Widows/Widowers and their dependant children may retain the use of purchased HM Forces Railcards for the remainder of the valid period until the existing expiry date of the card. Thereafter, HM Forces Railcards can be obtained by war widows/widowers and their dependants, through the Royal British Legion. Please see Terms and Conditions for full details.
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.
You can save up to a 1/3 on standard Anytime, Off-Peak, Advance and Season tickets.
Get a 1/3 off Oyster off-peak pay as you go single fares and daily caps for journeys on Tube, DLR, London Overground, TfL Rail and most National Rail services in London.
If you travel before 10:00 from Monday to Friday (except July and August), you will need to pay a minimum fare of £12.
You can also use your Railcard with:
Gatwick Express, Stansted Express, Heathrow Express and Heathrow Connect services
Most Rail Rovers
PLUSBUS (unlimited bus travel at your origin / destination station on participating operators) - visit www.plusbus.info or your local staffed station for further details.
* These tickets need to be booked before you travel.
Members of HM Forces, including Volunteer Reservists, or a spouse/civil partner of a member may take up to 4 children aged between 5 and 15 years (incl) 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.
The small print
Off-Peak Day Travelcard:
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.