The more the merrier. A Family & Friends Railcard will save you a 1/3 on all rail fares. That’s £117 every year (enough for felt-tip-pen-proof wallpaper?) So get the clan together, arm yourself with a Family & Friends Railcard and start enjoying all the great stuff the UK has to offer.

Here’s everything you need to know about getting hold of our Family & Friends Railcard and saving yourself some money.

How to get a Family & Friends Railcard

Group of friends using the Family & Friends Railcard

How much is a Family & Friends Railcard?

Paying full price on individual tickets for the whole family tree makes for one expensive day out. A Family & Friends Railcard gets you 1/3 off for adults and 60% off for kids.


  • Cost of a Family & Friends Railcard: £30 a year
  • 3-year Family & Friends Railcard cost: £70

Family & Friends Railcard

Who's it for?

  • Minimum group size: 1 adult card holder and 1 child
  • Maximum group size: 4 adults and 4 children (aged 5 – 15)
  • Available on Standard, Off Peak and Advance fares
  • Accompanying passengers need to travel with the Railcard holder at all times
  • Terms and conditions apply

Offers and rewards

A Family & Friends Railcard doesn’t just save you from paying an arm and a leg when you want to travel with the whole gang in tow. It gets you access to some pretty sweet deals too:

Virgin Experience Days

Save 20% on Virgin Experience Days

Haven Holiday

Save up to £50 on Haven Holiday’s

Tastecard

Save money on meals out

Hoseasons

Save on selected Lodges, Parks and Boating holidays

Theatre tickets

Get up to 60% off theatre tickets

YHA Membership

Get a year’s YHA Membership for just £10

Ways to save

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Get the right train ticket

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