Buying your ticket

There are lots of ways to buy your ticket.

Whether you want the convenience of buying online or need some advice, discover the best way to get your ticket.

Online

It takes just a few minutes to buy your tickets and they’ll be ready to collect 2 hours later. To collect your tickets go to the self-service machines at most National Rail or South Western Railway stations (except Beaulieu Road, Holton Heath, Longcross, Millbrook and Redbridge). Make sure you bring your collection reference number and the debit/credit card you paid with (even if that card is replaced after buying the tickets).

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Phone

Get advice and buy tickets over the phone from our Customer Service Centre. It’s open 06:00 to 22:00 every day except 25 and 26 December. You can collect your tickets at any of our self-service machines – they’ll be ready 2 hours after booking, and you’ll need the debit/credit card you paid with. Alternatively you can have your tickets sent by post – allow 5 working days for delivery. 

Self-service ticket machines

We have self-service machines at most stations (except Beaulieu Road, Holton Heath, Longcross, Millbrook and Redbridge). All machines take cards, and at least 1 machine at the station will accept cash.

At the station

For tickets and advice with a friendly face visit the ticket office at any station for a full range of tickets.

Destinations

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Destinations

Ticket offers

From half price train tickets to seasonal discounts.

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Nectar Points

Get 2 points for every £1 when you buy train tickets online.

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Railcards

Save a 1/3 on train fares with a range of Railcards.

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Season Tickets

Travel regularly on the same route? Save time and money with a Season Ticket.

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