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You could save time and money with a Railpass, how you spend your savings is your business!

Railpass is likely to work out cheaper than buying a daily ticket and you can buy one to cover a week, a month or even a year. The longer you get one for, the more you save. You also sidestep those early morning ticket queues and no more searching for your daily train fare. So more money in your pocket, more time on your hands. Add it to today’s list of smart decisions.

Weekly, monthly and annual Railpass products are valid all day within your chosen area, including evenings and weekends.

There are also Young Person's Railpass products for those aged 18 and under and there are Term time passes valid Monday to Friday, until 8pm, during term time only.

Use the Railpass Calculator at the bottom of this page to quickly check the cost of a Railpass for your journey and to see exactly how much you could save.

For example, if you normally buy 5 adult standard return tickets between Ormskirk and Liverpool Central every week, switching to a monthly Railpass would save you the equivalent of 1 week's travel a month!

Railpass on Walrus

Weekly, Monthly and Annual Railpass season tickets will move to the Walrus card from Monday 18 February and are available from all staffed Merseyrail stations. 

Walrus cards use contactless validation technology so you can now just tap through the station ticket gates. 

There is a one off £1 activation charge when you buy a new Walrus card - so if you already have a card remember to keep hold of it. 

Photocards will still be required for Railpass on Walrus card. Please remember to bring your photocard with you when renewing. If you are a new Railpass customer, please bring a passport photo with you.

How to purchase a Railpass

To purchase a Railpass, download and complete the application form at the bottom of this page and take it to any of our staffed stations, along with a passport-size photo and some form of identification. If you are purchasing a Term Time pass you will need to provide proof that you are in full-time education with a valid student card or by getting your application stamped by your education provider. Application forms are also available at our staffed stations.

There are photo booths for getting a passport photo at the following stations; Bebington, Birkdale, Birkenhead Central, Birkenhead Park, Blundellsands & Crosby, Bootle Oriel Road, Conway Park, Green Lane, Hightown, Hillside, Hoylake, Liverpool Central, James Street, Liverpool South Parkway, Old Hall Street, Moorfields, Ormskirk, Port Sunlight, Sandhills, Southport, Spital and Waterloo.

Railpasses can be renewed quickly and easily at any of our staffed stations and weekly passes can be renewed from any of the ticket machines located at various stations on our network. 

When can I renew a Railpass?

Not only do you avoid a daily visit to the ticket office with a Railpass, when you come to renew your pass you don't have to wait until the morning it has expired to renew it. Simply pop along to a station ticket office on your way home instead and enjoy those few more minutes in bed in the morning! Guidelines for renewal time periods are detailed below.

Renewals with no changes to the ticket or break in continuity:

Ticket Type Renewal Options
Weekly Season Ticket
  • If the start date is a Sunday or Monday (or a Tuesday after a Bank Holiday), you can renew you Weekly Railpass from noon on the previous Friday.
  • If the start date is another day of the week you can renew your Railpass after noon on the previous day
Monthly, Term Time or Annual Season Ticket  
  • The ticket may be issued any time up to seven days in advance

Renewals following a break in continuity

Ticket Type Renewal Options
Weekly Season Ticket
  • On the start date
  • If the start date is a Monday (or a Tuesday after a Bank Holiday), you can renew you Weekly Railpass from 0600 on the previous Sunday.
Monthly, Term Time or Annual Season Ticket
  • If the start date is a Saturday, Sunday, Monday (or Tuesday after a Bank Holiday) renew your Railpass from noon on the previous Friday.
  • If the start date is another day of the week you can renew your Railpass after noon on the previous day

There are a number of Railpass options available, depending on the number of area and zones you travel through on a regular basis:

Railpass Fares 1 Zone 2 Zone / 1 Area 3 Zone / 1 Area All Zones
Adults (19+)        
Weekly £16.70 £20.70 £26.20 £33.50
Monthly £57.80  £72.30  £90.20 £116.90 
School Term £118.60 £150.60  £185.70  £243.50 
Annual £578.00  £723.00  £902.00  £1169.00 
Young Person (5-18)        
Weekly £8.35  £10.35 £13.10 £16.75
Monthly £28.90 £36.15 £45.10 £58.45
School Term £77.10 £97.90 £120.70 £158.30

Please note - if you're aged between 16 and 18, you will be required to present ID when purchasing a Young Person Railcard.

For help with Areas and Zones, please click here.

To check the right cost for your journey simply use the Railpass calculator at the bottom of this page. 

If an annual Railpass is on your wish list but the upfront cost is holding you back, then refer your employer to our corporate scheme here.

Term Time Dates 2018/2019

Term time passes are available to anyone in full time education and are valid Monday to Friday, until 8pm, during term time only.

2019/20 Term Dates
Autumn: Monday 2nd September 2019 to Friday 20th December 2019
Spring: Monday 6th January 2020 to Friday 10th April 2020
Summer: Monday 20th April 2020 to Friday 24th July 2020

Apprentice Travelcard

The Apprentice Travelcard means young people enrolled in apprenticeships can get half price on train travel across Merseyside when buying weekly and monthly Railpass tickets. 

Click here for more information.

*£1.91 daily travel price based on purchasing a 1 Zone Monthly Railpass every month and travelling 363 days a year. 

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