Saves you 1/3 on most rail fares throughout Great Britain for a whole year. 
Type of offer
Ordinary Promotion 
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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
Transport for Walesc2cCaledonian SleeperChiltern RailwaysCrossCountryEast Midlands RailwayGatwick ExpressGrand CentralGreat NorthernGreat Western RailwayGreater AngliaHeathrow ExpressHull TrainsIsland LineLondon Northwestern RailwayLondon OvergroundMerseyrailNorthernScotRailSouth Western RailwaySoutheasternSouthernStansted ExpressElizabeth LineThameslinkTransPennine ExpressAvanti West CoastLNERWest Midlands Railway;  

Last updated: 18 October 2018



£21 valid for 12 months

Discounts available with these products

Last updated: 04 April 2018


Area of validity
Further Information

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For journeys made between 04:30 and 09:59 Monday to Friday, a minimum fare of £12 applies (except in July or August, or on public holidays). This applies to all Anytime, Off-Peak and Super Off-Peak tickets.

There are no minimum fares for all Advance tickets.

Off-Peak Day Travelcard

A minimum fare applies on adult Off-Peak Day Travelcards at all times (including July and August). The minimum fare is £8.00. The minimum fare also applies to a discounted Zones 1-6 'Inboundary' Off-Peak Day Travelcard. Note - Railcard discounts are not available on any other zonal combinations of Day Travelcards.

Anytime Day Travelcard

Railcard discounts are available on Anytime Day Travelcards from stations outside the London Fare Zones 1-9 area. These are subject to the normal rules applicable to the Railcard, but in addition an adult minimum fare also applies at all times (including July and August). The minimum fare is currently £17.20.
No discounts are available on Anytime Day Travelcards issued for journeys wholly within Zones 1-9.

The Railcard is not valid:

  • For regular travel to place of employment, duty or education.
  • On any shipping or ferry services (except to/from the Isle of Wight).
  • On London underground services except for Zones 1-6 Off Peak day Travelcards and through train journeys across London on tickets routed 'Via London'.
Period of availability
28/10/2008 - Until further notice

Last updated: 23 November 2016


Available to purchase
28/10/2008 - Until further notice
Buying your tickets

To apply for your Railcard please see your Unit HR admin staff.

HM Forces Railcards cannot be purchased at National Rail stations.

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

Tickets for your journey should be purchased before boarding the train. You must have your Railcard (and Photocard/Permit to travel without Photocard if applicable) with you on your journey and always show the valid Railcard and ticket to rail staff at their request. If you do not show both the Railcard and the ticket, you will be required to pay the full price Standard Single fare for your journey as if no ticket was purchased before starting the journey. In some cases a penalty fare may be payable. This does not apply if there was no ticket office at the station at which you began your journey or if the ticket office was closed and there was no ticket machine from which you could buy a discounted ticket.

Minimum fares and time restrictions apply as detailed here.

In the case of some low price tickets the actual discount with a Railcard may be slightly lower than that advertised.

The right is reserved to revise these Conditions and availability of the tickets mentioned here. The Train Companies will endeavour to give three months' notice of any changes before they are due to come into effect.

Tickets issued to the holder of the Railcard are issued subject to the National Rail Conditions of Travel and the Conditions listed here.

Copies of the National Rail Conditions of Travel are available from any staffed station ticket office or online at


Last updated: 04 October 2016

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Last updated:   18 October 2018