Family & Friends Railcard

Buy this railcard to save 1/3 off adult train tickets and 60% off child tickets.

What is a Family & Friends Railcard?

A railcard is a membership you pay for to get access to discounted train tickets. It’s a great investment because if you use your discount a few times, you can easily make your money back in savings.

A Family & Friends Railcard is a national railcard, meaning you can use it to travel with other train companies in the UK. With it, a total of four adults travelling together can get 1/3 off travel and four kids under 16 get 60% off. No relation necessary!

Is this right for me?

This railcard is for people who travel with children, as at least one of the railcard holders must be travelling with a child for the discount to work.

Children under 5 travel for free on our trains, so if all the kids are below 5, you'll need to buy one of them a child ticket to get your railcard discount.

How much does it cost?

It costs £30 for a one year membership, and £70 for 3 years.

What train tickets can I get discount on?

You can get discounts on many fares across Great Britain, but it’s not valid with GroupSave or journeys that are wholly inside the Network Railcard area during the morning peak time on weekdays.

However, you can use it for journeys that are wholly inside the Network Railcard area on weekends and bank holidays!

Day trips

Enjoy 1/3 off Standard Anytime, Off-Peak and Advance tickets, which means the earlier you book, the more you can save.

Advance tickets are the cheapest of the three. They’re first come, first served, all you need to do is just search your journey and we’ll show you our cheapest available ticket.

Frequent trips

This can’t be used with season tickets.

How to use your Family & Friends Railcard


When you book UK train tickets on our website or app, choose the Family & Friends Railcard option and we’ll tell you if it applies a discount to your journey.

Plus, you’ll save more on top as we don’t charge booking fees.


You’ll need to have your railcard with you to show to staff. If you don’t have it, you may be charged a fine.

How to buy a Family & Friends Railcard?

Buy 1 year £30Buy 3 year £70

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