16-17 Saver Railcard

Up to 50% off train tickets for anyone aged 16-17

16-17
Saver

For ages 16-17
Passengers get 50% discount on most tickets, including seasons

Great for:
School and college students

What are the benefits of a 16-17 Saver?

Save up to 50% off train travel all year round

Use at Peak travel times

Save up to 50% off Season Tickets

What is a 16-17 Saver?

A 16-17 Saver is a Railcard that makes train travel cheaper for young adults with up to 50% off the full price of a train ticket or Season Ticket. You can use a 16-17 Saver on Standard Anytime, Off-Peak, Super Off-Peak and Advance tickets throughout Britain (excluding ScotRail and Caledonian Sleeper services).

How much is a 16-17 Saver?

Like other Railcards, the 16-17 Saver costs £30 and is valid for 12 months or until the holder's 18th birthday, whichever comes first.

If you buy a discounted Season Ticket before your railcard expires, you can keep using your discounted Season Ticket for up to four months after the expiry. The two expiry dates are shown on your railcard.

Who can use a 16-17 Saver?

Anyone aged 16-17 can use a 16-17 Saver Railcard.

When can I use a 16-17 Saver?

A 16-17 Saver Railcard can be used at any time for Standard Peak tickets and Off-Peak travel in England and Wales. There is no minimum fare for travel during Peak times, like some other Railcards.

You can't use a 16-17 Saver Railcard on ScotRail, Caledonian Sleeper, or Eurostar services, or on First Class tickets.

Digital Railcards live on our app

Digital Railcards are added to your Trainline account, so you can access them on any compatible device you travel with. Please be aware that the minimum Operating System (OS) your Railcard would be available on is, iOS 13.4 and above or Lollipop on Android. There are no device limits or download codes needed.

Using your 16-17 Saver to travel to school or college? Buying your Railcard with us means you'll have access to your Railcard, train tickets, and travel information all in one place, so there's no need to queue at the ticket office to buy your tickets. View live timetables before and during your journey to make sure you get there on time.

 

How to buy and use your 16-17 Saver

1

Choose and register your 16-17 Saver

2

Upload a photo for your Railcard

3

Sign in to your Trainline account on the app

4

Apply your Railcard for 50% off ticket purchases!

Can I have more than one Railcard?

Absolutely. In fact, having more than one Railcard can help you save even more. You can store and manage multiple Railcards easily in our app.

The 16-17 Saver Railcard goes well with a Two Together Railcard

16-17
Saver

For ages 16-17
Passengers get 50% discount on most tickets, including seasons

Great for:
School and college students

Two Together
Railcard

Must travel together

For ages 16+

Great for:
Friends, couples, flatmates, or colleagues who regularly travel together

Digital only
Railcards live in your account in the Trainline app so you can use them on any of your compatible devices. No download codes are needed!

Frequently asked questions

The 16-17 Saver costs £30.

The railcard lasts for one year or until your 18th birthday, whichever comes first. If you buy a discounted Season Ticket before your railcard expires, you can keep using your discounted Season Ticket for up to four months after the expiry. The two expiry dates are shown on your railcard.

The 16-17 Saver can only be used for TfL services if you've bought a Travelcard as part of a train ticket into London from outside Zones 1-9. You can't use a 16-17 Saver on pay-as-you-go Oyster fares and pay-as-you-go single fares. If you're going to be doing a lot of travelling in London, consider applying for a 16+ Zip Oyster photocard​​, which will get you 50% off TfL fares, plus free bus and tram travel.

You can buy a 16-17 Saver online with Trainline. Just upload your photo and any proof of ID (age-based Railcards only), sign into your Trainline account on the app and purchase!  

16-17 Saver Railcards bought through Trainline will only work on iPhones using iOS 12.4 and above. As such, some older iPhone models running iOS versions below iOS 12.4 may not be able to support Railcards. Make sure you check which software version your iPhone is running before purchasing a Railcard.

* Average savings based on the difference between all fares booked by Trainline customers with a Railcard over the period of a year and those same fares without the Railcard discount applied.

‡Applies to selected train fares. See Trainline's Railcard terms for full details of each railcard, eligible tickets and travel times.

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