Railcards

National Railcards

Benefits and eligibility

A range of Railcards give discounts on most rail services across London. They do not offer discounted fares on buses or trams.

  • 16-25 Railcard
  • Senior Railcard
  • HM Forces Railcard
  • Disabled Persons Railcard
  • Network Railcard
  • Family & Friends Railcard
  • Two Together Railcard

How much do I save?

Savings are available on rail services during off-peak times with each Railcard and also:

  • Off-peak pay as you go fares
  • Daily caps for off-peak travel

You can also buy discounted off-peak Day Travelcards:

  • At any time on weekends and public holidays
  • After 10:00, Monday to Friday or after 09:30 during July and August

Holders of Disabled Persons Railcards can also get discounted travel during peak hours.

    16-25 Railcard

    If you buy a 16-25 Railcard, you can set the discount on a standard adult Oyster card, 18+ Student Oyster photocard to get a 1/3 discount on off-peak rail travel.

    Find out more.

    Senior Railcard

    If you buy a Senior Railcard, you can set the discount on a standard adult Oyster card to get 1/3 discount on off-peak rail travel.

      You can buy discounted off-peak Day Travelcards to travel after 9.30 Monday to Friday.

      Find out more.

        HM Forces Railcard

        If you buy a HM Forces Railcard, you can set the discount on a standard adult Oyster card to get a 1/3 discount on off-peak rail travel.

        If you're travelling with children aged under 16, you can get discounts for them too:

        • You can buy discounted off-peak Day Travelcards as shown below for up to four children aged 11-15 travelling with you (if they do not have an Oyster photocard)
        • On Tube, DLR, London Overground, TfL Rail and some National Rail services you can take up to four children aged under 11 for free

        Off-peak Day Travelcards

        Accompanying children (Aged 5-15)*
        Without Railcard discount
        Zones 1-6 £2.30£6.00
        Zones 1-9£2.30£6.40
        Zones 1-9 + Watford Junction  £3.20£8.70
        Zones 1-9 + Broxbourne/Hertford East
        £3.30£8.70
        Zones 1-9 + Shenfield£3.60 £9.50

        To buy discounted Day Travelcards for accompanying children at these prices, you must:

        • Show your HM Forces Railcard
        • Buy a discounted Railcard ticket for you
        • Travel with them throughout the day

        * Applies to journeys made after 10:00 Mondays to Fridays, anytime Saturday, Sunday and on public holidays

        Find out more.

        Disabled Persons Railcard

        If you have a Disabled Persons Railcard you can get this discount set on a standard adult Oyster card.

        When the discount is set on your Oyster card you get a 1/3 discount on Tube, DLR, London Overground, TfL Rail and most National Rail pay as you go fares and daily caps.

        If you already have a National Rail discount (including the current disabled discount) set on your Oyster card and are eligible for the new disabled discount, you need to have the discount changed at a Tube station. You can ask a member of staff to change it for you. Make sure you have your Disabled Persons Railcard with you.

        You can also buy discounted off-peak Day Travelcards to travel:

        • At any time on weekends and public holidays
        • After 09.30 on Monday to Friday

        If you're using pay as you go, you can also buy an off-peak Day Travelcard at 1/3 off the adult rate for one companion travelling with you for the whole of your journey.

        Note: You must use your Disabled Persons Railcard with a valid ticket or Oyster card with the Railcard discount. If you also have a Disabled Person's Freedom Pass you cannot use the Disabled Persons Railcard to buy a discounted ticket for your companion, and then use your Freedom Pass to travel.

        Find out more.

        Network Railcard

        If you buy a Network Railcard you can buy discounted off-peak Day Travelcards to travel:

        • At any time on weekends and public holidays
        • After 10:00 on Monday to Friday
        You can also buy discounted off-peak Day Travelcards as shown in the table below for:
        • Up to three adults travelling with you (weekends and Bank Holidays only)
        • You can buy off-peak Day Travelcards for up to four children aged 11-15 travelling with you (if they do not have an Oyster photocard) as shown below
        • On Tube, DLR, London Overground, TfL Rail and some National Rail services you can take four children aged under 11 for free

        Off-peak Day Travelcards

        Accompanying adults  Without Railcard discount
        Accompanying children
        (Aged 5-15)
        Without Railcard discount
        Zones 1-6
        £8.00
        £12.10
        £2.30
        £6.00
        Zones 1-9£8.50£12.90
        £2.30£6.40
        Zones 1-9+ Watford Junction £11.50£17.40
        £3.20£8.70
        Zones 1-9+ Broxbourne/Hertford East
        £11.50£17.40
        £3.30£8.70
        Zones 1-9+ Shenfield£12.50£19.00
        £3.60£9.50

        To buy discounted Day Travelcards for accompanying children and adults at these prices, you must:

        • Show your Network Railcard
        • Buy a discounted Railcard ticket for you
        • Travel with them throughout the day

        Find out more.

        Family & Friends Railcard

        If you get a Family & Friends Railcard, you can buy discounted off-peak Day Travelcards to travel at any time on weekends, public holidays and after 09:30 on Monday to Friday.

        If you are travelling with children aged under 16 at anytime on weekends, public holidays and after 09:30 on Monday to Friday, you can get discounts for them too:

        • You can buy off-peak Day Travelcards for up to four children aged 11-15 travelling with you (if they do not have an Oyster photocard)
        • On Tube, DLR, London Overground, TfL Rail and some National Rail services you can take up to four children aged under 11 for free
        Accompanying children (Aged 5-15)*
        Without Railcard discount
        Zones 1-6 £2.30£6.00
        Zones 1-9£2.30£6.40
        Zones 1-9 + Watford Junction  £3.20£8.70
        Zones 1-9 + Brentwood or Broxbourne£3.30£8.70
        Zones 1-9 + Shenfield£3.60 £9.50

        To buy discounted Day Travelcards for accompanying children at these prices, you must:

        • Show your Family and Friends Railcard
        • Buy a discounted Railcard ticket for you
        • Travel with them throughout the day

        Find out more.

        Setting the discount

        If you have a 16-25, Senior, HM Forces or Disabled Persons Railcard, you need to get the discount set on an Oyster card. If you don't already have one, you'll need to get an Oyster card and register it.

        You can get the discount set at Tube, London Overground, TfL Rail and some National Rail stations. To get the discount set at a Tube station, ask a member of staff to set it for you. You can also get the discount set at Oyster Ticket Stops and Visitor Centres.

        Two Together Railcard

        If you have a Two Together Railcard you can buy two off-peak Day Travelcards at a 1/3 discount for you and the other person named on the Railcard. You can't buy more or less than two discounted Day Travelcards and must ensure you travel with the other named person on the Two Together Railcard at all times.

        Find out more.

        Map of the Network Railcard area

        Using your Railcard

        • You need to touch your Oyster card on yellow card readers to make sure you pay the right fare. Find out more about touching in and out
        • Always carry your Railcard as proof of your discount when travelling
        • Don't let anyone else use your Railcard or Oyster card with a Railcard discount
        • If using a Two Together Railcard, make sure you travel with the other named person on the Railcard at all times
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