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Annual train tickets

Choose an annual season ticket for the best savings for your commute.

If you’re travelling regularly between the same two stations, an annual season ticket will get you the best savings.

How much is an annual season ticket?

On average, an annual season ticket is the same price as 40 weekly tickets with 12 weeks free. This means you can save over 20% on your train travel for the year.

Not only will you save money, but you’ll get unlimited travel between the two stations on your ticket and any stations in-between on your route for the whole year. Don’t forget to make the most of your yearly train pass by using it at any time of day, including evenings and weekends saving you more money and time.

Use the season ticket calculator to find out how much you could save and then buy your ticket here.

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Buying and renewing annual season tickets

Before you buy a Standard or First Class season ticket, you’ll need a Photocard. Just take a recent passport-sized photo of yourself to your local ticket office and they’ll make one for free.


If you have our free contactless Touch Smartcard, you can buy and renew an annual season ticket online. It’s ready to collect after two hours from your chosen station’s smartcard reader.

With a smartcard, you can plan ahead with confidence and avoid the queues by buying and renewing your season ticket online or on our app up to 14 days in advance.


You can also buy a paper annual season ticket online or from a ticket office. If you buy online, check our postal delivery options to make sure it will arrive in time and covers the value of the ticket.

If you're buying a new annual season ticket or renewing a season ticket with a break in continuity with a start date on a Saturday, Sunday, Monday or Tuesday after a public holiday, your season ticket can be issued the Friday before from 12:00. If the start date is on any other day, your ticket can be issued from 12:00 the day before.

If you're renewing with no break in continuity, you can renew your season ticket seven days in advance.

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Annual Gold Card

When you buy an annual season ticket or annual Travelcard, you’ll automatically get a free Annual Gold Card if your origin and/or destination station are within the Gold Card area.

The Gold Card gets you great discounts on train travel, from 09:30 Monday to Friday and anytime on weekends and public holidays, when your journey starts or ends in the Gold Card area. Read the Annual Gold Card terms and conditions.

What discounts do I get with a Gold Card?

  • 1/3 off Standard and First Class Anytime, Off-Peak and Super Off-Peak train tickets for yourself and up to three adults travelling with you
  • 1/3 off Oyster Off-Peak pay as you go single fares and daily cap on National Rail, London Underground and Docklands Light Railway journeys
  • 1/3 off Off-Peak Day Travelcards
  • 1/3 off Anytime Day Travelcards when you buy train tickets to London from outside London Zones 1-9 (subject to time restrictions and a £17 minimum fare)
  • 1/3 off PlusBus Day ticket in the Network Railcard area
  • Save up to 60% off child tickets for up to four children aged between 5 and 15 years old, subject to minimum £1 fare
  • £20 off a one-year 16-25, Family & Friends, Senior, Two Together, Disabled Persons or Network Railcard for you or a friend
  • Discounts on Wightlink, Red Funnel and HoverTravel services to and from the Isle of Wight when you buy a combined train and ferry ticket

If you have any queries, please contact our customer service centre

Adding to your annual season ticket

Car parking season ticket

You can buy an annual season ticket for car parking at our stations from your local ticket office.

London Travelcard

You can add an annual London Travelcard to your ticket when you buy online or at a ticket office.


Adding PlusBus to your paper annual train ticket when you buy online or at a ticket office could save you time and money. You’ll just need to show your season ticket to the driver when you get on participating bus operators’ services. Plus, you’ll get unlimited travel around your origin or destination station, including evenings and weekends.

Check PlusBus to see if it’s available in your local area.

Season ticket terms and conditions
Annual Gold Card terms and conditions

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