What is the 26-30 Railcard?

If you are aged 26-30 the National Rail 26-30 Railcard will save you 1/3 on leisure journeys across Britain for just £30 a year.

It is the first digital-only Railcard and it's 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. If your phone runs out of battery or gets lost it can be swapped to another mobile device.

The Railcard costs just £30 so after just three or four trips the card will have paid for itself. In fact, you could save an average of £125 a year.

Click here to find out more about minimum fares and where and when you can use your Railcard.


The story so far

Originally piloted in East Anglia on 6th December 2017, the trial was extended nationwide on 13th March 2018 to gather additional insights to ensure the National Rail 26-30 Railcard was the right product our customers.


Love stats? We’ve got some for you:

  • 5,174 people participated in the surveys
  • Based on initial finding the National Rail 26-30 Railcard users will save an average of £125 a year
  • Users on average took approx. 6 leisure journeys a month
  • Users travel an average of 400 miles with their National Rail 26-30 Railcard discount
  • Those buying a Railcard will join more than 4 million existing Railcard customers who save themselves over £600m a year


You can also update your details here.


Don't forget you must be able to show your digital Railcard when buying tickets and travelling.

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