Veterans' Railcard

Who is the Veterans' Railcard for?


The Veterans' Railcard is for anyone who has served for at least one day or more in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces (Regular or Reserve) or Merchant Mariners and have seen duty on legally defined military operations.

It will offer savings of 1/3 off most rail travel, whether visiting family and friends or simply enjoying a day out. You can also nominate a companion to get 1/3 off when travelling with you and up to 4 children travelling with you get 60% off.

When can I use the Veterans' Railcard?

You can use your Veterans' Railcard for a 1/3 off Standard and First Class Anytime, Off Peak and Advance fares across Great Britain.

A £12 minimum fare applies to all journeys made before 10:00 Monday to Friday. The minimum fare does not apply on public holidays or in July and August.

You can use your Veterans' Railcard as many times as you like on valid journeys before its expiry date.

How much is the Veterans' Railcard?

The Veterans' Railcard will be available at the introductory price of just £21 for one year, if purchased before 31 March 2021. That’s a saving of £9 on the normal retail price of £30.


A 3-year Railcard is also available at an introductory price of just £61, if purchased before 31 March 2021, instead of the normal retail price of £70.

How to buy a Veterans' Railcard?


You can buy the Veterans' Railcard either online or by post.

It’s straight forward to fill in an online application and you will need evidence of your eligibility as a veteran, plus a passport sized photograph saved on your device to upload.

Find out more information on how to buy here.

Do I need to apply for a Veterans' Railcard?


Yes, you need to apply online or download the application form and post it with a copy of your evidence of eligibility, passport style photo and payment.

You can apply for a Veterans' Railcard here.

How to renew my Veterans' Railcard?

You can renew your Veterans' Railcard online by logging into your account, selecting renew, checking your details and paying the fee. If you bought your Railcard online in the first place, you’ll get an email reminder before it expires.  You can renew your Railcard within one month of its expiry date – so make sure you make a note of when you need to renew so you can get a new one in plenty of time and don’t miss out on any savings.

Lost your Veterans' Railcard?

If you have a physical Railcard and lose or damage your Railcard or it is stolen, you can apply for a replacement. You will only be issued with one replacement of a physical Railcard in any 12-month period, and you will need to pay an administration fee of £10 unless your physical Railcard was stolen and you have a crime reference number or documentation issued by the Police.

Links to other railcards

If you’re not eligible for a Veterans' Railcard but you still want to get cheap train tickets, see if you can apply for a different Railcard – such as the Two Together Railcard, Family and Friends Railcard, Disabled Persons Railcard or Senior Railcard.

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