Monthly Season Tickets

Travelling five or more days a week between the same stations? You can buy your Monthly Season Ticket online with us – you’ll save money on your commute compared to getting daily tickets and you’ll get to enjoy unlimited train travel between your departure and arrival stations for one month. Plus, you’ll avoid queueing at the ticket office to buy your ticket on the day of travel.

Keep reading for more information on how Monthly Season Tickets can help you make great savings on your train journey.

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What is a Monthly Season Ticket?

 

A Monthly Season Ticket is a monthly train pass that allows you to travel at any time of day, including evenings and on weekends, as much as you want for one calendar month between the stations shown on your ticket. This also includes travel to any stations in-between on your route.

What’s more, a Monthly Season Ticket is cheaper than buying four Weekly Season Tickets over the same period of time.

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What are the benefits of a Monthly Season Ticket?

Unlimited travel between two selected stations for one month

Use it any day, at any time

Get a Digital Monthly Season Ticket or collect at a ticket machine

No need to buy a ticket every time you travel

Digital Monthly Season Tickets

Say goodbye to fumbling for that paper ticket and photo card and say hello to Digital Season Tickets.

  • Use in a matter of minutes – no need to top up, queue at the station or wait for it to arrive in the post
  • Easy to access as it lives in your Trainline app
  • No separate photocard required (for digital barcode Seasons only)

As with digital train tickets, you can now get Digital Monthly Season Tickets that live on your phone. You’ll just need to carry your photocard with you to validate the ticket when asked.

On selected routes in the UK, Monthly Season tickets are available as digital barcodes, meaning you won’t even need to carry a separate photocard. That's one thing you won't have to remember!

You’ll need our iOS or Android app to purchase a Digital Monthly Season Ticket.

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How to buy a Monthly Season Ticket online

You can buy your Monthly Season Ticket online with us rather than having to queue at the station to buy it on the day of travel. Simply head to our Season ticket Calculator and follow these simple steps:

On our website

  1. Enter your origin and destination stations into our Season ticket Calculator
  2. Select the start date for your Monthly Season Ticket
  3. Tick 'Monthly' under the Ticket Options
  4. Pick your type of traveller
  5. Choose the class you want to travel in
  6. Select an eligible type of Railcard*
  7. Buy your Monthly 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).

In our app (digital Season tickets)

  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 Monthly Season Ticket you want to buy
  5. Enter the traveller name and photocard number
  6. Buy your digital Monthly Season Ticket!

Monthly Season Ticket Photocards

Buying your Monthly Season Ticket for the first time? Make sure you have a Photocard to use as proof of ID. If you don’t have a Photocard, you can either request one free of charge from us by filling in this form or take a passport-sized photo to your local ticket office and they’ll make you one for free.

If you already have a Photocard, you can tell us your Photocard number at the time of purchase and we’ll match it up to your Monthly Season Ticket. Just remember that you’ll always need to bring both your Photocard and Monthly Season Ticket with you when travelling.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a monthly train ticket?

The price of a monthly train ticket may change based on the route you’ll be travelling on. Use our Season ticket Calculator to find out how much you could save on your commute with a Monthly Season Ticket.

Is it cheaper to buy a monthly train ticket?

Yes. If you’re taking the train five or more days a week, a Monthly Season Ticket is much cheaper than buying four Weekly Season Tickets.

Is there a Monthly Season Ticket for students?

Unfortunately, there isn’t a student Monthly Season Ticket. However, it's worth considering the 16-25 Railcard as an alternative, as it can save you 1/3 on eligible routes if you’re not travelling every day. If you’re commuting five or more days a week, a Monthly Season Ticket may be the right option for you.

Can I use a Railcard with a Monthly Season Ticket?

No, unfortunately you can’t use a Railcard with a Monthly Season Ticket because with a Season ticket you’ll already be saving money compared to buying tickets every day. The only exceptions to this rule are: 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).

Where can I use a Monthly Season Ticket?

Monthly Season Tickets are available on most short and medium distance journeys on the National Rail network. They are valid on all train operators on the route within the zones for which the ticket is issued unless the ticket says it can only be used on a specific train company.

Can I get a refund for my Monthly Season Ticket?

You can get a refund on the remaining portion of your unused Monthly Season Ticket if it has seven or more days' validity remaining. Read our help guide to refunding a UK Season ticket for more information.

How long is a Monthly Season Ticket valid for?

A Monthly Season Ticket is valid for a whole calendar month from the start date on the ticket. For example, if you bought a ticket valid from 8th November, it would be valid up to 7th December. We’ll show you the start and end date of your Season ticket when you search on our Season ticket Calculator.

Can I share my Season ticket?

No, you can’t share a Season ticket, including Monthly Season Tickets. These tickets are assigned to a specific person and are non-transferable. For your Season ticket to be valid, you must show your matching Photocard when asked.

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

So, now you know all about Monthly Season Tickets. Whether you’re ready to book or want to find out more about train travel in the UK, we’re here to help. 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.

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

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