Family & Friends

Family & Friends Railcard - save 1/3 OFF most rail fares.

For just £30 per year you can save 1/3 OFF most rail fares with a Family & Friends Railcard.

Up to four adults and four children can travel on the Family & Friends Railcard. At least one named adult on the card (you can have one or two named adults on the card), and at least one child have to travel at all times.

You can buy a discount rail ticket and save a third on most adult rail fares and 60% on the cost of child fares. If there is someone who often takes your children out - a grandparent, a friend or childminder - they can be the second named cardholder.

Sample fares and discounts

Off-Peak Day Return tickets for one adult and one child

From To Price Price with Railcard
Bury St Edmunds Cambridge £16.50 £9.35
Cambridge Norwich £27.00 £15.30
Colchester Ipswich £15.45 £8.75
Chelmsford Colchester £19.05 £10.80
Ipswich Norwich £26.40 £14.95
Stansted Airport London Liverpool St £30.00 £17.00

Buy a Family & Friends Railcard online

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