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Monthly season tickets

Save money and time, plus set-up auto-renewal on our smartcard

If you’re travelling regularly between the same two stations, you could save money and time by getting a monthly season ticket.

Monthly season tickets are cheaper than buying four weekly season tickets over the same period of time. You can also set-up auto-renewal on our smartcard to take out the hassle of renewing your season ticket, plus you’ll get your 12th month free.

This monthly train pass gives you a full calendar month of unlimited travel between the two stations on your ticket and any stations in-between on your route. Your season ticket can also be used as much as you like at any time of day, including evenings and on 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 monthly season tickets

Before you buy an adult or child monthly 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’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 monthly season ticket. Children (aged 5-15 inclusive) get a 50% discount on Standard and First Class season tickets including London Travelcards. If your child's monthly season ticket starts before their 16th birthday, the 50% off travel will still apply until the ticket expires. Once they've turned 16, they can buy a 16-17 Saver to keep getting 50% off train travel.


If you have our free contactless Touch Smartcard, you can buy and renew an adult or child monthly season ticket online, on our app or from a growing number of our ticket offices. Check your nearest hereMonthly auto-renewal is also available online for most journeys on our network. If you’re at one of our stations, you can renew your season ticket at a ticket machine.

If you have our app and a compatible smart device, you can add your monthly train ticket instantly onto your smartcard. Tickets can also be collected 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 buy and renew a paper monthly season ticket from your local ticket office or online. You can only renew a season ticket at our ticket machines.

When you buy online, paper season tickets will be sent to you by post. Read 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 monthly season ticket or renewing a season ticket with a break in continuity with a start date on 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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What is monthly auto-renewal?

Monthly auto-renewal is our exclusive smartcard product to help save money and time if an annual season ticket isn’t for you.

Instead of having to renew your season ticket online or at the station every month, we’ll automatically renew it before it expires so you just need to touch in on a smartcard reader to add your new season ticket. Plus, if you auto-renew the same season ticket 11 times in a row your 12th is free, including the London Travelcard on your season ticket, saving even more money.

You can buy monthly auto-renewal on your Touch Smartcard on most of our network. To check the journeys where you can use your smartcard, download our smartcard map (PDF, 88Kb).

How does monthly auto-renewal work?
How do I set-up monthly auto-renewal?

Read our monthly auto-renewal terms and conditions.

Adding to your monthly season ticket

Car parking season ticket

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

London Travelcard

You can add a monthly London Travelcards to your ticket when you buy online, on our app or at the station.


Adding bus travel to your monthly paper train ticket could save you time and money. Just 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.

You can add PlusBus onto your ticket when you buy online, on our app or at the station.

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

Season ticket terms and conditions
Monthly auto-renewal terms and conditions

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