National Railcards

 

Railcards offer value for money if you travel by train, saving you at least 1/3 on most rail fares. You must carry your Railcard with you at all times during the journey in order to qualify for the discount

 

 

You can buy 16-17 Saver*, 16-25, 26-30*, Disabled Persons*, Veterans*, Family & Friends, Senior, Two Together and Network Railcards online. Simply click on the 'Buy Now' link below the Railcard you are eligible for. Alternatively you can call your preferred Telesales line or visit your local station to apply.

*16-17 Saver, 26-30, Veterans, and Disabled Persons Railcards are not available at National Rail stations 

 

Finding Railcard discounted fares is easy!

When planning a journey with our Journey Planner, in the passengers details section simply select the number and type of Railcards that you will be travelling with and click 'Add' after each selection. When the fares are displayed, click on one of the prices to see how much money you have saved by using your Railcard!

If you are travelling in a group and some members of your party have Railcards, you can now select and add more than one Railcard. When selecting different Railcards, choose the type from the drop down list in the 'Number of Railcards and Passengers' section, select the number of passengers holding that particular Railcard to be used and then click 'Add' after each selection.

Your total journey cost will take into account the correct discounts for each of the Railcards and numbers of passengers entered.

Two Together Raicard

£30 for a whole year

A Two Together Railcard gives two named adults 1/3 off rail fares throughout Great Britain for a whole year, including Standard and First Class, Anytime, Off-Peak and Advance fares when they travel together. Please see twotogether-railcard.co.uk/benefits for the latest benefits and discount available.

To be eligible for a Two Together Railcard you'll need to be aged 16 years or over. You don’t need to be in a couple so you can get one with a best friend, or one of the family and together you can save on everyday journeys, fun day trips or exciting weekend breaks. The discount does not apply before 09:30am Monday to Friday excluding public holidays.

The Two Together Railcard is available to buy from any National Rail staffed station ticket office and online. You will need to provide digital passport-style photos of the two named adults on the Railcard.

If you buy online, you can choose to have a digital Two Together Railcard downloaded to your phone or have a plastic Railcard posted to you.

The Two Together Railcard also allows you to take advantage of our great partner offers, giving you exclusive discounts across the UK. See our offers section for all the latest partner offers.

 

Please visit the Two Together Railcard website for more information.

To make sure you don’t miss out on any savings you can also renew your existing Railcard online up to 30 days in advance. Click here to renew.

 

 

£30 for a whole year

A 16-25 Railcard gives 1/3 off rail fares throughout Great Britain for a whole year, including Standard and First Class Advance fares. Please see 16-25railcard.co.uk/benefits for the latest benefits and discount available.

To be eligible for a 16-25 Railcard you must be 16 to 25 years old, or a mature student – 26 years or older and in full-time study. Please see the 16-25 Railcard eligibility criteria for more information.

The 1 year 16-25 Railcard is available to buy online and at any National Rail staffed station ticket office. You will need to provide a valid UK driving licence or valid passport number to prove you are eligible and a passport-style photo. The 3-year 16-25 Railcard is available to buy online only. You can buy the 3-year 16-25 Railcard up until the day before your 24th birthday.

If you buy online, you can choose to have your 16-25 Railcard on your phone (digital) or to have a plastic card posted to you.

Mature Students will need to submit evidence that they are a full-time student. Please see Mature Student section of 16-25 Railcard website for more information.

If you travel between 04:30am and 09:59am Monday to Friday (excluding Advance tickets, public holidays and during July and August) a minimum fare of £12 will apply. Please see 16-25railcard.co.uk/validity for minimum fares and time restriction. 

The 16-25 Railcard also allows you to take advantage of our great partner offers, giving you exclusive discounts across the UK. See our offers section for all the latest partner offers.

 

Please visit the 16-25 Railcard website for more information.

To make sure you don’t miss out on any savings you can also renew your existing Railcard online up to 30 days in advance. Click here to renew.

 

 

£30 for a whole year

A 26-30 Railcard gives 1/3 off rail fares throughout Great Britain for the whole year, including Standard and First Class Advance Fares. Please see 26-30railcard.co.uk/benefits for the latest benefits and discount available.

To be eligible for the 26-30 Railcard you must be between 26 and 30 years old. You can buy a 26-30 Railcard any time before your 31st birthday and keep using it for a whole year, until its expiry date.

The 26-30 Railcard is available to buy online, in digital format only. You will need to provide a valid UK driving licence or passport number and a digital passport-style photo.

If you travel between 04:30am and 09:59am Monday to Friday (excluding Advance tickets and public holidays), a minimum fare of £12 will apply. Please see 26-30railcard.co.uk/validity for minimum fares and time restrictions.

The 26-30 Railcard also allows you to take advantage of our great partner offers, giving you exclusive discounts across the UK. Please see our offers section for all the latest partner offers.

 

Please visit 26-30 Railcard website for more information.

To make sure you don’t miss out on any savings you can also renew your existing Railcard online up to 30 days in advance. Click here to renew.

£30 for a whole year

A Family & Friends Railcard gives 1/3 off rail fares for up to four adults and 60% off for up to four children aged 5 to 15 years. Plus, you can have two adults named on one card, so when one cardholder isn’t using it the other can, as long as they are travelling with at least one child aged 5 to 15 years. Please see familyandfriends-railcard.co.uk/benefits for the latest benefits and discount available.

The 1-year Family & Friends Railcard is available to buy online and at any National Rail staffed station ticket office. The 3-year Family & Friends Railcard is available to buy online only. It’s great value at £70, saving you £20 on the cost of renewing your 1-year Railcard for three consecutive years.

When buying online, you will need to provide digital passport-style photos of the two named people on the Family & Friends Railcard and you can choose to have your Family & Friends Railcard on your phone (digital) or to have a plastic card posted to you.

The Family & Friends Railcard is not valid when travelling during morning peak period, Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) when journeys are made wholly within the London and South East area. Please see familyandfriends-railcard.co.uk/travel-time-ticket for minimum fares and time restrictions.

The Family & Friends Railcard also allows you to take advantage of our great partner offers, giving you exclusive discounts across the UK. Please see our offers section for all the latest partner offers.

 

Please visit Family & Friends website for more information.

To make sure you don’t miss out on any savings you can also renew your existing Railcard online up to 30 days in advance. Click here to renew.

£30 for a whole year

A Network Railcard gives 1/3 off Standard Class rail fares throughout the Network Railcard area for a whole year. Up to three adults can travel with you and get 1/3 off their rail fares, and up to four children aged 5 to 15 years travelling with you can save 60% off each child fare. Please see network-railcard.co.uk/benefits for the latest benefits and discount available.

The Network Railcard is available to buy from any National Rail staffed station ticket office in the Network Railcard area and online.

When buying online, you will need to provide a digital passport-style photo and you can choose to have your Network Railcard on your phone (digital) or to have a plastic card posted to you.

You can travel anytime on weekends and public holidays or from 10:00am Monday to Friday. You may be able to start your journey a little earlier. Please seeEasementsfor details or check at your local station. 

A minimum fare of £13 applies for all journeys Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays). This minimum fare applies to each individual travelling, not to the total value of tickets purchased. The minimum discounted child fare payable is £1 at all times.

The Network Railcard also allows you to take advantage of our great partner offers, giving you exclusive discounts across the UK. Please see our offers section for all the latest partner offers.

 

Please visit the Network Railcard website for more information.

To make sure you don’t miss out on any savings you can also renew your existing Railcard online up to 30 days in advance. Click here to renew.

 

£30 for a whole year

A Senior Railcard gives anyone 60 years or over 1/3 off Standard and First Class, Anytime, Off-Peak and Advance fares. Please see senior railcard.co.uk/benefits for the latest benefits and discount available.

To be eligible for a Senior Railcard you must be 60 years old or over. You can buy one up to two weeks before your 60th birthday if you buy online, but it’ll only be valid from your birthday onwards.

The 1-year Senior Railcard is available to buy online and at any National Rail staffed station ticket office. The 3-year Senior Railcard is available to buy online only. It’s great value at £70, saving you £20 on the cost of renewing your 1-year Railcard for three consecutive years.

When buying online, you will need to provide a digital passport-style photo and you can choose to have your Senior Railcard on your phone (digital) or to have a plastic card posted to you.

The Senior Railcard is not valid when travelling during morning peak period, Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) when journeys are made wholly within the London and South East area. Please see senior-railcard.co.uk/validity for minimum fares and time restrictions.

The Senior Railcard also allows you to take advantage of our great partner offers, giving you exclusive discounts across the UK. Please see our offers section for all the latest partner offers.

 

Please visit the Senior Railcard website for more information.

To make sure you don’t miss out on any savings you can also renew your existing Railcard online up to 30 days in advance. Click here to renew.

 

£20 for one year or £54 for three years

A Disabled Person’s Railcard gives the cardholder and an adult companion 1/3 off Standard and First Class rail fares throughout Great Britain for a whole year, so you can save money for a friend or a family member when they travel with you. Please see disabledpersons-railcard.co.uk/benefits for the latest benefits and discount available.

You may qualify for a Disabled Persons Railcard if you have: a visual impairment, a hearing impairment, epilepsy, or are in receipt of a disability-related benefit. Please see the Disabled Persons Railcard eligibility criteria for more information.

To apply for a Disabled Persons Railcard by post, you will need to complete the application form and send it with payment and the required proof of disability to the Disabled Persons Railcard office. You can also apply online, but you will need to provide a digital passport-style photo in addition to the required proof of disability. 

You can buy a 1-year Disabled Persons Railcard for £20 or 3-year Disabled Persons Railcard for £54 and you can choose to have it on your phone (digital) or to have a plastic card posted to you. It is not possible to buy a Disabled Persons Railcard through telesales or at any National Rail staffed stations.

There are no time restrictions on the Disabled Persons Railcard, and you can use it almost anytime during the week, weekends and public holidays.

The Disabled Persons Railcard also allows you to take advantage of our great partner offers, giving you exclusive discounts across the UK. Please see our offers section for all the latest partner offers.

 

Please visit the Disabled Persons Railcard website for more information.

To make sure you don’t miss out on any savings you can also renew your existing Railcard online up to 30 days in advance. Click here to renew.

£21 for one year

The HM Forces Railcard costs £21 and it will save you 1/3 on most rail fares throughout Great Britain for a whole year. That works out to under £2 a month for huge savings.

You are eligible if you are a member of the Armed Forces, certain reservists and in most cases, a spouse or partner of a member or a dependent. Service personnel can obtain an application form from their Unit Personnel/Administration Office.
 

Please note: A minimum fare of £12.00 applies if you travel between 04:30 and 09:59 Monday – Friday (excluding Advance tickets, public holidays and journeys in July and August).

Veterans Railcard logo

£30 for a whole year

A Veterans Railcard gives 1/3 off rail travel for the card holder and 60% off each child fare for up to four children aged 5 to 15 years travelling with the card holder. Plus, the cardholder can nominate a companion to get 1/3 off fares when they travel with the cardholder. Please see veteran-railcard.co.uk/benefits for the latest benefits and discounts available.

To be eligible for the Veterans Railcard, you need to have served for at least one day in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces (Regular or Reserve) or have been a Merchant Mariner and seen duty on legally defined military operations. Please see the Veteran Railcard eligibility criteria for more information.

You can buy a 1-year or 3-year Railcard online and you can choose to have it on your phone (digital) or to have a plastic card posted to you. You will need to provide a digital passport-style photo and evidence of your eligibility as a veteran. The Veterans Railcard is not available to buy at any National Rail staffed stations.

If you travel between 04:30am and 09:59am Monday to Friday (excluding Advance tickets and public holidays), a minimum fare of £12 will apply. Please see veterans-railcard.co.uk/validity for minimum fares and time restrictions.

Please visit the veterans-railcard website for more information.

A 16-17 Saver gives 50% off Standard Anytime, Advance, Off-Peak and Season tickets (excluding travel on ScotRail and Caledonian Sleeper services). Please see 16-17saver.co.uk/validity for the latest benefits and discounts available.

To be eligible for the 16-17 Saver you must be 16 or 17 years old. The 16-17 Saver is valid for one year or until your 18th birthday, whichever comes first. Please see the 16-17 Saver eligibility criteria for more information.

The 16-17 Saver is available to buy by phone and online. You will need to provide a digital passport-style photo and you can choose to have it on your phone (digital) or to have a plastic card posted to you.

If you buy a Season ticket before your 16-17 Saver expires, you can keep using it for up to four months after it expires as long as your Season tickets is still valid.

There are no time restrictions and no minimum fares on the 16-17 Saver. You can use it as often as you like and anytime during the week, weekends and Public Holidays.

 

Please visit the 16-17 Saver website for more information.

To make sure you don’t miss out on any savings you can also renew your existing Railcard online up to 30 days in advance. Click here to renew.

Regional Railcards

In addition to these national railcards, a range of regional Railcards are available throughout the country.

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Last updated:   10 June 2021