16-25 Railcards

Save big with a railcard 

Are you 16-25 or a student in full time education looking for cheap student train tickets? Book your tickets in advance with TransPennine Express and you could save a tidy 50%*. Check out the individual discounts below and see which one works best for you.

16 – 18 Discount

If you’re 16-18 years old and want to get your hands on 50% off train tickets, make sure you buy your train tickets in advance, rather than on the day. Buy TPE Advance Purchase train tickets online and select '16-18 TPE Discount' from the railcard list.

You don’t need a railcard to enjoy these fares, but you do need to provide proof of age when you’re travelling with discounted 16-18 tickets. This could be a a passport, driving licence, photocard or Validate UK ID card.

Student Discount

If you’re 16-25 or over 25 and studying full-time, get yourself a 16-25 railcard and you'll automatically save 1/3 on all train travel. We've decided to make that deal even better: book TPE Advance Purchase train tickets and you'll save an extra 50%. Yes, that's half price student train tickets.

Book online or download the TPExpress app and download your train tickets straight to your phone. Enter promo code: TPESTUDENT to get your 50% discount via the app.

How much is a 16-25 Railcard?

A 16-25 Railcard – previously known as a young person’s railcard - costs £30 for a whole year.

What are the benefits?

As well as discounts on train travel, you can get 2 Nectar points for every £1 you spend when you book TPE Advance Purchase tickets online with your 16-25 Railcard. Apply for a Nectar card and start saving.

What time should I travel for the cheapest train tickets?

Train ticket prices vary depending on the time of day. The cheapest time to travel is normally between 9:00 to 14:00 and after 19:00 on weekdays and any time on the weekend.

Bag yourself a bargain with our guide to getting cheaper train tickets.

Are there any booking or credit card fees?

Nope. It's totally free to book train tickets with TransPennine Express - we'll even reserve you a seat too*.

Terms and Conditions

Manchester Airport to Edinburgh from

£ 11.90* Single Advance*
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