Do I have to pay for my child’s ticket?

Children under five 

Most Train Operating Companies (TOCs) let you bring up to two children under the age of five with you for free, as long as they’re travelling with at least one paying adult. If you’re travelling as one adult with more than two children over five, you’ll have to check the terms and conditions with the relevant TOC, as you may have to pay for your additional children and the pricing will vary. 

Children from 5 to 15

 For children between the ages of 5 and 15 inclusive, you can get a 50% discount on most tickets. It’ll be automatically applied when you choose a child’s ticket. If your child looks older than 15, you might want to carry some form of ID, like a passport, that shows their age.

If you’re travelling as a group with children, you’ll probably save money with a Family and Friends Railcard. This gives you a 33% discount for adults and a 60% discount for children, so long as you’re all travelling together. Just select the Family and Friends Railcard from the drop-down menu when you start your search.