You’ve earned it. Save 1/3 on rail fares with a Veterans Railcard. Nominate a travel companion and they'll also get 1/3 off when travelling with you, plus up to 4 children save 60%.
Take advantage of a special introductory price (until 31 March 2021) of just £21 for a one-year Railcard, saving £9 on the full retail price.
How can I get the Veterans Railcard?
You’ll be eligible for a Veterans Railcard providing you have served for at least one day or more in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces (Regular or Reserve). Merchant Mariners who have seen duty on legally defined military operations are also eligible.
You can buy a Railcard from anywhere in the world, although we can only delivery plastic Railcards to addresses in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
The Railcard can be used to get discounts on rail travel in England, Wales and Scotland.
You will need to provide one of the below as evidence of your eligibility with your application:
list of ways to prove eligibility
You will need to provide:
Have an identification card or certificate
A copy of either your military identification card (MOD Form 90), Veterans Recognition (ID) Card, Veterans UK Status card, Certificate of Service or Certificate of Discharge.
Defence Discount Service cards are also accepted if they display the wording 'HM Armed Forces Veteran'. Unfortunately difital versions of this card are not accepted
Have a notification or letter regarding a claim for injury under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme
A copy of either your Armed Forces Compensation Scheme notification of Guaranteed Income Payment (ongoing compensation payments), Armed Forces Compensation Scheme notification of lump sum payment (one-off compensation payment), award letter for Armed Forces Independence Payment (AFIP) or a disallowance letter for Armed Forces Compensation Scheme benefits
Receive ongoing award under Armed Forces Compensation Scheme
A copy of your annual payment advice slip
Have a notification or letter regarding a claim for injury under the War Pension Scheme
A copy of either your War Pension Scheme award notification (ongoing compensation payments), War Pension Scheme award notification gratuity (a one-off pension gratuity), War Pension Scheme award notification for supplementary allowances, or a disallowance letter for War Pension Scheme entitlement
Receive ongoing award under War Pension Scheme
A copy of your annual uprating letter
Receive Armed Forces Pension
A copy of either your annual payment advice slip or Gross Annual Income Statement for an Armed Forces Pension (G281ST)
Have served as a Merchant Mariner and seen duty on legally defined military operations
A copy of ther personal details page from your Discharge Book, along with the vessel name on which you served and the operation name and date
If you do not have access to any of the above documents, you may be able to contact the issuing body and request a re-issue. Please click here for further details.
*Please note: MOD Form 90 cards cannot be reissued.
Visit top destinations across Britain
Our rail network connects you to top destinations, including some of the most popular cities, historic towns and beautiful regions in south west England and Wales.
So whether you’re looking for a swift city break or an escape to the great British seaside, you can use your Veterans Railcard to get 1/3 off most rail fares throughout Great Britain.
The small print
to be eligible to purchase this Railcard you must be a veteran who has served for at least one day in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces (Regular or Reserve) or been a Merchant Mariners and seen duty on legally defined military operations
introductory price of £21, saving £9 on full retail price until 31 March 2021
nominate a companion to get 1/3 off when travelling together, plus up to 4 children get 60% off. One Railcard will be issued to a named Veteran aged 16 years or over. The cardholder can also nominate one adult companion to be named on the Railcard. The name of the cardholder and the named companion must be provided at the time of purchase – if you purchase a Railcard without a named companion, you cannot add a named companion later
the Veterans Railcard has a minimum fare that applies from 04:30 and 09:59 Monday to Friday. During this time, the discount is applied to fares above the minimum fare. This minimum fare does not apply to: Advance tickets; or journeys on public holidays; or journeys during July and August