Family & Friends Railcard

1/3 off adult train tickets, plus 60% off kids’ fares

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 a 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 them on any of your compatible devices. No download codes are needed!

What are the benefits of a Family & Friends Railcard?

Save 1/3 off train travel all year round

Up to 4 adults travel together with up to 4 kids for less

Get 60% off kids' fares

What is a Family & Friends Railcard?

A Family & Friends Railcard is a discount card that makes UK train travel cheaper for adults travelling with at least one child, giving you 1/3 off Standard Anytime, Off-Peak, Super Off-Peak and Advance tickets, as well as 60% off child fares.

How does a Family & Friends Railcard work?

The Family & Friends Railcard works by getting you and up to seven other people (a total of four adults and four children) discounts on train travel across the UK. Once you’ve purchased your Family & Friends Railcard, you can use our Journey Planner to check which routes your new discount can be applied on.

How much is a Family & Friends Railcard?

The Family & Friends Railcard costs just £30 for the year. If you buy a 3-year Railcard for just £70, you can save £20 compared to the price of buying three separate 1-year Family & Friends Railcards for £90.

Who can use a Family & Friends Railcard?

The Family & Friends Railcard is valid for up to four adults and four children, aged 5-15. There must be at least one child travelling together with one of the two cardholders. It's a popular choice to make buying family train tickets cheaper and can be combined with the Kids for a Quid fare offered by Southeastern – up to four children aged 5-15 travel for £1 each on Southeastern routes when accompanied by at least one adult during Off-Peak times.

Anyone who travels in groups with children – no relation necessary – should consider a Family & Friends Railcard.

When can I use a Family & Friends Railcard?

A Family & Friends Railcard can be used for travel at any time of the day, apart from journeys between two stations within the London and South East area during morning Peak hours. To see the full list of tickets a Family & Friends Railcard discount is valid for, visit our Railcards terms of use guide.

Digital Railcards live on our app

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 13.4 and above or Lollipop on Android. There are no device limits or download codes needed.

 

How to buy and use your Family & Friends Railcard

1

Choose and register your Family & Friends Railcard

2

Upload a photo for each named person on your Railcard

3

Sign in to your Trainline account on the app

4

Apply your Railcard for 1/3 off ticket purchases!

Can I have more than one Railcard?

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 Family & Friends Railcard goes well with a 16-25, 26-30 or Senior Railcard

Family & Friends
Railcard

For up to four adults and four children aged 5-15
Adults get 1/3 off, children get 60% discount. At least 1 adult and 1 child must travel together. Conditions apply

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 them on any of your compatible devices. No download codes are needed!

16-25
Railcard

For ages 16-25
Get 1/3 off train travel across Great Britain. Minimum fare applies

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 them on any of your compatible devices. No download codes are needed!

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

26-30
Railcard

1 year
£30

For ages 26-30
Get 1/3 off train travel across Great Britain. Minimum fare applies

Great for:
Millennials, graduates, and young professionals

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

Senior
Railcard

For ages 60+
Get 1/3 off train travel across Great Britain. Conditions apply

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 them on any of your compatible devices. No download codes are needed!

Frequently asked questions

No, the minimum number of passengers required is two (one adult accompanying one child).

As many as four adults can travel on a Family & Friends Railcard, but only two of them can be named on the card (one of the two named adults needs to be present).

No, the Railcard can only be viewed in the Trainline account of the person who purchased the Railcard.

You can buy the digital Family & Friends Railcard online with Trainline. The Railcard will be stored in your Trainline app, meaning your tickets and Railcards are all in one place. 

A total of eight passengers can travel while using a Family & Friends Railcard (four adults and four children).

Yes. Although your Railcard will live in your Trainline App, it can still be used with tickets bought elsewhere.

Family & Friends Railcards bought through Trainline will only work on iPhones using iOS 12.4 and above. As such, some older iPhone models running iOS versions below iOS 12.4 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.

‡Applies to selected train fares. See Trainline's Railcard terms for full details of each railcard, eligible tickets and travel times.