Every quid counts when you’re a student. Whether you find yourself shipping off half-way across the country, need to get home to raid your parents’ fridge or just want to explore.

A 16-25 Railcard can save you 1/3 on your rail fare. That averages out at £161 of free money a year.

Here’s everything you need to know about getting your paws on a 16-25 Railcard and how to use it on our trains.
Student Railcards

How much is a 16-25 Railcard?

  • Student Railcard cost: £30 a year
  • 3-year Student Railcard price: £70

Student Railcard

Who's it for?

  • It’s available to people aged 16-25 or anyone over 25 and in full-time education.
  • There’s a £12 minimum fare for journeys that start between 4.30am-10am on weekdays. This excludes Advance fares. This minimum fare doesn’t apply on Public Holidays or throughout July and August.
  • Your Railcard can’t be loaned or given to anyone else.
  • Terms and conditions apply

Offers and rewards

Discounted travel is all well and good, but what about what you do when you get there? Your 16-25 Railcard discount includes a lot more than just getting you from A to B.

Virgin Experience Days

Save 20% on Virgin Experience Days

Gourmet Society

Get 2 months’ free access to the Gourmet Society Restaurant app


Save money on meals out

Theatre tickets

Get up to 60% off theatre tickets

YHA Membership

Get a year’s YHA Membership for just £1


How to get a 16-25 Railcard

Life moves fast, so hop to it and get your Railcard in just three easy steps:

Swing by the Student Railcard site

Click 'buy now' and create an account

Come back, get booking and make a saving. Easy.

Ways to save

Squeeze even more from your pound with some of our epic ways to save.
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From Advance, Off-Peak and Anytime, get help choosing the right ticket.

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Group travel

Group travel tickets

You could save up to 20% when travelling with the whole gang.

Group travel

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Booking for 10 or more? to make sure you get the best possible price for your journey, go to our group travel page.

Groups of 3-9 people can save by using our group tool.