Official retailer of Railcards by National Rail. Buy a digital 26-30 Railcard online with us – it's stored directly in the Trainline app, so you can use it right away to get 1/3 off eligible journeys for a whole year.
Save 1/3 off rail fares all year round
Use at Peak travel times
(£12 minimum fare applies)
Travel First Class for less
The 26-30 Railcard saves you 1/3 on eligible train tickets in Great Britain for a whole year and costs just £30. Often called ‘The Millennial Railcard’ or the ‘under-30 Railcard,’ a National Rail 26-30 Railcard is a discount card that makes train travel cheaper for anyone aged 26-30.
Railcard holders can enjoy 1/3 off Standard Anytime, Off-Peak, Super Off-Peak Single and Return tickets, as well as Standard Class and First Class Advance tickets throughout Britain. You can also link your 26-30 Railcard with an Oyster Card to get 1/3 off Off-Peak rail travel around London.
The 26-30 Railcard will only cost you £30 a year, but that pretty much pays itself off once you use it on a few train journeys.
Anyone aged 26-30 can use a 26-30 Railcard.
You can use this Railcard at any time for Peak and Off-Peak travel, as long as you meet the minimum fare of £12 between 04:30 and 10:00 Monday to Friday. There is no minimum fare when you travel at weekends or on Public Holidays.
You'll need to have iOS 15.0 and above or Lollipop on Android to get your digital 26-30 Railcard on your phone. Don’t have our app yet? Download it now and follow these easy steps to buy your 26-30 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.
Check out some of the most popular rail journeys our customers are booking with a 26-30 Railcard at the moment.
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 15.0 and above or Lollipop on Android. There are no device limits or download codes needed.
Did you know if you're aged 26-30 years old and you're in full-time study, you can still qualify for a 26-30 Railcard? If you're studying at a university or college for 15 hours or more a week for at least 20 weeks a year, you're eligible to apply.
You'll need to fill out a Mature Student application form, and get it signed by either a tutor, head of department or administration staff at your place of full-time education. You'll also need either an NUS card or a university/college photo ID card to prove you're in the current academic year of study.
Unfortunately, mature students can't apply for the 26-30 Railcard with Trainline at this 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 26-30 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
I was so glad when the 26-30 Railcard launched! I used to use my 16-25 Railcard all the time to save money on train travel for work and weekends away, so it’s great that I get to save 1/3 on certain tickets for a few more years. As I commute in from Ware to London Liverpool Street, the minimum fare that applies to travel at Peak hours really makes my train travel cheaper and saves me around £7 a day – which adds up quickly!
It was quick and easy to buy my 26-30 Railcard with Trainline – I just entered a few details, uploaded a photo, then downloaded the pass onto my app – simple!
If you’re travelling by train for work, or just take the train for weekends away or day trips out, I’d recommend a 26-30 Railcard to help save the pennies.
Jorja is one of our trusted, hand-picked travel writers. The information for this article was recorded first-hand, based on her own genuine experience of the journey.
It isn’t just your commute a 26-30 Railcard can help you save on. That 1/3 off Railcard discount can also help with cheaper days out or weekends away by train. Our UK travel inspiration hub is full of great ideas for day trips or longer getaways and how to get there by train.