Britons spend around £1.8 billion on train tickets annually
Sainsbury’s Bank has launched a Train Ticket Calculator to help travelers understand how much they could save if they buy their season tickets in advance.
Bank’s analysis revealed that UK travelers spend on average 10% of their salary on annual train tickets, reaching an average of £2,605 annually. The analysis also shows that customers purchasing annual tickets from South West Rail paid the most at £3,780 each, followed by South East Trains at £3,662. They are followed by Northern Rail users who spent an average of £1,014.
A study found that just under a quarter (23%) of commuting users at least 3 times a week buy annual season train tickets. Along with that, monthly travel cards are the most popular choice of the ticket (34%), whereas 20% of commuters buy daily tickets.
As to the payment methods, travelers are most likely to use a debit card (40%) to pay for their train tickets. 1 out of 8 (12%) uses a credit card with a standard annual percentage rate. The analysis says that only 8% of commuters put the cost on a 0% purchase credit card.