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Northern offer their customers a wide range of budget-friendly ticket options, designed to serve a variety of requirements. These include our group travel dealsAdvance tickets, or for last-minute trips, Save on the Day. However, for regular travellers, Season Tickets are the most popular choice. 

What is a Season Train Ticket?

If you make the same journey at least 2-3 times a week, then it’s worth considering a train Season Ticket. Offering unlimited travel on a predetermined route, they save many pounds over purchasing individual tickets. They also eliminate the need to queue when you may be running late - just swipe your contactless Smartcard and you can relax. 

Which ticket is right for me?

The type of Season Ticket that’s right for you depends on how often and why you travel between your two named stations. 

Firstly, there are the duration tickets - Annual, Monthly or Weekly Season Tickets. These provide unlimited travel from Monday through to Friday, with free weekend journeys. 

These Season Tickets offer better value for your money if you can buy a longer duration ticket. The cost of an Annual Season Ticket, for example, is equal to buying 40 Weekly Tickets, thus giving you 3 months of free train travel. 

Then there are the more specialised Season Tickets. These tend to focus on the reason for your journey. 

Flexi Season Ticket

Many employers now give their staff the option of working from home several days a week, and to cater to the new hybrid employee, Northern have designed the Flexi Season Ticket. You can travel for 8 days out of 28 on your chosen route, and you don’t have to decide in advance which days those will be. Only paying when you travel, the Flexi Season Ticket saves you money and hassle. 

Education Season Ticket

If your son or daughter is in education and aged between 11 and 16, there are big savings to be made with the Education Season Ticket. Providing unlimited travel between home and school throughout the week, including after school for clubs, and weekends, this Season Ticket can save 75% on the equivalent adult ticket if purchased online. 

The Education Season Ticket not only saves you money, but it eliminates the stress of scrabbling for train fares every morning! 

Season Ticket Calculator

Northern’s Season Ticket Calculator quickly works out which Season Ticket best fulfils your requirements and saves you the most money. With its easy-to-read format, it gives you the prices for each ticket, highlighting the cheapest options.

Types of Season Tickets

There are several options when it comes to types of Season Tickets, including:

  • Annual Season Tickets
  • Monthly Season Tickets
  • Weekly Season Tickets
  • Flexi Season Tickets
  • Education Season Tickets

Each one is designed to save you money, time and effort. Much cheaper than buying individual tickets, you can avoid the morning rush, and keep safe with contactless travel.

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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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There is a big choice when it comes to deciding which Season Ticket option to buy. Weekly, Monthly and Annual Season Tickets offer big discounts for the duration you select, while the more specialised tickets cater to a range of sectors, including commuters and children in education.

Providing discounts of up to a ⅓  off most train tickets, Railcards offer a great way to explore the countryside. Most Season Tickets cannot be used in conjunction with Railcards as both have large discounts already applied. These discounts vary between tickets, and the free mobile app can provide you with the latest offers.

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

Northern App

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