16-25 Railcard16-25 Railcard
1/3 off Rail Fares. For Anyone ages Between 16-25...
16-25 Railcard who is it for?
Anyone aged 16 to 25, or
over 25 and in full-time study
Get a third off rail travel
16-25 Railcard What is it for?
Get 1/3 off Standard Anytime,
Off-Peak, Standard Advanced and
First Class Advanced fares
£30 per year
16-25 Railcard How much does it cost?
A 16-25 Railcard costs
just £30 for a whole year
1/3 off rail fares and so much more...
There’s every reason to be happy if you’re aged 16 to 25, because with this Railcard you’ll enjoy 1/3 off rail fares when you go by train. You can also apply for one if you’re a mature student in full time study, as long as you’re eligible.
It means you can save money on trips into town, days out to the coast, or weekend festivals – as many times as you like. Here’s what you need to know:
The Railcard costs just £30. So after three or four trips, the card will have paid for itself. And over a year, you could save an average of £179*.
Your 16-25 Railcard will save you 1/3 off a wide range of tickets.
Your Railcard doesn’t just save you money on travel. It saves you money with our partners too – on days out, restaurants, hotels and more. Visit our Offers and Rewards area regularly to keep up to date on the great deals available.
Get more for your money with a 3-year Railcard
If you’re between 16 and 25, and you know you’re going to be doing a lot of travelling over the next 3 years, why not buy a 3-year Railcard instead? It costs just £70, saving you £20 on the price of three 1-year Railcards. What’s more you can get a 3-year 16-25 Railcard right up until the day before your 24th birthday.
* Average saving is based on the average saving made by 16-25 Railcard holders in 2013/14.
16-25 Railcard a quick check to make sure you're eligible...
Are You 16-25?
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.
16-25 Railcard Are you 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: 40KB) 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.
When can I use my 16-25 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.
16-25 Railcard Save on these types of tickets
16-25 Railcard Minimum Fares & Time Restrictions
Your 16-25 Railcard WON'T apply to:
16-25 Railcard Three easy ways to buy...
How much Online At a Station By Phone
1 Year 16-25 Railcard £30 X X X
3 Year 16-25 Railcard £70 X
16-25 Railcard Online
The quickest and easiest way to buy is right here online. All you need is:
We aim to dispatch your Railcard within one working day of you ordering it, but it’s probably best to allow up to five working days for your 16-25 Railcard to arrive. It’ll be sent out free of charge by First Class post, but if you prefer, you have the option to pay for Special Delivery.
You’ll need the physical Railcard with you to be able to get a discount on your rail ticket, so be sure to leave enough time before your journey for the Railcard to reach you. If you need to travel straight away, you’re better off buying a 16-25 Railcard over the counter at your local staffed station.
16-25 Railcard at a Staffed Station Ticket Office
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 complete an application form which is also available here and you’ll need to bring either of the following:
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.
16-25 Railcard By Phone
We do not sell by phone, only online
Time to renew your 16-25 Railcard?
You can renew your 16-25 Railcard online when it’s within one month of its expiry date. Simply follow these easy steps:
If we have your email address, we’ll send you a reminder that your Railcard is due for renewal. But remember, it’s your responsibility to check that your Railcard is in date before buying or using Railcard-discounted tickets.
If you didn’t buy your Railcard online, you can still renew it online. Just make sure you register your Railcard first so that you don't lose any validity.
16-25 Railcard Terms & Conditions
Conditions of issue and use of the 16-25 Railcard and reduced priced tickets ('discounted tickets') bought with a 16-25 Railcard
Terms and conditions are valid up to and including 2 September 2017
Please allow sufficient time to receive your railcard before your departure.
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