Heading to university next month? Save money with a Railcard

As you adjust to managing their own living costs and budgets, National Rail’s 16-25 Railcard offers one of the biggest savings you can make especially for those important trips home.

It costs just £30 and provides 1/3rd off rail fares across a wide range of tickets.  After a couple of trips – and with the annual average gross saving of £199.00* – the card will have paid for itself!

Using a 16-25 Railcard, you can save money on trips into town, days out to the coast, family occasions or ‘don’t miss’ festivals – as many journeys as you like.

Here’s the essential ‘need to know’:

  • The Railcard doesn’t just save money on travel. It saves money with selected National Rail partners, too – on days out, restaurants, hotels and more. Visit the Offers and Rewards area regularly to keep up to date on the great deals available.
  • Quick and simple to buy: buying a 16-25 Railcard has never been simpler.  It can be bought online or at a ticket office or by phone.  More info about how and where to buy, including the telesales service, here.
  • Get your 16-25 Railcard to your phone and start saving straight away.
  • Career change? You can also apply for a Railcard as a mature student in full time study.  Check the 16-25 Railcard website to see if you’re eligible.
  • A 3-year Railcard offers event more discounts: if you’re between 16 and 25, and you know you’re going 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. What’s more you can get a 3-year 16-25 Railcard right up until the day before your 24th birthday.
  • Journeys made with a 16-25 railcard have been increasing year on year by 4% on average over the last five years.
Full terms and conditions can be seen here.  See FAQs for further information.

*Average saving is based on the average saving made by 16-25 Railcard holders in 2018/19.

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