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.


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.

Which Railcard is right for you?

With lots of different options, there’s a Railcard to suit everyone. Whether you’re a solo traveller or like to get out and about with your family and friends, you can save ⅓ on the cost of train travel. Our guide will help you to navigate the different options to choose the right Railcard for you.

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.

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How to buy and use a digital


It couldn’t be easier to buy your Railcard, and if you choose to have it delivered as a digital download you can start using it to book trains and make great savings straightaway. You just need to choose what type of Railcard you’d like and enter your details. You’ll need a passport-style photo to use, and you may be required to verify your identity.

Once you’ve bought your Railcard, you can use the digital version straightaway. When booking tickets, just add your Railcard to see prices with your discount applied. Remember to keep your Railcard on you when you travel, otherwise your ticket will become invalid.

Railcards by age

Take a look at the options for different age groups - could one of these be the railcard for you?

16-17 Saver

  • For those aged 16-17
  • It costs a one-off payment of £30
  • You’ll save 50% off most rail fares including season tickets
  • Valid for one year or until you reach your 18th birthday, whichever comes first

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16-25 Railcard

  • For 16-25-year-olds
  • Also available to full-time students aged over 25
  • Save ⅓ off rail fares
  • Get a 1-year card for £30
  • Get a 3-year card for £70

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26-30 Railcard

  • For 26-30-year-olds, inclusive
  • Get ⅓ off rail fares
  • Just £30 per year
  • Or £70 for three years
  • Digital Railcard so you’ll never lose it

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Senior Railcard

  • For people aged 60+
  • Get ⅓ off rail fares
  • Just £30 per year
  • Or £70 for three years

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Disabled Persons Railcard

A helping hand with your

  • 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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Railcards by group

If you often travel with a friend or family member, one of these options could work for you.

Two Together Railcard

  • For two named people travelling together
  • Both people should be 16 or over
  • Get ⅓ off rail fares
  • Just £30 per year - just £15 each!

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Family & Friends Railcard

  • For up to 4 adults and up to 4 children aged 5-15 travelling together
  • Save ⅓ on adult fares
  • Save 60% on kids’ fares
  • Only £30 per year, or £70 for 3 years

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Railcards by Region

Network Railcard

  • For those travelling in the south-east
  • £30 per year

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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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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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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