Senior Railcard

Embrace your golden years and explore the UK by train with the Senior Railcard. You’ll save ⅓ off your train tickets, and with a cost of just £30 for a one-year card, most people save an average of £98 per year when they use this Railcard.
It typically pays for itself within just three journeys so whether visiting old friends, dropping in on family or taking care of a bit of business, our Senior Railcard gives you the freedom to enjoy your travels at a third of the cost.

Senior Railcard

  • For those aged 60 and over
  • Save ⅓ on train tickets
  • Just £30 a year
  • Get access to great money-saving offers

How to get a Senior Railcard

Embrace the perks of getting older – start saving on your train travel today.
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Who can use a Senior Railcard?

Anyone aged 60 or over can get a Senior Railcard. You can purchase it up to two weeks before your 60th birthday if you buy online, but you can only use it from the day of your birthday onwards - perfect for taking a big birthday trip! If you buy from a station, you must be aged 60 or over at the time of purchase.  
Whenever you buy it, this Railcard is great for those who love to travel by train. Whether you’re taking big trips across the country or visiting family nearby, it’s the best way to save on train travel.
Terms and conditions apply

Where can I buy a Senior Railcard?

Just head to our Railcard Hub to buy or apply for one.
Once you’re all signed up, you can start using your Railcard to receive 1/3 off your train fares with us.

How to use your Senior Railcard

When your Senior Railcard arrives, sign it and keep it safe. The next time you’re taking a trip on an Avanti West Coast train, be sure to bring your Railcard with you so you can present it on-board the train.
If you’re buying your ticket at the station, just present your card and we’ll reduce the fare for you. 

Offers and rewards

As well as savings on train fares, you’re also eligible for a host of discounts and offers when you sign up for a Senior Railcard. These are frequently updated on the Senior Railcard website but include the following offers:

  • Save 20% on Virgin Experience Days
  • Savings on Haven Holidays
  • Get £10 off per person on Warner Leisure Hotels
  • Save money on meals out with Tastecard
  • Up to 60% off theatre tickets
  • A year’s YHA membership for just £5

Perfect for making the most of your day trips and long weekends away!

How to buy and use a digital Railcard

It’s easy to buy a Senior Railcard online - just head to our hub or app and enter your details. You’ll need:

  • A valid debit or credit card
  • Proof of eligibility to show that you’re aged 60 or over
  • A passport-style photo, which you can take with your phone
  • Your personal details

Once you’ve downloaded your digital Railcard, you can start booking tickets instantly. Just choose Senior Railcard from the dropdown list when booking tickets online and we’ll apply the discount automatically. 
You can also buy a Senior Railcard at any National Rail staffed station ticket office or National Rail-licensed Travel Agent. You can do it on the day you are travelling, just ensure the ticket office is open and make sure to bring proof of ID along with you.

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 sample:

Two Together Railcard

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

Find out more

Job Centre Plus Railcard

If you're currently unemployed and actively seeking employment, you can save 50% off rail travel with the Jobcentre Plus railcard. 

Find out more

Family & Friends Railcard

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

Find out more
Senior Railcard FAQs

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Senior Railcard

Embrace the perks of getting older with ⅓ off train travel!