Veterans Railcard

1/3 off train tickets for UK military Veterans

Veterans
Railcard

Save 1/3 on all train travel
Travelling with another person? A named adult will also get 1/3 off their rail fare, with 60% of child fares for up to 4 children

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

Great for:
UK Veterans and Merchant Mariners. Proof of eligibility applies

Not available to buy with Trainline. We are currently working on the ability to verify eligibility. In the meantime, to buy a Veterans Railcard, you can apply online here.

What are the benefits of a Veterans Railcard?

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

What is a Veterans Railcard?

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.

How much is a Veterans Railcard?

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.

When can I use a Veterans Railcard?

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.

Who is eligible for a Veterans Railcard?

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:

  • A military or Veterans identification card or certificate
  • A notification or letter regarding a claim for injury under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme
  • Proof of an award under Armed Forces Compensation Scheme
  • A notification or letter regarding a claim for injury under the War Pension Scheme
  • Proof of receiving an ongoing award under the War Pension Scheme
  • Proof of receiving an Armed Forces Pension
  • Proof of having served as a Merchant Mariner and seen duty on legally defined military operations

Frequently asked questions

Buying a Veterans Railcard

Using a Veterans Railcard

Where will your Veterans Railcard discount take you?

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!

If you'd like to purchase a Veterans Railcard, you can apply online here.