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Travelling with Northern on the same route three or more days a week? Buy your Northern Season Ticket with us – you’ll save money on your daily commute and get to travel between your origin and destination stations as much as you want, plus you’ll avoid queueing at the ticket office. Intrigued? Keep reading for more information about how Northern Season Tickets can help you make great savings on your train journey every day.

Northern Season Ticket calculator

As Northern provides different Season Ticket types, it may be difficult to know which option is the right one for you. Don’t fret, we’re here to help you make your decision! Our Season Ticket calculator will show you how much each Northern​ Season Ticket will cost and highlight the cheapest option for you.

How to use our Season Ticket calculator

  1. Enter your origin and destination stations
  2. Select the start and end dates of your Season Ticket
  3. Select the ticket options you want to compare
  4. Pick your traveller type, ticket class, and Railcard
  5. Hit ‘Buy’ to get the Season Ticket comparison and make your choice.

Northern Season Ticket types

There are four Northern Season Ticket types:

Northern Weekly Season Tickets

If you’re travelling three or more days a week, the Northern Weekly Season Ticket is the right option for you. With this Season Ticket type, you’ll get seven days of unlimited travel between the stations shown on your ticket, which is way cheaper than buying four daily return tickets.

Northern Monthly Season Tickets

If you need to travel by train on the same route for more than a week, consider buying the Northern Monthly Season Ticket – it allows you to travel between two stations as much as you want within a full calendar month. This option is cheaper than buying four Weekly Season Tickets.

Northern Custom Season Tickets

Need to travel more than a month but less than a year? Then the Northern Custom Season Ticket is right for you. You can customise your Season Ticket by adding on extra days or months. Whichever duration of travel you choose, the discounted rate will be the same.

Northern Annual Season Tickets

If you’re travelling on a specific route throughout the year, the Northern Annual Season Ticket is the best option for you to save money.

How to buy Northern Season Tickets

Instead of queueing at the train station to get your Season Ticket on the day of travel, you can buy it online with us from our Season Tickets page.

If you’re buying your Northern 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 Northern Season Ticket. Just remember that you’ll always need to bring both your Photocard and Season Ticket with you when travelling.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a Northern Rail Season Ticket cost?

The cost of a Northern Rail Season Ticket depends on whether you opt for a Weekly, Monthly, Annual or Custom ticket. The cost also varies across routes. Our Season Ticket Calculator will show you exactly how much your Season Ticket will cost.

What types of Season Tickets can I buy?

There are four types of Northern Rail Season Tickets available:
Weekly: unlimited travel for a week between two stations.
Monthly: unlimited travel for a month between two stations.
Annual: unlimited travel for a year between two stations.
Custom: unlimited travel for a custom duration (over a month).

Can I use a railcard with a Season Ticket?

No, unfortunately you cannot use a railcard when purchasing a Season Ticket. You'll already be saving money with a Season Ticket compared to buying daily tickets.

Where can I buy a Northern Rail Season Ticket?

Season Tickets for Northern Rail services are available online. You'll just need your Photocard number to help us identify your purchase.