Yep! For me it's a good £300 cheaper a year for me.
So it’s cheaper to buy a ticket with a railcard then a season ticket
No, but it works out better for me to buy daily tickets with the 16-25 railcard.
The Two Together railcard gives better discounts, and can pay for itself in one journey. Not very flexible though, as you have to travel with the same person to get the discount (and both of your photos are on the card). Good if you are touring round the country looking at universities.
That was a typo. You can't compare someone that makes a typo to someone that lacks basic reading comprehension.
I think if you're going to attempt to be speaking down to people, you spell politics correctly in your first post.
Or you could get your facts right in the first place :D :D
Your struggle to articulate the basic English language coherently says it all. I didn't need to provide you context, since if you were aware of the budget you would be able to use simple inference to deduce what the original comment was saying. Go back to school little kid.
if you book a train online you can use your railcard for discounts on single journeys at any time of the day, without minimum £12 fee.
If your ticket is over £12 before the price reduction, you will get 1/3 of the price knocked off. Example, a train ticket from Slough to Windsor return is £2.40, with the 16-25 railcard, it knocks it down to £1.80. However, if purchased before 10am, the price will still be £1.80 (if purchased in July and August). Or if purchased outside of the July or August months, it will be £2.40. However, say I buy a ticket from Slough to zones 1-6 day travel ticket, without a discount, that would be £15(ish). The railcard knocks it down to £10.05. So long as the ticket is after 10am on any weekday, I will get the discount. Also, applies to before 10am in July and August. Understand?
SORRY WHAT DOES IT MEAN MINIMUM FARE? DOES ONE PAY THE REGULAR FARE AND £12 ON TOP? PLEASE EXPLAIN. THX
What station is this that you can do it ? Yes I read what you said.
There is a new 16-17 saver railcard which will be on sale from 20 Aug which gives 50% of fares so a great deal for those within this age bracket. Tried posting the deal but not sure why it was taken down without explanation as it would be a better deal than the 16-25 railcard which only gives 1/3 off. Cut and paste information from the site: The 16-17 Saver will go on sale on 20 August 2019. It's valid across England, Wales and services into Scotland, but not on ScotRail or Caledonian Sleeper services. Holders of a 16-17 Saver will be able to buy discounted tickets for travel from 2 September 2019. Customers will be offered the 16-17 Saver as either a digital product on their phone or a physical card that will be posted to them. It's not possible to have both, this is in line with other discount products.
Posted 3rd Dec 2018Posted 3rd Dec 2018
16-25 Railcard £26.40 with code (No student verification needed)£26.40£3012% off
The other week I saw a guy in his late fifties use this on a train. He explained he gets it because he's in full-time education.
Just paid £30 for my kid this morning. ;(
You can buy a 3-year one the day before your 24th birthday. Which means you are a member of the scheme until the day before your 27th birthday. This is the hard limit. There's not way to be a part of this specific scheme if you are exactly 27 or older. Example: If it's your 24th birthday today, the last chance you had to buy a 3 year one was yesterday. The last day to purchase this at all (1yr membership) is the day before your 26th birthday, which then takes your membership of the scheme to the day before your 27th birthday. So you don't really get any additional benefit by buying for 3 years (unless you can get a discount better than these recurring coupons each year.) The exception of course is if you're a mature student, at which point age becomes irrelevant. EDIT: Source: https://www.16-25railcard.co.uk/help/faqs/32/
Only way to make trains just about affordable. Hot.
Posted 15th Jun 2018Posted 15th Jun 2018
Use a 16-25 railcard at peak times in July and August
Throughout most of the year there’s a £12 minimum fare when using a 16-25 railcard in the morning at peak times, making weekly/monthly tickets still the cheapest for daily work com… Read more
Is this deal active? Doesnt save me a thing on my daily commutes during peak time and I have a 16-25 rail card attched to my oyster.
I wasn't using Trainline because they charge booking fees and I can only speak about my experience that happened in 2015. Since then, the fare has risen above the threshold, but below is a similar fare on the same line. Notice how it doesn't say anything about time restrictions. Only someone who has read the railcard's fine print would know that it shouldn't be used in the morning peak, despite it being called 'anytime'.
Whenever I book with the trainline, my ticket comes to £12 before 10. After 10 it is £11ish. And the original ticket price is the same!!!
Well all of the online booking websites said £11 no restrictions and the hundreds of great northern ticket inspectors and gatekeepers did not say there was a problem.
The 12 pound rule is always enforced. If the fare should be lower they charge you 12!!
Posted 7th Dec 2016Posted 7th Dec 2016
90% off YHA membership for 16-25 railcard holders!
90% off YHA membership for 16-25 railcard holders!
My tip is, get a cheap flight, land in Southern or Eastern Europe, relax and enjoy cheap and high quality rail travel wherever you go - no need apply Newtons 3rd law to get a 5% discount.
I wasn't being so brave....I just figured it was worth checking online again (hence leaving the ticket office) - if the trainline £14 price wasn't still available, I simply would have aborted the trip! (it was a non-essential journey...the decision to travel was based on the £14 ticket!)
Wowzer. Well done for holding your nerve and knowing the facts. A lot of ppl would've paid up
Posted 4th Jul 2016Posted 4th Jul 2016
20% off for 16-25 railcard~£24
Just use the code "SUMMER" when you renew/buy the 1 yr 16-25 railcard online. offer end 18.7.2016~ Hurry up !
just used to renew my out of date railcard, thank you!
Will have to look into this. My hubby starts his new job in Bristol soon and was going to train it instead of car so taking petrol and bridge into consideration this may be the cheaper option. He is doing his masters so is able to get it.
5% quidco; Quidco link edit - quidco might not track but worth a try; •Cashback will not be paid in conjunction with any other offer, voucher or discount code unless listed on this page, or with any other discounts such as staff or student discounts
*fixed your incorrect fix "So" is not a conjunction word. If you use the word "word" after, then the "conjunction" part becomes conjunctive. Hate to be pedantic, but if you are going to be picky, at least get your correction right. 2 possible's :- "So" is a conjunctive word. "So" is a conjunction.
*fixed 'So' is a conjunction word
Posted 2nd Sep 2015Posted 2nd Sep 2015
1 Year 16-25 Railcard for £27£27
Use code 'Save10' to get 10% off the normal price of a 1 year 16-15 railcard when you buy it online, reducing it from £30 to £27. Ends 15th May 2016. Should also point out that a… Read more
16-25 RAILCARD ( Save 1/3 on all train tickets, can be up to 50% off)
Get 20% off a 16-25 Rail Card with code 'BLK20'
12% off 16-25 Railcard
20% off rail cards at railcard
How to Use a Railcard Promotional Code
Posted by Matthew Carrington
Using a 16-25 Railcard discount to save money on the full price is simple, these are the steps to follow:
Visit the 16-25 Railcard page and select "Buy Online".
Confirm your eligibility and select a duration.
Choose your preferred type of card.
Look for the box under "If you have a promotional code, please apply it below". Enter the railcard promo code in the box provided and click apply.
Your railcard discount code should now be applied.
Complete your application
FAQs About 16-25 Railcards
Does railcard work on underground?
Yes, you can present your railcard to obtain a 1/3 discount on Oyster Off-Peak pay as you go fares, or an Anytime Day Travel Card Zones 1-6 or an Anytime Day Travel Card Zones 1-6 - if you'll be starting a journey from outside London.
Does railcard work on Eurostar?
No, Eurostar does not run any domestic rail journeys within the UK and therefore it will not accept any British railcards.
Where to buy railcard if visiting from abroad?
If you are only in the UK for a short period of time, you can buy a digital railcard online. Alternatively, the plastic version is available at Luton and Manchester Airports, as well as Stanstead Airport and Gatwick Airport railway stations.
Does railcard work on buses?
Yes, but only on selected services. PLUSBUS accept railcards for a reduction on day ticket prices. You can also use a 16-25 Railcard to get a discount on selected bus journeys in London. If you buy an Off-Peak Travel Card For Zones 1-6 or an Anytime Travel Card Zones 1-6 from outside of the capital, you'll get the same 1/3 discount and the travel card is valid on buses. Alternatively, the 16-25 Railcard can be used to get a discount on TFL Oyster Off-Peak pay as you go tickets to use for bus journeys in London.
Do railcards work on season tickets?
No, you can't use your 16-25 Railcard to get a discount on season tickets.
How long for railcard to arrive?
The time your railcard takes to arrive will depend on the type of card you buy and the method you use to buy it. Physical cards bought online will take up to five days to arrive. If you buy a digital card online a code usually arrives instantly, this can be typed into the railcard app on your phone to activate the card. At a National Rail station counters, cards can be purchased for immediate use. You'll need to take along a UK driving license, passport, birth certificate or National Identity card (if you are not a UK national) to prove you are eligible.
How to use a railcard online?
Using a railcard to buy tickets online is easy. Visit the National Rail journey planner to make your booking. Then select Add Railcard and then 16-25 Railcard, to obtain the reduced fare. You will still have to take the railcard with you when travelling.
How are 16-25 Railcards Delivered?
People who order the 16-25 Railcard online are presented with two postal delivery options. You can also have the card sent digitally if you want to use it straight away. As the 1/3 discount can only be used when you are carrying the card or have a digital version on your phone, delivery times will be important for people who are planning to travel in the near future.
Royal Mail Standard Delivery
Free and offered to anyone who purchases a 16-25 Railcard. Deliveries will usually be made within 5 days.
Royal Mail Special Delivery
£6.50, order before 4pm on any day of the week to receive your 16-25 Railcard within two days if you order Monday - Thursday or three days if you order Friday-Sunday.
Free. Once you place the order, an activation code is immediately delivered to your email address. After you have downloaded the iOS or Android app, enter the code to use your railcard.
What is the 16-25 Railcard Returns Policy?
As per the 16-25 Railcard terms and conditions, returns are not accepted. Once you've ordered and paid for the card, it is non-refundable. For cards that have faded after contact with the plastic in a wallet or purse, replacements can be obtained at a staffed railway station free of charge. Cards that are otherwise damaged, stolen or lost can also be replaced, although this service costs £10. The way to obtain a new card differs depending on where you purchased the original. You will not be able to get a discount on rail travel until the replacement arrives.
If you bought the Railcard at a ticket office: Find the receipt section of the application form, take it to a station ticket office, pay £10 and then a member of staff will issue you a new card.
If you bought the Railcard online:
Log into your account at 16-25 Railcard
Follow the instructions to obtain a replacement card
Select a delivery option
Pay the £10 fee and complete the order
Paying for a 16-25 Railcard
National Rail accepts the following payment methods from people buying a railcard:
Contacting National Railcards
When you have a question or you need to solve a problem relating to your railcard, there will be a member of the team ready to reply from 7am - 10pm every day aside from Christmas day. For a quick answer, you can chat with someone in the customer care department by calling 0345 3000 250. Alternatively, if you prefer to send an email containing your query, the address is email@example.com. They also accept letters and the mailing address is: National Railcards, PO Box 10776, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, LE65 9FA
There is a form to fill in on the Contact Us page which allows you to leave a message and select a topic. The website has a good FAQs section in which you can browse for answers or type a query into the search bar to see a list of related answers.
Keep Up With 16-25 Railcard Offers on Social Media
For inspiration on places to visit by train, read the blog which has details on days out and longer holidays. If you agree to receive emails, the weekly railcard newsletter has updates, travel ideas and news on the service. To book tickets using your card, download the National Rail app for iOS or Android. Follow Railcard on social media to see travel information and competitions.
More About the 16-25 Railcard
The first 16-25 Railcard, known as the Student Railcard, was introduced in 1974. It was aimed at giving students, who regularly hitched-hiked, cheaper fares on long-distance train travel. By 2008 it was renamed the 16-25 Railcard, a rebrand that clarified who was eligible. The digital version was launched in 2015, making it possible for holders to conveniently store their railcard on an app.
Which Tickets and Journeys Can Be Discounted with a Railcard?
Most train tickets can be bought for less using a 16-25 Railcard, but some ferry, hovercraft and airport transfer services are also included in the deal. Here's a list of the benefits available:
Standard Anytime or Anytime Day Singles or Returns
These flexible tickets allow you to travel throughout the day. The tickets are a good choice for anyone who is not sure how long they intend to stay at their destination. Anytime Day tickets can be bought in advance for journeys on one specific day, if you are not sure which day you will travel, go for a Standard Anytime ticket.
Standard Off-Peak or Off-Peak Day Singles or Returns
Off-peak times vary, but if you can travel outside of rush hour times, they are a great way to save money. If you don't need to arrive until after 9am and you are happy to leave after 6pm, consider an off-peak ticket.
Standard Super Off-Peak or Super Off-Peak Day Singles or Returns
These tickets are usually valid for travel at quieter times of day, often between 10am and 4pm, then from 7pm in the evening. Super off-peak prices apply to most bank holiday and weekend journeys.
Standard or First Class Singles or Returns
Standard tickets can be used at any time of day and first class tickets provide extra perks. These could include smaller carriages, more comfortable seats and complimentary refreshments. First class tickets must be booked prior to travelling.
Selected Rail Rover Tickets
These tickets allow you to travel throughout a network for a set number of hours or days. The terms vary between providers.
Use your railcard to buy pay as you go Daily Price Cap and single fares, travel on the Docklands Light Railway, the underground and National Rail trains.
London Zones 1-9 Travelcards
Anytime Day Travelcard Zones 1-9 entitle you to unlimited travel within the capital for one day. They can be purchased in London or from outside of London if you are travelling in for the day.
Book a Classic or Club Solo room or a seat and get discounts on night travel to Scotland.
Available in larger towns across the UK, PLUSBUS day tickets are eligible for a student railcard discount of 1/3. This gives you unlimited travel around the town where you purchase the ticket on both buses and trams.
Selected Rail and Sea Journeys
To get a discount on Stena Line sailings to the Republic of Ireland or on Hovertravel trips to and from the Isle of Wight, you will need to travel to or from a National Rail station as part of your journey. Selected rail and sea journeys with Red Funnel and Wightlink ferries to the Isle of Wight can also be reduced in price with a railcard.
Which Brands Offer Reductions to Railcard Holders?
The 16-25 Railcard is partnered with a range of brands to provide discounts on goods, holidays and days out. These include:
Shopping for Reductions and Railcard Discount Code Offers
Shopping for a 16-25 Railcard online is probably the most convenient option, but you can choose to buy the card from a railway station instead. Online, you can apply Railcard promotional codes to lower the standard price of a card or use Tesco Clubcard vouchers to pay for the entire card. In past years National Rail has discounted some railcards by 20% on Black Friday and at other times codes are made available on their social media pages providing reductions of £5 or more. For a list of regularly updated special offers and to find a working railcard promo code, head to hotukdeals.