16-25 Railcard: Young Persons & Student Railcard

Learn more about the 16-25 Railcard with Avanti West Coast. Enjoy discounted train tickets across Great Britain & amazing offer for just £30 a year.

16-25 Railcard

If you’re aged between 16-25 or you’re in full-time study, you can enjoy 1/3 off your tickets when you travel by train. That’s an average saving of £199 a year. Not bad for £30.

If that weren’t enough, your 16-25 Railcard gives you access to a host of other discounts on days out, restaurants and more.

So whether you’re travelling home from uni, taking a trip to the coast, or loading up your camping gear for a weekend festival, you can save money all year round.

How to get a 16-25 Railcard

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How much does a 16-25 Railcard cost?

A 16-25 Railcard costs just £30 and saves you 1/3 on your train tickets every time you travel. If you know you’re going to be travelling a lot by train over the next three years, you can get a 3-year Railcard right up to the day before your 24th birthday for £70.

  • 1-year 16-25 Railcard: £30
  • 3-year 16-25 Railcard: £70

Who can use a 16-25 Railcard?

The 16-25 Railcard is for people aged 16-25 or anyone in full-time study.

If you’re a mature student looking to buy a 1-year Railcard, you will need:

  • To be attending a recognised college or university, for over 15 hours a week, at least 20 weeks a year. (Open University, distance learning and part-time courses do not qualify.)
  • To ask your College or University to complete the mature student section of your 16-25 Railcard application form.
  • To have an NUS card or College/University photocard as proof of identity.

Where can I buy a 16-25 Railcard?

Buy Railcard

Once you’re all signed up, you can start using your Railcard to receive 1/3 off your train fares.

How to use your 16-25 Railcard

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

16-25 Railcard renewal

Want to keep enjoying your savings when your Railcard expires? Here’s how to renew:

Can you get a refund on Railcards?

Railcards are non-refundable, but you can get compensation for tickets with Delay Repay, if your train is delayed by 15 minutes or more.

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