When can I use my Railcard?

Your 16-25 Railcard gets you 1/3 off Standard Anytime and Off-Peak fares, as well as Standard Advance and First Class Advance fares. And because there’s no limit to the number of times you can use your Railcard, the potential for adventure is huge.


Save on these types of tickets

Standard Anytime and Anytime Day Singles and Returns

Standard Off-Peak and Off-Peak Day Singles and Returns

Standard Super Off-Peak and Super Off-Peak Day Singles and Returns

Standard and First Class Advance*

Most Rail Rovers fares
Gatwick Express, Stansted Express and Heathrow Express
Oyster Off-Peak pay as you go Daily Price Cap and Off-Peak pay as you go single fares for journeys on National Rail, London Underground and Docklands Light Railway
Anytime Day Travelcard Zones 1-9 when bought as part of ticket to London from outside the London Zones area (subject to minimum fare of £19.60)
Caledonian Sleeper: discount on Club Solo or Classic Solo rooms and seated products

PLUSBUS tickets

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 Republic of Ireland**

*These tickets need to be booked before you travel.

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

Book with Confidence - Make changes fee free

Up until 31/12/21, if your plans change, you can amend date and time of Advanced tickets fee free up until 6pm the day before you travel. (Fare price difference may apply. Advance tickets purchased online can be exchanged for a voucher for future journey. Fee free changes also apply to Off-Peak and Anytime tickets, up to the date of departure.)


Minimum Fares & Time Restrictions

A £12 minimum fare applies for journeys starting between 04.30-09.59 Monday to Friday excluding Advance Fares. This minimum fare does not apply on public holidays or throughout July and August. For full details of minimum fares, please ask at your local staffed station and some National Rail-licensed Travel Agents.

If you travel regularly between 04:30 and 09:59 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.


Your 16-25 Railcard WON'T apply to:

Season tickets including Travelcard Season tickets

Eurostar tickets

First Class fares (except First Class Advance and Weekend First for some train companies, as mentioned above)

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 (unless using Oyster pay as you go)

Here you can buy or renew your Railcard, update your details and report a Railcard lost/stolen.


Don't forget you must have your Railcard with you when buying tickets and travelling.

clock Time Restrictions

A minimum fare of £12 applies to all journeys made before 10:00 Monday to Friday.


The minimum fare does not apply to Advance fares, travel on public holidays or in July and August.

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