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Rail Season Tickets

If you travel regularly between two stations, save time and buy a rail season ticket. They are available for periods of seven days, one month, and any period between one and 12 months. For added convenience, you can include PlusBus or a Travelcard with your rail season ticket.

Annual rail season tickets offer the best value for money as you get 52 weeks travel for the price of 40 – that’s 12 weeks free travel and a saving of nearly 25% on buying individual train Weekly tickets! As well as saving money, we also offer some additional benefits.

You can find the cost of your season ticket by using our Season Ticket Calculator.

 


Buying your rail season ticket

A season ticket is only valid when accompanied by a photocard. If you do not have a photocard, you can get one from any staffed station when you present a passport sized photograph.

There are several ways to buy a season ticket to suit your needs. The table below shows where you can buy your season ticket.

 

Weekly

Monthly

Longer than one Month

Annual

Ticket Office

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Self-service Ticket Machine

Yes

Yes - Renewals only

No

No

Online

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Telesales

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

You can avoid queuing up at the ticket office when you buy your ticket online or through our Customer Service Centre.

Car Parking season tickets are available at most stations and should be purchased from the ticket office at the station you wish to park at or through our Customer Service Centre.

Please note, that Child rate season tickets must be purchased before reaching 16 years and may cover a maximum validity period of up to 4 months after the holder reaches 16 years.

 


Frequently asked questions

When can I buy or renew a season ticket?

New season ticket or where there is a break in continuity:

Season ticket validity

Tickets can be bought from

Weekly

Available from 06:00 on Sunday if the start date is a Monday (or Tuesday following a public holiday).

Available on the day of travel if starting any other day of the week.

Monthly, longer than a Month, or Annual

Available from 12:00 on Friday if the start date is Saturday, Sunday or Monday (or Tuesday following a public holiday).

Available from 12:00 the day before if starting on any other day of the week.

 

 

Season ticket renewal where there is no break in continuity:

Season ticket validity

Tickets can be bought from

Weekly

Available from 12:00 on Friday if the start date is Saturday, Sunday or Monday (or Tuesday following a public holiday).

Available from 12:00 the day before if starting on any other day of the week.

Monthly, longer than a Month, or Annual

Available at any time, up to 7 days in advance. (You will need to exchange your current ticket for the renewed ticket.)

Available from 12:00 the day before if renewing a Monthly season ticket at a self-service ticket machine.

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How do I pay?

You can pay for your season ticket using one, or a combination, of the following methods:

  • Cash
  • Card: American Express, Diners Club International, Mastercard, Visa and Visa Debit.
  • Rail Travel Vouchers
  • Rail Warrant for Season tickets: Your employer may issue them as part of a season ticket loan scheme.
  • Company cheque: These are only accepted if you are buying a new or renewing an existing Annual season ticket. We will not accept cheques which include the words 'Trading As' or 'TA'.

    If you are buying an Annual season ticket for the first time, you will need to provide two forms of identification:
    - one that includes your photograph (e.g. passport, ID card issued by your employer)
    - one that includes proof of your address (e.g. utility bill)
    If you have a photocard driving licence (which contains both your photograph and address), we will accept this without you needing to supply another form of identification.

    Cheques must be completed in full and made payable to Stagecoach South Western Trains Ltd.

 

We do not accept the following methods of payment:

  • Personal cheque: These are not accepted for payment of season tickets, irrespective of the cheque's value.
  • Card: Electron or Solo

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What are the benefits to South West Trains annual season ticket?

Annual season tickets are also known as Gold Cards and have some very attractive benefits when you buy from us.

  • Free travel at weekends – we issue South West Trains season ticket holders with 6 one-day tickets allowing unlimited travel on South West Trains services on Fridays, weekends and public holidays (tickets are not valid for cross-Solent travel to/from the Isle of Wight and date and time restrictions apply).
  • Dedicated helpline – for renewals, comments or queries relating to your Gold Card, you can call our dedicated team on 0845 607 9999 between 0600 and 2200, 7 days a week. Alternatively, you can e-mail them at: goldservice@swtrains.co.uk
  • Save 1/3 on Off Peak travel – Gold Cards act like Network Railcards saving you 1/3 on Off Peak fares in the Network Railcard area.
  • Kids travel from £2 – up to 4 accompanying children can travel with you from just £2 each.
  • Network Railcard for £1 – nominate a friend or relative to receive a Network Railcard for just £1 and they can enjoy discounted off peak travel too!
  • £5 First Class Upgrade – available any time at weekends and public holidays and on weekdays when you buy a discounted Off Peak or Super Off Peak rail ticket for your journey. 

 

Full season ticket terms and conditions are available here.

Please note, that Annual Gold Card benfits are changing from 2 January 2015. You can find more details on nationalrail.co.uk/goldcard or by clicking here.

None of the changes will affect your free tickets - you'll continue to receive them everytime you renew your annual season ticket.  

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