Enjoy big adventures at low costs with the Family and Friends Railcard. Save a 1/3 off Standard Class Advance, Off-Peak and Anytime adult tickets, plus 60% on child tickets.

Who is the Railcard for?

The Family and Friends Railcard makes big days out cheaper, and is easy to get. It costs £30 for one year, or £70 for three years.

Buy your Family and Friends Railcard here.

While only two adults can be named as cardholders, up to four adults and four children can travel on the same card and receive the savings. You don’t need to travel together and you don’t need to be related. You must travel with at least one child between 5 and 15 to get the discount.

Children under 5 travel free and each adult can have up to two under 5s with them. If there’s only one child in the group who is under 5, you’ll need to buy them a child ticket to get the Family and Friends Railcard discount.

Family and Friends Railcard Cost

The Family and Friends Railcard costs just £30 so after just a few trips, the card will have paid for itself (the equivalent of paying £2.50 a month, if you buy annually). Alternatively, you can get it for 3 years for just £70, saving you an extra £20 over the 3 years.

After a couple of trips, the card will have paid for itself. Over a year, you could save an average of £131*.

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

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Special discounts and offers


When you buy a Family and Friends Railcard, you can enjoy special discounts and offers as well as cheaper train travel. Offers are updated regularly, so keep a look out for everything from money off hotel stays, to discounted London shows.

Family and friend’s railcard restrictions

  • Family and Friends Railcard discount does not apply to Eurostar tickets, Season tickets, including Travelcard Season tickets and most London Underground and Docklands Light Railway tickets
  • your Family & Friends Railcard is not valid when travelling between two stations inside London and the South East area during morning peak time
  • morning off-peak services vary by route, so it's a good idea to check before buying your tickets
  • for more exceptions, please visit the Family and Friends Railcard website
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