Railcards - Information & Pricing

Discover the different types of Railcards & enjoy 1/3 off train tickets across Britain. From Senior Railcards to Family Railcards, we've covered them all.

Railcards

Big savings on train travel, all year round.

What is a Railcard?

There are several different Railcards available depending on your circumstances. Most save you 1/3 off your rail fares, some even more. Frequent rail travellers can make massive savings, with options to suit all travellers, from students and seniors, to family and friends.

How much does a Railcard cost?

Railcards vary in price. Check out the different types of Railcard further down this page to learn more.

When can I use my Railcard?

In general, Railcards are valid with a range of tickets on off-peak train services. Check the specific conditions for each Railcard.

What happens if I lose my Railcard?

If you have a physical Railcard rather than a digital one and you lose it, don’t worry. For a £10 admin fee, you can get a replacement card.

If you ordered the card online, you’ll need to get the replacement online too. Find your Railcard type on the official railcard website, then follow the instructions in the Refunds and Replacements section.
  
If you bought it in person, pop into any staffed station ticket office and ask at the desk.

Until you arrange a replacement card, we’re afraid you’ll need to pay full price for your train tickets, and you won’t be able to reclaim the difference in cost.

Can I use a Railcard online?

Yes, just choose the relevant Railcard from the dropdown when placing your order. Be sure to keep your Railcard with you when you travel, otherwise your discount will be invalid.

Buy your Railcard and start saving today!

Get your Railcard as a digital download and you can start saving money on your train travel right away.

Find out more >

Most popular National Railcards

Find out which Railcard you’re eligible for and start making savings on your train fares.

16-17 Saver

Get out and start exploring

For those aged 16-17
50% off most rail fares (including Season tickets)
Digital Railcards available

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16-25 Railcard

A must-have for students and young people.

For 16-25 year olds and full-time students over 25
1/3 off rail fares, for only £30 a year
Digital Railcards available

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26-30 Railcard

Keep saving on every journey

For 26-30 year olds, inclusive
1/3 off rail fares, for only £30 a year
Digital Railcards only (no paper railcards available)

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Two Together Railcard

Always travel together? This is the railcard for you. 

For two named people, aged 16 or over, travelling together
1/3 off rail fares
Only £30 a year

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Family & Friends Railcard

Great for the whole gang.

1/3 off rail fares and 60% off kids’ fares
Only £30 a year
Up to 4 adults when travelling with up to 4 children aged 5-15

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Senior Railcard

Massive savings for the more experienced traveller.

Available to people aged 60+
1/3 off rail fares
Only £30 a year

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Disabled Persons Railcard

A helping hand with your travel.

1/3 off rail fares for you and one travel companion 
Only £20 a year
Only available for people whose disabilities make train travel more challenging

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Other popular railcards

HM Forces Railcard

For members of the Regular Forces, Volunteer Reserves or a spouse/civil partner of a member.

1/3 off adult rail fares
60% off child rail fares

Only £21 a year
HM Forces Railcard is valid for 12 months

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Jobcentre Plus Travel Discount

Travel for less if you’re on Jobseekers Allowance or Universal Credit.

50% discount on selected rail tickets
Jobcentre Plus Travel Discount is applied to your Oyster Card
Child-rate 7 Day, Monthly or longer period (up to three months) Travelcard, or Bus & Tram Passes

To find out more, pop into your local Jobcentre Plus office.

Regional railcards

Make more of the world on your doorstep with our regional Railcards. Whether it’s travelling to work, visiting friends and family or your next big day out, you can save a packet close to home.

South of England

Cotswold Line Railcard

34% off selected tickets between Worcester Foregate Street & Oxford.

Railcard cost: £9.95

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Devon & Cornwall Railcard

1/3 off most Standard Off-Peak and Off-Peak Day train tickets across Devon and Cornwall.

Railcard cost: £12

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North of England

Esk Valley Railcard

1/3 off Adult train fares on Esk Valley Railway between Whitby and Middlesbrough.

Railcard cost: £10

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Dales Railcard

1/3 off Single and Day Return tickets for those living in selected postcode areas around the Settle-Carlisle line or the Skipton & Carnforth, Carlisle & Brampton or Clitheroe/Whalley areas.

Railcard cost: £10

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Scotland

Highland Railcard

50% off local travel for Highland residents in selected postcodes, travelling on selected routes.

Railcard cost: £15

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Young Scot National Entitlement Card

1/3 off most rail fares and 50% off Weekly or Monthly tickets, if you’re aged 16-18.

Railcard cost: FREE

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Wales

Cambrian Railcard

At least 1/3 off most Standard tickets on the Cambrian Line.

Railcard cost: £10

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Valleys Senior Railcard

50% off Cheap Day Return Standard fares on the Valley Lines in South Wales for those aged 60 or over.

Railcard cost: £10

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Valleys Student Railcard

Up to 26% off all day tickets and 10% off season tickets for students travelling on selected routes across Arriva Trains services in Wales.

Railcard cost: £10

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Heart of Wales Railcard

At least 34% off all individual fares on the line.

Railcard cost: £10

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Pembrokeshire Railcard


34% off local rail travel for residents of Pembrokeshire.

Railcard cost: £10

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