If you're aged between 16 and 25, this railcard is perfect for you. Save a third on most train tickets and enjoy discounted travel. It's a great way to save money on train travel and is ideal for students at college and university, young professionals and teenagers. The 16-25 railcard is also available to mature students over the age of 26 in full time education.
16-25 Railcards can be purchased in either physical and digital form. Both will require the name and a passport style photo of the cardholder. Simply buy your railcard, book your train tickets and apply your railcard to see the automatically discounted fares, and travel with your railcard to validate the discount.


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Save 1/3 on Train Travel

A 16-25 railcard saves you a third on your train tickets, including advance tickets, so you can enjoy travelling for less.

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Unlimited Uses

There are no limits to how many times you want to use your 16-25 railcard making days out with friends cost-effective!

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Get a 1 or 3 Year Railcard

You have the choice of either a 1-year or 3-year 16-25 railcard. A 3-year 16-25 Railcard offers the best value saving £20 instead of buying individual 1-year railcards.

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What is a 16-25 Railcard?

A 16-25 Railcard is a way to save 1/3 on your train tickets. Your railcard will have your name and photo displayed on the card.

It's a popular choice amongst students and young professionals looking for ways to get cheap train tickets.

You can even save a third on Advance tickets so it’s always a good idea to book in advance for the best price. We automatically show you the discounted price when you add your 16-25 railcard to your search.

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How much is a 16-25 Railcard?

16-25 Railcards are £30 for 1 year and they can be renewed annually. Alternatively, when you buy a 3-year 16-25 Railcard, you'll save £20 compared to buying individual 1-year railcard.

Your 16-25 Railcard is for you only and you cannot purchase discounted tickets for others using your railcard. Don't forget, to validate the discount you will need to present your railcard along with your train tickets.

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How do I use a 16-25 Railcard?

It's so easy to use a 16-25 railcard. Once you have your railcard, simply book your train tickets ensuring you have applied your railcard and travel with it to validate your discount.


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26-30 Railcard

The 26-30 Railcard is a digital-only railcard offering savings of 1/3 for a year for £30.

26-30 Railcard
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Two Together Railcard

Two named card holders can save 1/3 on train travel when using a Two Together Railcard.

Two Together Railcard

16-17 Saver

A 16-17 Saver gets you 50% off train travel and it is valid for 1 year for £30.

16-17 Saver
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Senior Railcard

Get 1/3 off train fares with a Senior Railcard if you're over 60 years old.

Senior Railcard
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Family & Friends Railcard

Up to 4 adults and 4 children can travel together for less with this railcard. Get 1/3 off adult fares and 60% off for kids.

Family & Friends Railcard
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Network Railcard

Get a third off your rail travel when travelling in London and the South East for just £30 a year.


You can purchase a 16-25 Railcard online via the button at the top of this page and choose from either a 1-year or 3-year option. You can also purchase a 16-25 Railcard at the station. You will need proof of ID for your date of birth and a passport style photo.
A 1 year 16-25 Railcard is £30. Or you can choose a 3 year 16-25 Railcard for £70, saving you £20 compared to buying individual 1 year railcards.
Yes, you will need to supply a passport style photo when purchasing one.
Simply book your journey ensuring you have applied your 16-25 railcard and you will be automatically shown the discounted fares. Make sure you travel with your railcard to validate the discount.
Yes, if you do not bring your 16-25 Railcard with you on your journey, you will be asked to purchase a new valid ticket.
You can get your 16-25 Railcard loaded onto your Oyster card to save 1/3 on off peak pay as you go fares on the London Underground. Simply take your Oyster card and 16-25 Railcard to a London Underground station and ask a member of staff to apply the discount to your Oyster card.
Yes, you can travel at any time of the day with  a 16-25 Railcard. Please note, there is a £12 minimum fare applicable before 10am Monday to Friday.
You can use your 16-25 Railcard before 9am but journeys made before 10am will be subject to a minimum fare of £12 (excluding Advance tickets). This does not apply when travelling at the weekend, on public holidays, or during July and August.
Yes, if you plan to travel often you will benefit from saving 1/3 each time. It’s perfect for students and young professionals.
You can buy a 3-year 16-25 Railcard up the day before your 24th birthday but it is recommended to buy one at least a week before to account for any delays or issues. 
You can buy or renew your 1-year 16-25 Railcard until the day before your 26th birthday and keep using it until it expires. 

You can buy 3-year 16-25 Railcards you can buy them up until the day before your 24th birthday, making the expiry date the day before your 27th birthday.
No, you don’t have to be a student to have a 16-25 railcard. Anyone between the ages of 16 and 25 can take advantage of this railcard. It’s perfect for those within the age bracket, young professionals and students. If you are a mature student over the age of 26 you can also apply for this railcard by providing the appropriate documents and details. 


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