Child tickets

If you’re going on a family adventure, you can save on your children’s train tickets. Under 5's can travel for free and children aged 5 to 15 can save 50% on their tickets.

Children under 5

If you’re travelling with children under 5, they’re completely free when accompanied by fare-paying parent or guardian.

Children aged under 5 can only occupy a seat if it is not required by a fee-paying passenger. If it is a busy train and all spaces are occupied, they will need to sit on your knee. If you wish them to have a seat reservation you will need to purchase a child ticket.

Children aged 5 to 15

Kids aged 5 to 15 benefit from a 50% discount on the price of a full adult ticket. If you are travelling on a service with seat reservations, a child with a discounted ticket is eligible to reserve a seat.

If your child looks over 16, they may need to carry proof of age when purchasing a ticket.


16-17 Saver Railcard

Our 16-17 Railcard offers 16-17 year olds a 50% discount on rail travel, making it cheaper to get to school, college and work.

Find out more about the 16-17 Saver Railcard.

16 –25 Railcard

The 16-25 Railcard will save you 33% off rail travel, including Advance and First Class Advance tickets.

Find out more about the 16-25 Railcard

Family & Friends Railcard

The Family & Friends Railcard makes days out with the family even better. It offers a third off for up to four adults and 60% off for up to four kids, so you can travel for less.

Find out more about the Family & Friends Railcard.