HM Forces Railcard

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.

You can also use your HM Forces Railcard to travel to popular festivals and events.