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Buy a Senior Railcard and make epic savings that run and run!

With a Senior Railcard anyone 60 years or over can save 1/3 on Standard and First Class rail fares throughout Great Britain for 12 whole months. The card costs just £26, so for what works out to around £2 a month, you can look forward to dramatic savings.

There are plenty of ways you can use your Railcard, for both long and short trips. Better still you can use it almost anytime during the week, weekends and Public Holidays. The only restriction is morning peak period services, Monday to Friday (not including Public Holidays) when journeys are made wholly within the London and South East area. For more details see time restrictions.

Your Senior Railcard will give you savings on most tickets. Take a look at the different ticket types where your Railcard discount will apply, and the few exceptions.

New 3-year Railcard

A new 3-year Senior Railcard is now available for purchase online only. At £65 it's great value, saving you an extra £13 on the cost of renewing your 1-year Railcard for three consecutive years. Available online only.


Where to buy you railcard


It can be easy and convenient to buy your Senior Railcard online. To prove that you are eligible, you just need:

  • A valid passport number or UK driving licence
  • A debit or credit card

What happens next

We will process your Railcard within one working day and it will be sent to you free of charge by first class post.

If you are planning a trip soon, please allow enough time before your journey for your Railcard to reach you - so you can take full advantage of the savings it brings.

More savings

3-year Railcards are now available online only, for £65. So why not save yourself £13 on the cost of renewing the 1-year Railcard for three consecutive years?

By phone

Simply call your nearest train company telesales number. For train company telesales numbers, please contact National Rail Enquiries on: 08457 48 49 50 (calls are charged at local rate and may be recorded) or please visit www.nationalrail.co.uk.

If you buy your Railcard from a train company telesales centre then you will have to allow at least 14 days for delivery.

Renewing your Railcard? Simply quote your existing Railcard number and expiry date. 

You can pay by credit or debit card. If you buy your Railcard from a train company telesales centre then you’ll need to allow at least 14 days for delivery.

At a staffed station ticket office

You can buy your Railcard at a staffed station ticket office or National Rail-licensed Travel Agent. You can do this on the day you are travelling. To save time, it’s a good idea to fill in the application form before you get there.

Verifying your identity

If you're applying for the first time you'll need to bring:

  • Either your birth certificate
  • Or your passport
  • Or your driving licence

Other essentials

You'll also need:

  • £26. Stations and agents accept cash, cheques, debit, credit and charge cards.

If renewing your Railcard, you will need to fill in the application form, and take your exisiting Railcard. This is  automatically accepted as proof of your age.