If you’re between 16 and 25, or older but in full-time study, you can save up to a 1/3 off on your trips home or to see friends with a 16-25 Railcard.
How to Use a 16-25 Railcard
If you’re between 16 and 25, or older but in full-time study, you can save up to a 1/3 off on your trips home or to see friends with a 16-25 Railcard. Apply for a 16-25 Railcard here.
It’s £30 for a year’s Railcard, or just £70 for a 3-year Railcard. Last year, the average student saved up to £190 on their travel costs with a Student Railcard. You can use your Railcard with Standard Anytime and Off-Peak train tickets, as well as Standard Class and First Class Advance 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.
3 Year 16-25 Railcard
It’s just £70 for a 3-year Railcard. Saving you an extra £20 over the 3 years. What’s more you can get a 3-year 16-25 Railcard right up until the day before your 24th birthday.
16 25 Railcard peak times
You can use your Railcard with Anytime, Off-Peak train tickets and Advance tickets. However, for all journeys made between 4.30am and 10am Monday to Friday a minimum fare of £12 is payable.
Digital 16-25 Railcard
When buying your Railcard, you will have the choice receiving it in a physical format (such as card or plastic), or in a digital format. In most cases, you should get your digital Railcard instantly.
Can I use a 16-25 Railcard at peak times?
Yes. You can use your Railcard with Anytime, Off-Peak train tickets and Advance tickets. However, for all journeys made between 4.30am and 10am Monday to Friday a minimum fare of £12 is payable.
There is no minimum fare when you travel at weekends, on Public Holidays, or during July and August.
Can I add a Railcard to my Oyster card?
Yes, simply take your Oyster card and valid Railcard to a London Underground station and ask a member of staff to set the discount for you. With an Oyster card, you can save 1/3 on single off-peak pay as you go fares on London Underground.
Can I get a digital version of my Railcard on my smartphone?
Yes, when you buy your digital Railcard, you should receive a 'digital Railcard code' by email.
The small print
Eurostar tickets and Season tickets, including Travelcard Season tickets, are not eligible for the 16-25 Railcard discount
a £12 minimum fare applies on any journeys made between Monday to Friday and 04:30 and 10:00
journeys after 10:00 will receive the 16-25 Railcard discount
the £12 minimum fare does not apply on weekends, public holidays and during July and August