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Season tickets

If you make the same journey three times a week or more, a season ticket will usually cost you less than the equivalent Anytime fare.

Saving with season tickets

Do you take the train three or more times a week? 

You can choose between weekly, monthly or annual tickets: the longer the ticket lasts, the more you save.

Your season ticket gives you unlimited travel between stations on your route, and you can add Travelcard options for getting around London too.

Your season ticket’s a valuable asset, so you need to carry a valid Photocard with you when you travel.

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Annual season tickets

With an annual season ticket you pay for 40 weeks and get 12 weeks free – that’s a saving of 23% over the cost of a weekly season ticket.

You can buy annual season tickets online or from your local ticket office. If you’re buying online, your ticket must start within two weeks of the date you buy it.

Annual Gold Card

The whole of the Thameslink network is within the Annual Gold Card area, so if your season ticket starts or ends at a Thameslink station you automatically qualify for a Gold Card. You can use this to get:

  • 1/3 off many fares, including Anytime and Off-Peak tickets and Travelcards
  • 81% off kids’ fares – for up to 4 children
  • a one-year railcard for £10

Find out more about applying for an Annual Gold Card.

St Albans to London

Weekly season ticket

Buy tickets from £90.30

St Albans to London

Monthly season ticket

Buy tickets from £346.80

St Albans to London

Annual season ticket

Buy tickets from £3,612

Weekly season tickets

A weekly season ticket is cheaper than five Anytime returns, and weekends are included too. You can buy your weekly season ticket online and collect it from the station the next day, or buy it at a ticket machine or ticket office.

Buy or renew a weekly season ticket online

Monthly season tickets

A monthly season ticket is a good balance between flexibility and price. You can buy your monthly season ticket online, from a ticket machine if you’re already registered online, or from a ticket office.

Buy or renew a monthly season ticket online

Custom season tickets

If you need a season ticket for more than a month, but less than a year, just enter your dates when you order online and we’ll calculate the right price to the exact day. It’s cheaper than buying multiple monthly season tickets.

Buy your custom season ticket online

The Key Smartcard

For extra convenience, buy your season ticket on The Key Smartcard. Buy online, touch in and out at stations, and register your card online in case you lose it.

Buying your season ticket online

There are a few things to remember when you buy or renew your season ticket online:

  • Your season ticket must start within two weeks of the date you buy it
  • Monthly and annual season tickets are sent by post, so allow five working days for delivery
  • You can collect a weekly season ticket at the station, so it can start the next day
  • Season tickets bought on the key smartcard can start just 2 hours after purchase

You’ll need a valid Photocard when you buy or collect your season ticket at the station.

Looking after your season ticket

If you’ve got a paper Season ticket it has a magnetic strip containing information that allows you to use automatic ticket barriers at the stations.

To avoid wiping the information on your ticket you need to keep it away from other magnetic items such as bank cards, oyster cards and phones.

If your ticket no longer opens the barriers you can have your monthly or longer season ticket re-issed at any of our ticket offices.

A good option is to use our key smartcard for your season ticket. Here the information is held within plastic and metal technology that is highly secure and doesn’t need a magnetic strip, so your season ticket works the barriers time after time. Find out more about the key

Paying by cheque

You can’t use a personal cheque to pay at ticket offices – but you can use a debit or credit card or cash.

Company cheques for annual season tickets

Company cheques are only accepted at Ticket Offices in payment for Annual season tickets only and only in the following circumstances:

If the ticket is a new issue (first purchase) the customer must produce two forms of ID:

  1. Photo ID such as a driving licence or passport
  2. A seperate ID from those detailed above which verifies the customers home address

If the ticket is a renewal of an existing Annual season ticket paid for by cheque, it can be issued without further verification.

The cheque should be made payable to Govia Thameslink Railway Limited.

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