16-25 Railcard

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16-25 Railcard

Benefits of the 16-25 Railcard

1/3 off Rail Fares

You can enjoy a 1/3 discount on most rail fares across the UK. This includes Anytime, Off-Peak, and Advance tickets.

Discounted Travel in London

The 16-25 Railcard provides a 1/3 discount on travels within the London fare zones, including the London Underground (the Tube) and certain National Rail services.

Digital Railcard

You can store the digital Railcard on your smartphone using the TrainPal app. This makes it convenient and easy to access your Railcard anytime, anywhere.

Save 1/3 on the National Rail Services With the 16-25 Railcard

The 16-25 Railcard, also known as the “Young Persons Railcard”, helps young adults, students, graduates, mature students and young professionals save money on train travel. It offers discounted fares to support you for commuting, weekend trips, day trips to popular tourist destinations, and study or research trips.
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16-25 Railcard Cost

£30 for one year
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16-25 Railcard Discounts

1/3 off train fares
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16-25 Railcard Eligibility

Everyone aged 16-25 and mature students

Ticket Types and Time Restrictions of the 16-25 Railcard

The 16-25 Railcard Discount Is Applicable to These Train Ticket Types

Standard and First Class

Standard Anytime tickets (Day, Single or Return)

Standard Off-Peak (Day, Single and Return)

Standard Super Off-Peak tickets (Day, Single and Return)

Standard and First Class Advance (You must book the tickets before the travel)

Around London

Oyster Cards

Anytime Day Travelcard Zones 1-9 when purchased as part of a ticket to London from outside the London Zones area. Please note that a minimum fare of £21.50 applies

Gatwick Express, Stansted Express and Heathrow Express

Other Travels

PLUSBUS tickets

Most Rail Rover fares

The 16-25 Railcard for Mature Students

The 16-25 Railcard, also known as the "Young Persons Railcard," is available to individuals aged 16 to 25, including mature students who are over 25 and meet the eligibility criteria.

To apply for a 16-25 Railcard as a mature student, you will typically need to provide proof of eligibility. This may include a valid student ID card, or other proof of enrollment as a mature student.

If you're a full-time student between the ages of 26 and 30, you have the option to apply for the {26-30 Railcard} and enjoy a discount of 1/3 on the most rail fares across the UK.

Benefits of Buying the 16-25 Railcard With TrainPal

Simplify Your Travel

Get Railcards and tickets in one app. You can manage your train tickets and Railcards in your TrainPal Account. No need to switch between apps or search for your physical Railcard.

Use Without Worries

A digital Railcard can be stored in your TrainPal Account, so you never have to worry about forgetting or losing it. It is protected by a PIN or password, which helps to prevent unauthorised use.

Instant Access

You can purchase a digital Railcard with TrainPal at any time, and it can be used immediately after purchase.

Environmentally Friendly

Digital Railcards eliminate the need for paper-based tickets, which reduces waste and helps to protect the environment.

How To Use a Digital 16-25 Railcard on TrainPal?

Download TrainPal App and follow 6 easy steps to enjoy with your Railcard.

Open the TrainPal App and click "Railcard" at the bottom of the homepage
Step 1
Open the TrainPal App and click "Railcard" at the bottom of the homepage
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Sign in to your TrainPal account on the app and select a Railcard that best suits you.
Step 2
Sign in to your TrainPal account on the app and select a Railcard that best suits you.
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Choose "Buy alone", enter your first and last name (and date of birth), apply your promocode to enjoy the discount.
Step 3
Choose "Buy alone", enter your first and last name (and date of birth), apply your promocode to enjoy the discount.
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Upload a digital passport-style photo for your Railcard from your phone, some cards also require verification of your ID
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Upload a digital passport-style photo for your Railcard from your phone, some cards also require verification of your ID
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You’ll find your Railcard in the Account tab of the app. Please make sure you're signed into the app with the same account you used to buy your Railcard
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You’ll find your Railcard in the Account tab of the app. Please make sure you're signed into the app with the same account you used to buy your Railcard
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Enter your departure and arrival station, select the start date of your ticket and the number of people travelling, then add your new Railcard to use.
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Enter your departure and arrival station, select the start date of your ticket and the number of people travelling, then add your new Railcard to use.

FAQs About the 16-25 Railcard

Can 2 People Travel on a 16-25 Railcard?

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No. The 16-25 Railcard is for your use only, and provides discounts only on tickets bought for your own use. It does not cover anyone accompanying you. You can apply for a Two Together Railcard to enjoy a 1/3 off with your friend.

How Quickly Can I Get a Digital 16-25 Railcard?

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Applying for a digital Railcard online can be a relatively quick process. Once you have completed the application and provided the necessary documentation, you can purchase a digital Railcard with TrainPal at any time and activate it immediately after purchasing the UK rail tickets.

What Happens to My 16-25 Railcard When I Turn 26?

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It will expire. Therefore, please remember to renew your 16-25 Railcard before your 26th birthday. If your current Railcard is set to expire after your 26th birthday, you will not be eligible for renewal unless you are a mature student.

Can You Use 16-25 Railcards on the London Underground (the Tube)?

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Yes. Your 16-25 Railcard gives you discounts on the Tube, DLR, London Overground, Elizabeth line and National Rail services.

How To Get a 16-25 Railcard Discount on Oyster?

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You typically need to link your Railcard to your Oyster card. This can usually be done by visiting a ticket office at a London Underground station or a National Rail station in London. You will need to provide your Railcard and Oyster card, and the staff will assist you in applying the discount.

Can My Friend Use My 16-25 Railcard?

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No. The 16-25 Railcard is for your use only, and provides discounts only on tickets bought for your own use.

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Frequently asked questions

What are digital Railcards?

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Digital Railcards which allow you to purchase discounted tickets for eligible train services. Digital Railcards can be used to save money on tickets. We welcome the use of eligible digital Railcards when you are buying your train tickets with us. These can be applied to your purchase within our booking service. There are a number of digital Railcards that you can use in Great Britain.

How do I use a Railcard?

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Once you've purchased a Railcard using the TrainPal app, tap "Download" to store your Railcard on your device. After applying your Railcard to a booking, sign in to your account and show your Railcard to the train conductor when asked. If you purchased a Railcard from another platform, carry it with you and show it when asked.

What happens if I lose my device?

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In the unfortunate scenario where you lose your device, you can simply download your digital Railcard to a new device.

How do I renew my Railcard online?

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It's super easy! If your Railcard is expiring in the next 30 Days, or has already expired you will see a button to "Renew" in TrainPal APP. Click on "Renew" and follow the steps, you can renew your Railcard with a couple of clicks. You won't need to type in your ID number or upload your photo again ( except for Two Together Railcard holder want to change the second card holder).

How do I add a Railcard?

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Regardless of whether your Railcard was purchased from TrainPal or another platform, you can add it when searching for tickets.

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

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

Why has my Railcard been blocked?

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If we detect suspicious activity on your Railcard, it will be blocked until we have had the chance to speak to you.
During this period, your Railcard will no longer be valid for travel.
If your Railcard has been blocked, you will need to contact us so that we can better understand the activity that has caused your Railcard to be blocked.
Please follow these four easy steps:
Step 1: Login to our app
Step 2: Find your blocked Railcard.
Step 3: Select ‘Contact us’.
Step 4: Describe your circumstances and submit.

Am I eligible to renew my Railcard?

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Senior/Network/Family Railcards: You can renew your Railcard if the card status is Action or Expired.
16-17 Saver: If you are still 17, you can renew your 16-17 Saver online. Your 16-17 Saver will be valid up until the day before your 18th birthday.However, if you are approaching your 18th birthday, then you may want to consider purchasing the 16-25 Railcard as it may provide you discounts for a longer period.
16-25 Railcard: You can renew your Railcard if the valid date of your current card is before your 26th Birthday. If you are not aged 16-25 currently, you are not eligible to renew 16-25 Railcard. However, you can consider phurchase a 26-30 Railcards.
26-31 Railcard: You can renew your Railcard if the valid date of your current card is before your 31th Birthday. If you are not aged 26-31 currently,you are not eligible to renew 26-30 Railcard. However, you can consider phurchase Two Together, Family or Network Railcards.

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