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Railcards offer great value for money if you're travelling by train, and can save you at least 1/3 off the price of certain rail fares.

Railcards Made Easy

Railcards Made Easy

All information correct at the time of publishing April 2015

How would you like to save 1/3 off your rail fares? That's what you get with a Railcard!

Use your Railcard in conjunction with your loyalty membership and you can earn points to save even more on fares. Also, a Railcard gives you more than great value fares. We provide our customers with a fantastic range of exclusive offers and discounts on everything from eating out, magazine subscriptions, gym memberships and some of the best attractions in the UK.

It’s quick and easy to buy your Railcard online in just a few simple steps. Visit us at to buy your Railcard today .

Finding discounted fares is easy with a Railcard

When you're planning a rail journey online, add the Railcard type(s) you have and the number of Railcards to see how much you can save. If you are eligible for a Railcard, the fares displayed will automatically have the Railcard discount applied.

16-25 Railcard - £30 for a whole year

Aged 16-25 or a full time student aged 26 or over?

Then you could be eligible to save 1/3 on most rail fares throughout Great Britain, including Standard and First Class Advance fares. To buy a 16-25 Railcard online, you will need a valid UK driving licence or passport number to prove you are eligible, and also have a digital photo saved on your computer.

Your Railcard will give you savings on more than just rail travel too - you can see all the latest partner offers on the 16-25 Railcard website.

Please note:

  • A £12 minimum fare for Single and Return tickets applies before 10:00am Monday to Friday, except on public holidays, or through July and August. See the 16-25 Railcard website for further details.
  • If you are a mature student you can apply online but will need to provide evidence of your study. For more details visit the Mature Students section of the website.

Family & Friends Railcard - £30 for a whole year

Travelling with kids?

You could save 1/3 on most adult fares and 60% on child fares with a Family & Friends Railcard, including Standard Class Advance fares. Up to four adults and four kids can travel on one Family & Friends Railcard, and they don’t even need to be related! At least one named cardholder and one child must be travelling to get a Family & Friends Railcard discount.

Senior Railcard - £30 for a whole year

Aged 60 or over?

Save 1/3 on most Standard and First Class rail fares with a Senior Railcard and you can start making some dramatic savings. To buy a Senior Railcard online , you’ll need a valid UK driving licence or passport to prove that you are eligible.

Two Together Railcard - £30 for a whole year

The new Two Together Railcard gives two named adults 1/3 off rail fares when they travel together by train. You can get 1/3 off Standard and First Class Anytime, Off-Peak and Advance fares on train services throughout Great Britain, when you travel after 0930 Monday to Friday, and any time at weekends and on Public Holidays.

The Two Together Railcard costs just £30 – that’s £15 each - and you can use it as many times as you like throughout the year. To find out more and buy online visit . You will need digital photos of the two named people on the Railcard.

Network Railcard - £30 for a whole year

Do you travel often within South East England?

You could save on rail journeys in the South East with a Network Railcard, which can be purchased at staffed National Rail stations.

Please note that a £13 minimum fare applies on all tickets from Monday to Friday, except on public holidays.

Disabled Persons Railcard - £20 for one year or £54 for three years

With a Disabled Person’s Railcard, you can save 1/3 off Standard and First Class tickets. The Disabled Person's Railcard is available to disabled adults and children (as explained in the Rail Travel Made Easy leaflet) and also allows one accompanying adult to travel with the same discount.

Unfortunately, the Disabled Person’s Railcard cannot be purchased online or through telesales or stations. To apply for your Railcard, please complete the form available on the Disabled Person's Railcard website and send it to the address given with proof of your entitlement.

Existing Disabled Person's Railcard holders who wish to renew their Railcard can do so by phoning 0845 605 0525, or you can renew your Disabled Person's Railcard online.

HM Forces Railcard - £15 for one year

The HM Forces Railcard costs £15 and can save you 1/3 on most rail fares throughout Great Britain for a whole year. That works out to under £2 a month for huge savings.

You are eligible for a HM Forces Railcard if you are a member of the Regular Forces or a spouse of a member. Service personnel can obtain an application form from their Unit Personnel/Administration Office.

Please note that a £12 minimum fare for Single and Return tickets applies before 10:00am Monday to Friday, except on public holidays.

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