Digital Railcards 

Get 1/3 off ticket prices with a digital Railcard

Apply discounts instantly and save an average of £190 a year*

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Digital Railcards live on our app

What is a digital Railcard?

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).

Which Railcards can be purchased digitally?

All of the main national Railcards are available digitally, including:

  • 16-17 Saver
  • 16-25 Railcard
  • 26-30 Railcard (Digital only)
  • Network Railcard
  • Disabled Persons Railcard
  • Family & Friends Railcard
  • Senior Railcard
  • Two Together Railcard

 

Currently, six Railcards are available to buy digitally with Trainline (all of them except the 16-17 Saver and the Disabled Persons Railcard).

Buy a digital Railcard today

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.

 

Digital Railcards by age

Whether you're a student, young professional or senior, age-based digital Railcards are the one for you.

16-25
Railcard

For ages 16-25

Great for:
Teenagers, students, graduates, and young professionals

1- or 3-year validity available
Save £20 with a 3-year Railcard

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

You must be aged 16-23 to buy the 3-year Railcard

26-30
Railcard

1 year
£30

For ages 26-30

Great for:
Millennials, graduates, and young professionals

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

Senior
Railcard

For ages 60+

Great for:
Seniors, grandparents, and retirees

1- or 3-year validity available
Save £20 with a 3-year Railcard

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

16-17 Saver
Railcard

1 year
£30

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

Great for:
School and college students

Digital Railcards by group

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.

Two Together
Railcard

1 year
£30

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 on any of your devices. No download codes needed!

Family & Friends
Railcard

For up to four adults and four children aged 5-15
At least 1 adult and 1 child must travel together. Children get 60% discount

Great for:
Anyone who travels in groups with children - no relation necessary

1- or 3-year validity available
Save £20 with a 3-year Railcard

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

Digital Railcards by region

Region-based digital Railcards apply to specific areas in Britain.

Network
Railcard

1 year
£30

For travellers in the South East of England

For up to four adults and four children aged 5-15
Children get 60% off

Great for:
Commuters and Londoners

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

How to use a digital Railcard to buy cheap train tickets

1

Put in your origin and destination as normal

2

Tap the drop-down menu on the tab that says '1 adult - no Railcards'

3

From here, tap on 'Add Railcard' followed by 'Select a Railcard'

4

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.

Frequently asked questions

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.