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Get 1/3 off train travel with a 16-25 Railcard

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£70 for 3 years
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and mature students

How much can I save?

People with a 16-25 Railcard save on average £192 per year**, or £4.64 per journey^. If you’re travelling here’s an example of some of the savings you can make on train tickets:

IconManchester - UCL

Railcard price

£68.60 £45.25*
IconGlasgow - Leeds University

Railcard price

£51.40 £33.90*
IconBirmingham - Cambridge University

Railcard price

£34.90 £23.00*

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Save 5% on a booking with your 16-25 Railcard.

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How does using a Railcard work?


Get your Railcard

Buy your discounted train tickets

Have your Railcard with you when you travel

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Eligibility and terms of use

  • Buy a Railcard and keep it with you when you travel (on your phone or wallet)
  • Save on most tickets including Advance tickets
  • £12 minimum fare applies on morning peak

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Need help getting or using your Railcard?

Need help? Can't figure out what card to buy? Or just have a question?

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Can I continue to use my Railcard if I have my 26th birthday before it expires?

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Can I use my Railcard for tickets for travel on the London Underground?

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I am a mature student, can I buy or renew a Railcard online?

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How long do I have to wait for my Railcard to arrive?

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Can I use a provisional driving licence to prove my age online?

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