Jobcentre Plus Travel Discount Card

If you're currently unemployed and actively seeking employment, you can save 50% off rail travel with the Jobcentre Plus railcard. Learn more here.



Jobcentre Plus Travel Discount Card

Save 50% on rail travel with the Jobcentre Plus Travel Discount Card – sometimes called the Jobcentre Plus Railcard. Perfect if you’re travelling between interviews.

The card is completely free of charge and expires after three months.

Save 50% on:

  • Anytime tickets
  • Off-Peak tickets
  • Season tickets (up to three months)

How to get a Jobcentre Plus Travel Discount Card

To apply for a Jobcentre Plus Travel Discount Card, head to your local Jobcentre Plus where you can also speak to an adviser for more information. Cards are provided on an individual case-by-case basis, so you’re not guaranteed to be given one automatically.

How much does a Jobcentre Plus Travel Discount Card cost?

The Jobcentre Plus Travel Discount Card is free, but it expires after three months of use.

Who can use a Jobcentre Plus Travel Discount Card?

To qualify for the Jobcentre Plus Travel Discount Card you must be claiming:

  • Universal Credit or Jobseeker’s Allowance for between 3-9 months, if you’re aged 18-24
  • Universal Credit or Jobseeker’s Allowance for between 3-12 months, if you’re aged 25 or over

How to use your Jobcentre Plus Travel Discount Card

If you’re buying tickets online, select your discount card from the drop-down menu to receive your discount. Be sure to bring your Jobcentre Plus Travel Discount Card with you when you travel, so you can present it on board. If you’re buying your train tickets in person, show your discount card at the point of sale and we’ll reduce the price for you.

Jobcentre Plus Travel Discount Card renewal

Your Jobcentre Plus Travel Discount Card expires after three months, so you will not be able to renew it. If your Jobcentre Plus Discount Card is lost or damaged, you will need to reapply for a replacement.

Can you get a refund on train tickets?

Tickets can refunded subject their original terms and conditions. However, you can get compensation for tickets bought with your Jobcentre Plus Travel Discount Card through our Delay Repay scheme, if your train is delayed by 15 minutes or more.

Are there any other Railcards?

There are a number of other Railcards that could help you save on your train fares. 

Here's a sample:

16 to 25 Railcard

Enjoy discounted train tickets across Great Britain & amazing offer for just £30 a year.

Find out more

Family & Friends Railcard

Enjoy 1/3 off rail fares & 60% off for the little ones. Save money on your next child-wrangling adventure.

Find out more

Two Together Railcard

For just £30, you and the person you travel with can get huge discounts on rail fare.

Find out more