Senior Railcard

⅓ off train tickets for anyone aged 60+

Get 33% off your Senior Railcard using code SUMMER33 at checkout. Limited availability*

Senior
Railcard

For ages 60+

Great for:
Seniors, grandparents, and retirees

1- or 3-year validity available
Save £20 with a 3-year Railcard

Digital only
Your digital Railcard lives on your phone in the account section of the Trainline app. Because it's digital only, you won't need a paper copy of it to use your discount!​ You can use your Railcard on any of your compatible devices. No download codes are needed.

Save 1/3 with your digital Senior Railcard

Official retailer of Railcards by National Rail. Buy a digital Senior Railcard online with us – it's stored directly in the Trainline app, so you can use it right away to get 1/3 off eligible journeys for a whole year.

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What are the benefits of a Senior Railcard?

Save 1/3 off train travel all year round

Your digital only Railcard lives on your phone in the Trainline app

Save £20 with a 3-year Senior Railcard

What is a Senior Railcard?

A Senior Railcard, also known as the Over 60 Railcard, the Senior Citizens Railcard, or OAP Railcard, is a discount card that makes train travel cheaper for anyone aged 60+ with 1/3 off Standard and First Class Anytime, Off-Peak, and Advance tickets throughout Britain. You can also link your Senior Railcard with an Oyster Card to get 1/3 off Off-Peak travel around London.

How much is a Senior Railcard?

The 1-year Senior Railcard costs £30 and the 3-year Railcard costs £70.

Where can I find my Senior Railcard?

Your digital Senior Railcard lives on your phone under 'Railcards' in the account section of the Trainline app. Because it's digital only, you won't need a paper copy of it to use your Senior Railcard discount!

Who can use a Senior Railcard?

Anyone aged 60 or over can use a Senior Railcard.

When can I use a Senior Railcard?

A Senior Railcard can be used on discounted over 60's tickets for travel across the National Rail network at any time of day – except for journeys within the London and South East area during morning Peak hours – and at any time on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays. To see the full list of ticket types a Senior Railcard discount is valid for, visit our Railcards terms of use guide.

 

How to buy your digital Senior Railcard

You'll need to have iOS 13.4 and above or Lollipop on Android to get your digital Senior Railcard on your phone. Don’t have our app yet? Download it now and follow these easy steps to buy your Senior Railcard today with us.

1

Tap 'Buy 1-year for £30' or 'Buy 3-year for £70' (if applicable) to get the Railcard you want on your phone

2

Enter your first and last name (and date of birth if you need to prove your age)

3

Upload a digital passport-style photo for your Railcard from your phone

4

Sign in to your Trainline account on the app and buy your digital Railcard

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You’ll find your new Railcard under 'Railcards' in the Account tab of the app. Please make sure you're signed into the app with the same account you used to buy your Railcard

How to use a Senior Railcard to buy train tickets

Once you've purchased a digital Senior Railcard with us, you can use it to save money on rail fares in the following easy steps.

  1. When searching for tickets on our website or in our app, tap add a Railcard and scroll down to select Senior Railcard from the list
  2. We'll automatically apply your Railcard savings and show you the discounted price
  3. Book your train tickets as a digital ticket, or to be collected at the station
  4. Bring the device your digital Railcard is stored on along for your train journey, to show to a ticket inspector if asked

 

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3-year Senior Railcard discount

You can enjoy even better savings if you opt for a 3-year Senior Railcard, especially if you plan to be doing a lot of travelling over the next 3 years. The 3-year option costs just £70, meaning you save £20 on the cost of three individual Senior Railcards. What's more, you won't need to worry about renewing your Senior Railcard every year after it expires.

Your digital Senior Railcard lives on our app

Your digital Senior Railcard is added to your Trainline account, so you can access it on any compatible device you travel with. Please be aware that the minimum Operating System (OS) required for your Senior Railcard is iOS 13.4 and above or Lollipop on Android. There are no device limits or download codes needed.

 

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 Senior Railcard goes well with a Family & Friends Railcard

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!

Family & Friends
Railcard

For up to four adults and four children aged 5-15
Adults get 1/3 off, children get a 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!

Frequently asked questions

Buying a Senior Railcard

The OAP Railcard, better known as the ‘Senior Railcard’, is a discount card specifically for senior citizens. It gives people aged 60 and over 1/3 off rail fares throughout Great Britain.

A 3-year Senior Railcard costs just £70, saving you £20 on the price of three 1-year Railcards instantly.

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

All you need is a passport-style photo saved to your device and a valid passport or driving licence as proof of eligibility.

You must be 60 years old or over to be eligible to buy a Senior Railcard.

Getting a digital Senior Railcard

A digital Senior Railcard is stored within the Trainline app on your smartphone or tablet, meaning there’s no need to carry the paper Railcard around with you. Plus, you can use it as soon as you've bought it, as it does not need to be sent in the post.

Once you’ve bought your digital Senior Railcard online with us, you’ll just need to enter your departure and arrival station, select the start date of your ticket and the number of people travelling, then select ‘Senior Railcard’ from the drop-down menu – the 1/3 savings will be applied automatically to your booking.

Digital Senior Railcards bought through Trainline will only work on iPhones using iOS 13.4 and above. As such, some older iPhone models running iOS versions below iOS 13.4 may not be able to support Railcards. Make sure you check which software version your iPhone is running before purchasing a Railcard.

No, you can get a digital only Senior Railcard with Trainline. This means that your Railcard will be stored in your Trainline app and you won’t need a paper copy of it to take advantage of your Senior Railcard discount.

Using a Senior Railcard

 

Yes, you can use a Senior Railcard to save on Heathrow Express tickets, as well as other airport-bound services like Gatwick Express and Stansted Express.

No, you can't use your Senior Railcard to buy discounted Eurostar tickets (UK Railcard discounts are not applicable to Eurostar services).

You can get a 1/3 discount on off-peak Oyster pay-as-you-go travel if you link your Senior Railcard to your Oyster card. You can also use the railcard to purchase Off Peak Day Travelcards for travel on the weekends and bank holidays, and after 9:30am on weekdays. However, if you live in a London Borough and you're over 60, you can apply for the 60+ Oyster Photocard which gets you free travel on all TfL services.

No, unfortunately the Senior Railcard discount won't apply to Season Tickets, including Travelcard Season Tickets.

Your Senior Railcard is not valid when travelling between two stations in the Network Railcard area during morning Peak times. Morning Off-Peak services vary by route, so it’s worth checking with the train operator before buying your tickets. Please note that the morning Peak time restriction does not apply on Public Holidays.

The amount of money you save with the Senior Railcard depends on how often you use it. If you buy a 1-year Senior Railcard for £30, it’s more than likely that the Railcard will pay for itself after just a few train journeys. If you’re planning to travel frequently over the next few years, you can save even more money if you purchase a 3-year Railcard for £70, as you’ll save £20 compared to buying three 1-year Railcards.

Yes, you can use your Senior Railcard in Scotland and Wales. All Railcards can be used across England, Scotland and Wales. However, please note that they cannot be used for rail travel in Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland.

No, unfortunately you cannot use your Senior Railcard for rail travel in either in Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland. However, if you live in Northern Ireland, you can buy a Senior Railcard to use for travelling in England, Scotland or Wales.

Where will your Senior Railcard discount take you?

From the cobbled streets of Edinburgh to the craggy cliffs of Cornwall, the UK is teeming with exciting places to discover. A Senior Railcard takes 1/3 off train travel and makes exploring the UK more affordable. For more inspiration on where your Senior Railcard discount can take you, head over to our travel hub to find a wide array of ideas for days out.

*To use the discount code, you must have, or create a Trainline account. Please note, discount codes cannot be used in conjunction with any other Trainline offer and can only be used to purchase one UK Railcard. Train tickets for travel with UK and non-UK train carriers and UK and non-UK coach companies are excluded. Digital Railcards require an updated version of the Trainline app (on iOS 13.4 and above or Lollipop on Android). This Discount Code Offer is subject to availability and will end on the earlier of (i) 400,000 Railcards being sold under this Discount Code Offer; or (ii) 31 August 2022. We reserve the right to refuse the issue of any Discount Code Offer at any time and to vary any and all elements of each offer at any time without notice. To see the full conditions and restrictions that apply to this Discount Code Offer, take a look at our Terms and Conditions.

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