Buying a Season Ticket

If you travel regularly between any two stations, you can save time and stress by avoiding queues at the station by Buying your Season Ticket online. specialises in selling train Season Tickets and offers an impartial service selling tickets on all the different train companies providing services throughout the whole of the UK.

Within the UK, rail ticket retailing is regulated, so this means that wherever you buy your train Season Ticket, it must be sold at the same price and with the same amount of Passenger Charter discounts given.

You can buy your train Season Ticket anytime up to 28 days prior to the start date of the ticket, but under National Rail retailing rules it is not possible to issue a ticket before 14 days prior to the start date. Therefore if you want a ticket starting in 14 days or less then we will process and dispatch it the same day, however it you want to order a ticket to start in more than 14 days time, we will still complete and confirm your order, giving you piece of mind, and your tickets will automatically be printed and despatched to you when it becomes 14 days before the start date.

With free reminder emails and/or texts you need never be stuck in a ticket queue again!

Different Types of Train Season Ticket

Train Season Tickets are available for periods of seven days, one month, one year and any also any flexible period between one and 12 months. There is also a new Flexi Season Ticket which allows 8 days travel within a 28 day period – for more information on this ticket please see the section on Flexi Seasons.

You can purchase a “point to point” train Season Ticket which is for return travel between two specified stations or it is possible to select additional travel options at the start or end of your journey. For example if travelling to or from the London Zones areas it is possible to select a Travelcard option which then gives you unlimited train, tube, bus and tram travel in the relevant zones.

Season Ticket Fares

Buying longer period Season Tickets can generally be better value for money

The price of a monthly ticket costs the same as 3.8 weekly tickets, which means that you get up to 31 days travel for the same price as 26 days if travelling on weekly tickets.

Annual train Season Tickets offer the best value for money as you get 52 weeks travel for the price of 40 – that’s 12 weeks free travel and a saving of nearly 25% on buying individual train weekly tickets!

You can check how much your Season Ticket will cost by entering your journey details at the Season Ticket calculator on the homepage, and we will show you the cost of a weekly, monthly and annual ticket in both standard and First classes (if applicable) as well as the cost of any other period of duration (between 1 month and 1 year) if you provide a start and end date.

Rail fares for Season Tickets normally change at the beginning of the year but can be subject to further alteration throughout the year, depending on your operator. The price you pay for your Season Ticket will however be based on the price on the start date and will not be adjusted for any future changes the operator may make. For example if you purchased an annual Season Ticket on the 1st Jan and the prices increased on the 4th Jan, you would enjoy travel for the whole of the next 12 months at the lower rate.

Annual "Gold Card" Season Tickets

If you buy an Annual Season ticket or Annual Travelcard in the South of England, you may qualify for an Annual Gold Card which offer discounts on leisure rail travel.

When you buy an adult Annual Season ticket or Annual Travelcard where the origin and/or destination are in the Annual Gold Card Area, your Season Ticket is automatically printed on special ticket stock which as well as being an Annual Season ticket, also gives a range of discounts on other leisure train journeys in the Gold Card area for yourself and others. These include:

  • 1/3 off Standard and First Class Anytime and Off-Peak tickets for the cardholder and up to three adults aged 16 or over travelling with them
  • 60% off child fares for up to four children aged between 5 and 15 years (subject to a £1 minimum fare)
  • Up to two children aged under 5 years travel free of charge.
  • A one year Railcard for £10 for you or a friend – choose from a 16-25, Family & Friends, Senior, Two Together, Disabled Persons or Network Railcard. You can purchase one discounted Railcard, subject to eligibility, during the validity of your Annual Gold Card. See Discounted Railcards section for details.
  • 1/3 off Off-Peak Day Travelcard Zones 1-6
  • 1/3 off Oyster Off-Peak pay as you go single fares and the pay as you go daily price cap (after 09:30 Monday to Friday) for journeys on National Rail, London Underground and Docklands Light Railway services. The Annual Gold Card discount must be loaded on the Oyster card at London Underground ticket offices and is available to the Annual Gold Card holder only.
  • 1/3 off Anytime Day Travelcards when bought as part of your ticket to London from outside London Zones 1-9 (subject to time restrictions and a £17 minimum fare)
  • 1/3 off PLUSBUS Day tickets in the Network Railcard area
  • Discounts on journeys to the Isle of Wight using Wightlink, Red Funnel and HoverTravel

For full details of Annual Gold Card benefits plus full terms and conditions please see National Rail Gold Cards.