When can I use my Railcard?

Your Senior Railcard gets you 1/3 off Standard and First Class Anytime, Off-Peak and Advance fares. And because there’s no limit to the number of times you can use your Railcard, the potential for adventure is huge.

Save on these types of tickets:

Standard and First Class Anytime and Anytime Day Singles and Returns

Standard and First Class Off-Peak and Off-Peak Day Singles and Returns

Standard and First Class Super Off-Peak and Super Off-Peak Day Singles and Returns

Standard and First Class Advance*

Caledonian Sleeper: discount on Club Solo or Classic Solo rooms and seated products
Most Rail Rovers tickets
Gatwick Express, Stansted Express and Heathrow Express

Oyster Off-Peak pay as you go Daily Price Cap and Off-Peak pay as you go single fares for journeys on National Rail, London Underground and Docklands Light Railway - find out more about Railcard discounts with Oyster

Some ticket types offered by individual train companies – please enquire locally for details

Anytime Day Travelcard Zones 1-9 when bought as part of ticket to London from outside London (Subject to minimum fare of £19.60)

Through tickets for travel on the Railair link between Reading and Heathrow Airport

PlusBus - unlimited bus travel at your origin / destination station on participating operators - visit www.plusbus.info or your local staffed station for further details

Some rail/sea journeys with Wightlink and Red Funnel Ferries to stations on the Isle of Wight, Hovertravel services to and from Ryde Hoverport, and Stena Line ferries to Republic of Ireland*

* These tickets need to be booked before you travel.

** Discount is only available on tickets as part of a journey from/to a National Rail station and on combined rail/sea journeys from/to Ryde Hoverport.

Book with Confidence - Make changes fee free

Up until 31/12/21, if your plans change, you can amend date and time of Advanced tickets fee free up until 6pm the day before you travel. (Fare price difference may apply. Advance tickets purchased online can be exchanged for a voucher for future journey. Fee free changes also apply to Off-Peak and Anytime tickets, up to the date of departure.)


Time Restrictions:

Your Senior  Railcard is NOT valid when travelling between two stations in the Network Railcard area of validity during morning peak time.

Morning off-peak services vary by route, so it's a good idea to check before buying your tickets.

Morning peak time restriction does NOT apply on public holidays.


We're sorry but your Senior Railcard discount won't apply to:

Season tickets including Travelcard Season tickets

Eurostar tickets

Some Train Company specific promotional offers

Tickets for special excursions or Charter trains and some coach/bus links, including Railair services

Most London Underground and Docklands Light Railway tickets (unless using Oyster pay as you go)

clock Time Restrictions

Your Railcard is not valid during the morning peak period when travelling between two stations in the Network Railcard area of validity.  Check locally to confirm morning peak times as these do differ.  This restriction does not apply on public holidays.