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Ticket vending machines

TVMUsing a self-service ticket vending machine is quick and easy and offers a wide variety of ticket types to any destination on the national rail network. Simply follow the on screen messages to guide you through your purchase options.

There are four options available to you:

  • Buy tickets
  • Collect tickets
  • Renew Monthly Season tickets
  • Buy car parking tickets

Buy
You can use cash, credit or debit* cards to buy Single and Return tickets or Weekly Season tickets. Tickets for travel the next day may be purchased after 16:00 the day before you travel. Select the ‘Buy' button and then follow the on-screen instructions.

Collect
Tickets that have been purchased online can also be collected from ticket vending machines. This is called Ticket on Departure. You would have selected this delivery option when purchasing your tickets online. Your tickets will be available to collect from the ticket vending machine two hours after purchasing them. Select the ‘Collect’ button and then follow the on-screen instructions.

Renew
To be able to renew your Monthly Season ticket via the ticket vending machines you will first need to register your current Monthly Season ticket details at southernrailwaytickets.com. This will then enable you to go to any Southern self-service ticket vending machine to purchase your renewed Monthly Season ticket. Select the ‘Renew’ button and then follow the on-screen instructions. You will be asked to enter your Photocard ID number followed by your PIN number.
Find out more about renewing your Monthly Season ticket via a ticket vending machine.

Car park
Choose the car park option from the first screen and select your desired option. Enter your registration number when prompted, and then confirm. You will then need to display your ticket on your car.


Need more help?
Don’t worry, if you are unsure of what to do please check our frequently asked questions, or ask our staff for assistance, or contact Southern customer services.

This is what the main screen of Southern self-service ticket vending machines looks like:

Ticket vending machine screen image 

*Diners Club, Solo and JCB are not accepted.