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National Railcards

Get 1/3 off your train tickets with a Railcard!

From children to seniors, there is a Railcard to suit everyone – and you get at least 1/3 off your tickets.

About National Railcards

The average Railcard holder saves £140 a year, and there are now over 5.6 million Railcards in use. We offer 9 main National Railcards, which give you savings of 1/3 off train fares. Most are available to buy online or at stations. You must carry your Railcard with you on your journey to qualify for the discount.

Types of Railcard

To find out more about a Railcard – including prices, eligibility, restrictions and more – click on the individual links below:

Using your Railcard

You can get your Railcard in a digital format to be stored in the National Rail Railcard app on your phone or tablet, or as a physical card.

You can use your Railcard to buy tickets online, at a ticket office, from a ticket machine, and over the phone.

When you enter a journey into our Journey Planner, you can add the number and type of Railcards you wish to use. It is possible to add multiple Railcards for different people who are travelling. When the fares are displayed, click on one of the prices to see how much money you have saved with your Railcard.

Your total journey cost will include the correct discounts for each of the passengers and Railcards entered.

More on Railcards

One of our National Railcards not right for you? Find out more about other kinds of discounted travel below.

Issues with Railcards

If you have a comment or complaint about a Railcard, you should contact the original retailer. If you bought your Railcard from National Rail, click on one of the links in the Types of Railcard section above to visit the Railcard site for contact information and FAQs. If you purchased it from another retailer, including a train company, you should contact them.