Renew your 26-30 Railcard online

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26-30 Railcard

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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!

How do I renew my 26-30 Railcard online?

It’s easy to renew your 26-30 Railcard with Trainline. When you renew a Railcard with us, it’ll live on your phone in our app – accessible at the click of a button. All you’ll need to get started is an active Trainline account online. Please note that the minimum Operating System (OS) required to renew your 26-30 Railcard is iOS 15.0 and above or Lollipop on Android.


When you search in the app, you may see a message telling you that your Railcard has expired. If so, tap ‘Renew my Railcard’ to start your quick renewal


Your expired Railcard lives in your account. If valid, you’ll see the ‘Renew’ button – tap it to get started


You’ll see all your Railcard details. If you’re happy with them, simply tap ‘Continue to pay’. Need to change your details or upload a new photo? No problem! Tap ‘Edit details’


Once you confirm all your details, you’ll be taken to the payment page to complete your renewal purchase


And that’s it! Your shiny renewed Railcard will continue to save you 1/3 on UK rail travel.

How far in advance can I renew my 26-30 Railcard?

You can renew your current Railcard up to 4 weeks in advance of its expiry date. We will let you know when your 26-30 Railcard is due to expire so you’re ready to renew it online with us.

Can I renew my 26-30 Railcard after it expires?

Yes, absolutely. If you bought a digital 26-30 Railcard online with us and it has already expired, you can renew it up to 1 year after its expiry date. Just make sure you're within the valid age range before renewing your 26-30 Railcard.

What are the age limits for renewing a 26-30 Railcard?

You can renew a 26-30 Railcard at any point up to the day before your 31st birthday. You can only renew for one year; three-year 26-30 Railcards are not available.

The savings don’t stop when you’re 31, though – you can always move on to a Two Together Railcard if you frequently travel with a partner or friend, or a Network Railcard if you’re based in the South-East of England and frequently travel into London.

Frequently Asked Questions

We've answered some of your most frequently asked questions about renewing a 26-30 Railcard below.

What are the benefits of renewing with Trainline?

When renewing with us, your 26-30 Railcard will be digital, meaning it’ll live on your phone, in our app. That means no more fishing around in your wallet for a paper copy, and no more forgetting it at home. Plus, you won’t have to re-enter your details nor go all the way to the station and fill out a form to renew your Railcard – you can do it from the palm of your hand.

Do I need to prove my eligibility again if I am applying online?

No, you won’t need to prove your eligibility again when renewing your Railcard with us, as all your details will already be saved in the app.

What do I need to renew my 26-30 Railcard?

To renew your 26-30 Railcard online, you’ll just need to have an active Trainline account and our app. Once you log in, you won’t need to provide a valid form of ID as all your details will already be saved there. However, you can update your UK driving licence or passport details if you need.

Do I need a new photo to renew my 26-30 Railcard online?

No, you won’t need to upload a new photo to renew your 26-30 Railcard online with us. You’ll just need to be logged into your Trainline account, confirm your details and then pay for your new Railcard.

How much is it to renew a 26-30 Railcard?

It costs £30 to renew your 26-30 Railcard for one year, and you're eligible to renew up to the day before your 31st birthday. Find out more about the 26-30 Railcard.

Can I renew my 26-30 Railcard before my 31st birthday?

You can renew your 26-30 Railcard before your 31st birthday only if it’s due to expire within 30 days. Unfortunately, you won’t be able to renew your 26-30 Railcard early if it expires after your 31st birthday.

Do I need a Trainline account to renew my 26-30 Railcard online?

Yes, when you renew your Railcard with us, your 26-30 Railcard will be linked to your Trainline account and will be stored in the Trainline app. Don’t have our app yet? Download it now.

Can I renew my 26-30 Railcard at a National Rail station?

No, unfortunately you can’t renew your Railcard at a staffed station ticket office. The 26-30 Railcard is only available to buy online via our website.

Do 26-30 Railcards renew automatically?

No, unfortunately 26-30 Railcards do not renew automatically. You need to make sure that your Railcard is renewed if you don’t want to be charged a penalty fare for travelling with an expired Railcard.

Renew your 26-30 Railcard and save 1/3 on rail travel in the UK

Planning your next trip but not sure where to go? Check out our travel hub for some of the best days out you can take by train using your 26-30 Railcard. Get 1/3 off rail tickets and start exploring the UK!

Learn more about UK Railcards

So, now you know all about how to renew a 26-30 Railcard with us. If you want to find out more about the different types of Railcards available to save on rail fares across Great Britain, check out some of our guides below.