Young Person’s tickets are now available for 16, 17 and 18 year old's offering better value and more affordable travel. 

Following changes to the law meaning young people must stay in education or work based training until their 18th Birthday, Merseyrail have made changes to their ticket products to bring more affordable travel to younger passengers.

Passengers aged 18 years or under can now buy Young Person’s Railpass and Day Saver tickets for travel in the Merseyside area. 

16 -18 ID 

If you're lucky enough to be 16-18, you'll need to prove it if you want to buy a Young Person's ticket.

Don't miss out on great savings. Make sure you have one of the following forms of ID to prove that you are aged 16-18. ID is required every time you purchase a ticket and please carry it with you to show when your ticket is checked during your journey.

  • Driving licence (includes provisional)
  • Passport
  • 16 -17 Railcard
  • Merseyrail ID - details below
  • Yoti

What is Yoti? 

Yoti is a free app that creates a digital ID on your phone. It takes minutes to set up, using a driving licence or passport and a photo to confirm your date of birth, and means that you always have your ID with you.

Once you have set up your ID, simple open the app and tap on the ID Card button and select Date of Birth to show to the staff member when purchasing your train ticket.  

You can download Yoti for free on the Apple app store here and the Google Play store here

Yoti has now joined forces with both Post Office and Lloyds Bank and so there are two more ID apps that you can use as proof of age.  

The three apps (Yoti ID, Post Office EasyID and Lloyds Bank Smart ID) make up Digital ID Connect which you can read more about here.

Merseyrail ID 

Merseyrail can also provide you with a free Merseyrail ID Card. If you would like a Merseyrail ID card, just take your valid ID (listed above), plus a passport sized photo to the station and a staff member will issue you the card straight away.


Day Saver

Make as many journeys as you like throughout the day with a Day Saver. Day Savers are valid before 06:31 and from 09:30, Monday to Friday and all day Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays.

Young People aged 18 and under can now purchase a Day Saver from £2.20 for 1 Area, or just £2.95 for an All Area Day Saver.

Tickets are available for purchase from booking offices at staffed stations and from ticket machines located at our stations.

Day Saver Fares 1 Area All Areas
Adult (19yrs+) £4.45 £5.95
Young Person (16-18yrs) £2.20 £2.95
Child (5-15yrs) £2.20 £2.95

Ticket Restrictions: Day Savers are not valid for travel between 06:31 and 09:29, Monday to Friday and Railcards are not valid for use with this product.

Skip the queue and buy your Day Saver online

You can now buy an All Area Adult and 18 and under Day Saver online. Your ticket(s) will be emailed straight to you so you don't have to think about it at the station, just jump on the train and enjoy your journey! 

Simply click the link below, get your tickets and then all you need to think about is all the places you can go. All other tickets are available to buy at any Merseyrail station.


Sidestep those early morning ticket queues and save money with a Railpass. If you travel on the City line you will need a standard Railpass, more info here. Young People aged 18 and under can now purchase a Young Person's Weekly or Term Time Railpass. 

Railpass Fares 1 Zone 2 Zone / 1 Area 3 Zone / 1 Area All Zones
Weekly £10.00 £12.35 £15.75 £20.20
Term Term (valid Mon - Fri until 8pm, in term times only) £88.50 £112.50 £138.65 £181.90
Monthly £34.80 £43.60 £54.25 £70.45

If you don't use the city line and only travel on Merseyrail's Wirral or Northern lines a Merseyrail Only Railpass will likely be cheaper. It is available as a weekly or monthly ticket.

Merseyrail Only Railpass Fares 1 Zone 2 Zone / 1 Area 3 Zone / 1 Area All Zones
Weekly £9.10 £11.35 £14.40 £18.40
Monthly £31.85 £39.75 £49.65 £64.35
Term Time (valid Mon - Fri until 8pm, in term times only) £85.00 £107.90 £133.45 £174.45

For more information on how much you could save with a Railpass click here.

Young Person's Railpass products are for those aged 18 and under.

Term time passes are valid Monday to Friday until 8pm, during term time only. 

2023 - 2024 Term Time Dates

Autumn Term

Friday 1 September 2023 - Friday 22 December 2023

Spring Term

Wednesday 3 January 2024 - Thursday 28 March 2024

Summer Term

Monday 8 April 2024 - Wednesday 24 July 2024

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

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