16-25 Railcard

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 https://www.railcard.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.

Buy your 16-25 Railcard