Save 1/3 off rail travel all year round
Choose a named adult to travel with and they save 1/3 too
Get 60% off kids’ fares
A Veterans Railcard is a discount card that allows UK Veterans and Merchant Mariners to get 1/3 off Standard and First Class Anytime, Off-Peak, Super Off-Peak and Advance tickets for travel throughout the National Rail network in England, Scotland, and Wales, as well as 60% off child fares. You can also link your Veterans Railcard with an Oyster Card to get 1/3 off Off-Peak travel around London.
A Veterans Railcard costs £30 for one year or £70 for three years. It's one of the only Railcards that can be used at Peak times, meaning you have endless savings ahead of you.
A Veterans Railcard can be used at any time for Peak and Off-Peak travel. For journeys made between 04:30 and 09:59 Monday to Friday, a minimum fare of £12 is payable. This minimum fare is not applied to Advance fares, travel at weekends, on Public Holidays, or in July and August.
You won’t be able to use the Veterans Railcard for discounts on Season Tickets, travel on Hull Trains, Grand Central, or Eurostar services.
To qualify for a Veterans Railcard, you must have served at least one day or more in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces (Reserve or Regular). If you’re a Merchant Mariner who has seen duty on legally defined military operations, you also qualify for the Veterans Railcard.
You’ll need to provide evidence of your eligibility when applying for a Veterans Railcard, using one of the following:
Great for: Anyone who travels in groups with children - no relation necessary
Great for: People with a disability that makes travelling by train difficult
Planning your next trip with your family and not sure where to go? Check out our travel hub for some inspirational days out you can take by train using your Veterans Railcard. Save up to 1/3 off rail travel and enjoy exploring the UK!