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16-17 Saver Railcard

Save up to 50% on your rail fares with a 16-17 Saver.

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What is the 16–17 Saver?

With a 16-17 Railcard, known as the 16-17 Saver, you can save 50% on most rail fares to travel across the UK. It’s great for school and college students looking to save money on getting to college or work or exploring destinations around the UK with friends.

Anyone aged between 16 and 17 years old is eligible for a 16-17 Saver, which is valid for one year or until your 18th birthday - whichever comes first. It costs just £30 for a year's savings on rail fares.

Benefits of the 16-17 Saver Railcard

A 16-17 Saver Railcard is a great way to save money on rail travel. You could enjoy savings when visiting family, commuting to a part-time job, going on trips with friends, and travelling to school, college, or sixth form. 

If you know you will be travelling a lot, a Railcard is a perfect way to save money whatever you decide to use your railcard for. What are you waiting for? We feature a range of articles about fun and exciting things to do around the country, so you will never be short of inspiration.

The 16-17 Saver gives you a massive discount of 50% on most National Rail fares, which can save you loads of money over the course of a year. Something to keep in mind is that your 16-17 Saver expires the day you turn 18, so if you're only a few months away from your 18th birthday it may be more sensible to buy a 16-25 Railcard instead.

How to Buy a 16-17 Saver

You can buy a 16-17 Saver online, and either use a Digital Railcard or a receive a physical Railcard in the post. To apply, you will need to prove your age, supply a digital passport-style photograph, and pay with a debit or credit card.


If you buy a digital Saver, you'll be sent a code and once you download the Railcard app and upload the card onto your phone, you can start using it straight away.

How to Use Your 16-17 Saver

A 16-17 Saver gets you 50% off most rail fares every day of the year with no time restrictions and no minimum fare.

When buying train tickets, select your 16-17 Saver card to apply your discount. Make sure to have your Railcard with you when travelling, or ensure that your phone is adequately charged to show your Digital Railcard when asked.

Full terms & conditions can be found on the Railcard website.

Other Railcard Options

It's still possible to save money on CrossCountry trains even if you are not eligible for this Railcard.

Two Together Railcard

Family & Friends Railcard

16-25 Railcard

26-30 Railcard

Explore all CrossCountry Railcard options to find the Railcard that suits you best.

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