Friends and Family Railcard

Family and Friends Railcard

Save money for up to 4 adults and 4 kids with the Family and Friends Railcard

If you travel regularly with the kids, then a Family & Friends Railcard is a great way to save. With 1/3 off adult fares, and 60% off child fares – plus great family offers when you travel by train – it just makes sense.


Can I have a Family and Friends Railcard?

If you're over 16 you can have a Family and Friends Railcard. It's a popular choice to make buying family train tickets cheaper therefore anyone who travels in groups with children – no relation necessary – should consider a Family & Friends Railcard.

How do I use a Family & Friends Railcard?

To use it, any adult (aged 16 or over) should travel with at least one child (aged 5-15) - but you can get a discount for up to four adults and four children travelling together with one railcard!

How much does a Family and Friends Railcard cost?

Family and Friends railcard discounts include saving you 1/3 on up to 4 adult fares and 60% on up to 4 kids tickets (between 5 and 15 years old) anywhere in the country. You can have two named adults on your railcard, so if one cardholder isn’t using it, the other can!

You can also save on special offers available with your railcard, and our 2FOR1 entry offers at a number of UK attractions!

How much does a Family and Friends Railcard cost?

The Family and Friends Railcard costs just £30 a year, or £70 for the three-year card - saving you £20. People that travel with a Family & Friends railcard save on average £150 per year.

How much does a Family and Friends Railcard cost?

You can apply online or apply at a staffed station.

A passport-size photo of yourself and the other cardholder is required in a digital format if applying online or a printed photo if applying at the station.

How long does it take to get a Family & Friends Railcard?

If you are applying online for a physical railcard you should allow 5 working days for your application to be to be approved and 5 working days for delivery. You can also pay for Special Delivery service if you would like your railcard to be delivered within two days. Digital railcards and those bought at the station can be obtained on the same day.

How to get your tickets

Email, post, print at home, download or collect from the station

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