Use your Railcard as many times as you like, but be sure to keep it with you at all times when travelling 


  • You can travel anytime but a minimum fare of £12 applies to all journeys made between 4:30am and 9:59am, Monday to Friday excluding Advance fares. This minimum fare does not apply on public holidays or throughout July and August. See full details below



Your 16-25 Railcard will save you 1/3 off the cost of these fares and tickets :


Standard Anytime tickets (Day, Single or Return)


  • Standard Anytime Day (Single and Return) – tickets must be used on the date shown on your ticket and up to 4:29 am the following day
  • Standard Anytime Single – must be used within 2 days of the date shown on the ticket and up until 4:29 am after the last day of validity
  • Standard Anytime Return – Your journey out must be made within 5 days and up until 4:29 am after the last day of validity, with your return trip being within one calendar month and up until 4:29 am after the last day of validity.


Standard Off-Peak and Super Off-Peak tickets (Day, Single and Return)

These tickets may require you to travel at specific times of day, days of the week or on a particular route. Always be sure to check the details on your ticket before boarding.


Standard and First Class Advance tickets

These tickets need to be booked before your date of travel.


Oyster Cards

Save on the off-peak pay as you go Daily Price Cap when you use your Oyster Card on National Rail, London Underground, Overground and Docklands Light Railway (DLR) services.


Anytime Day Travelcards

When bought as part of your ticket to London from outside London Zones 1-9 (subject to minimum fare of £22.60)


Express Trains to the Airport

This applies to Gatwick Express, Stansted Express and Heathrow Express.


Hop-on, Hop-off Tickets and Fares

Discounts are available on PLUSBUS tickets and most Rail Rover fares.


Caledonian Sleeper

Discounts available on Club Solo or Classic Solo rooms and seated products.


Combined Rail/Sea Journeys

Discounts are available on some rail/sea journeys with Wightlink and Red Funnel Ferries to stations on the Isle of Wight, Hovertravel services to and from Ryde Hoverport, and Stena Line ferries to the Republic of Ireland.**


** Discount is only available on tickets as part of a journey from/to a National Rail station or on combined rail/sea journeys from/to Ryde Hoverport.


Minimum fares and time restrictions:


A £12 Minimum Fare

This applies for journeys starting between 4.30am and 9:59am Monday to Friday, excluding Advance Fares. This minimum fare does not apply on Public Holidays or throughout July and August. If you’re still not sure about minimum fares, just ask at your local staffed station and some National Rail-licensed Travel Agents.


Early Travellers

Travelling regularly between 4:30am and 9:59am, Monday to Friday? A weekly or monthly Season ticket could be the best way for you to save money. The Railcard discount does not apply on Season tickets.


Not every ticket type is available for every journey you may want to make

Make sure you always check before booking. And be sure to read the full terms and conditions for using your Railcard.


There are some exceptions...


There are some tickets and fares that the 16-25 Railcard won’t be valid on, so it’s always worth checking before you travel.


The 16-25 Railcard will not apply to the following:


  • Season tickets including Travelcard Season tickets. The good news is these tickets have their own savings – click here for more information on Season tickets
  • Eurostar tickets
  • First Class fares that aren’t booked in advance
  • Some Train Company-specific promotional offers
  • Tickets for special excursion or Charter trains and some coach/bus links, including RailAir services
  • Most London Underground and Docklands Light Railway tickets


Read the full terms and conditions for using your Railcard.