Do you get digital Railcard immediately?

In most cases, your digital Network Railcard will be available to use straight away. A download code will be sent to your registered email address, along with instructions on how to download your digital Network Railcard.

When can I get a Railcard?

Please note that you cannot buy Railcards in advance of your 16th birthday from rail stations. How old do I have to be to buy a 3-year Railcard? A: You can get a 3-year 16-25 Railcard right up until the week before your 24th birthday. Please do not wait until the last day before your 24th birthday to apply.

How long does it take for a Railcard to be posted?

Please note, plastic Railcards will take up to 5 working days to arrive by post, so if your Railcard is close to expiring and you would like to travel soon it would be safer to renew as a digital Railcard.

Can I travel if my Railcard hasn’t arrived yet?

You cannot travel on discounted tickets until you have received your Railcard.

How long does it take for a Railcard to get delivered?

Please note, plastic Railcards will take up to 5 working days to arrive by post, so if your Railcard is close to expiring and you would like to travel soon it would be safer to renew as a digital Railcard.

When should I receive my Railcard?

What do I need to bring to get a Railcard?

Applying for a Network Railcard is quick and easy!

  1. Your device with the Railcard App installed if you want to get a digital Railcard.
  2. A passport-style photo of you saved on your computer or device if you are getting a digital Railcard.
  3. Your home address.
  4. A valid email address.
  5. A valid debit or credit card.

Can I use my Railcard if it hasn’t arrived yet?

If you have purchased a digital Family & Friends Railcard, it will be available to use straight away. A download code will be sent to your registered email address, along with instructions on how to download your Railcard. You cannot travel on discounted tickets until you have received your Railcard.

How long to wait for digital Railcard?

to 5 working daysPlease allow up to 5 working days for your Railcard application to be reviewed and approved. Once approved, your Disabled Persons Railcard will be available to use straight away.

Is the Railcard online or physical?

You can get your Railcard in a digital format to be stored in the National Rail Railcard app on your phone or tablet, or as a physical card. You can use your Railcard to buy tickets online, at a ticket office, from a ticket machine, and over the phone.

Do trains ask for your Railcard?

You must carry your Railcard with you on your journey to qualify for the discount.

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