Railcards

Railcards

UK Railcards - Guide

A great way to save money on a rail fare (read our article on finding cheap train tickets here), is to purchase a railcard. Provided you meet the eligibility criteria, you can save at least 13 off certain rail fares.

When you go to book a rail journey, ensure you add the railcard to your entry, and the discounted prices will show for you.

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16-25 Railcard
  • Benefits - Young people.
  • Am I eligible? - Aged 16-25, or a full-time student aged 26+.
  • How much will it cost? - £30 per year (or you can purchase a 3-year card, online, for £70).
  • What will I save? - 13 off most rail fares in the UK.

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Two Together Railcard
  • Benefits - If you travel with a friend or partner.
  • Am I eligible? - Two named adults (both aged 16+), who will be travelling together, by train.
  • How much will it cost? - £30 per year.
  • What will I save? - 13 off most fares, after 09.30 Monday to Friday & any-time at weekends.
Family & Friends Railcard
  • Benefits - If you travel with a child.
  • Am I eligible? - Travelling with at least one child, aged between 5-15 years. Two adults can be named on the card. Up to four adults and four children can use one card and receive a discount, provided one of the adults is named on the card.
  • How much will it cost? - £30 per year (or you can purchase a 3-year card, online, for £70).
  • What will I save? - 13 off most fares, plus 60% on child fares.

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Senior Railcard
  • Am I eligible? - Aged 60 or above.
  • How much will it cost? - £30 per year (or you can purchase a 3-year card, online, for £70).
  • What will I save? - 13 off most fares.
Disabled Persons Railcard
  • Am I eligible? - Elibility is determined if you have a disability which makes it difficult to travel by train.
  • How much will it cost? - £20 per year (or you can purchase a 3-year card, online, for £54).
  • What will I save? - 13 off most fares, for you and one adult.
Thomas Goddard

Thomas Goddard

Thomas is Expert with Points' travel writer, covering a variety of travel locations with handy guides on the must-see places on any trip.

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