Book your Season Ticket in advance on a smartcard

Tips on the best way to get a season ticket. 

  1. If you commute regularly, buy an Annual Season Ticket and get 12 weeks of free travel. Your Season Ticket is valid for a full calendar year, but you only pay for 40 weeks.
  2. Get it with 2019’s prices, before the new 2020 fares go up. If you buy your season ticket up until 1st January you can still pay with 2019’s fares to travel from 1st January.
  3. Chose to get your season ticket on a smartcard and never worry about losing it as your ticket will be stored in your account.
  4. Many Train Operators give you the option of getting your Season Ticket in advance online or at a staffed ticket office. Please see below for lead times:
Train Company Lead Time



Between 7 and 14 days

TransPennine Express


Up to 14 days



Up to 2 weeks

SWR South Western Railway


Up to 2 weeks

Greater Anglia


Up to 28 days



Up to 30 days


Up to 30 days



Up to 4 weeks

Great Northern




Up to 1 month


Christmas delivery may vary, please visit Train Operators websites for more information

Smartcard Operators

Click on a Train Company logo below to;

  • register for a smartcard,
  • purchase smart tickets or
  • to find out more about smart tickets.
c2c Chiltern Railways
Great Northern GWR Great Western Railway
Greater Anglia London Northwestern Railway
Merseyrail Northern
ScotRail Southeastern
Southern SWR South Western Railway
TransPennine Express