Frequently Asked Questions?

How do I buy a Senior Railcard?

You can buy your Senior Railcard online or at a staffed station Ticket Office.

To buy online, simply click ‘’Buy Now’’ on the website homepage and follow the instructions on the screen. You will need to provide a valid passport or UK driving licence or National Identity Card number (Machine readable cards from the European Economic Area only) to prove your date of birth and a digital passport-style photo if you have selected 'Digital' under 'Choose the type of Railcard you would like' section.

Once your online payment has been successful you will receive an email confirmation and acknowledgement of your application number (this confirmation cannot be used to buy discounted tickets).

If you have purchased a plastic Senior Railcard, please allow up to 5 working days for delivery. You can choose to pay for ‘Special Delivery’, but you will have to place your order before 15:45pm to guarantee that your Railcard is delivered within two days (Monday to Thursday) or three days (Friday to Sunday).

If you have purchased a digital Senior Railcard, a download code will be sent to your registered email address, along with instructions on how to download your Railcard. 

You can also go to any staffed station ticket office to apply in person. You will need to provide a valid passport or UK driving licence or National Identity Card number (Machine readable cards from the European Economic Area only) to prove your date of birth.

You will not be able to travel on discounted tickets until you have your Railcard.


Buy online in a few easy steps

1
Create an account
 
2
Add your details
 
3
Prove your
eligibility
 
4
Review and
secure payment