What is an Annual Gold Card?

Whilst it’s not one of the official National Railcards, an Annual Gold Card acts in a similar way.

If you live in the South of England and buy an Annual Season Ticket or Travelcard for journeys that start and end within the Annual Gold Card area (more on that later), you’ll automatically qualify for the Annual Gold Card. This means you’ll benefit from 1/3 off Off-Peak train journeys, Travelcards and Oyster journeys also within the Annual Gold Card area.

That’s not the only perk though. Annual Gold Card holders also receive up to 60% off child tickets (for up to 4 children aged 5 to 15), and you can purchase an extra one-year Railcard* for a person of your choice for only £10.

*Available Railcards include Family & Friends, Two Together, 16-25, Disabled Persons, Network or Senior Railcard.

The Annual Gold Card area

Some of the major destinations around the UK covered by the Annual Gold Card include:

  • All of London (including Tube)
  • East Anglia including King’s Lynn, Norwich, Felixstowe, Southminster, Shoeburyness, Huntingdon and Cambridge
  • The South West as far as Portsmouth, Weymouth and Exeter. This included Southampton, Salisbury and Guildford
  • The South East including Margate, Folkestone, Hastings, Eastbourne, Canterbury, Maidstone and Brighton
  • The Midlands including Bedford, Birmingham, Northampton, Rugby and Milton Keynes.
  • West England including Shrewsbury, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Worcester, Oxford and Kidderminster
  • The Island Line

To find out more about Annual Season Tickets and buy your Annual Gold Card, visit our Season tickets and Annual Season Ticket pages.

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