Frequently Asked Questions?

Most frequently asked questions

  • How do I buy my 26-30 Railcard for the first time?
    A:

    You can buy the 26-30 Railcard online only. Simply click ‘Buy Now’ on the website homepage and follow the instruction 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.

    In most cases, your digital 26-30 Railcard will be available to use straight away. A download code will be sent to your registered email address, along with instructions on how to download your Railcard. 

    Please note that the 26-30 Railcard is only available in digital format.


  • Can I use my Railcard for tickets for travel on the London Underground?
    A:

    With your Railcard you can get 1/3 off Anytime Day Travelcard when bought as part of your journey to London from outside London Zones 1-9 (subject to a minimum fare which is currently £19.60).
     
    With an Oyster card, you can get your Railcard discount loaded onto your Oyster card to save 1/3 on single off-peak pay as you go fares on London Underground and Docklands Light Railway services in London. You will need to have registered your Oyster in your name to do this. Simply take your Oyster card and valid Railcard to a London Underground station and ask a member of staff to set the discount for you. You can also get the discount set at Oyster Ticket Shops and Visitor Centres.


  • Can visitors to Britain buy a Railcard online?
    A:

    Yes, you can.

    Simply click ‘Buy Now on the website homepage and follow the instructions on the screen. Please note that 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.

     

     


  • I can’t find your download code?
    A:

    Please check your mailbox (including your junk mail) for an email from our Railcard team.

    If you still can’t find it, click "Manage my Railcard" on the website homepage to log in to your account. Once logged in, click on ‘Details’ under your active 26-30 Railcard, then click on ‘Manage Digital Devices’ to request a new download code. You will need to click on ‘Request a new code for your Railcard’ to generate a new download code.

     


  • Can I travel on discounted tickets if my Railcard expires before I complete my journey?
    A:

    No. You will not be able to travel with your discounted tickets if your Railcard has expired. Discounted tickets are only valid if you are using them with a valid Railcard. You will need to renew your digital 26-30 Railcard before you begin and complete your journey.

    Click here for the step by step guide on how to renew your Railcard.

    In most cases, you should get your digital 26-30 Railcard download code immediately after you have completed your purchase and your application has been approved. You can then use the code to download your digital 26-30 Railcard to the Railcard app and start using it straight away.


  • 26-30 Railcard Terms and Conditions
    A:

    Please click on https://www.26-30railcard.co.uk/help/railcard-terms-conditions/ for important terms and conditions that you need to understand before you use your Railcard.


  • Will I have to pay the full fare if I forget to bring my Railcard when I travel?
    A:

    Yes. You must show your valid Railcard when you buy your ticket. You also need to have your Railcard with you on each journey and present it to staff when your ticket is checked aboard the train. Failure to present your Railcard will mean you have to pay a full fare, which is not refundable.


  • Can I use my Railcard in conjunction with Train Company special offers?
    A:

    Yes. You can use it with the 2FOR1 Days Out Guide promotions and most offers given by train companies. Please note that your Railcard may get you the full 1/3 discount on some Train Company special offers, but many offers include a smaller discount or no discount at all. It's best to ask at your local station for details of a specific offer, or call National Rail Enquiries on 03457 48 49 50.

    Alternatively, you can visit www.nationalrail.co.uk.


  • Can I use my 26-30 Railcard at any time of day?
    A:

    Yes, you can. However, a £12 minimum fare applies for all journeys made between 04:30am and 09:59am Monday to Friday, except weekend and on Public Holidays.

    If you travel regularly before 10:00am, then a weekly or monthly season ticket may be more appropriate, though you won’t be able to get a Railcard discount.


  • Do I need to prove my eligibility again if I am applying online?
    A:

    You do not need to prove your eligibility again if you already hold a 26-30 Railcard and you are still between 26 and 30 years of age.

    Click here for the step by step guide on how to renew your Railcard.


  • Can I claim a refund if I don't use my Railcard?
    A:

    No. Unfortunately, once a Railcard has been issued it is non-refundable.


  • What happens if I don't have my Railcard with me and I have to buy a new ticket or pay a Penalty Fare?
    A:

    If you are travelling by train on a ticket with a Railcard discount, you must travel with your valid Railcard. If you forget your phone or don't have your Railcard you will either be required to buy a new ticket, or you may on certain services be liable for a Penalty Fare. However, a train company will normally allow you to claim back this extra expense on the first occasion in each year where this happens.

    Each train company will have their own process for doing this. You will need to provide proof of your Railcard and either the original and additional tickets that you have purchased, or if you have not yet paid, details of the notice to pay or notice of Penalty Fare. Where you have already paid for additional tickets you should contact the relevant train company’s customer services department; in the case of a notice to pay of notice of Penalty Fare, you should follow the instructions included on how to challenge or appeal the charge.


  • Are there any offers I can benefit from as a Railcard holder?
    A:

    Yes. Please visit the ‘Offers & Competitions’ page for more details.


  • My download code won’t work
    A:

    If your download code isn’t working, it is likely that it has expired or has been used to activate your Railcard on too many devices. You can only store your digital 26-30 Railcard on a maximum of 2 devices, so you may need to remove it from an existing device to add it to a new one.

    You will need to click "Manage my Railcard" on the website homepage to log in to your account. Once logged in, click on ‘Details’ under your active digital 26-30 Railcard, then click on ‘Manage Digital Devices’ to request a new download code or manage the number of devices your Railcard is on.  Once you have removed one device on your account, please click ‘Request a new code for your Railcard’ to generate a new download code. You can now use this new download code to add your 26-30 Railcard to a new device. 

    If the problem persists, please contact the customer services team on 0345 3000 250.

    Click here for the step by step guide on how to generate a new download code.


  • What is a download code?
    A:

    The download code allows you to add a purchased digital Railcard to the Railcard app on your device. It is found within the email confirmation you would have received after we have approved your Railcard application.

    Click here for more information on download codes and managing your Railcard

    Please note that the Railcard app is available to download from the Apple Store and the Google Play store.

     


  • How do I add a digital Railcard to my phone?
    A:

    If you have already purchased a digital 26-30 Railcard, you should have received an email which contains a download code. You will use this download code to add your digital 26-30 Railcard on your phone or device.

    First, you will need to download the Railcard app from the Apple Store or the Google Play store. Once downloaded, open the app and tap on the ‘+’ button on the ‘Your Railcards’ screen. The ‘Add Railcard’ screen will then show, and you will need to tap on the ‘+’ button under ‘Add existing Railcard’ to enter your download code and add your Railcard

    Click here for a step by step on how to add a digital Railcard to your phone.


  • I can’t find my download code
    A:

    Check your mailbox (including your junk mail) for an email from our Railcard team.

    If you still can’t find it, please click "Manage my Railcard" on the website homepage to log in to your account. Once logged in, click on ‘Details’ under your active digital 26-30 Railcard, then click on ‘Manage Digital Devices’. You will need to click on ‘Request a new code for your Railcard’ to generate a new download code. 

    Click here for a step by step on how to find your download code.


  • What happens if I lose my device?
    A:

    If you lose the device where your 26-30 Railcard was downloaded, you will need to log in to account and remove it from the lost device.

    Simply click ‘Manage my Railcard’ on the website homepage to log in to your account. Once logged in, click on ‘Details’ under your active 26-30 Railcard, then click on ‘Manage Digital Devices’ and select the device you want to remove.  Once you have removed one device on your account, please click ‘Request a new code for your Railcard’ to generate a new download code. You can now use this new download code to add your 26-30 Railcard to a new device.

    Please note that you can only store your digital Railcard on a maximum of 2 devices.


  • How quickly will I get my new digital Railcard?
    A:

    In most cases, your digital 26-30 Railcard will be available to use straight away. A download code will be sent to your registered email address, along with instructions on how to download your digital 26-30 Railcard.


  • How can I remove my Railcard from an existing device?
    A:

    Please go to ‘Manage my Railcard’ on the website homepage to log in to your account. Once logged in, click on ‘Details’ under your active 26-30 Railcard, then click on ‘Manage Digital Devices’ and select the device you want to dissociate or remove. You will need to click on ‘Request a new code for your Railcard’ to generate a new download code to add your 26-30 Railcard to a new device.


  • Why can’t I add my Railcard to another device?
    A:

    You can add your Railcard onto a maximum of two devices at any point in time.

    If you want to add it a third, you will need to remove it from one of your existing devices through your account.

    Simply click ‘Manage my Railcard’ on the website homepage to log in to your account.  Once logged in, click on ‘Details’ under your active 26-30 Railcard, then click on ‘Manage Digital Devices’ and select the device you want to remove. Once you have removed one device on your account, please click ‘Request a new code for your Railcard’ to generate a new download code. You can now use this new download code to add your 26-30 Railcard to a new device.


  • What happens if I have no battery or can’t show my Railcard?
    A:

    If you don’t have any battery life, or have forgotten your device, it won't be possible to check that your Railcard discount is valid.

    You could be asked to buy a single ticket for your journey, or be issued with a Penalty Fare.

    If you do get caught out while travelling, you can make one claim a year to be refunded for any extra fare or penalty you incur.

    For a list of train companies in Great Britain, and their details, click here.


  • How can I buy a 26-30 Railcard?
    A:

    You can buy your 26-30 Railcard online only.

    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.


  • How can I change my personal details if I am an online Railcard customer
    A:

    Please click "Manage my Railcard" on the website homepage to log in to your account. Once logged in, on the top right of your account summary page, please click on your ‘Menu Profile’ and select ‘Personal Details’. You will be given the option to update or change your personal details, including your address.

    Or you can also click on https://secure.railcard.co.uk/account/personal-details, enter your log in details and the ‘Manage Personal Details’ page will show. You can now change or update your personal details including your address.


  • Can I buy a 26-30 Railcard at a rail station?
    A:

    No. The 26-30 Railcard is only be available to purchase online via our website.


  • Can I buy a 26-30 Railcard for another person?
    A:

    Yes, you can buy a 26-30 Railcard for another person online as long as they are aged between 26 and 30 years old and have a valid passport, driving licence or National Identity card and a digital passport-style photo.

    To buy the Railcard, please click ‘Buy Now’ on the website homepage to get started. When you get to the question, "Who is the Railcard being purchased for?" select " The Railcard is for someone else" and follow the instructions on the screen to continue with your purchase. You will also be asked to register if you do not already have an account or log in using your registered email address and password. A passport-style photo of the person you are buying on behalf will also be required.


  • The system says my passport is “invalid”. What can I do?
    A:

    We accept machine readable passport number from all countries except for those issued in the Philippines and Bangladesh prior to 2010. So, if you have a valid passport your passport code should work.
     
    When inputting your passport details into the system please ensure you are entering all characters including each chevron “<” where it appears on your passport. You will need to input:

    • 10 digits or characters into the first box
    • three letters in the second box identifying your nationality
    • seven digits in the third box
    • an F or M identifying your gender in the fourth box
    • seven digits in the fifth box
    • the last two digits of your passport code in the sixth box. If you only have one digit in this section, please add a 0 in front of it. 


    If all the above information is correct and the system says that your number is still invalid, please check that the information you have supplied on the Cardholder Details page is correct. You must:

    • use your full name as it is shown on your passport. Do not use any shortened version of your name (for example, “Bob” when you are “Robert” on your passport)
    • put your personal name in the “Your First Name” field and your family name in the “Your Surname” field
    • make sure that your gender is as it is shown on your passport

  • How do I make a complaint?
    A:

    In the first instance please contact Railcard Customer Services who will endeavour to resolve any issues that you have. 

    We're open from 07:00am to 22:00pm everyday of the year except for Christmas day.  You can:

    Email us:         railcardhelp@nationalrail.co.uk

    Call us on:       0345 3000 250

    Write to:       National Railcards
                          PO Box 10776
                          Ashby-de-la-Zouch
                          LE65 9FA

     

    If you are not satisfied with the resolution we give, you are entitled to contact:

    www.transportfocus.org.uk/help/rail-complaints

    http://ec.europa.eu/odr/


  • I wear a burka or a niqab – will I have to show my face in the photograph?
    A:

    All customers must provide a photograph. The photo should have been taken with nothing covering the outline of eyes, nose or mouth. The rail industry applies the same rules as the DVLA and Passport Agency, so photos with a person wearing a full facial burka / niqab (a veil that covers the face) are not acceptable. If a member of rail staff is unable to validate that the person on your Railcard is you, the Train Companies reserve the right to charge you the full price Standard Single fare for your journey as if no ticket was purchased before starting the journey and in some cases a Penalty Fare.


  • I am aged between 26 and 30 years old, how do I renew my Railcard?
    A:

    You can renew your 26-30 Railcard online within 30 days before it expired and before your 31st birthday.

    Simply click ‘Renew my Railcard’ on the website homepage, enter your log in details, click on ‘Renew’ under your expired or soon to expired Railcard and follow the instruction on the screen. ‘Digital’ will be selected as the default choice under ‘Choose the type of Railcard you would like’ section.


  • What do I do if I'm a mature student?
    A:

    If you are aged 26-30 years old and still in full-time education, you can choose whether to buy a 26-30 Railcard, or buy a 16-25 Railcard as a mature student.

    Mature students who are over the age of 30, can only choose the 26-30 Railcard option.


  • I couldn’t show my Railcard on a journey and have been issued a full-fare! What can I do?
    A:

    If you get caught out while travelling, you can make one claim a year, to be compensated for a penalty you’ve incurred. To do this, you will need to visit the website of the train company who issued the penalty and contact their customer service centre.

    Please click here for the list of all train companies in Great Britain and their contact details.


  • I haven't received my download code yet
    A:

    Please go to "Manage my Railcard" on the website homepage to log in to your account. Once logged in, click on ‘Details’ under your active 26-30 Railcard, then click on ‘Manage Digital Devices’ to request a new download code. You will need to click on ‘Request a new code for your Railcard’ to generate a new download code. If the problem persists, please contact the customer services team on 0345 3000 250.

    Click here for the step by step guide on how to generate a new download code.


  • Why doesn’t my download code work?
    A:

    If your download code isn’t working, it is likely that it has expired or has been used to activate your Railcard on too many devices. You can only store your 26-30 Railcard on a maximum of 2 devices, so you may need to remove it from an existing device to add it to a new one.

    You will need to click "Manage my Railcard" on the website homepage to log in to your account. Once logged in, click on ‘Details’ under your active 26-30 Railcard, then click on ‘Manage Digital Devices’ to request a new download code or manage the number of devices your Railcard is on. Once you have removed one device on your account, please click ‘Request a new code for your Railcard’ to generate a new download code. You can now use this new download code to add your 26-30 Railcard to a new device. If the problem persists, please contact the customer services team on 0345 3000 250.

    Click here for the step by step guide on how to generate a new download code.


  • Which train companies give Railcard discounts?
    A:

    Your Railcard is accepted by all the Train Companies who operate Passenger Railway Services within England, Scotland and Wales. 

    Railcards do not give discounts on Eurostar services, Charter services, and Heritage Railways unless state otherwise.


  • The system won't accept my driving licence - can you help?
    A:

    If you are using a driving licence to apply, please make sure that the name you use to apply for your Railcard is typed into your application in exactly the same format in which it is shown on your driving licence.

    This means that if an apostrophe or hyphen in your name has been left out of your name on your driving licence you need to leave it out of the name you use for your Railcard.

    For example, if your name is “O’brian” and it is shown as “Obrian” (without the apostrophe) on your driving licence, then you should type it as “Obrian” in your Railcard application.


  • Can I use my Railcard on any Train Company?
    A:

    Your Railcard is accepted by all the Train Companies who operate Passenger Railway Services within England, Scotland and Wales. 

    Railcards do not give discounts on Eurostar services, Charter services, and Heritage Railways unless state otherwise. 


  • Can I get a refund or extension if I have been unable to use my Railcard during lockdown?
    A:

    Unfortunately no. After careful consideration, the government has confirmed to us that Railcards will remain non-refundable and will not be extended. Refunding or extending Railcards would come at a significant cost to the taxpayer, at a time when the focus must be on maintaining rail services to support the country’s recovery from the pandemic. Please rest assured that this decision hasn’t been taken lightly and was made at the highest level.


  • What happens if I don’t have reception or I am offline?
    A:

    Railcard are available offline for a period of up to 72 hours. The Railcard app on your device will continue to show your digital 26-30 Railcard as long as your mobile device has connected to the internet at some point within the last 72 hours. However, you will need an internet connection to buy the digital 26-30 Railcard or add it to a new device.


  • How do I unblock my Railcard?
    A:

    You will need to contact our customer support team on 0345 3000 250 so that we can better understand the activity that has caused your Railcard to be blocked.

    If appropriate, they will be able to help you get back online with your Railcard.


  • Can I use my Railcard on the date of expiry?
    A:

    Yes. Your Railcard is valid up until and including the date shown on your Railcard.


  • I am having trouble uploading my photo for my 26-30 Railcard – what can I do?
    A:

    We're sorry that you've experienced problems whilst uploading a photograph. There can be a number of causes of this - some of which are difficult to diagnose. We’ve compiled a list of trouble-shooting tips that you can try before contacting us:

    • Retry the photo upload. Close your web browser before restarting it and logging in again

     

    • Enable JavaScript on your web browser. Your web browser may be configured in a way that it makes uploading the photo more difficult (such as. having the JavaScript disabled).  Please check your settings and ensure that JavaScript is enabled

     

    • Make sure you have up-to-date web browser software. Although our website supports the top browsers (such as Internet Explorer, Chrome, Safari, Mozilla Firefox and Opera), some older versions of these browsers are more likely to cause problems uploading image files to our website. Try updating your web browser to the latest version, or try a different web browser/computer

     

    • Make sure your image is 5 megabytes (5Mb) in size or less. We accept images up to 5Mb in size but the smaller the file the better - it will take less time to transfer to our servers. Crop your photograph before uploading and/or reduce the quality but be careful - the picture still needs to be clear enough to print on the Railcard

     

    • Check that your internet service provider (ISP) is not experiencing problems. These are often difficult to detect but if other websites are unusually slow (especially noticeable when downloading images), then your ISP may be having network issues or might be congested. You may want to check with your ISP by visiting their 'service status' webpage

    If you have done all the above and are still experiencing problems, then please call us on 0345 3000 250.


  • I have a promotion code to use towards the cost of my Railcard – it is not working. What can I do?
    A:

    Please check that you have read each character of the code correctly. We do try to use codes that are easy to read, but occasionally applicants might confuse,

    the letter “I” with the number “1”
    the letter “O” with the number “0” (zero)
    the letter “S” with the number “5”.

    If any of these characters appear in your code, please try their alternatives. If this does not work, please call us on 0345 3000 250 and we will be able to check the status of the code you have.


  • I can’t find my year of birth in the drop-down menu in the “Your Date of Birth” section of the application. What can I do?
    A:

    To buy this Railcard, you must be aged 26 - 30 years old. The range of birth dates for applicants is set to those eligible to the Railcard.


  • Why would the taxpayers have to pay for a Railcard refund or extension?
    A:

    Due to the pandemic far fewer people have been travelling by train. This means that the government is offering additional financial backing to the rail industry so that services keep running to support the economy.


  • Can I buy a 3-year 26-30 Railcard?
    A:

    The 26-30 Railcard is only available for 1 year.


  • What is an acceptable image to use for my Railcard photograph?
    A:

    The image should be a good recognisable likeness of you.

    We prefer colour pictures but black and white images are acceptable. Your head and shoulders should be in close-up, with your face clearly visible and filling approximately 70% of the frame (in the same way it would for a passport or driving licence). The image must be in sharp focus.

    Please make sure that your face is not obscured by hats or hair.

    The file of your photo must be either a .jpg, .bmp, or a .gif and must not exceed 5MB with a resolution of at least 300dpi. We will reject photos if they are not appropriate and ask you for a more suitable image.


  • Is my phone compatible for a digital Railcard?
    A:

    The Railcard App is available to download from the Apple Store and the Google Play store.

    The App is only compatible with devices that have the following software: Apple iOS 10 and above and Android 4.1 and above.

    The Railcard app is not compatible with Windows Phones.


  • Why can’t the train companies pay for the extension?
    A:

    Due to the pandemic fewer people have been travelling by train. Funding is currently being used to keep services running to support the economy. 
     


  • Can I use my Railcard on Sleeper Trains?
    A:

    GWR's Night Riveria Sleeper service (between London and the West of England): There are no discounts on Sleeper package products. If you buy a valid train ticket for your journey with a Railcard discount, you can then purchase a Sleeper berth supplement. There is no Railcard discount on the berth supplement.

    Caledonian Sleeper service (between Scotland and London): Discounts don't apply on tickets for travel in Sleeper or Seated accommodation with a route Caledonian Sleeper only. See Caledonian Sleeper website for further information on fares and tickets. 


  • How much is a 26-30 Railcard?
    A: A one-year Railcard costs £30

  • Why is the title "Mx" not available when I come to make payment?
    A: If you have given your title as "Mx" during the application process then this will be shown on your Railcard and in all correspondence that we have with you. However, the secure payment process is delivered by our Payment Provider and we are only able to offer the range of titles that it provides.

  • I am getting the message "Internal Server Error" during the application process. What can I do?
    A:

    The “Internal Server Error” message is a generic error message which relates to issues to do with the way your browser is interfacing with the Railcard website. Sometimes this problem can occur if you are using compatibility mode in Internet Explorer (versions IE10 and lower). 

    In Internet Explorer 10 you can click the compatibility mode button to switch it on or off.

    In Internet Explorer 11 there is no compatibility mode button so to access the Compatibility settings you will need to click on the Settings icon. In the menu that is subsequently displayed you will find “Compatibility View Settings” – click this. In the Settings panel that displays, make sure that railcard.co.uk is not the box entitled, “Websites you’ve added to compatibility view”.  If it is please click on the entry and click the remove button, then click to close it.


  • Can I use a provisional driving licence to prove my age online?
    A: Yes. Provisional driving licences can be used to demonstrate your age to our online system.

  • What methods of payment are accepted?
    A:

    We accept online payment via credit and debit cards. The cards accepted are: Visa, Visa Debit, Visa Electron, MasterCard, MasterCard Debit, Maestro and Solo.

    We cannot accept American Express or Diner's Club.


  • Can I use the Railcard to travel anywhere?
    A:

    YES! It is valid yo travel throughout Great Britain so you can use the Railcard to buy tickets anywhere across the National Rail network.


  • Who can buy the Railcard?
    A:

    If you’re aged between 26 and 30 you can get one.


  • Can you get a 26-30 Railcard when you’re 31?
    A:

    No. You must be between 26-30 to buy a 1-year 26-30 Railcard.

    You can buy it up to and including the day before your 31st birthday and keep using it until its expiry date.


  • I am aged between 26 and 30 years old. My current Railcard is due to expire just after my 31st birthday - can I renew it early?
    A:

    No. You will not be able to renew a Railcard if its date of issue is after your 31st birthday.

    However, you can still buy another 26-30 Railcard by setting up another account using an alternative address and making your purchase just before your 31st birthday.

    We will not be able to refund you for any over-lapping period of validity between the two Railcards.


  • Can I use the Railcard in Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland?
    A:

    Railcards can be used for rail discounts in the area known as Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales). They cannot be used for rail travel in either in Northern Ireland nor the Republic of Ireland.

    If you live in the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland you can buy a Railcard to use for travelling in Scotland, Wales or England. For more information on concessionary rail travel schemes in Northern Ireland please see www.translink.co.uk  or the Republic of Ireland please see www.irishrail.ie.


  • Will I receive the Railcard discount on any chargeable items I take on the train with me?
    A:

    The Railcard discount does not cover charges on various articles or animals.

    For details about which items carry a charge, and details of the charges, please call National Rail Enquiries on 03457 48 49 50


  • Can I get a discount on Season tickets and period Travelcards with a Railcard?
    A: No, we’re sorry but the Railcard gives no discount on these types of ticket.

  • Can I reserve my seat if booking a ticket in advance?
    A:

    Yes, providing that there are reservations available on the service on which you are travelling. Many train companies will allow you to reserve a seat free of charge on longer distance journeys.

    Please check with the local ticket office staff before buying tickets.


  • Can I use my Railcard to buy tickets for other people?
    A: No. The Railcard is for your use only, and provides discounts only on tickets bought for your own use. It does not cover anyone accompanying you.

  • Can I use my Railcard to buy my ticket on the train rather than at a station?
    A:

    Only if there is no ticket office, or the ticket office is closed and there is no ticket machine available to buy your discounted ticket at the station at which you began your journey.  If this is the case you can buy your discounted ticket from ontrain staff.

    Otherwise, if ticket facilities were available at the station you could be charged the full price Standard Single fare.




Can't find an answer? 

If the answer to your question is not in the above or you are having problems purchasing your Railcard, you can contact us

Train Companies

If you have any questions concerning rail ticket prices or journey planning, National Rail Enquiries will be happy to help you.

If you have any comments about a specific rail journey please contact the train company that provides the service. To find their contact details see the list of Train Operating Companies