Travelling with kids? Get 1/3 off adult fares and 60% off kids fares with a Family & Friends Railcard.  
Type of offer
Ordinary Promotion 
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A Family & Friends Railcard costs £30 and it'll save you 1/3 on adult fares and 60% on kids’ fares throughout Great Britain for a whole year.

The discount applies to all Standard, Anytime, Off-Peak and Advance fares and what's more, up to four adults and four children can travel on one card, and they don't even need to be related.

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.

  • The only restriction is morning Peak time services, Monday to Friday (not including public holidays) when journeys are made wholly within the London and South East area.

Please visit Family & Friends Railcard website for more information

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: 17 August 2021



Save 1/3 on adult fares throughout Great Britain.

£30 for 1 year

£70 for 3 years


Save 60% on child's fares throughout Great Britain

Discounts available with these products

Last updated: 04 January 2019


Area of validity
Further Information

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Passenger note

Group size: At least one named cardholder and at least one child must be travelling to enable discounted tickets to be used. The maximum group size is up to four adults (aged 16 years and over) including the named cardholder(s), and four children (aged 5-15 years).



Period of availability
02/12/2007 - Until further notice

Last updated: 01 May 2018


Available to purchase
02/12/2007 - Until further notice
Buying your tickets

You can buy online on the Family & Friends Railcard website.
For more information on buying online, please see our FAQ’s.

You can also buy a Family & Friends Railcard at a staffed station ticket office or by calling your nearest train company telesales number. For train company telesales numbers, please contact National Rail Enquiries on: 03457 48 49 50 (calls are charged at local rate).

Your Railcard will be despatched within one working day, and sent by first class post. Please ensure that you allow enough time before your journey for your Railcard to reach you.

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 issued to the holder of the Railcard are issued subject to the Family & Friends Railcard Terms and Conditions and also the National Rail Conditions of Travel

Last updated: 03 October 2016

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Last updated:   17 August 2021