I always remember the day my 18-25 national railcard ran out. The bleak realisation that paying full price for trains was part of adult life. Gross.
Well, the good-fantastic-amazing news is that if you’re 30 and under, we are BACK IN BUSINESS!
What’s the deal then?
The 26-30 railcard will save you 1/3 on ‘leisure journeys’ across Britain – full details here.
Can it only be used on trains?
If you live in London, you can whack that bad boy on your Oyster card and save 1/3 on all off peak tube journeys as well – and that definitely adds up across the year.
How much will it cost me?
£30 a year
I often find £3 discounts for railcards online but there’s nothing online for the 26-30 card yet. Will update as and when!
However, you can use Tesco clubcard vouchers to buy!
What will I need to buy one?
- a valid debit or credit card
- proof of age (a valid UK driving license, international passport or national identity card)
- a digital, passport-style photo
How quickly can I use it?
It’s the first digital-only Railcard and will be available to buy online and downloaded to the Railcard app on a smartphone. Once downloaded you can then start travelling (and saving) straight away, with no need to wait for the post! Plus, if your phone runs out of battery or gets lost it can be swapped to another mobile device.
There’s a massive queue to buy one – what should I do?
There is not a limited supply so don’t worry! Set a reminder and visit again later.
When can I use it until?
You can use the card until the last day of your 30th year of life. Cue me having another railcard-related breakdown on my 31st birthday.
Where can I buy it?
→ Here! ←