Disabled Persons Railcard

Find out more about the Disabled Persons Railcard with Avanti West Coast. Learn when & where you can use it & how to get cheap train tickets.

Disabled Persons Railcard

A Disabled Persons Railcard means you and your travelling companion save 1/3 on your train fares. That can net you an average saving of £144 a year.

And if you think you might need a spot of assistance at any point, there’s help at hand on all our Avanti West Coast trains to make sure you have a hassle-free journey. 

Find out more about our Assisted Travel service here >

How to get a Disabled Persons Railcard

Ready to start travelling for less? Check your eligibility and apply.

Buy Disabled Persons Railcard

How much is a Disabled Persons Railcard?

A Disabled Persons Railcard costs just £20 for a year and saves you 1/3 on your train tickets every time you travel.

  • 1-year Disabled Persons Railcard: £20
  • 3-year Disabled Persons Railcard: £54

Disabled Persons Railcard: what you need to know

  • You’ll need to provide proof of your disability when you apply for your Railcard. You can check whether you’re eligible here
  • Disabled Child Railcards are also available
  • You’re able to use your Railcard on any train, at any time of day — totally free from restrictions
  • If you’re travelling with another person, your Railcard can also get them 1/3 off their fare
Terms and conditions apply >

Where can I buy a Disabled Persons Railcard?

Visit the Disabled Persons Railcard website to check your eligibility and apply.

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

Offers and rewards

If 1/3 off your rail fare isn’t enough, your Disabled Persons Railcard also offers a bunch of other brilliant benefits.

2FOR1 offers
Get 2FOR1 offers on entry to hundreds of attractions, restaurants and more

Virgin Experience Days
Save 20% on Virgin Experience Days

Haven Holidays
Save up to £50 on Haven Holidays

Save on selected Lodges, Parks and Boating holidays

How to use your Disabled Persons Railcard

If you’re buying tickets online, select your Railcard from the drop-down menu to receive your discount. If you’re buying your train tickets in person, present your Railcard at the point of sale and we’ll knock 1/3 off the price for you. Be sure to bring your Railcard with you when you travel so you can present it on-board.

If you need assistance on one of our trains, please contact our Passenger Assist team.

Disabled Persons Railcard renewal

If you want to keep enjoying your savings when your Railcard expires, just take the following steps:

Can you get a refund on Railcards?

Railcards are non-refundable, but rail fares can be compensated with Delay Repay if your train is delayed by 15 minutes or more.

Ways to save

Make your money go further with some of our helpful ways to save.

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Get the right train ticket

From Advance, Off-Peak and Anytime, find the right ticket for your journey.

Tickets explained > 

Group Travel tickets

Save up to 20% when travelling with a group.

Group Travel >

Need extra assistance when you travel?

Read our Accessible travel policy.

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