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 now buy Railcards online!

You can buy 16-25, Family & Friends, Senior and the new Two Together Railcards online. Simply click on the 'Buy Now' link next to the Railcard you are eligible for. Alternatively you can call your preferred Telesales line or visit your local station to apply.

Alternatively you can call your preferred Telesales line or visit your local station to apply.

Visit the Railcard Website and buy a Railcard Now!

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 Railcard - £30 for a whole year

Two Together Raicard

Get 1/3 off rail fares when you travel together with the new Two Together Railcard.

The new Two Together Railcard gives two named adults 1/3 off rail fares when they travel together by train.  You can get 1/3 off Standard and First Class Anytime, Off-Peak and Advance fares on train services throughout Great Britain, when you travel after 0930 Monday to Friday, and any time at weekends and on Public Holidays.  The Two Together Railcard costs just £30 – that’s £15 each - and you can use it as many times as you like throughout the year.  To find out more and buy online visit twotogether-railcard.co.uk.  You will need digital photos of the two named people on the Railcard.

16-25 Railcard - £30 for a whole year

16-25 Rail card

Our 16-25 Railcard gives you 1/3 off most rail fares throughout Great Britain, including all Standard and First Class Advance fares for £30. Click here to view all applicable fares.

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

Your 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.

To buy online, you will need a valid UK driving licence or passport number to prove you’re eligible, and have a digital photo saved on your computer.

You can buy a 3-year 16-25 Railcard, available only online. It’s great value at £70, saving you an extra £20 on the cost of renewing your 1-year Railcard for three consecutive years. You can buy this 3-year Railcard up until the day before your 24th birthday.

Buy Now

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.

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

Please note: A £12 minimum fare for Single and Return tickets, applies between 04:30 and 09:59 Monday to Friday except on Public Holidays or during July and August. See Minimum Fares for further details.

Mature students can now apply online but you will need to submit evidence that you are a full-time student.  See Mature Student section of 16-25 Railcard website.

Family & Friends- £30 for a whole year

Family & Friends

Our Family & Friends Railcard gives you 1/3 off most adult fares and 60% off kids’ fares throughout Great Britain and can be used by up to four adults and four kids. Applicable fares are available here.

Railcard discounts are not available on tickets for morning peak period services, for journeys wholly within the London & South East Network Railcard area on Monday to Friday, except on public holidays. See time restrictions for further details.

The card can be issued in the name of two adults, so that when one named person can’t use it, the other one can, as long as there is at least one child over the age of five travelling. See our eligibility criteria for more information.

Your 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.

You can buy a 3-year Family & Friends Railcard, available only online. It’s great value at £70, saving you £20 on the cost of renewing your 1-year Railcard for three consecutive years.

Buy Now

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.

Please visit the Family & Friends Railcard website or our FAQ’s section for more information.

Senior Railcard - £30 for a whole year

Senior Railcard

If you’re 60 or over our Senior Railcard gives you 1/3 off most Standard and First Class rail fares throughout Great Britain. Click here to view all applicable fares.

Your 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.

To buy online, you will need a valid UK driving licence or passport number to prove your eligibility.

You can buy a 3-year Senior Railcard, available only online. It’s great value at £70, saving you £20 on the cost of renewing your 1-year Railcard for three consecutive years.

Buy Now

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.

Please visit the Senior Railcard website for more information.

Please note: Railcard discounts are not available on tickets for morning peak period services, for journeys wholly within the London & South East area on Monday to Friday, except on public holidays. See Time Restrictions for further details.

Disabled Persons Railcard - £20 for one year or £54 for three years

Disabled railcard 

If you have a disability that makes travelling by train difficult you might qualify for the Disabled Persons Railcard. The Railcard gives you – and one adult travelling with you – 1/3 off most First Class and standard rail fares throughout Great Britain. See the Disabled Persons Railcard website for applicable fares.

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. Check to see if you are eligible on the Disabled Persons Railcard website.

To apply for a Disabled Persons Railcard 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. The Disabled Person’s Railcard cannot be purchased online, through telesales or at stations. Existing Railcard holders can renew their Railcard online, by post or by phone on 0845 605 0525. 

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HM Forces Railcard - £15 for one year

HM Forces Railcard

The HM Forces Railcard costs £15 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 Regular Forces or a spouse of a member. Service personnel can obtain an application form from their Unit Personnel/Administration Office.

Please note that a £12 minimum fare for Single and Return tickets applies between 04:30 and 09:59  Monday to Friday except on Public Holidays or during July and August.

Regional Railcards

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