Buying smartcard tickets

You can buy and renew season train tickets online seven days in advance, and store up to five tickets on your smartcard. You can also add London Travelcards to your smartcard, making it easier for you to tap in and out across the capital.

To buy a season train ticket for your smartcard:

  • tick the ‘ITSO’ option on your search to find tickets to load onto your smartcard
  • select the ‘ITSO’ delivery option and choose a station to load your ticket onto your smartcard
  • collect your tickets onto your smartcard 2 hours after booking at your nominated station at a ticket gate or platform validator or ticket machine 

Don’t forget to link your Nectar card to collect points every time you buy train tickets online.

Important to know

Touch smartcard terms and conditions.

Our GWR touch smartcard can currently only have train tickets loaded onto it.

If you have a First West of England touch smartcard, you will still need it to buy bus tickets and travel on buses in the Bath and Bristol area.