Train firms have promised the 26-30 Railcard will be available to buy nationwide by the end of the year.
The 26-30 Railcard, nicknamed the “Millenial Railcard” which is the first digital-only railcard, will be available to buy on the Railcard website and to download via the Railcard app on a smartphone.
It will cost £30 and will get holders a third off most rail fares across Great Britain – but an exact date for the full roll out is yet to be announced.
How does the Railcard work?
The 26-30 Railcard will cost £30 and will give you a third off most rail fares for one year – though a £12 minimum fare applies between 4.30am and 10am Monday to Friday.
You’ll also get a discount on London travel – a third off off-peak fares and off-peak daily caps on Oyster cards.
You’ll be able to buy the 26-30 Railcard up to the day before your 31st birthday and keep using it until its expiry date – so if you renew it at the right time, you can use it until just before you turn 32.
What if you’re not 26-30 years old?
You might be eligible for another railcard. Other railcards available are as follows:
- 16-25 Railcard
- Two Together Railcard
- Senior Railcard
- Family & Friends Railcard
- Disabled Persons Railcard
- Network Railcard
If you’re eligible for any of the others, they might actually be better value for you, though that depends on when you are going to travel. You can read more about all the other railcards here.