Get quick and easy access to discounted rail fares from your mobile phone with the Railcard iOS app!
With a Railcard, you’ll enjoy ⅓ off fares when you go by train.
Available Instantly- after buying a Railcard, add it to your phone straight away*
Avoid the queues- simply buy a Railcard online and add it to your mobile to get started
Never forget your Railcard again- Your Railcard will be stored on your mobile, ready for your next train journey.
Suitable for storing newly-purchased 16-25 Railcards, 26-30 Railcards, Family & Friends Railcard, Senior Railcards, Two Together Railcards, Disabled Persons Railcards, Network Railcards, and 16-17 Savers.
Download the app to find out which card you may be eligible for.
*Most Railcards are available instantly on your mobile. However, if you’re a mature student who wishes to buy a 16-25 Railcard, or have a disability and wish to buy a Disabled Person's Railcard, your application requires you to submit evidence of eligibility. These applications will not be available instantly, as they will require approval before releasing the Railcard (Typically 48 hours).
- Introducing the 16-17 Saver, which is now available to all 16 and 17 year olds. Buy one today and claim 50% off most rail fares in Great Britain* from 2 September 2019.
- We also fixed 2 bugs, which prevented users from navigating to the 16-17 Saver website through the app, and prevented some users from scrolling to the bottom of the contact screen.
*Excludes ScotRail and the Caledonian Sleeper
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I’m sure others like myself have had experiences in the past where you’ve forgotten your physical railcard on a journey. It only happened to me once but I did have to pay another full fare which infuriated me. Even having photo evidence of my actual railcard wasn’t enough to prove that I had one! I remember suggesting that a digital railcard should be a thing and how only accepting a physical one was outdated. I’m so glad that it is now a reality and I can finally not worry about losing a physical card. Yes, there are downsides to having a digital version like anything but I’m sure this will be a preference to the majority of people wanting to buy a railcard. Thank you for finally making it an option!
VoiceOver Users, Beware Critical Accessibility Failure
This app, being the only way to use the digital Disabled Persons Railcard, cannot score any higher than 1 star because it has a critical accessibility problem for those using the iOS screen reader, VoiceOver. The unlabelled buttons are bad enough, however it is impossible to add a railcard while VoiceOver is running, making the app unusable. The workaround is to turn VO off, and tap the general area of the add button. You can then proceed to add your card, and the app works acceptably well except for the unlabelled buttons. I also echo those calling for Wallet support—better if you can support NFC using the travel card feature. Most important of all is the accessibility however; if you can purchase a card intended for disabled people, then the app that displays it MUST be accessible. Otherwise, and especially once the card is added, this represents clearly faulty service for disabled people.
Super fast digital card
My husband and I are heading to London soon to a concert at the O2. Having never been before we have decided we are driving down but plan to use rail to get in and out of London City.
It was well into the wee small hours when I debited my digital application, to my surprise by 9am I had the full rail card ready to use today.
It’s easy to operate and can be processed within less than 24 hours. How can that be anything other than simple.
Would definitely recommend this to any disabled passengers and with the 1/3 off mine and an adults companion tickets it’s happy holidays for us.
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.