British Railcards

It doesn’t matter if you’re going for a night out or heading somewhere for the weekend, no one likes to pay more than they have to. And you don’t have to. With a Railcard you’ll get 1/3 off your rail travel and special offers and rewards from our partners.

What are the different Railcards?

The Railcards available include:

Some Railcards will give you a discounted fare and some will also cover the people travelling with you. Railcards save you 1/3 off most adult fares and 60% off a kids fare (for Family & Friends Railcard and Network Railcard only). However, different Railcards have different eligibility criteria, so check whether you qualify before you apply.

How much do Railcards cost?

1-year Railcards are priced between £20 – £30.

There’s no limit to the number of times you can use your Railcard, although some Railcards can only be used outside of peak times.

If you are already lucky enough to be aged 16 or 17 you can now save up to 50% on your rail travel as well. You can use it to travel to school, college or work as well as for leisure travel for days or nights out with your friends.

Whether you are travelling to college, university, work or just for lesiure, if you are aged between 16 and 25 or a mature student in full-time education you can save 1/3 on your rail fares.


If you are aged 26-30 then you can save 1/3 on rail fares off-peak across Britain.


The smart way to save money on your rail travel for anyone aged 60 and over and saves you 1/3 on all Off-Peak journeys

For people with a disability meeting the eligibility criteria, the Disabled Persons Railcard offers 1/3 off rail travel for you and a friend or travel companion.

With a Family & Friends Railcard up to four adults get 1/3 off and up to four children (aged 5 to 15) get 60% off - and as the name suggests, the users do not need to be related, you just need to travel together.

Enjoy a 1/3 discount on your Off-Peak rail travel for you and the person you travel with most - not just if you are a couple, it could be with a family member or your best friend.

Enjoy 1/3 off rail fares in the South East England area for you and up to 3 other adults and up to 4 children. The Network Railcard spans more than 16 counties in the South East including Greater London and in the area bounded by places as far afield as Exeter, Worcester, Northampton and Kings Lynn so you could travel further then you think.