Senior Railcards are available for anyone over the age of 60. There's a small fee, but it'll save you a third off all your your rail adventures whether you're a standard or first class traveller. And with a range of partners signed up as well, you can save money on everything from dining out to holidays to west end shows.
How old do I need to be to qualify?
You can apply for a Senior Railcard if you are aged 60 and over. You can buy one up to two weeks before your 60th birthday if you buy online, but it’ll only be valid from your birthday onwards. If you buy from a station, you have to be 60 or over on the day you do it.
How do I get a Senior Railcard?
Applying for a card is easy and you can either do it online or by visiting your local rail station. To apply online you’ll need a credit or debit card and either a valid passport or driving license to prove your age. If you are buying at a rail station, you could also use your birth certificate.
You can also call the telesales service on 0345 3000 250 between 7am and 10pm every day, except Christmas Day. Calls are charged at the national rate.
What discounts do I receive?
A Senior Railcard gets you a third off most standard and first class rail fares. There are no limits to the number of times you can use your ticket, but there are some restrictions on the times you can travel. For instance, the card enables you to get discounted 'anytime', 'off-peak' and 'advance' fares but you aren’t able to use it between two stations in the London and South East areas during peak times (before 9am). The card also doesn’t apply to season tickets or Eurostar tickets.
How much does it cost?
A one year card costs £30 per person. You can also buy a card for 3 years, the cost of which is £70.
Purchasing a Senior Railcard also entitles you to money off other products and services including hotels, restaurants, theatre trips and entertainment.