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.
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.
Top family-friendly places to explore
Get out and about for less with the Family and Friends Railcard. There are many things to see and do across Britain, so take a look at where our trains go and enjoy:
Stop off at cities across Britain and explore with the whole family. Top spots include Oxford, Cardiff, Bath, Exeter and Bristol with London being a popular choice for all age groups.
The capital has many family-friendly attractions including the London Zoo and the Sea Life London Aquarium. Don’t miss the waxworks at Madame Tussauds and even enjoy a boat ride along the River Thames. You could also hop on the London Eye or watch a theatre show in the West End.
With a Family and Friends Railcard, why not head to the coast with friends or relatives. Build sandcastles in Cornwall, dip your feet in the sea in Devon, visit the marina in Swansea Bay, spot the boats in Plymouth and pass by the famous Chisel Beach in Dorset. Our trains stop at all these places giving you plenty of choice.
If you’re looking for a calm, hassle-free break away – head to the country. The Cotswolds are both peaceful and beautiful and with Wiltshire’s rolling hills just a short train journey away, you won’t be short of places to visit.
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.
The small print
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