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Don’t think you qualify for a railcard? You might be surprised. There’s a railcard for most people, and it’ll save you 1/3 off many fares.

About railcards

Important notice: If you’re having trouble buying a Railcard online and you’re due to travel shortly, you can buy most 1-year Railcards at any staffed National Rail ticket office (see individual Railcard websites for details). If you’re having issues with your existing Railcard, please contact the Railcard Team on Twitter, Facebook, 0345 3000 250 or For more info please visit:

Your railcard gets you discounts on lots of fares, both on Southern and nationwide. Railcards usually cost £30, last for a year, and are available online or from your local station.

We have a range of different railcards for different people – see which one suits you best.

If you have a Key Smartcard with keyGo, you can also add your Railcard to your keyGo account. Easily Pay-as-you-go with your Key Smartcard, and we will discount your fare on your keyGo journeys.

If you are a keyGo customer you can save money with keyGo weekly capping. Make as many journeys as you like between two stations on our network across the week (04:30 Monday – 04:29 Monday) and only pay the equivalent weekly season price.

Veterans railcard

Save 1/3 on rail fares with a Veterans Railcard. Nominate a travel companion and they'll get 1/3 off when travelling with you, plus up to 4 children save 60%

16-25 Railcard

If you're aged 16 to 25, or if you’re 26 and in full-time education, then you can get this railcard.

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