A 16-25 Railcard (also known as the Student Railcard or Young Persons Railcard) is a discount card that makes train travel cheaper for students or young adults with 1/3 off Standard Anytime, Off-Peak, Super Off-Peak Single and Return tickets, as well as Standard and First Class Advance tickets throughout Britain. You can also link your 16-25 Railcard with an Oyster Card to get 1/3 off Off-Peak travel around London.
A 16-25 Railcard costs £30 for one year or £70 for three years. It's one of the only Railcards that can be used at Peak times, meaning you have endless savings ahead of you.
Anyone aged 16-25 can use a 16-25 Railcard. It's a particularly popular Railcard to buy cheap student train tickets with.
You can enjoy even better savings if you opt for a 3-year 16-25 Railcard (the perfect option if you're just starting Uni and you know you'll need a definite 3 years' worth of travel discounts). The 3-year option costs just £70, meaning you save £20 on the cost of three individual Railcards.
One great thing about the 3-year Railcard is that you can buy it right up until the day before your 24th birthday, meaning you won't have to worry about renewing to a 26-30 Railcard. You can also do the same thing and buy a 1-year Railcard just before your 25th birthday.
Choose and register your 16-25 Railcard
Upload a photo for your Railcard
Sign in to your Trainline account on the app
Apply your Railcard for 1/3 off ticket purchases!
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 16-25 Railcard goes well with a Two Together Railcard
Yes, you can use your 16-25 Railcard during Peak hours. However, please bear in mind that between the hours of 04:30 and 10:00 from Monday to Friday a minimum fare of £12 applies (apart from during August and July, where the minimum fare isn't in action!)
Yes, you can. You need to take your Oyster card and your National Rail discount card to an Underground ticket office, Overground ticket office or certain National Rail ticket offices. You then need to ask the clerk to add your discount entitlement to your Oyster card – which will be valid until the expiry of the railcard.
Yes. Although your Railcard will live in your Trainline App, it can still be used with tickets bought elsewhere.
You can buy the digital 16-25 Railcard online with Trainline. The Railcard will be stored in your Trainline app, meaning your tickets and Railcards are all in one place.
Yes, to buy a 16-25 Railcard you must provide a photograph to upload or send off as part of your application.
16-25 Railcards bought through Trainline will only work on iPhones using iOS 13 and above. As such, some older iPhone models running iOS versions below iOS 13 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.