Money saving travel schemes


Train discounts and railcards

All information correct as at June 2020, but subject to change.

Minimum fares and time restrictions apply to some Railcards. Check before you buy the Railcard or any tickets using it. Railcards are usually issued alongside a photocard – both of these must be shown when buying a discounted ticket and when travelling.

16 to 17 saver railcard

The 16 to 17 Saver is a new national railcard for 16 and 17 year-olds. It costs £30.00 per year and gives 50% off standard Anytime, Off-Peak, Advance and Season tickets for travel at any time of the day.

The 16 to 17 Saver is valid for one year or up until your 18th birthday, whichever comes first. However, if you buy a season ticket with a 16 to 17 Saver discount before it expires, you can continue to use it for up to 4 months after the expiry date. The expiry date and the date that you can use your season ticket until are shown on the 16 to 17 Saver.

Find out more and apply at 16 to 17 saver.

16 to 25 railcard

The 16 to 25 railcard offers 33% off a wide range of tickets for those not travelling each day (subject to a minimum fare).

Unizone rail ticket (college and university students)

The Unizone ticket gives unlimited discounted travel for a fixed price for those who study in or around Brighton or Worthing. To qualify for a Unizone ticket, a student will need a valid 16–17 Saver or 16–25 Railcard and valid ID confirming attendance in further or higher education.

Find out more on the Southern website.

Disabled Persons Railcard

This card offers 33% off of adult rail fares for travel on the National Rail network in Great Britain. Companions also get 33% off their rail fare. There are no time restrictions on the Disabled Persons Railcard, so it can be used at any time of the day.

It costs £20 for a one-year card or £54 for a three-year card.

See Transport if you’re disabled – GOV.UK for more information.

You may qualify for a card if you:

  • receive disability-related benefits
  • are registered as deaf or use a hearing aid
  • are registered as visually impaired
  • have epilepsy.

Senior Railcard

A Senior Railcard (for people aged 60 and over) costs £30 for one year and £70 for three years (online only).

You may qualify for a card if you:

  • are over 60
  • have a valid passport or driver’s license.

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