Friends & Family - travel for £1

With our Friends & Family Adult ticket you can travel with up to two children for just £1.

If you are nNetwork or nTrain season ticket holder, you can take one adult and up to two children with you on the train for a £1 return fare.

Friends and Family ticket tickets explained

  • Valid for travel after 0930 Monday to Friday and all day on weekends and bank holidays
  • One adult plus up to two children can travel for £1. Additional children can be added for 50p each.
  • Valid for any train journey between two stations covered by your season ticket.
  • Return journey must be the same day.
  • You must travel together at all times.

Check if you are eligible

You can only get a Friends and Family ticket if you have an adult nNetwork or nTrain ticket that lasts for:

  • 1 week
  • 4 weeks
  • Monthly Direct Debit
  • 13 weeks
  • 52 weeks

To learn more about nNetwork or nTrain tickets, please visit the TfWM website .

How to buy a Friends and Family ticket

The Friends and Family ticket can be purchased at any staffed ticket office within the Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) rail zone areas.

  1. Show the staff member your Swift card or paper season ticket. They may need to scan the Swift card.
  2. Ask for a friends and family ticket between two stations, for example, between Northfield and Birmingham New Street.
If your ticket office is closed, you can purchase your ticket from the conductor on the train or from the fares to pay desk at your destination.

Just so you know…

  1. Friends and Family tickets are for 1 adult and up to 2 children accompanying a holder of a valid adult season ticket (see conditions 2 and 3). All persons using this fare, including the season ticket holder, must travel together at all times.
  2. Friends and family fares are available between any two stations in the West Midlands Network area (plus Rugeley Trent Valley, Rugeley Town, Hednesford, Cannock and Landywood - only if train season ticket is held) on journeys covered by the season ticket, for example, if season ticket is valid for zones 1-3, the Friends and Family fare is also valid for a return journey in zone 1-3.
  3. Season ticket holds must possess a 1 week, 4 week, monthly Direct Debit, 13 week or 52 week network or any train season ticket.
  4. Ticket applies to adult season tickets only, i.e. not valid with an Network child Term Extras season ticket.
  5. Network 2 week off-peak, Network student, concessionary passes and pre-9.30 tickets cannot be used to get a Friends and Family ticket.
  6. Friends and family fares are available for off-peak travel after 9.30am on Monday to Friday and anytime on Saturdays, Sundays and bank holiday Mondays.
  7. West Midlands Railway reserve the right to withdraw this ticket at any time.
  8. You cannot exchange this ticket for cash.
  9. Not available with any other rail offer, or from the Senior Conductor on train, unless travelling from an unstaffed station.
  10. No further discounts for Railcard holders. Not valid to or from stations outside the West Midlands Network area. Valid for children 5-15 only.