When can I use my Railcard?


Your Family & Friends Railcard gets you 1/3 off Standard Anytime, Off-Peak and Advance adult fares, and 60% off for kids’ fares too. And because there’s no limit to the number of times you can use your Railcard, the potential for family adventures is huge.

Save on these types of tickets:

Standard Anytime and Anytime Day Singles and Returns

Standard Off-Peak and Off-Peak Day Singles and Returns

Standard Super Off-Peak and Super Off-Peak Day Singles and Returns

Standard Advance ( must be booked before you travel )

Gatwick Express, Stansted Express, Heathrow Express and Heathrow Connect Services
Off-Peak Day Travelcard Zones 1-6 (Subject to minimum fare of £8.00)

Anytime Day Travelcard Zones 1-6 when bought as part of ticket to London from outside the London Zones area (Subject to minimum fare of £17.20)

Caledonian Sleeper dedicated tickets: Standard Sleeper Seat, Standard Sleeper Berth (Twin), Standard Sleeper Berth (Solo), First Class Sleeper Berth - children save 81% on these tickets.

Some ticket types offered by individual train companies - please ask at your local station for details. 

PLUSBUS tickets
Some rail/sea journeys with Wightlink Red Funnel Ferries and Stena Line



Time Restrictions:

Your Family & Friends Railcard is NOT valid when travelling between two stations inside London and the South East area during morning peak time.

Morning off-peak services vary by route, so it's a good idea to check before buying your tickets.

Morning peak time restriction does NOT apply on public holidays.



Sorry, your Family & Friends Railcard won't be valid on:

First Class travel, except when using a First Class Upgrade at weekends (subject to availability) upon payment of the appropriate supplement

Season tickets including Travelcard Season tickets

Some Train Company specific promotional offers, including GroupSave

Eurostar tickets

Tickets for special excursion or Charter trains and some coach/bus links, including Railair services
Most London Underground and Docklands Light Railway tickets

Here you can buy or renew your Railcard, update your details and report your Railcard lost/stolen.

clock Time Restrictions

Your Railcard is not valid during the morning peak period when travelling between stations in the London and South East area.  Check locally to confirm morning peak times as these do differ.  This restriction does not apply on public holidays.

Journey Planner
Plan your journey

See how much you'll save with your Railcard.