See family, take days out and enjoy leisure travel for less.
Buy a HM Forces Railcard for just £19 and get a 1/3 off most rail fares throughout Great Britain for a whole year.
How do I get the HM Forces Railcard?
This card is not available online or at railway stations. You can get a HM Forces Railcard application form from HR admin staff at your unit.
Am I eligible for this discount?
To enjoy HM Forces Railcard discount, you must be a member of the Regular Forces or Volunteer Reserves – or a spouse/civil partner of a member. It does not matter where you are stationed.
How can I use my HM Forces Railcard?
The HM Forces Railcard is ideal for both long and short trips, but is only for leisure travel. It is a great way to see Britain without overspending and can be used anytime during the week as well as weekends and public holidays.
If you travel before 10:00 from Monday to Friday (except July and August), you will need to pay a minimum fare of £12. This applies to all Anytime, Off-Peak and Super Off-Peak tickets. There are no minimum fares for Advance tickets.
Visit top destinations in Britain
Whether you want to head to the beach for a much-needed break or visit friends and relatives during your leave – you can. Save money on our routes across Britain from London to Wales and enjoy the freedom and flexibility of cheap train travel.
Many British Armed Forces locations are located near to the GWR rail network making train travel easy to stations including Cheltenham, Plymouth and Oxford.
Top destinations on our network include historic cities such as Gloucester, Cardiff and Windsor, and seaside locations such as Somerset, Devon and Brighton.
a minimum fare of £8.00 applies for adult off-peak travel cards at all times
the minimum fare also applies to a discounted London Fare Zones 1-6 'Inboundary' Off-Peak Day Travelcard. Note - Railcard discounts are not available on any other zonal combinations of Day Travelcards
Anytime Day Travelcard:
Railcard discounts are available from stations outside the London Fare Zones 1-9 area, these are subject to the normal rules applicable to the railcard and are available on Anytime Day Travelcards. An adult minimum fare of £17.20 also applies at all times
for journeys wholly within London Fare Zones 1-9 area, no discounts are available on Anytime Day Travelcards
Members of HM Forces or a spouse/civil partner of a member may take up to 4 children aged between 5 and 15 years (including) on the date of travel, for a discount of 81% off the adult fare when travelling in First or Standard class accommodation, subject to a £1 minimum fare.
Average saving calculated by comparing Advance Single Standard Class ticket prices to the equivalent price of a Standard Class Super Off-Peak ticket bought on the day of travel. Advance fares are subject to availability. Selected GWR routes only. Advance fares available from up to 11 weeks prior to travel. Savings correct as of September 2018. Terms and conditions apply.