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.
As a mature student, you can now apply online, but you’ll need to submit evidence of your eligibility when applying. You can do this by to uploading the signed Mature Student declaration (PDF. File size: 935KB) section of the 16-25 Railcard application form, a scanned copy of your student photocard, and a digital passport-style photo.
Mature students will need to provide evidence of continuing study every year, and so are only eligible to apply for the 1-year Railcard.
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