Trainline Railcard-What is Railcard/Digital Railcard? How to apply and obtain? What is the price/cost?

Trainline Railcard

Buy a digital Railcard online with Trainline- 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.

What is Railcard?

A Railcard is a discount card that allows you to save up to 1/3 off the price of eligible train tickets, making it a great way to secure cheap fares.

What are the types of Railcard?

  • Network Railcard
  • 16-17 Saver
  • 16-25 Railcard
  • 26-30 Railcard
  • Family & Friends Railcard
  • Two Together Railcard
  • Senior Railcard
  • Disabled Persons Railcard
  • Veterans Railcard

What is the price/cost of getting Railcard – 1 Year Railcard price/

3 Year Railcard price?

Type Discount 1-year Railcard price 3-year Railcard price
Network Railcard 1/3 off adult fares and 60% off kids’ fares in London and the South East of England £30 Not available
16-17 Saver 50% off adult rail fares £30 Not available
16-25 Railcard 1/3 off rail fares £30 £70 (Save £20‡)
26-30 Railcard 1/3 off rail fares £30 Not available
Family & Friends Railcard 1/3 off adult fares and 60% kids’ fares £30 £70 (Save £20‡)
Two Together Railcard 1/3 off adult fares for two named people travelling together £30 Not available
Senior Railcard 1/3 off adult rail fares £30 £70 (Save £20‡)
Disabled Persons Railcard 1/3 off rail fares for you and the person travelling with you £20 £54 (Save £6‡)
Veterans Railcard 1/3 off rail fares for you and a named companion and 60% off kids’ fares £30 £70 (Save £20‡)

How to buy Railcard? Procedure (Step by step)

  1. Visit
  2. Select your Railcard type
  3. Click Buy option (Either 3-year or 1-year)
  4. Enter the cardholder name and date of birth and age proof id number
  5. Make the payment online and buy

Trainline Railcard

What is Digital Rail Card?

Digital Railcard is Railcard stored on your smartphone or tablet through the Trainline app. That means no need to carry the physical card with you. You can store them on any compatible device you travel with – there’s no limit to the number of devices you can have your digital railcard on – and they can be used more quickly than paper railcards because they don’t have to be sent in the post.

The minimum operating system (OS) for your Railcard is iOS 13.4 and above or Lollipop on Android. No device limitations or download codes required.

How to use a digital Railcard?

  • When searching for tickets on Trainline website or in Trainline app, tap ‘add a Railcard’
  • Scroll down to select the type of Railcard you’ve bought from the list
  • They automatically apply your Railcard savings and show you the discounted price
  • Book your train tickets as a digital ticket, or to be collected at the station
  • Bring the device your digital Railcard and train tickets are stored on to show to a ticket inspector if asked

Is digital Railcard refundable?

  • A digital Railcard is non-refundable once you’ve purchased


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