Adult

Week

Month

Term time

Year

1 zone

£17.10

£59.40

£118.60

£594.10

2 zones or 1 area

£21.20

£74.30

£150.60

£743.20

3 zones or 1 area+1 zone

£26.90

£92.70

£185.70

£927.20

All zones across the county

£34.40

£120.10

£243.50

£1201.70

Young Person

Week

Month

Term time

1 zone

£8.55

£29.70

£77.10

2 zones or 1 area

£10.60

£37.15

£97.90

3 zones or 1 area+1 zone

£13.45

£46.35

£120.70

All zones across the county

£17.20

£60.05

£158.30

Where can I use it?

Railpass tickets are valid on trains in your chosen zones or areas across Merseyside and as far as Chester, Ellesmere Port and Ormskirk. Check which zone your journey starts in and which zone it ends in then make a note of the zones you travel through. Add the number of zones together (if you travel through two or more zones in one area, this counts as one area). If you find that your journey will take you outside your chosen ticket’s zone or area, simply pay the normal fare for the ‘extra’ part of your journey before the journey begins. You can combine different types of season tickets for journeys through different areas or zones. For example, you could travel from Liverpool to Ormskirk either by an all zones Railpass (rail only) or a Trio ticket for area C and a Railpass for Zone F

When can I use it?

Weekly, Monthly or Annual Tickets - Anytime any day. Activates on the day you buy it.

Term Time Tickets - Monday to Friday before 8pm during term times only. 

Where can I buy it?

Staffed Merseyrail network stations (except Chester).

Find your nearest station

What do I need for my first ticket?

Weekly, Monthly or Annual Tickets - Fill in the Railpass application form. You will be charged £1 for your first MetroCard but if you reuse your card each time you renew your Railpass, you will not be charged again.

Adult Application Form


Young Persons Application Form


Term Time Tickets - A passport size photo and, if you are buying an adult's term time ticket, the application form which has been signed and stamped by your school, college, university or training provider to confirm that you are in full time education, training or work-based learning. Someone else can buy the ticket for you but they must bring along a recent passport size photo of you.

Term Time Application Form


How do I renew my ticket?

Weekly, Monthly or Annual Tickets - Bring your MetroCard or Walrus to any staffed Merseyrail network station (except Chester) to avoid paying another £1 activation fee.

Term Time Tickets - Take your term time ticket to any staffed Merseyrail network station (except Chester).

When can I renew my ticket?

Weekly Tickets - If the start date is a Monday (or Tuesday after a Bank Holiday) the season ticket may be issued from noon on the previous Friday. If the start date is another day, the ticket can be issued after noon on the previous day. If there has been some time since your last ticket expired and the day you want to buy one and you want the the start date to be a Monday (or Tuesday after a Bank Holiday) the ticket may be issued from 6am on the previous Sunday. If you want the start date to be another day, the ticket can be issued on the same day.

Monthly or Annual Tickets - Up to seven days in advance. If there has been some time since your last ticket expired and the day you want to buy your next one and you want the start date to be a Saturday, Sunday or Monday the ticket may be issued from noon the previous Friday. If you want the start day to be another day, the ticket may be issued after noon on the previous day.

Term Time Tickets - A few days before term starts but you cannot use it before the beginning of term.

How can I pay?

Cash, credit or debit cards.

Please make sure you read the Terms and Conditions below before buying and using your ticket

Terms and Conditions



Map of area covered

Apprentice Travel 

If you are an apprentice aged between 19 and 24 you may be eligible for half price bus travel. If you are an apprentice aged up to 18 you already receive half price travel. 

Apprentice aged 19-24

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