Annual Train 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 enjoy significant savings with an Annual Season Ticket.

With an Annual Season Ticket, you’ll get 12 weeks of free travel along your route. Plus, it’ll save you precious time because you’ll never need to waste time queueing for tickets. For extra convenience and security your Season Ticket can be added to your Smartcard. Meaning if you lose your ticket, it can be replaced onto a new Smartcard and you won’t lose any journeys.

An Annual Season Ticket puts you in control of when you travel. There are no restrictions so can be used throughout the day and over the weekend too. What’s more, you can add a Kids for a Quid ticket when a child travels with you Off-Peak.

If you’re not travelling the whole route every time, your Annual Season Ticket lets you break up the journey by travelling to intermediate stations along your route.

Take a look below to see if an Annual Season Ticket could help you save each year:

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Travel anytime

Travel at any time of day, seven days a week for one year between your selected stations.

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Refundable

You can get a refund on your Season Ticket but a £10 admin fee and certain conditions apply. You must have a sufficient period of validity left on your ticket for a successful claim. For more information, read the “Trainline Conditions of Sale” on our Terms and Conditions page.

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Non-reservable seating

Seat reservations are not available with a Season Ticket.

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Non-transferable

A Season Ticket is non-transferable, meaning you cannot offer it to someone else.

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Purchase protection

Your Season Ticket is protected by our Delay Repay guarantee, meaning you can claim compensation if your journey is delayed by 30 minutes or more. Read our full Delay Repay guarantee and relevant terms & conditions for more information.

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. You just need to take along 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.

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

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.

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