Save money when you travel by train
Enjoy cheaper travel with the 16-25 Railcard. Available digitally or physically, this card will save you a third on rail fares across Britain – including Advance and First Class Advance tickets. Plus, it gives you access to great discounts on holidays, dining out, theatre tickets and more.
Is this the railcard for me?
You must be aged 16-25 – or a mature student in full time education, aged 26 or over, subject to eligibility.
You can buy a three-year 16-25 Railcard up until the day before your 24th birthday.
When can I use it?
You’ll have access to cheaper fares on most off-peak, standard class journeys and Advance tickets. You can’t get a discount on Season tickets. There may be some restrictions on peak services.
For full terms and conditions visit railcards.eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
How do I use it?
Buying tickets online
Simply select the 16-25 Railcard option from the railcards dropdown.
Using the ticket machine
Once you’ve chosen your route, select the 16-25 Railcard button.
In the ticket office
Show your 16-25 Railcard when buying your ticket.
On the train
You must keep your railcard on you when you travel, so you can present it during your trip. If you forget, you will need to buy a new ticket. If you have a digital railcard and your phone runs out of battery or gets lost, you can swap your railcard onto another mobile device.
How much does it cost?
A three-year railcard costs £70. For one year, it’s £30.
How much could I save?
The average annual saving on travel is £199.
Based on the average saving made by 16-25 Railcard holders in 2018/19.
How do I get one?
You can buy one-year and three year railcards online – as a digital or physical railcard. Or visit any staffed ticket office to buy a one-year railcard.