about getting a Smartcard. Simply scan your barcode ticket at the station and you're all set!

How much you could save with a Flexi Season ticket

Have a look at our tables below for some examples of how much you could save in a year if you're travelling 2 or 3 days a week and buy multiple Flexi Season tickets compared to daily tickets.

RouteTravelling 2 days a week
Woking to Londonover £250
York to Leedsover £200
Southampton Central to Winchesterover £60
Stafford to Birminghamover £160
Liverpool to Manchesterover £220

Popular Flexi Season ticket routes

Here are some of the most popular routes where you can travel with a Flexi Season ticket. Tap the route you’re interested in, check live times, compare ticket prices, and learn more about the train journey.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

A Flexi Season ticket is a new, more flexible type of Season Ticket that allows 8 days of travel in 28 days with unlimited travel, from the time you activate your Day Pass until 04:29 the next morning, between two stations each day that it's used. It’s great for commuters travelling during peak times 2-3 days a week, Monday to Friday, as it offers an alternative to a traditional Weekly Season Ticket.

Ready to go with your Flexi Season ticket? Open our app and tap ‘Download Flexi ticket’ to load your Day Passes onto your phone. You’ll need to be connected to mobile data or WIFI for the download to work – and remember to check your phone has enough charge for your journey!

When you’re at the station, tap 'Activate Pass' to get going. That’ll let you travel as much as you want in one day between the stations on your Flexi Season ticket. At the barriers? Just press 'View Pass' and scan your barcode. Simple.

If barcode tickets are already available on your route for single and return tickets, then you will be able to get your Flexi Season ticket as a barcode ticket without having to get a Smartcard.

No. Flexi Season tickets are not available to use on London underground or overground services.

Season Tickets are available in First Class and have Child options, while Flexi Seasons come in Standard Class only as they are aimed at commuters travelling during Peak times, Monday to Friday, 2-3 days a week.

You will be able to find out the cost of a Flexi Season ticket and which ticket is right for your journey with our new Commuter Calculator.

Yes, unless it is for a specified operator or route. If this is the case, it will be stated at the time of purchase.

You must apply for a refund before the end of the 28-day validity period. The refund will be calculated based on the price of an Anytime return ticket for the journey your Flexi Season is valid for, the number of travel days used within the ticket's validity minus a £10 admin fee.

Yes. 16-17 Saver and Jobcentre Plus Travel Discount Cardholders will be able to get 50% off their Flexi Season ticket. However, no other Railcard or group discounts will apply to Flexi Season tickets.

Find out more about Season tickets and train travel

So, now you know all about Flexi Season tickets. If you want to find out more about train travel, check out some of our travel guides below.