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Family & Friends Railcard

Find out more about the Family & Friends Railcard, and register now to get cheap train tickets across the country.

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What is a Family & Friends Railcard?

The Family & Friends Railcard is a rail fares discount card for use in the UK by adults travelling with at least one child.

How much is a Family & Friends Railcard?

At £30 for the year – it’s amazing value all the family can enjoy. A Family & Friends Railcard gets you 1/3 off for adults and 60% off for kids. Like most other Railcards you can save £20 by buying a three-year Railcard. Apart from discounted train fares, you can also benefit from Family & Friends Railcard offers including trips to popular attractions and hospitality packages.

Can I buy a Family & Friends Railcard at the station?

Yes - you can buy a Family & Friends Railcard at any staffed station ticket office or National Rail-licensed Travel Agent either before or on the day you are travelling. 

Where can I travel with my Family & Friends Railcard?


Trains to London


Trains to Manchester


Trains to Liverpool


Trains to Birmingham

Can I travel alone with a Family & Friends Railcard?

At the moment at least one named adult on the ticket must be travelling with at least one named child. For any Friends & Family card journey, the maximum number of adults is four while there also can be up to four kids all aged between five and 15 years of age.

Is it possible to have multiple Railcards?

You can own as many different Railcards as you want but you can only apply one discount per journey. It's always best to plan out your journey and work out which National Railcard suits you or your family's needs better.

If you're after more money saving tips for cheaper train journeys in the UK, have a look at our cheap train tickets page. You can sometimes combine your Railcard with offers like GroupSave, Advance tickets and Off-Peak fares to benefit from extra savings.


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