A digital Railcard is simply an electronic version of a Physical Railcard – one that you keep on your smartphone. It works similarly to an eticket, in that you can keep it stored digitally in an app, ready to show when needed if there’s a ticket inspector or member of staff. Railcards, in general, can save you up to 1/3 on a wide range of train tickets, with several different types available based on your age, location and physical health (find out which types are available below).
All of the main national Railcards are available digitally, including:
With the Trainline app, your tickets and Railcards are all in one place. There are no device limits or download codes needed – you can access them on any device you travel with. See which digital Railcards you can buy with us below.
Whether you're a student, young professional or senior, age-based digital Railcards are the one for you.
Great for friends, couples and families travelling together. You don't need to be related or in a relationship to use them. They're a good option for anyone aged 31-59 who doesn't qualify for an age-based digital Railcard.
Region-based digital Railcards apply to specific areas in Britain.
Put in your origin and destination as normal
Tap the drop-down menu on the tab that says '1 adult - no Railcards'
From here, tap on 'Add Railcard' followed by 'Select a Railcard'
Scroll to your Railcard, tap 'Done' and then 'Get times & tickets'. You should see the discount applied, and can follow the booking flow to the checkout page.
There are six UK Railcards you can buy online from Trainline. These are the Network Railcard, 16-25 Railcard, 26-30 Railcard, Family & Friends Railcard, Senior Railcard and the Two Together Railcard.
Just pick the Railcard you’d like to buy, upload your photo and any proof of ID (age-based Railcards only), sign into your Trainline account on the app and purchase!
As soon as your digital Railcard shows in the Trainline app, you can start using it to save up to 1/3 on train tickets.
The only Railcard that is digital-only is the 26-30 Railcard. All other Railcards are available as a digital or paper version.
When you buy a digital Railcard with us, it’s stored on your Trainline account, so you can access it on as device you travel with, there’s no limit.
* 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.