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, and as much as you want for one calendar month between the stations shown on your ticket and any stations in-between on your route – that’s so much cheaper than buying four Weekly Season Tickets over the same period of time.

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

Ticket machine collection available

No need to buy a ticket every time you travel

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:

  1. Enter your origin and destination stations
  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 Job Centre Plus Travel Discount Card, the Highland Railcards and the Young Scot National Entitlement Card (16-18 year old), which provide further discounts, where eligible. When asked by rail staff, you must show a valid ticket and your valid Railcard signed by you (plus your Railcard Photocard if required).

Monthly Season Ticket Photocard

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 not, but 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.

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.

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 monthly train tickets in our Journey Planner at the top of the page 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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