Family and Friends Railcard

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

Family & Friends Railcard

Love a big day out with the whole gang? A Family & Friends Railcard will save you 1/3 on all adult fares and 60% off kids tickets whenever you’re travelling as a group. That’s a saving of £117 every year! So call up the clan, pack your snacks and colouring books, and arm yourself with a Family & Friends Railcard to start enjoying the best the UK has to offer.

Sound like the Railcard you’ve been waiting for? Here’s everything you could possibly want to know about saving money with our Family & Friends Railcard.


How to get a Family & Friends Railcard

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How much is a Family & Friends Railcard?

A Family & Friends Railcard costs just £30 for the year and gets you 1/3 off adults fares and 60% off kids tickets.

  • 1-year Family & Friends Railcard: £30
  • 3-year Family & Friends Railcard: £70

Who can use a Family & Friends Railcard?

  • Minimum group size: 1 adult card holder and 1 child
  • Maximum group size: 4 adults and 4 children (aged 5 – 15)
  • Available on Standard, Off Peak and Advance fares
  • Accompanying passengers need to travel with the Railcard holder at all times

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Where can I buy a Family & Friends Railcard?

Just head to our Railcard hub below. Once you’re all signed up, you can start using your Railcard to receive money off your train fares with us.

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How to use your Family & Friends Railcard

When your Family & Friends Railcard arrives, you’ll need two people to sign the card before you can use it. When you’re ready to head out for your next family adventure, bring your card with you to present on-board, or show it to our staff when you buy your tickets and we’ll reduce the fare for you.

How to renew your Family & Friends Railcard

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. Railcards are a smarter way to save, so if you’d like 1/3 off your rail fare this year, get yourself a Family & Friends Railcard now.

Offers and rewards

A Family & Friends Railcard doesn’t just save you money on your train tickets. It gets you a host of sweet deals too.

Virgin Experience Days
Save 20% on Virgin Experience Days

Haven Holidays
Save up to £50 on Haven Holidays

Save money on meals out

Save on selected Lodges, Parks and Boating holidays

Theatre tickets
Get up to 60% off theatre tickets

YHA Membership
Get a year’s YHA Membership for just £10

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.

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Group Travel tickets

Save up to 20% when travelling with a group.

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Are there any other Railcards?

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

Here's a selection:


Book direct and collect 2 Nectar points for every £1 you spend. And no booking fees.

Nectar points

Two Together Railcard

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

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26-30 Railcard

Enjoy 1/3 off train tickets across Britain for just £30. Start saving with us today!

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Senior Railcard

Find out more about the Senior Railcard, if you're aged 60+ you could save 1/3 on British train adventures. Start saving today!

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