Do you have a 16-25 Railcard? Or maybe one of the other railcards that entitle you to 1/3 off the cost of train tickets? Many people do, and they use them to save money on rail fares.
But did you know there are a number of ways you can get even more value out of your Railcard and save even more money on train travel?
I’ve been using my Network Railcard for over twenty years now, so I’ve had plenty of time to learn all the tips and tricks for getting the most out of it.**
Here’s how to make sure you get the most out of your Railcard and save as much money as possible on rail fares.
If you’re a regular train traveller, or simply just want to make your money go further, getting a railcard is essential. They’re perfect for students, young people and old people, so if you fit into one of these categories, you can save a lot of money. Here we’ll take a look at how to get the most out of your railcard in order to make big savings.
The most popular railcards are Young Persons Railcard, the 16-25 Railcard and the Senior Railcard. These are all great value for money and can be bought for £30 per year or £70 for 3 years. However it’s important to note that these card are only valid when accompanied with an adult ticket. If you’re under 16 and travelling alone on a return journey costing £50, with a Young Persons Railcard you’d save £14. So if you travel by train regularly, this could add up to some big savings!
When you buy a railcard online (and this is the best way to do it), you’ll receive a voucher code in your confirmation email which can be redeemed towards the cost of a new railcard or renewal. You can also use money off codes such as those found at MyVoucherCodes in order to
If you’re a student, senior or disabled person, or if you’re aged 26-59 and travelling with someone aged 16-25, there’s a railcard for you. And it could save you a third on your train travel. Last year alone, railcards saved passengers £753m.
What’s more – it’s simple to get a railcard and easy to use them when booking through Train Genius. If you have a railcard then simply enter the card number into the Train Genius booking system and we’ll automatically apply any discounts available to you.
Railcards are a great way to save money on train travel. If you’re planning to go on lots of trips across the country then buying a railcard is a must. Plus, if you’re a full-time student or over 60 you can get discounts on certain railcards.
But how do you make the most out of your railcard? Here are some tips on when and where to use your railcard to receive maximum benefit.
Railcards are a fantastic way of saving money on train travel. There are lots of different types of railcard, from the 16-25 railcard to the Family Railcard, and each one offers something a little different.
The 16-25 railcard is fantastic for students and young professionals alike, for just £30 you can get a whole year’s worth of 1/3 off all your train tickets. If you travel regularly by train this can make a huge difference to the cost of your yearly travel costs. This railcard is mainly aimed at people who are under 26 years old but there is nothing to stop someone older from taking advantage of it too!
The Family Railcard is aimed at families with children between the ages of 5 and 15. For just £30 you can buy a family railcard which will give you access to 1/3 off travel for up to 4 adults and 4 children per journey. Again, if you travel regularly by train this can save you hundreds of pounds throughout the year.
Railcards offer amazing savings on rail travel for a variety of age groups, from students to seniors. It costs £30 for a year’s Railcard, with no restrictions on which day of the week you can start using it. With just one return journey between London and Bristol you will be able to get your money back, with all future journeys just £4 instead of £29.80, so it’s definitely worth investing in one if you use trains often.
For those with a 16-25 railcard, there are some great discounts on other purchases such as theatre tickets and insurance. These offers are advertised in the 16-25 Railcard magazine, or you can find them on the 16-25 Railcard website. If you don’t have an internet connection then there is also a number that you can call to find out about them.
The great thing about railcards is that they’re not just for students. In fact, if you’re a full-time student, you can’t get a Network Railcard or Two Together Railcard! If you’re aged 16 and over, you can take advantage of the 1/3 off rail fares that come with all of our railcards, as long as you meet the eligibility criteria.
If you’re aged between 16 and 25, or over 60 years old, or disabled (or travelling with someone who is), there’s a railcard for you. We’ve compiled a guide to all of our railcards to help you choose which one will save your most money on your next train journey.
Two Together Railcard
Family & Friends Railcard
Disabled Person’s Railcard