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16-25 Railcard

Eligible students can get 1/3 off train travel with a 16-25 Railcard.

A quick check to make sure you're eligible...

16-25 years old

If you’re between 16 and 25 years old, you’re eligible. In this case, you can buy your Railcard online using a valid debit or credit card, a valid UK driving licence or international passport, and a digital passport-style photo for uploading. It will then be delivered for free within 5 working days.

Mature students (over 26)

To be eligible as a mature student and buy a 1-year Railcard, you will need:

  • To be attending a recognised college or university, for over 15 hours a week, at least 20 weeks a year. Unfortunately, Open University, distance learning and part-time courses do not qualify.
  • To have the mature student section of the 16-25 Railcard application form completed by your College or University.
  • Have a NUS card or College/University photocard as proof of identity.

Please allow up to 5 working days for your Railcard application to be approved.

Mature students will need to provide evidence of continuing study every year, and so are only eligible to apply for the 1-year Railcard.

Mature students - How to get your form signed

E-mail (for online applications only)

You can e-mail your completed railcard form together with a photo of your student ID card to 

In Person (for both online and in-person applications)

You can visit any of the Ask Herts hubs and get your completed railcard signed and stamped. If you are using the forms that are processed at train station ticket offices, please remember to bring a passport size photo with you. (We are unable to stamp your form without the photo).

How to apply

For further information including how to apply please visit railcard website or click the blue button below.

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