Travelling with a child aged 5-15?


Two adults can be named as cardholders on your Family and Friends Railcard.  You don't need to travel together but you do need to be travelling with at least one child between the ages of 5 and 15 to be eligible for the discount.  What's more, up to four adults and four children can travel on the same card and receive the savings.  You don’t need to be related either, so it’s great for big fun days out.


The great news is that if you’re with kids under 5, they travel completely free. Each adult can have up to two ‘under 5s’ with them. But if there’s only one child in the group and they’re under 5, you’ll need to buy them a child ticket to be eligible for the Family & Friends discount. And remember that all child fares are subject to a £1 minimum fare.


If your little one turns 16 before your 1-year Family & Friends Railcard runs out, they can still travel at the discounted child fare for as long as the card is still valid.


If you’ve got a 3-year Railcard and your child turns 16 before it runs out, they can carry on travelling at the discounted child rate until the day before they turn 17.


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