16-25 Rail Cards
About the Card:
1/3 off rail fares and so much more...
There’s every reason to be happy if you’re aged 16 to 25, because with this Railcard you’ll enjoy 1/3 off rail fares when you go by train. Here’s what you need to know:
- The Railcard costs just £30. So after three or four trips, the card will have paid for itself. And over a year, you could save an average of £192.
- Your 16-25 Railcard will save you 1/3 off a wide range of tickets.
A quick check to make sure you're eligible...
If you’re between 16 and 25 years old, you’re eligible. In this case, you can buy your Railcard online using a valid debit or credit card, a valid UK driving license or international passport, and a digital passport-style photo for uploading. It will then be delivered for free within 5 working days.
A mature student?
To be eligible as a mature student and buy a 1-year Railcard, you will need:
- To be attending a recognised college or university, for over 15 hours a week, at least 20 weeks a year (Unfortunately, Open University, distance learning and part-time courses do not qualify).
- To have the mature student section of the 16-25 Railcard application form completed by your College or University.
- Have an NUS card or College/University photocard as proof of identity.
Get more for your money
If you’re between 16 and 25, and you know you’re going to be doing a lot of travelling over the next 3 years, why not buy a 3-year Railcard instead? It costs just £70, saving you £20 on the price of three 1-year Railcards. What’s more you can get a 3-year 16-25 Railcard right up until the day before your 24th birthday.
Minimum Fares & Time Restrictions
A £12 minimum fare applies for journeys starting between 4.30am-10am Monday to Friday excluding Advance Fares. This minimum fare does not apply on Public Holidays or throughout July and August.
Journeys that commence at 10:00 will receive the Railcard discount
If you travel regularly between 04:30 and 10:00 Monday to Friday, to work or your place of study for instance, a weekly or monthly season ticket could be the best way for you to save money. Railcards do not give discounts on season tickets.
Remember, not every ticket type is available for every journey that you might want to make, so it’s always best to check before booking. And be sure to read the full terms and conditions for using your Railcard.