16-25 Student Railcard student discount

16-25 railcard

1/3 off rail fares

16-25 Student Railcard offer a 1/3 off rail fares student discount.

The discount applies to everyone aged 16-25 years old, plus mature students. With the discount, students tend to see an average saving of up to £189 per year. The 16-25 Railcard typically pays for itself within just three journeys.

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About 16-25 Student Railcard

How does using a 16-25 Railcard work?

It's easy to use a 16-25 railcard on your train fares to get them discounted.

How to get a railcard

  • Click here to head to the 16-25 Railcard student discount page
  • Sign up for your Railcard
  • When you book travel, select that you have the 16-25 Railcard to apply the discount
  • Make sure you take your Railcard with you when you travel
  • Enjoy your savings!

What is a railcard?

It'll give you 1/3 off rail fares (off peak) to make your travel a little bit more affordable. A railcard costs just £30 for one year, or £70 for three years (saving you £20). If you spend over £90 on train fares in a year, you’ll easily make your money back.

Though there’s no student discount available on the card itself, the savings are equal to “student priced” train travel once you have one. It is sometimes referred to as the “student railcard” or the “national rail student discount”, as you can still get the 16-25 Railcard if you’re over 26 and a full-time student.

Having said that, they do offer a 16-25 railcard promo code from time to time so keep a look out on this page for updated.

A lot of students who travel a long way from home to go to university or simply enjoy travelling the country love to take advantage of this discount card, and it’s easy to see why.

Remember to watch out for special offers, as sometimes the cost of the 16-25 Railcard is reduced; we’ll list any details here and on our deals page whenever extra savings are available, too.
Most students are aware of the 16-25 Railcard. Designed to help those who travel by train around three or more times a year, this is a super popular Railcard that can quickly pay for itself.

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16-25 Railcard fare examples

You can check how much you can save directly on the 16-25 Railcard website, but to give you an idea:

  • A £42 trip from Manchester to UCL will cost you £27.70 instead
  • A £37 trip from Glasglow to Leeds University will set you back just £24.40
  • A £32.70 trip from Birmingham to Cambridge University will cost £21.55 with your Railcard

Frequently asked questions about 16-25 Railcard student discount

Check out our list of frequently asked questions about 16-25 Railcard student discount below. If you’ve got a question or query we haven’t answered about the brand, just leave a comment at the bottom of this page, or get in touch through our Facebook group where there’s a massive community of offer-loving students just like you.

Can all students get a 16-25 Railcard?

Yes. As long as you’re aged 16-25, or 26 or over but enrolled in a full-time university course, you can get the 16-25 Railcard and enjoy the discount. If you are looking to apply as a mature student, check out the details here.

Are any fares excluded from 16-25 Railcard student discount?

Your 16-25 Railcard gets you ⅓ off Standard Anytime and Off-Peak fares, as well as Standard Advance and First Class Advance fares. A full list of the types of tickets you can save on is available here.

Is there a limit on how many times I can use my 16-25 Railcard student discount?

Nope! You can use it again, and again, until expiry. There is no limit to the number of times you can use it to save on your rail fares.

Is there a 16-25 railcard promo code?

There isn't currently a promo code for discount on the railcard but they do offer them every now and then. We'll update this page with deals when they do.

How can I link my railcard to my Oyster card?

Did you know that you can also save on off-peak Tube journeys with your railcard, at no extra cost? All you have to do is take your railcard (digital or physical) to a London Tube station and ask one of the members of staff to link it for you. They'll take you to one of the ticket machines and enter the expiry of your railcard in - so you'll have discounted off-peak travel for the duration of your railcard.

16-25 Railcard partner offers

Once you have a 16-25 Railcard, you can take advantage of a wide range of partner offers too, allowing you to save on days out, theatre trips, hotels and more.

Example partner offers include:

  • Free grüum shampoo bar, worth £8
  • 5% off bookings at cottages.com
  • 5% off Hoseasons lodges, parks and boating breaks
  • Savings at over 6,000 restaurants with Gourmet Society
  • Free 3-month tastecard membership
  • Save on sightseeing tours
  • 20% off Virgin Experience Days
  • Up to 50% off theatre tickets
  • A year’s YHA membership for £5 (75% off)
  • and more!

If you find any great offers for a 16-25 Railcard, let us know in the comments below, and we’ll add them to this page. Don’t forget to keep checking back for the most recent 16-25 Railcard offers, sales and deals.

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Lauren is a deals and discounts expert, and the Digital Marketing Manager at Save the Student. She is passionate about saving money and has appeared on Channel 5 documentaries sharing her money-saving tips. Lauren's work is centred around securing the best exclusive deals for Save the Student and working with great student brands.
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