Travelling with Southern on the same route three or more days a week? Buy your Southern 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 Southern Season tickets can help you make great savings on your train journey every day.
As Southern 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 Southern Season ticket will cost and highlight the cheapest option for you.
There are five Southern Season ticket types, some of which are available as digital Season tickets:
If you’re travelling three or more days a week, the Southern 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.
If you need to travel by train on the same route for more than a week, consider buying the Southern 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.
Need to travel more than a month but less than a year? Then the Southern 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.
If you’re travelling on a specific route throughout the year, the Southern Annual Season Ticket is the best option for you to save money. What’s more, if you’re travelling between stations within the South or East of England you’ll automatically get an Annual Gold Card, unlocking even more discounts.
If you’re travelling between two places a couple of times a week, a Flexi Season ticket is the perfect option for you. A Southern Flexi Season ticket offers 8 days of unlimited travel in a 28-day period – you can travel any time between two named stations.
If you’re commuting by train only two times a week, a Flexi Season ticket is the perfect option for you. Benefits of buying a Flexi Season ticket include:
Find out more about Flexi Season tickets to work out which Season ticket is right for your commute.
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 Southern 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 Southern Season ticket. Just remember that you’ll always need to bring both your Photocard and Season ticket with you when travelling.
The cost of a Southern Season ticket depends on whether you opt for a Flexi, 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.
There are five types of Southern Season tickets available:
Flexi: 8 days of travel in a 28-day period between two stations.
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).
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.
Season tickets for Southern services are available online. You'll just need your Photocard number to help us identify your purchase.