Annual Season Tickets

An Annual Season Ticket brings great savings and benefits

If you know you’re going to be taking the same train journey regularly over the year, you can make a significant saving with an Annual Season Ticket.

With an Annual Season Ticket, you’ll get 12 weeks of free travel along your route. You’ll never need to queue to buy anytime single or return tickets, saving you precious time and money. Plus, you can add your Season Ticket to your Smartcard for even more convenience and security.

Annual Season Tickets are flexible and convenient. You can use them throughout the day, with no restrictions, and that includes weekends. What’s more, you can add a ‘Kid for a Quid’ when a child travels with you.

Journeys with Annual Season Tickets can even be broken up by travelling to intermediate stations along your route.

Buying and renewing your Annual Train Ticket

There are several ways to buy and renew an annual train ticket. It’s just a few taps or clicks away when you use the ScotRail app or website. You can also purchase Season Tickets via ticket vending machines or at a ticket office.

If you have one of our Smartcards, your new Season Ticket will conveniently load straight onto it. ScotRail Smartcards are completely free and just require a photo, which you can take with your smartphone.

Paper Season Tickets require a photocard, which is free from ScotRail booking offices and travel centres, and a passport-sized photo.

You can buy your new Annual Season Ticket in advance or on your first day of travel. Online purchases must be made at least four hours before you travel.

Lost your Annual Season Ticket?

If your Season Ticket is on a Smartcard and you lose your card, your ticket will be cancelled and securely transferred onto a new one.

What you need to know

There’s a £10 admin fee if you want a refund. Please note that you must have a sufficient period of validity left on your ticket for a successful claim.

Paper Annual Season Tickets are valid on all operators’ services. Smartcard Season Tickets are valid on ScotRail and LNER services.

Find out how much you could save with an Annual Season ticket

Buy tickets

Get 12 weeks free travel with an Annual Season Ticket.

Route Weekly Season Ticket 52x Weekly season Ticket Annual Season Ticket Saving £ Saving % 3 Months (12x Weekly Ticket)
East Kilbride - Glasgow Central £26.10 £1357.20 £1044.00 £313.20 30 £313.20
Wemyss Bay - Glasgow Central £50.90 £2646.80 £2036.00 £610.80 30 £610.80

Helensburgh Central - Glasgow Central

£41.80 £2173.60 £1672.00 £501.60 30 £501.60
Neilston - Glasgow Central £26.10 £1357.20 £1044.00 £313.20 30 £313.20

Kirkcaldy - Edinburgh Waverley

£61.00 £3172.00 £2440.00 £732.00 20 £732.00

North Berwick - Edinburgh Waverley

£47.80 £2485.60 £1912.00 £573.60 30 £573.60

We offer weekly, monthly, and annual Season Tickets. Find out how much your Season Ticket will cost, and how much money you are likely to save on train travel, by using our Season Ticket Calculator.

Be sure to read our summary pages on weekly, monthly, annual Season Tickets to determine which is the best option for you. It ultimately depends on how often you plan to travel on your chosen route.

Season Tickets can be renewed at the touch of a button using the ScotRail website or app.

Head to our Season Ticket Calculator to find out how much you are likely to save on train travel, compared to purchasing anytime single or return tickets.

Season Tickets can be bought and renewed online, with the ScotRail app, via a ticket vending machine, or at a ticket office. If you have one of our free Smartcards, you can simply load your ticket to it every time you buy one. You will need to supply a photo, which can be taken with your smartphone, should you wish to obtain a new Smartcard.

We offer Paper Season Tickets too. These require a photocard, which you can get for free from ScotRail booking offices and travel centres, and a passport-sized photo.

You can buy your Season Ticket in advance or on your first day of travel. Online purchases must be made at least four hours before you travel.

If you are a Smartcard Season Ticket holder, you can upgrade to First Class for £5 when you travel off-peak. Simply pay onboard.

Seat reservations are not available when you purchase a Season Ticket.

Paper Season Tickets are valid on all operators’ services. Smartcard Season Tickets are valid on ScotRail and LNER services.

You can use your Season Ticket at any time of the day, including weekends, with no restrictions. You can also break up your journey by travelling to intermediate stations along your route.

There is a 50% discount for 16-18 year-olds with a Young Scot National Entitlement Card, and for children aged 5-15 when Season Tickets are bought at a ScotRail ticket office.

Highland Railcard discounts are also available at ticket offices and on the ScotRail website.

If your Season Ticket is on a Smartcard and you lose your card, your ticket will be cancelled and securely transferred onto a new one.

There’s a £10 admin fee if you want a refund. Please note that you must have a sufficient period of validity left on your ticket for a successful claim.

A Season Ticket for the train, buses and SPT Subway in the Strathclyde area.

It gives you unlimited travel, and also works on most buses and some ferries. You can use your ZoneCard wherever you see the ZoneCard logo.​

Find out more and buy a ZoneCard on the SPT website.

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