Save money when you travel by train
Enjoy train travel for less with the 26-30 Railcard. Save a third on rail travel across Britain – ideal whether you already catch the train a lot, or would like to start leaving the car at home more often.
Is this the railcard for me?
You're eligible if you're aged from 26 to 30. Plus you can buy a 26-30 Railcard any time before your 31st birthday and keep using it for a year.
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.
How do I use it?
The 26-30 Railcard is the first digital-only railcard. Buy online and download it to the Railcard app on your smartphone, then start travelling (and saving) straight away.
Buying tickets online
Select the 26-30 Railcard option from the railcards dropdown.
Using the ticket machine
Once you’ve chosen your route, select the 26-30 Railcard button.
In the ticket office
Show your 26-30 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 your phone runs out of battery or gets lost, you can swap your railcard onto another mobile device.
How much does it cost?
It’s £30 for a one-year railcard.
How do I get one?
You can only buy a 26-30 Railcard online. It's not available from the station.