Aged between 16 and 25 or over 25 and a full-time student? You can enjoy ⅓ off all your train tickets with the 16-25 Railcard - for just £30 a year. That’s an average saving of £189 per year. Not bad!
You’ll also get access to a host of other discounts on days out, restaurants and much more. Your whole day out or weekend away is covered with your Railcard. So whether you’re taking a trip home from uni, heading to a festival for the weekend, or simply taking a shopping trip, you can save money all year round.
How to get a 16-25 Railcard
- For 16-25-year-olds
- Also available to full-time students aged over 25
- Save ⅓ off rail fares
- Great offers and discounts
- Get a 3-year card for £70
- Get a 1-year card for £30
How much does the 16-25 Railcard cost?
For just £30 per year, you’ll get to enjoy ⅓ off train tickets. If you know that you’ll be doing a lot of travelling over the next few years, you can buy a 3-year Railcard for £70 so you have those savings locked down. What’s more, you can buy your 3-year Railcard right up until the day before your 24th birthday, so you can keep saving long past the time you turn 25.
Who can use a 16-25 Railcard?
Anyone aged 16-25 is eligible for this Railcard. You can also apply if you’re a full-time student aged over 25. In this case, you can buy a 1-year Railcard and will need:
- To be attending a recognised college or university:
- Open University, distance learning and part-time courses aren’t eligible
- To be attending a course that’s at least 15 hours a week for at least 20 weeks a year
- To ask your college or university to complete the mature student section of your Railcard application form
- To have an NUS or college/university photocard as proof of identity
Where can I buy a 16-25 Railcard?
Once you’re all signed up, you can start using your Railcard to receive 1/3 off your train fares.
3-year 16-25 Railcards
If you know that you’re going to be travelling a lot - between home and work, uni and your family home, or just for holidays - then it makes sense to get a 3-year Railcard. Rather than paying £30 per year for a 1-year card, you’ll get the full 3 years for just £70 - as well as the ⅓ saving on train tickets that you’d expect.
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.
How to buy and use a digital Railcard
To buy your Railcard, just head to our hub. You’ll need:
- A valid debit or credit card
- Proof of eligibility to show that you’re aged 16-25
- A passport-style photo, which you can take with your phone
It shouldn’t take more than 10 minutes to complete your application. You can either have a physical Railcard posted to you, or you can download a digital Railcard and start using it immediately to book tickets and start saving.
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.
Are there any other Railcards?
There are a number of other Railcards that could help you save on your train fares.
Here's some we've selected for you: