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Do you make the same journey regularly?

If so, it’s well worth considering getting a monthly train ticket. Northern have a range of season tickets available, with each one focused on a passenger’s particular requirements. They can be bought online, via Northern’s free mobile app, or at a ticket office.

What is a monthly train ticket?

Monthly Season Tickets

Allowing unlimited journeys between two named destinations, Season tickets run for a specified length of time - generally for a week, month or year, and offer big savings for regular passengers. An Annual Season ticket, for example, can give you 52 weeks of train journeys for the cost of 40 Weekly Season tickets that already have discounts applied. 

For the purposes of a Season ticket, a week is considered to be Monday to Friday, with weekends included for free. 

If the Monthly Season ticket doesn’t cover the route being taken, or the level of service, passengers must pay the appropriate additional fare.

Flexi Season Tickets

Northern’s Flexi Season ticket is ideal for commuters who enjoy a hybrid working practice with 2-3 days in the office and catching peak-time trains. Offering unrivalled flexibility, passengers can travel for 8 days across a period of 28 days between two named destinations. 

The Flexi ticket differs from standard season tickets as ticket holders only pay for the days travelled, and those days don’t need to be selected ahead of time. This allows passengers to catch a last-minute train if necessary, making this the perfect choice for busy commuters. 

Available as a Barcode ticket or a hard-wearing Smartcard, if you already have the latter, your Flexi Season ticket can be bought online and added to your existing card. If you choose a Barcode ticket, your online purchase will be delivered to your email address, or to your mobile app.

With a Flexi Season ticket, you’ll save at least 20% off the equivalent ticket. Check with our commuter ticket tool to see exactly how much your discount amounts to. 

What are the benefits of a monthly train ticket?

There are numerous benefits to be gained by purchasing a monthly train ticket.

  • Save money on train travel
  • Unlimited travel between your chosen stations depending on the type of season ticket
  • Free weekend travel on your selected route depending on the type of season ticket
  • Avoid the daily queues for tickets 
  • Contactless travel
  • Available as a durable Smartcard

How to buy a monthly train ticket

The easiest way to purchase or renew your season ticket is in the form of a Smartcard through Northern’s downloadable app. Whether you choose to get a weekly, monthly or annual electronic ticket, the process is simple. Just follow the on-screen instructions on your device - mobile phone, computer, ticket office or machine.

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Commuter perks

As a little "thank you" for travelling with Northern, we've got some great perks to brighten up your journey. Use them to learn a new skill, grab breakfast on the go or read your favourite magazines on-board. What's more, you can use our free WiFi on-board ...

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By buying a monthly train ticket, you can make big savings on standard tickets. Depending on the type of season ticket that serves your purposes, the minimum saving is 20%, and in many cases, this can be considerably more.

Northern’s monthly train tickets and Flexi Season tickets can be used with multiple train operators and on the majority of routes, unless otherwise stated.

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Northern App

Streamline your journey and get tickets straight to your phone. Making your journey contact-free.