HM Forces Railcard

Reduced-price tickets for serving members of the armed forces and their families

For serving members of our armed forces, making the most of your leave is important. We're pleased to offer the HM Forces Railcard, offering discounts for both serving personnel and their families. 

Am I eligible for a HM Forces Railcard?
If you are:
  • A serving member of the armed forces
  • A serving member of reserve forces (Army Reserves, Maritime Reserves or Royal Air Force Reserve)
  • A spouse of a serving member of the armed forces or reserve forces
  • A child of a serving member of the armed forces or reserve forces
  • A widow/widower of a member of the armed forces or reserve forces
then you'll be able to get a HM Forces Railcard. You can get one from your Unit HR admin staff, or in the case of war widows/widowers through the Royal British Legion.

What can I save with a HM Forces Railcard?
HM Forces Railcard discounts include saving 1/3 on most standard and first class fares, and you can use your railcard at any time. You can also save 60% on child fares for children travelling with you.

If you're travelling on weekdays before 10:00 there's a minimum fare of £12.00, except on public holidays. There's no minimum fare during July and August though to allow you to make the most of summer leave! Plus, save even more with 2FOR1 Offers with your rail tickets.


How much does a HM Forces Railcard cost?
The railcard costs £21.

How do I apply?
HM Forces Railcards are unavailable to buy at National Rail stations or online but you can get on from your Unit HR admin staff, or in the case of war widows/widowers through the Royal British Legion.

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