Reduced rail travel on the Cambrian Lines 
Type of offer
Ordinary Promotion 
Nearest stations

The Cambrian Railcard offers at least one third off most individual Standard Class rail fares on the Cambrian Lines.

Holders of the Cambrian Railcard are entitled to purchase most Standard Class rail fares for journeys Pwllheli - Aberystwyth- Machynlleth - Newtown - Shrewsbury (including from / to all intermediate stations) at a discount.

Participating train companies
Transport for Wales;  

Last updated: 20 November 2019



£12.50 for one year

Discounts available with these products

Last updated: 20 November 2019


Area of validity
Further Information

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The Cambrian Railcard is not valid unless it has been signed by the holder, nor is it transferable to anyone else. Tickets bought with a Railcard are for use by the Railcard holder only.

A Railcard does not become your property and if requested must be handed in to Transport for Wales.

When requested by rail staff, the holder must show a valid Railcard, otherwise the full standard fare will be payable as if no Railcard were held.

If the Railcard becomes defaced, illegible or torn, it will not be valid. Replacement cards will be issued upon payment of a £10 administration fee.

When you cannot use your Cambrian Railcard

  • For the purchase of Season Tickets at discounted prices
  • On bus services (except in the case of certain rail - bus through ticketing facilities)
  • On special excursion trains (ie not shown in the public timetable)
  • With any Rail Rover products (including Day or Evening Rangers / Explore Wales, Explore North & Mid Wales and North Wales Rover tickets)
  • With 'Small Group Day' tickets
  • In conjunction with special promotion tickets - unless specifically advised
  • Travel beyond Shrewsbury (in north, south or east direction)
  • In conjunction with any other national or local Railcard (ie Heart of Wales Line or Pembrokeshire)


Period of availability
16/02/2009 - Until further notice

Last updated: 20 November 2019


Available to purchase
16/02/2009 - Until further notice
Buying your tickets

Who is eligible?


Anyone 16 years of age or over who is resident in the following postal code areas:

LL35 0, LL36 0, LL36 9, LL37 2, LL38 2, LL39 1, LL40 1, LL40 2, LL41 3, LL42 1, LL43 2, LL44 2, LL45 2, LL46 2, LL47 6, LL48 6, LL49 9, LL52 0, LL53 5, LL53 6,  LL53 7, LL53 8, SA45 9, SA46 0, SA47 0, SY15 6, SY16 1, SY16 2, SY16 3, SY16 4, SY17 5, SY18 6, SY19 7, SY20 8, SY20 9, SY21 0, SY21 7, SY21 8, SY21 9, SY23 1, SY23 2, SY23 3, SY23 4, SY23 5, SY24 5


How to apply for your Railcard

Cambrian Lines Railcards are on sale at the staffed railway stations of:

  • Aberystwyth (opening hours Mon-Fri 0620 to 1725, Sat 0620 to 1520)
  • Machynlleth (opening hours Mon-Sat 0745 to 1600, Sun 1030 to 1330)
  • Shrewsbury: (opening hours Mon-Sun 0730 to 1930 
  • Welshpool Tourist Information Centre: (opening hours Mon-Sat 0930 to 1630, Sun 1000 to 1600)
  • Barmouth: (opening hours Mon-Sat 0845 to 1645 Apr to Sep only.)

Please complete an application form along with proof of identity and conformation of residency, for example, council tax or utility bill.

Postal Applications

Postal applications should include:

  • a completed application form
  • a stamped addressed envelope
  • photocopy of proof of residence
  • cheque made payable to Transport for Wales Rail Limited

Please mark the envelope 'Cambrian Lines Railcard' and send applications to: Freepost TFW Rail, Customer Relations (c/o Business Travel).

Booking conditions

All single and return tickets subject to normal ticket restrictions.

Last updated: 10 May 2021

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Last updated:   10 May 2021