If you’re currently unemployed, you can save 50% off rail travel with the Jobcentre Plus railcard. This discount card is free of charge and will help you travel to job interviews at a lower cost. After three months of use, your discount card will expire.
You can also use your Jobcentre Plus Travel Discount Card with your Oyster card to get:
50% off pay-as-you-go adult fares
Travelcards at a child's rate (up to three months)
Bus and tram passes at a child's rate (up to a month)
You will need an Oyster card to be registered at a London Tube station, Oyster Ticket Stop or Travel Information Centre for the discount to take effect. The Jobcentre Plus discount will be applied upon purchase.
Am I eligible?
To qualify for the Jobcentre Plus Travel Discount Card you must be claiming:
Universal Credit or Jobseeker’s Allowance between 3-9months, if you’re aged 18-24
Universal Credit or Jobseeker’s Allowance between 3-12 months, if you’re aged 25 or over
To get a Jobcentre Plus railcard, apply at your local Jobcentre Plus – you may also wish to speak to an advisor who will provide you with further information. Cards are not automatically given out and are only provided on a case-by-case individual basis.
What if something happens to my railcard?
If your Jobcentre Plus Discount Card is lost or damaged, it is essential you reapply for a replacement. You will then need to reapply for the discount.
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.