Railcard 4+

Save 1/3 on train tickets

National Rail

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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).

What’s New

Version 1.3.6

Stability improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
180.1K Ratings

180.1K Ratings

KillerChinchilla ,


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 I remember suggesting that a digital railcard should be a thing and how only accepting a physical one was outdated.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!

GrumpySpaniel ,

Terrible update no digital railcard download

Paid to renew our digital railcard today, received a receipt and the digital download link. Every time I attempt to add the link to the app I receive an error message, ‘Oops something went wrong.’ Have uninstalled the app, restarted the phone, asked for a new download link and get the same error message. If you contact the Railcard support they say they will get back to you within 15 days, which is hardly the speedy response you were promised by opting for the digital download. We have therefore had to purchase two full price tickets for our journey today despite having paid for a railcard. The gentleman in the York ticket office was incredibly helpful but there was nothing he was able to do other than selling us another railcard.
The other surprising thing about the app was why it would not let us renew our existing digital railcard, with existing photos, rather than having to go through the entire process again.
This app could easily be a 5* one with a little more thought and bug testing, and speedier customer response time, it is a great concept.

Mrs Outerson ,

Unclear and unhelpful

I bought a family and friends railcard so my husband and I could take our grandson on outings I uploaded mine to my phone and wanted to get a physical card for my husband as he is unable to use mobile devises. However when I tried to do this I was told I was not allowed as we both had to have the card in the same format. I then asked if I could have both mine and his as a card not a download and was told this was not possible as I had already downloaded mine and you are not permitted to change it. I explained that we would not be able to travel together all the time and was told the only thing I could do was to buy another card despite both our names and photographs being on the one I had downloaded. I explained that I could just delete the one from my phone but RailCard just story would still not issue my husband or myself a card.
There was no understanding or interest that my husband was unable to use a smart phone.
Very unhelpful

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