Senior Railcard and Disabled Persons Railcard with Trainline
Rail travellers now have the option of buying Senior Railcards, Disabled Persons Railcards, Family and Friends Railcards, Veterans Railcard and 16-25 Railcards from Trainline.
These are digital railcards, offering 1/3 off ticket prices. Cards are available for one or two years, and Trainline says that its cards mirror the offer of the Network Railcard.
The Senior Railcard and Veterans Railcard are £30 for one year and £70 for two years. The Disabled Persons Railcard is only £20 for a year, and £54 for two years. (Prices current in September 2021).
How to use the cards
Trainline Railcards are available online only, and can be used in conjunction with your Trainline app.
When can you use the railcard?
Once you have your Railcard registered in your Trainline account, you can apply it to tickets bought anywhere (not just Trainline).
Generally, all Railcards can be used for discounts train fares during Off-Peak times, weekends, and public holidays. Some, like the age-related Railcards, can be used during Peak times with a minimum fare, and the Disabled Persons Railcard can be used at any time.
Which tickets are available?
This varies depending on the type of Railcard you have, but generally you can save money on Advance tickets, Off-Peak, Standard, and First Class tickets.
Available for those aged 60+. Senior Railcards live in the Trainline app, and you’ll need a passport-style photo on your phone when you first apply. Find out more.
Disabled Persons Railcard
Travelling with this railcard gives a helpful bonus of 1/3 off of a ticket for another person, such as a carer. Proof of eligibility applies. Find out more.
This is the card for UK Veterans and Merchant Mariners. A named adult can also travel with 1/3 off their rail fare, and you can enjoy 60% off fares for up to 4 children. Find out more.
You can also apply for Trainline railcards for:
- Network Railcard
- 16-17 Saver
- 16-25 Railcard
- 26-30 Railcard
- Family & Friends Railcard
- Two Together Railcard
If you choose to buy or renew your Trainline Railcard using a link from this page, When They Get Older will receive a small fee.
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