Network Railcard - Offered from National Railcards (Available to All Visitors of London and the South East)

Network Railcard - Offered from National Railcards (Available to All Visitors of London and the South East)

1/3 off Rail Fares. Discover London and the South East

Network Railcard What is it For?

  • Get up to 1/3 off standard Off-Peak
  • and Anytime tickets for travel in the
  • Network Railcard area.
  • Anyone travelling in the Network Railcard area
Network Railcard Who is it For?
  • Anyone over 16 in the 
  • Network Railcard area 
  • travelling alone or with others.
  • £30 per year
Network Railcard How Much Does it Cost?
  • A Network Railcard costs 
  • just £30 for a whole year.

Get 1/3 Off Rail Fares in London and the South East with a Network Railcard.

  1. 1/3 off rail fares in London and the South East.
  2. Average annual savings of up to £134!Average annual savings of up to £122!**
  3. Network Railcards cost just £30 a year.
  4. For travel in the Network Railcard area.

People with a Network Railcard save on average £122 per year**
or £4.91 per journey^.

If you’re travelling here’s an example of some of the savings you can make on train tickets:

* * Average saving is based on the average savings made Network Railcard holders between April 2022 and March 2023, excluding price of Railcard.

^ Average saving per journey is based on the average savings made by Network Railcard holders between April 2022 and March 2023.

London - Brighton:  Has a Network Railcard price of

£20.30 = £13.35*

Reading - London:  Has a Network Railcard price of

£22.60 = £14.90*

Portsmouth - London:  Has a Network Railcard price of

£20.10 = £13.25*

How does a Network Railcard Work? 

  1. First step is to get your card.
  2. Second step is to buy your discounted train tickets.
  3. Third step is to have your network card with you when you travel.
  4. Have your Railcard with you when you travel.

Network Railcard 1/3 off rail fares and so much more...

  • Explore London and the South East area without the cost and hassle of driving and save money on days out with a Network Railcard.
  • A Network Railcard gives you up to 1/3 off most rail fares for journeys in the Network Railcard area. The Network Railcard costs £30 and is valid for 12 months.
  • Anyone 16 years and above can buy a Network Railcard.
  • Travelling by train is a great way to visit friends and family, enjoy shopping and sporting days out and experience South East England’s culture, coast and countryside.
  • Take your friends & family with you and they also save!
  • With your Network Railcard you can take up to three adults with you and they also get up to 1/3 off their rail fare. Plus, you can take up to four children (aged 5 to 15) and save 60% on the child fare.

Network Railcard What Discounts Do I Get?

A Network Railcard gives up to 1/3 off the following ticket types for travel in the Network Railcard area, subject to the appropriate minimum fare and the 10.00 Monday to Friday time restriction:

  • Anytime tickets
  • Off-Peak tickets
  • Off-Peak Day Travelcards (Zones 1-6)
  • Anytime Day Travelcard (when bought as part of your ticket to London from outside London Zones 1-9)
  • PLUSBUS tickets – for bus travel to and from the station (and around town)
  • Discounts on journeys to the Isle of Wight using Wightlink or Red Funnel (ferries or ‘Red Jet’ services).

Please be aware that not every ticket type is available for every journey that you may wish to make and some tickets may have conditions, such as time restrictions for travel to/from central London. For more information check the Using your Railcard section.

Network Railcard Area 

Network Railcard discounts apply to tickets for journeys wholly within the Network Railcard area.

It is easy to buy a Network Railcard
Network Railcard Online

  1. The quickest and easiest way to buy is right here online. 
  2. Once you have completed the process, 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 Network 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 other delivery options too.
  3. 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.
  4. If you need to travel straight away, you’re better off buying a Network Railcard over the counter at your local National Rail staffed station ticket office in the Network Railcard area.

Network Railcard At a Staffed Station Ticket Office

  • You can buy a Network Railcard at any staffed station ticket office in the Network Railcard area.
  • The main advantage of this is that you can do it on the day you are travelling.

Time to renew your Network Railcard?

  • You can renew your Network Railcard online when it’s within 30 days of its expiry date.

If you bought your current Railcard online, simply follow these easy steps:

  1. Log in to your account
  2. Select to renew your Railcard
  3. Check all the details are correct
  4. Pay, and you’re done!

If You Did Not Buy Your Current Railcard Online, You Can Still Renew It Online.

Just complete the process as if you are buying a new Railcard but make sure you add the expiry date of your current Network Railcard during the process. This way we can make sure your new Railcard starts immediately after your current one expires. 

It’s your responsibility to check that your Railcard is in date before buying or using Railcard-discounted tickets.

Network Railcard Eligibility and Terms of Use

  • Buy a Network Railcard and keep it with you when you travel (on your phone or wallet).
  • Save on most Standard fares.
  • £13 minimum fare applies Monday to Friday.

Network Railcard Are you Eligible?

The Network Railcard is for you if...

  • Network Railcard You're 16 or Over
  • As long as you're 16 and over, you can get this Railcard and save money on train travel in the Network Railcard area!

Network Railcard Other adults are Travelling with You

With your Network Railcard, you can take up to 3 adults with you and they also get up to 1/3 off their fare.

Network Railcard You're Travelling with Kids Between 5 and 15

You can take up to 4 children aged 5 to 15 and save 60% on their fares.

Network Railcard Travelling with Kids under 5? They go completely free!

You can take your little ones under 5 and there is no need to buy them a ticket.

Network Railcard Terms & Conditions

Conditions of issue and use of the Network Railcard and reduced priced tickets ('discounted tickets') bought with a Network Railcard

  1. ATOC Limited enters into the contract for the issue and use of the Network Railcard on behalf of the Train Companies. Reference to a ’Train Company’, or the ’Train Companies’ means those Train Companies which, pursuant to a franchise agreement, operate Passenger Rail Services within the area identified on the Network Railcard area map.
  2. You must sign the Railcard before use to show acceptance of all the conditions listed below. The Railcard and tickets bought with it are not transferable and must not be given, loaned or resold to anyone else. Only the named cardholder can use the Railcard.
  3. You must be aged 16 years old or over to purchase a Railcard.
  4. Tickets for your journey should be purchased before boarding the train and when buying tickets you must show the Railcard.
  5.  You must carry the Network Railcard with you on your journey and when asked by rail staff, you must show a valid ticket and valid Railcard. If you fail to do so, you and, where applicable, each member of your group will be required to pay the full price Standard Single fare for your journey as if no ticket was purchased before starting your journey and in some cases a Penalty Fare. This does not apply if there was no ticket office at the station at which you began your journey or if the ticket office was closed and there was no ticket machine from which you could buy a discounted ticket.
  6. You will be asked to pay the difference between the price of your discounted ticket and the full price Standard fare (or the Penalty Fare if travelling in the Penalty Fares area) if:
  7. a) you travel beyond the station for which your ticket is issued;
  8. b) you travel to a destination beyond the area shown on the Network Railcard map, without having first obtained the correct ticket for your journey;
  9. c) you travel on a route for which a higher fare applies or at a time when reduced fares do not apply.
  10. Network Railcard discounts only apply for travel after 10.00hrs Monday to Friday (excluding Public Holidays) and any time on weekends. See time restrictions page for more details.
  11. A £13 minimum fare applies to all journeys Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays. A £1 minimum fare applies to child fares at all times. Travelcard minimum fares also apply - see minimum fares page for details. Please note, minimum fares are subject to change during the validity of your Railcard.
  12. The maximum group size is up to four adults (aged 16 years and over) and four children (aged 5 - 15 years).
  13. Additional accompanying passengers for whom discounted tickets are purchased must travel with the Railcard holder throughout the journey.
  14. Discounted tickets entitle you to travel only in Standard accommodation on the services of the participating Train Companies
  15. The Railcard and all tickets issued to the holder are issued subject to the National Rail Conditions of Travel and the conditions listed on this website (and, where appropriate, to the Conditions of Carriage of Transport for London, Red Funnel Ferries and Wightlink). Copies of the National Rail Conditions of Travel are available online at
  16. The Railcard will not be valid if it is damaged. The Train Companies do not undertake to issue refunds on unused/unwanted Railcards, or to extend their validity. In the event of loss or damage an application for the replacement of a Railcard may be made: where the original Railcard was purchased at a rail station this may only be requested at a staffed station ticket office in the Network Railcard area (the completed ’Receipt’ voucher from the original application form must be produced); where the Railcard was purchased online, customers may only request a replacement online.
  17. Only one replacement may be issued in a 12 month period for lost or damaged Railcards and a £10 administration fee is payable. No fee will be charged for the replacement of a stolen Railcard provided you have a crime reference number/documentation issued by the Police. You will be requested to show some form of identification if obtaining a replacement from a station.
  18. The Railcard does not become your property and if requested must be handed in to a representative of any Train Company.
  19. The right is reserved to revise these conditions and availability of the tickets detailed on the Network Railcard website. The Train Companies will endeavour to give three months’ notice of any changes before they are due to come into effect.
Fraudulent use of Railcards and Railcard discounted tickets may lead to a criminal prosecution.

Terms and conditions are valid up to and including 2 September 2017.

Train Companies providing Network Railcard Discounts:

Chiltern Railways †
CrossCountry †
East Midland Trains
Gatwick Express
Great Northern
Great Western Railway ††
Greater Anglia †
Heathrow Connect
Heathrow Express
London Midland †
London Overground
South West Trains (including Island Line)
Stansted Express
TfL Rail
Virgin Trains
Virgin Trains East Coast †

  † Some restrictions apply on services provided by these train companies.
  †† Some restrictions apply on services provided by Great Western Railway. Network Railcard discounts are not available on tickets routed Evesham/Stroud.

Please allow sufficient time to receive your railcard before your departure.


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