26-30 Railcard

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26-30 Railcard

Benefits of the 26-30 Railcard

1/3 off Rail Fares

With the 26-30 Railcard, you can enjoy a 1/3 discount on most rail fares across the UK. This includes Standard Anytime, Off-Peak, and Advance tickets.

Discounted Travel in London

The 26-30 Railcard provides a 1/3 discount on off-peak pay-as-you-go fares, daily caps, and off-peak travelcards for travel within the London fare zones, including the London Underground (the Tube).

Digital Railcard

The digital 26-30 Railcard is available on TrainPal, which can be stored on your smartphone or tablet, making it easy to access your Railcard anytime, anywhere.

Save 1/3 on the National Rail Services With the 26-30 Railcard

The 26-30 Railcard is a railcard designed for millennials, Gen Zs, graduates, young professionals, mature students, and commuters. It offers discounted fares to support you for commuting, visiting friends and family,attending weddings or special events, going on weekend getaways or city breaks, and travelling for leisure or vacation.
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26-30 Railcard Cost

£30 for one year, £70 for three years
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26-30 Railcard Discounts

1/3 off train fares
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26-30 Railcard Eligibility

Everyone aged 26-30

Ticket Types and Time Restrictions of the 26-30 Railcard

The 26-30 Railcard Discount Is Applicable to These Train Ticket Types

Standard and Season tickets

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

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 trips made on National Rail, London Underground and Docklands Light Railway

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

Other Travels

Most Rail Rovers fares

PLUSBUS tickets

Link Your 26-30 Railcard to the Oyster Card

You can have your Railcard discount added to an Oyster card, which will allow you to save one-third on single off-peak pay-as-you-go fares when travelling on London Underground and Docklands Light Railway services in London.

To Add the Railcard Discount:

You must have registered your Oyster card in your name,

you can go to a London Underground station and request a staff to set it up for you,

alternatively, you can also get the discount added at Oyster Ticket Shops or Visitor Centres.

Benefits of Buying the 26-30 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 26-30 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 26-30 Railcard

What Is the Difference Between 16-25 Railcard and 26-30 Railcards?

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There's not much difference. They offer the same discount. 16-25 railcards are generally used for student travel, while 26-30 railcards are used for workers. In addition,the railcard for those over 25 will not include discounts for Caledonian Sleeper tickets.

Can I Get a Railcard if I Am a Mature Student?

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Yes. You need to complete a Mature Student Application form to submit the application. Alternatively, 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.

Can I Use My 26-30 Railcard for Someone Else?

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No. The 26-30 Railcard is for your use only, and provides discounts only on tickets bought for your own use.

Is 26-30 Railcard Only Off-Peak?

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No. The 26-30 Railcard can be used with Anytime, Off-Peak, Super Off-Peak, and Advance train tickets.

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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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