Available on Touch Smartcard

Our free smartcard is durable and contactless – order yours online today

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Buy your season ticket online or on our app with confidence and when it suits you

Automated Delay Repay

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Buying and using a season ticket

Before you buy an adult or child season ticket, you’ll need a valid Photocard as an ID. Just take a recent passport-sized photo of yourself to your local ticket office and they’ll make one for you for free. If you’re getting a child Photocard, you’ll also need to bring a passport or birth certificate for proof of age.

Once you have a Photocard, you can buy or renew a Standard or First Class season ticket online, on our app, or at one of our stations. Children (aged 5-15 inclusive) get a 50% discount on Standard and First Class season tickets and London Travelcards.

Don’t forget to have both your season ticket and Photocard with you at all times when you’re travelling.

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Smart season tickets

With our Touch Smartcard you can plan ahead with confidence from the comfort of your home. Avoid the ticket queues by buying or renewing your season ticket online or on our app up to 14 days in advance.

It’s also durable and contactless so it won’t stop working in the ticket gates unlike paper tickets. If your smartcard gets lost or stolen, we can block it and send a replacement with all your tickets saved – a fee may apply.

Make the switch to our free smartcard today for the faster and safer way to buy and use train tickets, plus sign up to get Automated Delay Repay notifications when you’ve been delayed by 15 minutes or more.

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Which ticket is right for me?

As well as weekly, monthly, monthly plus and annual season tickets, we have other great tickets exclusively on our Touch Smartcard such as the Flexi Season ticket. Our summary helps you to decide which ticket could be right for you depending on how you travel.

Season ticket calculator

Before you buy, use the season ticket calculator to find out if you’re likely to save money compared to buying daily an Anytime Day Return ticket.

I commute to work...  Ticket type Why this ticket?
 Two days a week  Flexi Season ticket
8 days of travel in 28 days – any time between two stations
Regularly Season ticket including Travelcards They’re the most cost-effective way to travel if you’re making the same journey regularly

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Flexi Season tickets

8 days of travel in 28 days – any time between two stations

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Weekly season tickets

Weekly tickets are likely to save you money compared to buying daily Anytime Day Returns

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Monthly season tickets

Buy a monthly season ticket with auto-renewal to save money and time

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Monthly plus season tickets

Need more than one month? Choose your end date with a monthly plus season ticket

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Business life

Get useful tips for working and commuting in our travel blog, Where Next

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Annual season tickets

Save over 20% on your train travel for the year with an annual train ticket

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Business Direct

Business Direct is SWR’s business and corporate train travel service platform that let you book, plan, and manage your business train tickets.

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Tap2Go pay as you go travel

Sign up to Tap2Go and take out the hassle of buying a train ticket before you travel

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SWR Rewards

Buying a ticket with us just got more rewarding!

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