Senior Railcard

Promotions: 2

Reviews: 16

Po Box 547
 
Northampton, Northamptonshire
 
NN6 9XQ
With a Senior Railcard anyone 60 years or over can save 1/3 on Standard and First Class rail fares throughout Great Britain for 12 whole months. The card costs just £28, so for what works out to around £2.33 a month, you can look forward to dramatic savings.

There are plenty of ways you can use your Railcard, for both long and short trips. Better still you can use it almost anytime during the week, weekends and Public Holidays. The only restriction is morning peak period services, Monday to Friday (not including Public Holidays) when journeys are made wholly within the London and South East area.

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Starts: May 21, 2013
Expires: Ongoing
Starts: September 17, 2013
Expires: Ongoing

Reviews

  Great savings with Senior Railcard
John Moloney-April 4, 2014
Recommend? Yes
Details:
Great savings to be had with one of these.I do think it's unfair to have to have a passport or drivers licence to renew your card.Once issued anyone should be able to renew online.I don't have a DL because I don't drive I take the train or bus.I don't have a Passport because I don't go abroad.
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David Yeates-January 16, 2014
Recommend? Yes
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I use my Senior rail card frequently, and is especially useful during the Christmas period when it's possible to get a first class ticket for less than the discounted standard class if booked early. Certainly a more comfortable and less crowded journey. However, I have to buy my rail card annually because I don't have either a current passport or driving licence, as one is required to quote the number of one or the other in order to obtain a three year rail card online.
  How to make the best use of your rail card
Susan Ruru-October 10, 2013
Recommend? Yes
Details:
I have a rail card for two years now. I get the best rates following this method. I go to Trainline online about 12 weeks prior to my planned trip and watch the prices. Tickets are released generally around 12 weeks prior to the date; however, prices tend to dip 10 weeks prior to one's trip date. By keeping an eye on the prices and comparing them one can then buy a ticket, not only a third off as per senior discount, but at the cheapest rate possible. I have managed to get some really good deals this way. However, I had to change a return ticket from Chester due to an emergency and had to fork out £50 for the ticket on the spot for a ticket I had paid £12 for in advance. I don't know why the train companies feel that every day and every hour should have a different price, but if you want to save then one has to choose the date and time carefully and really keep an eye out for the cheapest deals. And note, prices bounce back up really quickly.
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Michael Cairns-October 2, 2013
Recommend? Yes
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Bought my 2-year card about 6 months ago at £60 and am enjoying all the trips to visit my family. This is without doubt is a cost saving way to travel. The new offer is an even better buy at £70 for 3-years. Hope it is still on offer when I renew my card?
  Three Year Annual Seniors' Railcard
Janet McInnes Walls-October 1, 2013
Recommend? Yes
Details:
I have not, as yet, purchased one but do feel this is a very good incentive to have older people with less money to get out and about by rail.

When I worked permanently, very often, I purchased an Annual Railcard and enjoyed the train journey.

Years ago when I purchased one, at the normal price, there was incentive, for some years, since one could, for a very reasonable cost, pay a sum to entitle a discount (I cannot remember how much but I, rightly or wrongly, think one-third.
  I saved over £200 using a Senior's Railcard to travel to London returning three days later.
Kathleen Cavanagh-July 18, 2013
Recommend? Yes
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I always renew my railcard. I only need to use it once for a long journey and I save huge amounts of money. I paid £44.50 from Blackburn to London in early September 2013. The national express charge nearly £16.00 with a discount card but it takes about 8 hours to get from Blackburn to London.
  Caution re Tesco Rewards Railcard option
Roger Nicholls-May 6, 2013
Recommend? Yes
Details:
I would certainly endorse the purchase of 3 Year Railcard @ £65, averaging less than £22 per year, but only if your rail travel is likely to exceed full costs of £66 each year.

Re Tesco Rewards £14 deal for £28 annual railcard. This allows each £1 Tesco Reward to be valued at £2, but many other Reward deals allow the £1 Reward to be valued at £4, e.g. many of the "Days Out" deals. It's better to buy the 3 year Railcard and to "spend" your Tesco Rewards on other deals.
  High initial outlay. Savings for three years
Bhasker Kamath-March 2, 2013
Recommend? Yes
Details:
Only able to buy online. If you travel a lot, the savings mount up. 33% discount for all train tickets. WARNING: You must carry the railcard with you when you travel. Otherwise, you can be penalised!
Definitely worth the high initial outlay.
  Half price railcards
Gillian Davey-February 5, 2013
Recommend? Yes
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Did you know you can use Tesco vouchers to get your senior railcard for £14. Only found out by accident checking out some train fares.
  A Great Money Saver
Janet Parker-December 6, 2012
Recommend? Yes
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If you need to travel to see family and friends this is a great way to save money. Combine it with the free bus pass and you will save a good amount of money.
  Get a Senior Railcard
-November 26, 2012
Recommend? Yes
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I love Senior Railcard because I always get the chance to take advantage of their railcard promotions. It's ideal for someone like me who loves to travel by rail at a reasonable cost.
  Travelling never been this good before
Peter Ramsay-November 16, 2012
Recommend? Yes
Details:
First of all, my wife and I love travelling by train and choosing Senior Railcard is worth it. We actually took advantage of their "Advance Tickets" promotions which save us a few extra pounds. As we are getting older, travelling makes us feel more lively since we get the chance to visit places we never been before and Senior Railcard makes it possible for us.
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Donald Smith-November 13, 2012
Recommend? Yes
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Now that I’m 60, travelling with a Senior Railcard is a must. I have bought tickets using it for my trip to Manchester. Buying a senior Railcard requires filling out an application form but you can complete the form on their website. This is a good saving for us seniors. I will definitely use it again for my next trip.
  Great way to keep in touch!
Anne Simmonds-November 10, 2012
Recommend? Yes
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My husband and I are retired from work. Our children wanted us to visit them more often so they bought us a Senior Railcard. We both enjoy the trips and it means we get to see the grandchildren more often. So, we are sharing our experience to our friends. They'll probably try it soon.
  Cheaper way to travel
Dorris Tompkins-November 7, 2012
Recommend? Yes
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I saved money on my rail travel last year, that’s why I renewed my senior railcard it again! Thank you for the excellent service.
  Discounted trips means double the fun
Philip Yates-November 5, 2012
Recommend? Yes
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I’m a retired senior citizen and I decided to purchase a Senior Railcard a few months back. I use it regularly for a long rail trip to see an old friend. It also gives me the chance to enjoy some of the UK’s top attractions at a discount. If you’re over 60 and want to save money on rail travel I believe it’s worth the £28.