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Save 1/3 on most rail fares with a Disabled Persons Railcard
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If you have a disability that makes it difficult to travel by train, you could enjoy savings of up to 1/3 on most of your train tickets. If travelling with an adult family member, carer or friend, they will also get 1/3 off their rail fare. Browse our destinations to plan your next outing.
Keep reading to discover how to order your Disabled Persons Railcard, how much one costs and other benefits/restrictions on its use. If you need assistance when travelling by train, we’re here to help. Visit our Travel Assistance page to book Passenger Assist online.
The Disabled Persons Railcard is for people with a disability that makes travelling by train difficult.
You will qualify if you:
To apply online, make sure you have a scan or photo of your evidence of eligibility that you can upload with your application and your card payment details.
Allow 5 working days for your Railcard to be delivered.
Alternatively, you can download and complete one of the application forms and post it with a copy of your evidence of eligibility and payment to:
PO Box 10776
Please make cheques and postal orders payable to 'Disabled Persons Railcard'
Allow 10 working days for your Railcard to be delivered
Please note, Disabled Persons Railcards are not available to buy at the station.
If you buy a digital Railcard, 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. If not they aim to dispatch your Railcard within one working day of you ordering it, but it’s probably best to allow up to five working days for your Railcard to arrive. It’ll be sent out free of charge by First Class post, but if you prefer, you have the option to pay for Special Delivery.
There are no time restrictions on the Disabled Persons Railcard, so you can use it to get a discount on tickets at any time of the day.
When buying your train tickets through the CrossCountry mobile app, follow these simple steps to claim your discount.
At this stage, you should see the discount applied, and you should be able to follow the booking flow to the checkout page.