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Railcards give discounts of 1/3 on the price of most train tickets. A Railcard usually costs £30 a year, and can pay for itself in just one rail journey! It's a great way to save money on train tickets.

Types of Railcards

How it works

  • Railcards are annual discount cards for particular groups of people.
  • To see what type of railcard you qualify for, read the summaries below.
  • The cost is far lower than the savings you can make on the cost of your train tickets over a year!

Savings and benefits

  • Railcards give discounts of 1/3 on most adult Standard and First Class rail fares.
  • The Family & Friends Railcard also saves 60% on child fares.
  • As a bonus, Railcard holders can save money on accommodation, restaurants, days out and much more!

Find out more about Railcards here.


16-25 Railcard

Who?

  • Anyone aged 16 to 25
  • Students in full-time education aged 26 or older

Cost?

  • £30 for one year
  • £70 for three years
Buy a 16-25 Railcard

 


Family & Friends Railcard

Who?

  • Up to 4 adults and 4 children aged 5-15 - plus, you don't need to be related
  • The whole group can travel together on just one Family & Friends Railcard

Cost?

  • £30 for one year
  • £70 for three years
Buy a Family & Friends Railcard.

Senior Railcard

Who?

  • Anyone aged 60 or older

Cost?

  • £30 for one year
  • £70 for three years
Buy a Senior Person's Railcard.

 


Disabled Persons Railcard

Who?

  • You might qualify if you are registerd as visually impaired, deaf or use a hearing aid, or recieve disability-related benefits.
  • Covers the cardholder and one other person travelling with them

Cost?

  • £20 for one year
  • £54 for three years
Buy a Disabled Persons Railcard.

Two Together Railcard

Who?

  • Two named people travelling together aged 16 or over.

Cost?

  • £30 for one year
Buy a Two Together Railcard  

There are a number of railcards that are specific to different areas of the UK. For further information please see below:

Railcard

Region or Area

 

TheCambrian Lines Railcard discount is available on the following routes:

  • Pwllheli - Aberystwyth - Machynlleth - Newtown - Shrewsbury (including from / to all intermediate stations).
 

TheCotswold Line Railcard discount is available on the following routes:

  • Off Peak Single and Return tickets, and Anytime Day tickets on the route between Worcester Foregate Street & Oxford inclusive.
 

TheDales Railcard discount is available on the following routes:

  • Carlisle - Appleby - Settle - Skipton - Leeds or Bradford Forster Square
  • Lancaster or Morecambe - Camforth - Skipton - Leeds or Bradford Forster Square *Restrictions apply
 

TheDevon and Cornwall Railcard discount is available on the following routes:

  • 1/3 off Off-Peak Day and Off Peak Return/Singles for journeys wholly within Devon and Cornwall
  • 1/3 off Devon and Cornwall Day Rangers
  • 1/3 off individual branch line Day Rangers for: Tarka Line, Atlantic Coast Line, Looe Valley Line, Tamar Valley Line and the Maritime Line
  • 1/2 off St Ives Bay Line Day Ranger
 

TheEsk Valley Railcard discount is available on the following routes:

  • Whitby to Great Ayton and from thes

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