26-30 railcard


If you’re aged between 26 and 30, get yourself one of the new national Railcards and enjoy cheaper train travel. The new Railcards now means that you can get up to 1/3 off rail tickets for journeys up and down the UK.

When is the 26 to 30 Railcard Available?

The Railcard is available now. Anyone aged between 26 and 30 can get one immediately. You’re eligible for one any time before your 31st birthday. 

All you need to do is apply online and download the Railcard app. You’ll then be able to enjoy cheaper train travel straightaway against a range of fares including off Peak, Anytime and Advanced purchase tickets.

How much does the Millennial Railcard cost?

The 26 – 30 Railcard costs just £30 and gives you a discount of up to 34% on your train journeys. You can purchase it here

This is the first Railcard that is only available online. To get yours, you’ll need: 

• A valid passport or UK driving licence 
• A digital passport-style photo, saved to your tablet, smartphone or computer 
• A debit or credit card 
• The Railcard app 

When can I use the 26 – 30 Railcard?

You can use it when purchasing most standard class rail tickets for travel around the UK. It will be valid for one year from the date you bought it. 

If you plan to use it for journeys between 04.30 and 10.00 on weekdays, you will have to pay a minimum fare of £12 before you receive any discount. Any weekday journeys that start after 10.00 or anytime at weekends and Bank Holidays will receive the full discount. 

Tickets must be purchased before travel in order to receive the discount.

For regular weekday travel at peak times, the best way to save on fares may be to purchase a season ticket. The Railcard won’t secure you a discount on a season ticket, however. 

You can use your Railcard to purchase tickets for travel at any time at the weekend or on a public holiday and won’t be subject to the £12 minimum fare. 

What do I do if I’ve lost my 26 to 30 Railcard? 

This is the first digital-only Railcard. It means once you purchase it online it will be downloaded to the Railcard app on your smartphone. The real benefit of this is that as soon as you’ve paid for it and downloaded it you can begin to enjoy 34% off train travel, without having to wait for it in the post. 

This also ensures that you won’t have to deal with the situation of losing a paper Railcard and having to reapply for it. 

If you lose your smartphone or it runs out of battery while you are travelling you can swap your Railcard to an app on another mobile device. This could be a friend’s smartphone when travelling together, or a replacement smartphone for the one you’ve lost. 

When it comes to renewing your Railcard for another year, all you need to do is: 
• Log into the Railcard app
• Click Renew 
• Check all of your details are correct 
• Pay 

Learn more about the cheap train tickets available from TransPennine Express and how you can make the most of your Millennial Railcard.




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