16-25 Railcard

Save if you're between 16 and 25, or in full-time education

The 16 - 25 railcard is a great way to save a bit of money, once you're not able to buy child tickets, making those weekend getaways for a night out or going home that little bit easier.

Do I qualify for a 16-25 Railcard?
If you're aged between 16 and 25, or if you're a mature student attending a course full-time at a recognised college or university, you’re able to buy a 16-25 Railcard.

Things to remember about the 16-25 Railcard:
  • You can still get a 16-25 student railcard as a mature age student if you’re attending college or university full-time
  • You can use your railcard past your 26th birthday if it hasn’t expired
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How much do I save with a 16-25 Railcard?
16-25 Railcard discounts include saving you 1/3 on train tickets across the country in standard class. You can also use it on First Class Advance tickets, and you can buy Weekend First Class Upgrades with discounted standard class tickets.

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


When can I use a 16-25 Railcard?
You can use your railcard at any time. There's a £12 minimum fare on weekdays before 10:00, but this doesn't apply on bank holidays, or during July and August (so those summer days out just got cheaper!)

How much is a 16-25 Railcard?
The 16-25 Railcard costs just £30 a year, or £70 for the three-year card - saving you £20.

How do I apply for a 16-25 Railcard?
You can apply online, call the team on 0345 3000 250, or download an application form and apply at a staffed station with a passport-size photo of yourself and valid ID.

How long does a 16-25 Railcard take to arrive?
You should allow five working days for your application to be processed and have your railcard posted to you. You can also pay for Special Delivery service if you would like your railcard to be delivered within two days.

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