Annual Gold Card
Get great discounts on your leisure travel in the south of England with an Annual Gold Card – the Annual Season ticket with a difference!
If you buy an Annual Season ticket or Annual Travelcard in the south of England, you may qualify for an Annual Gold Card, which gives you discounts on your leisure rail travel.
About Annual Gold Cards
Annual Gold Cards are Annual Season tickets with an added bonus. When you buy your adult Annual Season ticket or Annual Travelcard online or at a station within the Annual Gold Card area, and your origin and/or destination are also in the Annual Gold Card area, you are automatically issued with an Annual Gold Card. As well as being your Season ticket for a full year, it also gives you a range of discounts on other leisure rail journeys in the Annual Gold Card area, for both yourself and others.
Where can I use my Annual Gold Card?
When can I use my Annual Gold Card?
You can use it for journeys that start and end within the Annual Gold Card area, after 09:30 Monday to Friday, or any time at weekends and on bank holidays.
How much does an Annual Gold Card cost?
Once you have bought your Annual Season ticket or Annual Travelcard for a journey within the eligible area, the Annual Gold Card doesn’t cost you a penny extra. You can use our Season Ticket Calculator to find the cost of your Annual Season ticket.
Can I get an Annual Gold Card if my Season ticket is on a Smartcard or Oyster card?
Yes. If your Season ticket is issued on a Smartcard or an Oyster card, you will be eligible to automatically receive a Gold Record Card – which offers the same benefits as an Annual Gold Card – to your registered address.
Can I upgrade to First Class with my Annual Gold Card?
Yes, for a fee. If you have an Annual Gold Card you can upgrade to First Class on a route covered by your annual Season ticket by paying the difference between the full single First Class fare and the full single Standard Class fare, or by paying a First Class supplement offered by the train company before your journey starts.
Further information on Annual Gold Cards
Full details can be found in the Annual Gold Card terms and conditions (PDF, 212k).