Senior Railcard

If you bought a Railcard online but haven’t yet received it and are due to travel shortly, you can provide the email confirmation of your Railcard purchase together with photo ID so that staff can validate your discounted ticket. If you haven’t been able to purchase a Railcard online, you can buy most 1-year Railcards at any staffed National Rail ticket office. If you’re having issues with your existing Railcard, please contact the Railcard Team on Twitter, Facebook, 0345 3000 250 or [email protected]. For more info please visit: https://www.railcard.co.uk

A Senior Railcard is the starting point for travelling by train. That’s because it gives you 1/3 off Standard and First Class Anytime, Off-Peak and Advance fares.

It means you can save money on visits to the grandkids, trips into town to catch a show, or weekends by the seaside – as many times as you like. Here’s what you need to know:

The Railcard costs just £30. So after a couple of trips, the card will have paid for itself. And over a year, you could save an average of £119*.

Your Senior Railcard will save you 1/3 off a wide range of tickets. Why not use our journey planner to see what savings you can make?

Your Railcard doesn’t just save you money on travel. It saves you money with our partners too – on days out, museums, hotels and more. Visit the Offers and Rewards area of Senior Railcard website regularly to keep up to date on the great deals available.

Get more for your money with a 3-year Railcard

If you plan to be doing a lot of travelling over the next 3 years, why not buy a 3-year Railcard instead? It costs just £70, saving you £20 on the price of three 1-year Railcards instantly. Then you can get out there and save while you explore.

* Average saving is based on the average saving made by Senior Railcard holders in 2016/17.

Buy a Senior Railcard

You're eligible for a Senior Railcard if you are 60 years old or over

You can buy one up to two weeks before your 60th birthday if you buy online, but it’ll only be valid from your birthday onwards. If you buy from a station, you’ll have to be 60 or over on the day you do it.

Buying online is easy. All you need is a valid debit or credit card and one of the items below:

  • A valid passport number; or
  • A valid UK driving licence

If you’d prefer to buy your Railcard at one of our ticket offices, you can also use your birth certificate to prove your identity and age.