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A season ticket is a ticket that allows unlimited travel in both directions between two specific stations for a specified amount of time, whether a week, month, multiple months or a year.
If you travel regularly along the same route then getting a season ticket will save you time and money on your train tickets.
You can use your train season ticket to travel as many times as you want between your chosen stations in your chosen timeframe.
Season tickets are available as a weekly train ticket, for one calendar month and any period between one - 12 months, which offers significant savings over buying an Anytime Day Return each day.
You'll be able to travel on any day within the validity of the ticket and avoid having to queue repeatedly for your train ticket. A Flexi Season Ticket offers eight days of travel in 28 days any time between two stations.
Season tickets are also available on a Smart card, a durable, ticket- sized plastic card with a microchip that stores your season tickets, giving you all the benefits of smarter train travel. Think quick and easy travel between your stations, whenever you want to jump on one of our trains. If you don’t already have a Smart card, you can register for one here. Sound good? That's just the start...
The right season ticket will depend on how often you want to travel and your budget. For example, if you’re planning on going into the office for four days in one week, a weekly season ticket will save you money rather than buying a ticket each day you travel.
If your weekly travel is consistent, it makes sense to opt for a monthly season ticket. An annual ticket or a season ticket for multiple months (between one and 12 months) will save you even more money than buying a monthly season ticket each month.
A Flexi Season Ticket is a great option if you want more flexibility with your travel plans and don’t plan to travel more than eight days in 28 days.
There are plenty of reasons to buy a season ticket, whether you want to save time at the station, cut your travel costs or keep on top of your ongoing travel expenses.
Buying a season ticket is a cheaper way to travel on our trains. For example, on a 12-month Season ticket you get 52 weeks’ travel but you’ll only pay for 40 weeks. Even if you travel the same route just four days a week, a season ticket will save you money. You can use our dedicated season ticket calculator and see just how much you could save.
The cost of paying for a year of train travel up front can seem daunting. So, if you would prefer, we have monthly and weekly season tickets available.
With a season ticket you can head straight to your train and don’t have to queue at the ticket machine every morning. More time to treat yourself and join the coffee queue instead!
Buy a season ticket for one month or longer and you can enjoy free First Class upgrades on your normal daily TransPennine Express route at the weekend (excludes Bank Holidays and zonal season ticket products such as the GM Countycard, Merseytravel Rail Pass and West Yorkshire M Cards).
There are multiple ways you can buy a season ticket with TransPennine Express.
If you’re buying a season ticket for the first time, simply register with us in MyAccount and order your Smartcard, this will be posted to you and will take approximately five days.
Alternatively, you can collect a Smart card from the station and register it to your TPExpress account.
Once you have received your card you can buy your *Smart Season Ticket online, at the ticket machine or at a ticket office. You can buy your season ticket with cash, most credit or debit cards, rail travel vouchers or a Rail Warrant issued by your employer.
*Flexi Season Tickets can only be purchased online.
The cost of a season ticket will vary according to the two stations that you are travelling between and the length of time of your season ticket. For example, you can choose a weekly season ticket, a monthly season ticket, an annual ticket and a season ticket for any period between one and 12 months. You can even opt for a Flexible Season ticket. The price for each will be calculated in line with your chosen route.
If you travel regularly along the same route, buying a season ticket online is the best way to save time and money on your train tickets. Find out costs for your chosen route and see how much a train season ticket will save you.
If you travel regularly along the same route, buying a season ticket rather than purchasing an Anytime Day Return ticket each day you travel will save you money. For example if you buy a 12-month season ticket you will get 52 weeks’ travel but you’ll only pay for 40 weeks.
A season ticket – whether a seven day ticket, a monthly ticket or an annual ticket for example – starts from the day you buy the ticket.
In order to get the most out of your season ticket and the best value train travel, you should buy a season ticket just before you intend to travel. So, for a weekly season ticket, book your ticket on the first day you want to travel – remember a weekly ticket lasts for a full seven days as opposed to a calendar week.
Once your ticket has run out, you can renew your season ticket online or via the TPExpress app.
You can only use your TransPennine Express season ticket on our trains and along the route you specified when you purchased your season ticket.
Yes, season tickets are available as e-tickets – you can download them to your phone’s wallet making it simple and easy to use every time you need to travel.
Yes a season ticket can be refunded, with the refund calculated from the day the ticket is surrendered. There is however, a minimum period of remaining validity for a refund to be issued, specifically 3 days of validity for a 7-day season ticket, 1 week for a monthly and 1 month and 18 days for an annual season ticket.
If you bought your ticket online, you can apply for a refund online, and if you bought it in person at the station you will need to go back to the same station for your refund.
There isn’t a specific season ticket for students, however, you can save up to 1/3 on train travel with a 16-25 Railcard. And if you use it to book Advance Purchase Tickets you can also save up to 50% with TransPennine Express.
You can’t use a railcard – such as a 16-25 Railcard – to buy a season ticket. When you purchase a season ticket, you will already enjoy discounted train travel.
Season Tickets allow unlimited travel in both directions between the stations specified. If you travel regularly along the same route then getting a Season Ticket will save you time and money on your train tickets.
A Flexible Season ticket offers 8 days of travel in 28 days any time between two stations.
Season Tickets allow unlimited travel between 2 stations for a specified period of time
Season Tickets are usually available for periods of 7 days or for any period from 1 month to 1 year
Season Tickets offer great savings if you make regular train ticket bookings, even if you’re travelling fewer than 5 days a week. An Annual Season ticket offers 52 weeks' travel for the price of 40 already-discounted Weekly Season Tickets
If the Season Ticket held does not cover the journey in full, has been left at home or is for Standard Class accommodation when travelling in First Class, the appropriate additional ticket must be purchased at the ticket office before travel
Season Ticket holders' names and addresses are recorded. You may be contacted for survey purposes about the journeys you make with your Season Ticket
If you’re buying a Season Ticket for the first time, a recent passport-type photograph for the accompanying photocard is required
In addition, if you are buying a monthly or longer Season Ticket for the first time, an application form will need to be completed so that a Record Card can be held by the issuing Train Company
PTE Season Tickets including Metrocards and TfGM Country Cards are not eligible for free First Class weekend upgrades
It is not possible to make a seat reservation with a Season Ticket on TransPennine Express services
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You can save a 1/3 on train fares with a range of Railcards, from 16-25, Friends & Family and Two Together.