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Save 1/3 on most rail fares with a 16-25 Railcard

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What is the 16-25 Railcard?

If you are aged between 16 and 25, you could be saving money on a huge range of train tickets. The 16-25 Railcard (also known as the Student Railcard or Young Persons Railcard) provides you with discounts on most rail tickets across the country. 

16-25 Railcards cost just £30 per year, and can save you thousands of pounds on rail fares.

Benefits of the 16-25 Railcard

Getting a 16-25 Railcard is well worth the investment - it can save you money everyday, depending on how often you travel by train. You can use it to access rail discounts when travelling to visit family, commuting to work, school, or university, going on UK holidays, or going on trips with friends. If you're looking for travel inspiration, the CrossCountry blog has ideas of things to do around the UK.

On top of your rail discount, you can access great offers and deals with affiliated businesses. The Railcard costs just £30 per year, or you can buy a 3-year Railcard for £70 for additional savings. When you have your railcard, you save 1/3 on most rail fares, so you can start saving immediately!

Anybody aged 16-25 is eligible for this Railcard, and you can purchase it right up until your 26th birthday.

How to Buy a 16-25 Railcard

You can apply for a 16-25 Railcard online or in-person at staffed ticket offices. All you need is valid ID, a digital passport-style photo, and a debit or credit card to pay with. You can apply online in minutes and receive your Digital Railcard to start using straight away, or choose a physical Railcard to arrive by post.

If you are applying for a Railcard in-person, make sure to complete your application form to bring with you, as well as a form of valid ID and a passport-style photo. Mature students also need to bring proof of eligibility.


How to Use Your 16-25 Railcard

A 16-25 Railcard gets you a third off most rail fares - so make sure to apply your discount when buying train tickets.

If you're buying tickets online or at a ticket machine, select your 16-25 Railcard to apply your discount. If you're buying tickets from a ticket booth, ask the attendant to add your Railcard to the ticket before you purchase. 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

16-17 Saver Railcard

26-30 Railcard

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

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