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Merseyrail Railpass

The following terms and conditions apply to this type of ticket. Please note that some tickets have restrictions on the days or times you can travel. Please check before you travel.

Terms and Conditions


Zonal Season Ticket for trains throughout Merseyside and beyond.

Railpass is a season ticket for regular travel on trains within Merseyside (and beyond towards Chester, Ellesmere Port and Ormskirk). The area is split into a number of zones and areas, so a Railpass is sold for the specific zones or areas through which the regular journey is taken.

Railpass is valid for travel at any time of the day and on any day of the week for an unlimited number of journeys within the zones and expiry date on the ticket.

Railpass tickets are only valid with a photocard.

Valid on all TOCs within the zone/area.

MRW - 7 day

MRM - 1 month

MRY - Annual

(only the above periods of availability are offered)

Single or Return



  • Merseyrail

Standard Class Ticket Code



Purchase Location

Station ticket offices in the Merseyrail area, also Chester, Hooton, Ellesmere Port and Ormskirk stations.

Purchase Availability

Any day.

Pre-booking Requirement

A specific RailPass Photocard is required.

Reservations Compulsory


No, but you can reserve a seat on many longer distance services and reservations are recommended on busy services. Please note that some train services are designated as reservation only, regardless of ticket held.




Children aged 5-15 receive the standard 50% reduction on weekly tickets only.

Teenagers aged 16 or 17 in full time education are entitled to purchase a child-rate weekly Railpass. This needs to be verified before issuing the ticket by having the educational establishment stamping and certifying the Railpass application form. The child rate age concession for 16 and 17 year olds only applies to Merseytravel Railpass season tickets and not for any other rail season tickets.



Child discounts.

Outward Journey

Day Of Travel

Valid any day.

Time Of Travel

Valid at any time within the zones and the expiry date of the ticket.

Return Journey

Day Of Travel

Valid any day.

Time Of Travel

Valid at any time within the zones and the expiry date of the ticket.


Refer to the issuing office or Merseyrail Customer Relations.

Changes To Travel Plans