Official retailer of Railcards by National Rail. Buy a digital 16-17 Saver online with us – it's stored directly in the Trainline app, so you can use it right away to get up to 50% off eligible journeys for a whole year.
Save up to 50% off train travel all year round
Use at Peak travel times
Save up to 50% off Season Tickets
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).
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.
Anyone aged 16-17 can use a 16-17 Saver Railcard.
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.
You'll need to have iOS 13.4 and above or Lollipop on Android to get your digital 16-17 Saver Railcard on your phone. Don’t have our app yet? Download it now and follow these easy steps to buy your Railcard today with us.
Tap 'Buy 1-year for £30' or 'Buy 3-year for £70' (if applicable) to get the Railcard you want on your phone
Enter your first and last name (and date of birth if you need to prove your age)
Upload a digital passport-style photo for your Railcard from your phone
Sign in to your Trainline account on the app and buy your digital Railcard
You’ll find your new Railcard under 'Railcards' in the Account tab of the app. Please make sure you're signed into the app with the same account you used to buy your Railcard
Enter your departure and arrival station, select the start date of your ticket and the number of people travelling, then select your new Railcard from the drop-down menu – the 1/3 savings will be applied automatically to your booking.
Take a look at some of the most popular journeys our customers are booking with their 16-17 Saver Railcards.
Your digital 16-17 Saver Railcard is added to your Trainline account, so you can access it on any compatible device you travel with. Please be aware that the minimum Operating System (OS) required for your 16-17 Railcard 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 16-17 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.
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
Great for: Anyone who travels in groups with children - no relation necessary
Great for: People with a disability that makes travelling by train difficult
A 16-17 Railcard isn’t just handy for travelling to and from school. Take full advantage of getting 50% off train travel and start exploring the UK! Our travel hub is full of inspirational days out you can take by train using your 16-17 Saver Railcard.