Go paperless with mobile e-Tickets and touch smartcard
Now’s the time to switch to smart ticketing
There’s nothing smart about paper tickets. Smart ticketing is the smarter and safer way to travel. When you use a GWR Touch Smartcard or buy e-tickets on our mobile app, you can avoid the queues and reduce contact with others. Help keep everyone safe by switching to smart ticketing today.
Some of the key benefits of smart ticketing that will help keep you safe when you travel by train:
- contactless: With no need for paper tickets, you can avoid unnecessary contact
- avoid the queue: Buy your tickets online before you leave the house and avoid any queues at the station
- durable: Our touch smartcards are long-lasting and easy to clean (compared to paper tickets)
What is smart ticketing?
Smart ticketing is the easy way to buy your train tickets. There’s no paper to worry about, so you can skip any queues at the station.
Don’t wait any longer, travel smart and switch now to e-Tickets or our touch smartcard.
What is a mobile e-Ticket?
They are the train tickets you book via our app. Mobile e-Tickets
are available on single and return fares. They contain a QR code that you can scan at ticket gates or show it whenever you are asked for your ticket.
Simply download or update the GWR app now and be more mobile.
What is a smartcard?
A smartcard is the same size as a credit card and acts like a wallet. It can store all your season tickets, London Travelcard, and single and return tickets (on selected routes).
Just tap in at the ticket gate or platform validator at the start of your journey and tap out when you arrive at your destination.
Find out more about touch smartcards
What is best for me?
**Single and return journeys can only be bought at GWR ticket offices.