While only two adults can be named as cardholders, up to four adults and four children can travel on the same card and receive the savings. You don’t need to travel together and you don’t need to be related. You must travel with at least one child between 5 and 15 to get the discount.
Children under 5 travel free and each adult can have up to two under 5s with them. If there’s only one child in the group who is under 5, you’ll need to buy them a child ticket to get the Family and Friends Railcard discount.
Family and Friends Railcard Cost
The Family and Friends Railcard costs just £30 so after just a few trips, the card will have paid for itself (the equivalent of paying £2.50 a month, if you buy annually). Alternatively, you can get it for 3 years for just £70, saving you an extra £20 over the 3 years.
After a couple of trips, the card will have paid for itself. Over a year, you could save an average of £131*.
When you buy a Family and Friends Railcard, you can enjoy special discounts and offers as well as cheaper train travel. Offers are updated regularly, so keep a look out for everything from money off hotel stays, to discounted London shows.
Family and friend’s railcard restrictions
Family and Friends Railcard discount does not apply to Eurostar tickets, Season tickets, including Travelcard Season tickets and most London Underground and Docklands Light Railway tickets
your Family & Friends Railcard is not valid when travelling between two stations inside London and the South East area during morning peak time
morning off-peak services vary by route, so it's a good idea to check before buying your tickets