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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Check out some of the most popular rail journeys our customers are booking with a Family & Friends Railcard at the moment.
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.
Choose and register your Family & Friends Railcard
Upload a photo for each named person on your Railcard
Sign in to your Trainline account on the app
Apply your Railcard for 1/3 off ticket purchases!
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
Great for: Friends, couples, flatmates, or colleagues who regularly travel together
Great for: People with a disability that makes travelling by train difficult
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.