Monthly Season Tickets & Rail Pass

A Monthly Season Ticket brings great savings and benefits

Travelling by train is even better with a Monthly Season Ticket. You can enjoy discounted travel between two stations along the route you travel regularly. Say goodbye to queues, and hello to cheaper fares.

You could save yourself more than 20% off the cost of buying 20 standard day return tickets. What’s more, Monthly Season Tickets are flexible and convenient. They’re available to use at any time of the day, with no time restrictions. Plus, when you travel Off-Peak, you can add a ‘Kids for a Quid’ ticket when a child travels with you.

Not planning on travelling the full distance every time? No problem, you can break up your journey by travelling to intermediate stations along your route.

Take a look below to see if a Monthly Season ticket could help you enjoy better value train travel:

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Travel anytime

With a Season Ticket, you can travel at any time of day, seven days a week, 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 Monthly Train Ticket

Cheaper train travel is just a few taps away. You can buy and renew your new monthly train ticket online, with the ScotRail app, via a ticket vending machine, or at a ticket office.

They load straight onto Smartcards each time you purchase one. ScotRail Smartcards are completely free and just require a photo, which you can take with your smartphone.

Paper Season Tickets require a photocard and a passport-sized photo. Photocards are free from ScotRail booking offices and travel centres.

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

You can purchase a Monthly 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 Monthly 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 a Monthly Season ticket
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A Monthly Season ticket can save you over 20% off the cost of twenty standard day return tickets.

Route Standard (Anytime) Daily Return 20x Standard Daily Returns Monthly Season Ticket Saving £ Saving %
East Kilbride - Glasgow Central £7.00 £140.00 £100.30 £39.70 40
Wemyss Bay - Glasgow Central £13.20 £264.00 £195.50 £68.50 35
Helensburgh Central - Glasgow Central £11.20 £224.00 £160.60 £63.40 39
Neilston - Glasgow Central £7.00 £140.00 £100.30 £39.70 40
Kirkcaldy - Edinburgh Waverley £15.70 £314.00 £234.30 £79.70 34
North Berwick - Edinburgh Waverley £12.50 £250.00 £183.60 £66.40 36

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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