(Pinched and modified from MSE email) Sign up for the free two month trial of the family railcard and then buy at the discounted price of £13 for a further 12 months, HOWEVER, when you buy your full railcard it entitles you to join the YHA for free at the same time.
A great offer for families looking for cheap getaways by train this summer, OR a cheaper way of getting a family membership of YHA even if you dont use the railcard.
Details of railcard offer
Until midnight on Wed 13 May you can sign up for a free trial of the Friends and Family that lasts until 31 July. The card cuts a third off an adult's ticket and 60% off kids' tickets when you have at least one adult and one child travelling. You can have up to four adults and four kids travel on one card.
At the end of your trial you'll receive a special code to allow you to buy a 12 month Family & Friends railcard at 50% off. The card currently costs £24 yet is rising to £26 on 17 May so will cost you £13 with the code. You'll only be able to buy the half price railcard between 24 July and 21 August.
This offer was originally part of a National Railcard promotion with the Daily Mail, it's only available online at Family & Friends Railcard web page. Weve permission from National Railcards to include it here.
The Railcard can't be used on weekday morning peak services entirely within the London and South East area. If you're unsure when these times are, as they differ according to the route, then check with your local station or call the National Rail Enquiries line on 08457 48 49 50. Yet very occasionally some special fares (e.g. cheap London to York/Edinburgh below) undercut it so check, but for regular train travel it's great.
On previous occasions a similar offer's been on some people waiting until the last day to register have experienced problems so it's advisable to do it earlier rather than later (and that means your trials longer too).
Details of YHA offer
Buy your Railcard online and get FREE YHA Family membership valued at £22.95!
Family & Friends Railcard and the YHA have joined forces to help you and your family travel further and pay less to stay!
YHA is offering FREE Family membership to all new Family & Friends Railcard holders who have purchased their Railcard online. YHA membership gives you great discounts in over 200 locations in England and Wales and thousands more around the world. You can come and go as you please with private rooms and make the most of the great child-friendly facilities.
Full details on how you can claim this offer will be given to you in your confirmation page once you have successfully purchased your Family & Friends Railcard online.
For further information about YHA visit http://www.yha.org.uk
Not open to existing YHA members or renewals. Check Terms and Conditions before applying.
Family and Friends Railcard Terms and Conditions apply.