You can buy a Network Railcard for only £30 and save 1/3 off most rail fares for journeys in the Network Railcard area. 
Type of offer
Ordinary Promotion 
Nearest stations

PLUSBUS is a discount price bus ticket for unlimited travel around the origin and/or destination of your rail journey on participating operators’ services. When you buy PLUSBUS with your train ticket you pay for your whole journey by public transport in one transaction.

Participating train companies
Greater Angliac2cChiltern RailwaysCrossCountryEast Midlands TrainsGreat Western RailwayGatwick ExpressGreat NorthernIsland LineLondon Northwestern RailwayWest Midlands RailwayLondon OvergroundSouth Western RailwaySoutheasternSouthernTfL RailThameslinkVirgin TrainsVirgin Trains East Coast;  

Last updated: 19 January 2018



£30 for a whole year

Discounts available with these products

Last updated: 13 June 2013


Area of validity
Further Information

For further information see

Adult minimum
Adult maximum
Child maximum

A Network Railcard gives discounts on the following tickets for travel in the Network Railcard area:

  • Anytime tickets
  • Off-Peak tickets
  • Off-Peak Day Travelcards (Zones 1-6)
  • Anytime Day Travelcard (when bought as part of your ticket to London from outside London Zones 1-6)


You can also save on inclusive train and bus 'PLUSBUS' tickets, and journeys to the Isle of Wight using Wightlink or Red Funnel (Ferries or ‘Red Jet’) services. Special adult minimum fares and special higher child fares apply on these services.

Please Note:

  • Some tickets may have conditions or restrictions that will apply, such as time restrictions for return travel from central London
  • Not every ticket type is available for every journey that you may wish to make
  • Minimum fares apply for all journeys Monday to Friday


Minimum Fares

  • Discounted adult fares are subject to a £13 minimum fare, Monday to Friday, except Public Holidays. The minimum fare does not apply at weekends
  • Discounted child fares are subject to a £1 minimum fare at all times
  • Anytime Day Travelcards are subject to a minimum fare of £17.00 and London Area Zones 1 – 6 Off-Peak Day Travelcards are subject to a £7.90 minimum fare on weekends and public holidays
  • Minimum fares apply to each individual travelling, not to the total value of tickets purchased 
Period of availability
02/12/2009 - Until further notice

Last updated: 13 March 2017


Available to purchase
02/12/2009 - Until further notice
Buying your tickets

You can buy your Railcard at or application forms are available at your local staffed National Rail station in the Network Railcard area

PLEASE NOTE: When planning a journey with our Journey Planner, in the Passengers and Railcards 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've saved by using your Railcard!

Booking conditions

Terms and Conditions of use of the Network Railcard

Last updated: 05 August 2016