Senior Railcard

For those 60 and over

Save money on rail travel across Britain with the Senior Railcard. Whether you’re planning a day trip or a weekend break, this card will bring your fare down by a third.

Is this the railcard for me?

This railcard is for anyone aged 60 and over who’d like to enjoy cheaper train journeys. Plus, it gives you access to great discounts on hotels, museums, theatre tickets and more.

When can I use it?

Whenever you like, and there’s no limit on how many times. It covers Standard and First Class Anytime, Off-Peak and Advance tickets.

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How do I use it?

Buying tickets online

Select the Senior Railcard option from the railcards dropdown.

Using the ticket machine

Once you’ve chosen your route, select the Senior Railcard button.

In the ticket office

Show your Senior 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 £125.

Based on the average saving made by Senior Railcard holders in 2018/19.

How do I get one?

You can buy one-year and three year railcards online – in digital or physical versions. Or visit any staffed ticket office to buy a one-year railcard.

If you buy your railcard online, you can order it up to two weeks before your 60th birthday, but it will only be valid from your birthday onwards. You must already be 60 or over to buy from the station.

Buy your Senior Railcard