The Disabled Persons Railcard is a type of discount card for train tickets that allows those living with disabilities to enjoy savings of up to 1/3 on their rail travel. If travelling with an adult family member, carer or friend, both individuals can get the discount, and any types of tickets can be purchased throughout the UK rail network.
At just £20 for a one-year Disabled Persons Railcard, this is the best-value railcard available in the UK. Even better, a three-year Disabled Persons Railcard is available at £54. So, if you take the train a lot, this Railcard will pay off itself in no time whatsoever.
You can apply for the Disabled Persons Railcard if you can prove that you:
You're also eligible if you receive Attendance Allowance, Severe Disablement Allowance, War Pensioner's Mobility Supplement, War or Service Disablement Pension (disability of 80% or more) or if you use a vehicle through the Motability scheme.
For a full breakdown of eligibility requirements and which documents you'll need to provide as evidence, check out the official Disabled Persons Railcard eligibility guide.
A Disabled Persons Railcard can be used at any time of day to buy discounted train tickets. You can even link your Disabled Persons Railcard with an Oyster Card to get 1/3 off travel around London. It's not valid to use on Season Tickets.
There isn't a Disabled Child Railcard as such. For all children under the age of five, train travel is free while travelling with a fare-paying adult. All children aged between five and 15 years get a 50% discount on most train journeys which works out better than any Railcard reduction.
A child within the same age range can apply for a standard Disabled Railcard which doesn't offer any additional discount but will grant an accompanying adult a third off their ticket as long as they travel together. Check out our family train tickets or child train tickets guides for more information on cheap tickets for kids.
If you'd prefer to order your Railcard over the phone from the Railcards company, please call them on 0345 605 0525. Alternatively, if you have a hearing impairment, you can call 0345 601 0132.
Unfortunately, Disabled Persons Railcards aren't available to buy at any UK station – you can only apply for the Disabled Persons Railcard online. When renewing a Disabled Persons Railcard, you can either do it online, over the telephone or by post.
No, the Disabled Persons Railcard costs £20 for 1-year. This is cheaper than the other National Railcards though, which cost £30 for 1-year.
Yes, to buy a Disabled Persons Railcard you must provide a photograph to upload or send off as part of your application.
If you'd like to purchase a Disabled Persons Railcard, you can apply online here.
* 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.