Skip to main content

Family and friends railcard

Four adults and four children under 16 can get a third-off adult fares and 60% off child fares on many rail journeys.

You don't need to always travel together, but you do need to be with at least one child to get a discounted fare. You don’t need to be related.

The costs and the benefits

The railcard costs £30 for one year, or £70 for three years. That's the total cost, not what you each pay.

It gives you one-third off adult fares and 60 per cent off child fares on a wide range of train tickets across Britain, including:

  • 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 and first class advance
  • Most rail rover and ranger fares

Buy a railcard

The quickest and easiest way to buy a railcard is online.

You'll need:

  • an email address
  • a debit or credit card.

Buy online on the Family and Friends Railcards website.

You can also buy a railcard at a railway station ticket office, or over the phone.

Find out how to buy a railcard like this on the Family & Friends Railcard website

Keep your electronic or paper receipt in case you lose your card.

Renew your railcard

You can renew your railcard one month before it is due to run out.

Renew it online on the Family & Friends Railcard website.

If you lose your railcard

If you still have your original electronic or paper receipt, take it to any staffed railway station to get a new card. It will cost you £10 to replace.

If you have lost the receipt, you will need to get a new card at the full price, following the steps in 'Buy a railcard' above.