You can buy a 16-25 Railcard at any staffed station ticket office or National Rail-licensed Travel Agent. The main advantage of this is that you can do it on the day you are travelling.
If you're applying at a station for the first time you'll need to bring one of the following:
- Your birth certificate
- Passport (all nationalities accepted)
- UK driving licence
- National identity card
You'll also need:
- A passport-size photo
- Proof of eligibility if applying as a mature student
If you're renewing your Railcard, you'll need to fill in the application form, and take your existing Railcard and Photocard. These are automatically accepted as proof of your age. If you are renewing an online Railcard at a station you will need proof of age as above.
Once you've bought your Railcard at a station, you can then register it online. This will make it easier for you to renew or buy other cards online.