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How to buy train tickets

At a rail station

Ticket office: Pay by cash, card, travel vouchers, or company cheque (some train companies only: please check first).
Ticket machine: Pay by cash or card, or pick up tickets you have paid for online (using the same debit or credit card).


On the train

If you can't buy a ticket at the station, you can pay for most tickets on the train by cash, card, or voucher.


Online

Buy individual rail journey tickets, season tickets and combined tickets on rail company websites. Select your ticket on the National Rail journey planner, then follow the links to buy online.


TfGM Travelshops

Buy from a wide range of tickets for buses, trains and trams, including System One travelcards for all-day, weekend, 7-day, 28-day, or annual travel, Metrolink tram season tickets, Wayfarer tickets, and National Express coach tickets.

Find a Travelshop


PayPoint

Hundreds of local shops, convenience stores, newsagents and petrol stations in Greater Manchester are PayPoint outlets, displaying the PayPoint sign. You can pay for lots of things here, including travel tickets.

Buy from a wide range of tickets for buses, trains and trams, including System One travelcards for all-day, weekend, 7-day, 28-day, or annual travel, Metrolink tram season tickets, and Wayfarer tickets

Find a PayPoint location


Phone

Buy train tickets on the phone from the train company. Choose the company on the National Rail train operating companies web page, then pick 'Ticketing and Fares' for the phone number.