3 Year Railcard for 16-25 year olds
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3 Year Railcard for 16-25 year olds

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Found 27th Mar 2013
Ok guys first post ever....just saw this on Studentbeans.com
Basically a 3 year railcard for students aged 16-25.
Normally £65 for 3 years but with the code (beans3) you save 33% and can buy it for £56.

I was going to get one but i'm already 24 so I can't qualify but i'm sure there are many bargain hunting students who can benefit from this, as you get 1/3 off any ticket you buy.

Hurry as it ends on the 1st of April.

Best Deal i've seen on here

Additional Info:
A Railcard will give you 1/3 off the price of the following ticket types:

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 Rovers
The Weekender
Gatwick Express, Stansted Express, Heathrow Express and Heathrow Connect Services
Oyster Off-Peak pay as you go Daily Price Cap and Off-Peak pay as you go single fares for journeys on National Rail, London Underground and Docklands Light Railway.
Off-Peak Day Travelcard Zones 1-6 (subject to a minimum fare of £5.90) Some ticket types offered by individual train companies. Please enquire locally for details
Anytime Day Travelcard Zones 1-6 when bought as part of ticket to London from outside the London Zones area (Subject to minimum fare of £16.40)
PLUSBUS give you unlimited bus travel from your start/arrival station with participating operators. Visit plusbus.info or ask at your local station ticket office for further details

Sorry, you can't get your Railcard discount on:

Season tickets including Travelcard Season tickets
Eurostar tickets
First Class fares (except First Class Advance and Weekend First for some train companies, as outlined above)
Some Train Company specific promotional offers
Tickets for special excursion or Charter trains and some coach/bus links, including Railair services
Most London Underground and Docklands Light Railway tickets (unless using Oyster pay as you go)

Minimum fares / Time restrictions

Please remember that for all journeys made at or between 4.30am and 10am Monday to Friday, a £12 minimum fare applies. This means that the Railcard is not suitable for most daily commutes to work or places of study. Don’t forget that if you travel regularly between 4.30am and 10am Monday to Friday then a weekly or monthly season ticket is likely to be the best way for you to save money. Railcards do not give discounts on season tickets.

There is NO minimum fare at weekends, on Public Holidays and during July and August. For full details of minimum fares, please ask at your local staffed station and some National Rail-licensed Travel Agents.

Not every ticket type is available for every journey that you may wish to make, and some time and train restrictions and/or minimum fares may apply, as indicated. To avoid confusion, please check before booking.

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just in case - if you keep your receipt and subsequently lose your card they will replace for £10

Im a student which would be better this or a students card? or is this essentially the same as a student railcard?

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shs

Im a student which would be better this or a students card? or is this … Im a student which would be better this or a students card? or is this essentially the same as a student railcard?



If you travel by Network Trains frequently or even rarely this is a must have, as you practically make back what you paid in only a few journeys.

As for student cards, If you go to university and have their student ID that is normally sufficient enough i.e Loughborough University also has a built in standard NUS card which you can use at cinema's etc.
If your a student at college etc then I'd suggest getting a NUS extra card off their site.
Edited by: "Simplyalif" 27th Mar 2013

Simplyalif

If you travel by Network Trains frequently or even rarely this is a must … If you travel by Network Trains frequently or even rarely this is a must have, as you practically make back what you paid in only a few journeys.As for student cards, If you go to university and have their student ID that is normally sufficient enough i.e Loughborough University also has a built in standard NUS card which you can use at cinema's etc.If your a student at college etc then I'd suggest getting a NUS extra card off their site.



I do have an NUS card but what I'm asking is is this railcard the same as the student railcard?

It is the same yeah difference if if your in full time education u can use nus card to get the 16-25 railcard at any age

shs

I do have an NUS card but what I'm asking is is this railcard the same as … I do have an NUS card but what I'm asking is is this railcard the same as the student railcard?



There is no such thing as a 'student railcard'. The 16-25 railcard is available to both a) 16-25 year olds AND b) full time students, of any age.

However, full time students aged 26 or over are only able to buy the 1 year railcard, not the 3 year.

Banned

"Normally £65 for 3 years but with the code (beans3) you save 33% and can buy it for £56."

Isn't that a saving of just under 14%?

The 33% saving is on the cost of full train fares not on the price of the Railcard. But still a good deal.

With the 16-25 cards I've been told you can technically buy one when you are 25 years and 364 days and essentially get an extra year on it... Can you do the same with the three year ones?
Edited by: "The_Spoon" 27th Mar 2013

Athia

There is no such thing as a 'student railcard'. The 16-25 railcard is … There is no such thing as a 'student railcard'. The 16-25 railcard is available to both a) 16-25 year olds AND b) full time students, of any age.However, full time students aged 26 or over are only able to buy the 1 year railcard, not the 3 year.


thx

The_Spoon

With the 16-25 cards I've been told you can technically buy one when you … With the 16-25 cards I've been told you can technically buy one when you are 25 years and 364 days and essentially get an extra year on it... Can you do the same with the three year ones?


No, but it is set up the same way so you can get one running til you are 27-1day. Hence why the OP mentions you must be under (if only just) 24...

24+3 - this
26+1 - what you mentioned
both = 27...
Edited by: "Chrrye" 27th Mar 2013

Does it make any difference to me who gets a Weekly Season Pass to commute?

darkstryder360

Does it make any difference to me who gets a Weekly Season Pass to … Does it make any difference to me who gets a Weekly Season Pass to commute?


I'm wondering the same thing. Can you get discounts or season tickets using the railcard?

Hungdawnqua

"Normally £65 for 3 years but with the code (beans3) you save 33% and can … "Normally £65 for 3 years but with the code (beans3) you save 33% and can buy it for £56."Isn't that a saving of just under 14%?



It's a bit cheeky, but it's referring to the fact that with the discount the 3-year railcard is the same price as 2x 1-year railcards. So it's a 33% saving on buying 3x 1-year railcards.
Edited by: "Athia" 27th Mar 2013

Excellent, costs me £60+ just for a return to go see my family so it'd pay itself off in one trip.

MrBrooke

I'm wondering the same thing. Can you get discounts or season tickets … I'm wondering the same thing. Can you get discounts or season tickets using the railcard?



You can't get discount on season ticket using rail card

darkstryder360

Does it make any difference to me who gets a Weekly Season Pass to … Does it make any difference to me who gets a Weekly Season Pass to commute?



Depends how far you travel or how much per day as on all journeys peak time you get 33%off or capped £12 whichever is higher.

Original Poster

Hungdawnqua

"Normally £65 for 3 years but with the code (beans3) you save 33% and can … "Normally £65 for 3 years but with the code (beans3) you save 33% and can buy it for £56."Isn't that a saving of just under 14%?





It's a bit cheeky, but it's referring to the fact that with the discount the 3-year railcard is the same price as 2x 1-year railcards. So it's a 33% saving on buying 3x 1-year railcards.- Athia

Shame im only just over 25!!

Athia

It's a bit cheeky, but it's referring to the fact that with the discount … It's a bit cheeky, but it's referring to the fact that with the discount the 3-year railcard is the same price as 2x 1-year railcards. So it's a 33% saving on buying 3x 1-year railcards.

No its making two separate points. The card gives a discount of 33%.

Original Poster

essbo

No its making two separate points. The card gives a discount of 33%.




Either way its still a HOT deal

Simplyalif

If you travel by Network Trains frequently or even rarely this is a must … If you travel by Network Trains frequently or even rarely this is a must have, as you practically make back what you paid in only a few journeys.As for student cards, If you go to university and have their student ID that is normally sufficient enough i.e Loughborough University also has a built in standard NUS card which you can use at cinema's etc.If your a student at college etc then I'd suggest getting a NUS extra card off their site.



Please tell me you're not studying English! oO

i dont get how ridiculously cheap this deal is.

i pay £260 for 1 year of supertram for students

and this deal is for £56 for 3 years!!! wth

someone find me a deal for stagecoach services lol!!

Reecapp

i dont get how ridiculously cheap this deal is.i pay £260 for 1 year of … i dont get how ridiculously cheap this deal is.i pay £260 for 1 year of supertram for studentsand this deal is for £56 for 3 years!!! wthsomeone find me a deal for stagecoach services lol!!



The £56 railcard gives you 33% off all train tickets in the next 3 years. You still have to spend 67%
Edited by: "CoCo_" 27th Mar 2013

Arrrghh, only available for people between 16 and 23 years old...

Reecapp

i dont get how ridiculously cheap this deal is.i pay £260 for 1 year of … i dont get how ridiculously cheap this deal is.i pay £260 for 1 year of supertram for studentsand this deal is for £56 for 3 years!!! wthsomeone find me a deal for stagecoach services lol!!



You get 1/3 OFF of all rail journeys, it's not a 3 year pass.

Damn my '88 birth year!

you can get this with tesco vouchers, a one year pass for £14. better deal if you've got the tesco vouchers! tesco.com/clu…021
Edited by: "mushroome" 27th Mar 2013

If you live in devon or Cornwall you might be better off getting the devon and Cornwall rail card which is £10 for a year
You get a third of your fare
http://trainsupport.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/4243/~/devon-and-cornwall-railcard
Might be helpful to some one

Could I purchase this now but not have it start until say the 1st September? Or does it have to start as soon as I get it?

Original Poster

Besford

Please tell me you're not studying English! oO



Nope I study Economics, sorry my English isn't impeccable

alex12alex11

Could I purchase this now but not have it start until say the 1st … Could I purchase this now but not have it start until say the 1st September? Or does it have to start as soon as I get it?

nah, it starts from when you buy it

Tesco vouchers a 1 year card is £14 through exchange, so times this by 3 and its £42 for 3 years.

essbo

No its making two separate points. The card gives a discount of 33%.


Yes I think they meant that with the code you will pay £56 instead of £65 on the top of the 33% saving on fares by using the cards.
I was 30 and they agreed to sell me one for 12 month for £25 with 2 passport photos with the college/Uni stamp on the back with the full name and date of birth, so I believe that 16-25 is only the name of the offer but can be used for any age for full time students.
Also I used it for fares less than £14 (minimum), to go from Bournemouth to Southampton & City Colleage and back, for about £11 return, but this might have been changed now.

Do you need ID? Im 27 but often get mistaken for 21 or 22

Oh damn just saw you need passport or drivers license :-(

VaderLover

Oh damn just saw you need passport or drivers license :-(



Of course you need ID proof - they won't just give it to you lol
Edited by: "elbs" 28th Mar 2013

darkstryder360

Does it make any difference to me who gets a Weekly Season Pass to … Does it make any difference to me who gets a Weekly Season Pass to commute?



Optom

Depends how far you travel or how much per day as on all journeys peak … Depends how far you travel or how much per day as on all journeys peak time you get 33%off or capped £12 whichever is higher.



Wrong. You get no discount on ANY multi-day season ticket/season pass. (I commute every day and have tried)

The discount (and capping) is only for single and return tickets.
Edited by: "elbs" 28th Mar 2013

I'm pretty sure when I had one of these the rule was that you couldn't travel at peak hours for the lower fair.

Excellent if you are planning to go university this year
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