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Still got a paper ticket? Go Smart with a mobile e-Ticket on the Chiltern Railways App.  

Smart e-Tickets allow you to travel paperless, skip the queue at the ticket vending machine and breeze through the station gates to board your train. So, don’t wait any longer, travel smart and switch to mobile e-Tickets today.

Give your paper ticket the Swan Song it deserves and download the Chiltern Railways app:

Download the Chiltern Railways iOS app Download the Chiltern Railways Android app

How to get an e-Ticket

It’s simple and secure to purchase your e-Ticket through the Chiltern Railways App, download to your phone and use for your next journey. Get an instant e-Ticket for many Chiltern Railway journeys and store in your app’s ticket wallet for a smarter way to travel – you can even use them if your smartphone is offline.

TIP: Make sure you’ve got plenty of phone battery on the day as you might need to show your ticket at any point on the journey.

Why you should get an e-Ticket

  • Save time at the station and purchase your e-Ticket beforehand.
  • Avoid any queues at the station ticket office or ticket vending machine.
  • All your journey tickets are stored in one place, on your mobile. So, less chance of losing your tickets.
  • Better for the environment – choosing to download your e-Ticket means less paper waste.
  • Better value. If you book an e-ticket in advance in advance, you’ll pay less than if you purchase on the day at the station.

How to redeem an e-Ticket in the Chiltern Railways app

  • Download our app from the App Store or Google Play.
  • Activate your ticket in the app on the day of travel.
  • Scan your phone at the barriers, just like a paper ticket.

How to use your e-Ticket at a Chiltern station

  • If you’re travelling from a station with a ticket gate, simply tap it on the barcode reader, and the barrier will open for you.
  • If a barcode reader is not available, then a member of staff will be able to assist you.
  • On board, simply show the barcode to a member of the train crew when requested.

Why book with Chiltern Railways?

Complimentary WiFi  -  No Booking Fees  -  Comfy Seats  -  Spacious Carriages  -  Plenty of Tables  -  Power Points at most seats

Right on time Right on time. We are consistently voted one of the most punctual train companies in the UK.

Price promise Our price promise. We never charge booking, credit or debit card fee. So you'll always get the cheapest Chiltern fares.

Travel in comfort Travel in comfort. Our spacious carriages offer plenty of tables, and power points at almost every seat.

Complimentary Wifi Complimentary Wi-Fi. All Chiltern services offer complimentary Wi-Fi on board. So you can keep up-to-date.