Railcards & discount travel

If you have a disability that makes travelling by train difficult you may qualify for discounted travel.

Concessionary discounts

If you are registered blind or visually impaired and need to travel with a companion and don't hold a railcard, the following discounts apply for both of you:

  • First/Standard Anytime Single or Return – 34% off
  • First/Standard Anytime Day Single – 34% off
  • First/Standard Anytime Day Return – 50% off

Please carry a document confirming your visual impairment when buying your ticket and when travelling. This must be from a recognised institution such as Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), Local Authority, Guide Dog Ownership Certificate, Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) or Blind Veterans UK.

But if you’re visually impaired and travelling alone, you’ll need to hold a railcard to be eligible for a discount.

Wheelchair users

If you are using a wheelchair throughout the journey and don't hold a railcard, the above concessionary fares apply to you if you travel alone or with one companion.

Child wheelchair users are entitled to 75% off the above tickets.

What you need to know

  • There is no wheelchair accommodation in our First Class compartment so we will refund the difference if you have a First Class ticket. If you decide not to travel then we will refund your ticket in full.
  • In some cases it might be cheaper to buy a full-rate off-peak or advance ticket
  • You cannot buy tickets with these discounts online or from ticket machines, only from ticket offices or Senior Conductors.

Railcard discounts

Disabled Persons Railcard

If you have a disability, the Disabled Persons Railcard gives you up to a third off most rail fares. One friend travelling with you can also travel at the reduced fare.

For more information please visit our Disabled Person Railcard page.

Senior Railcard

If you’re over 60, the Senior Railcard gives you discounts of up to a third on most rail tickets.

For more information please visit our Senior Railcard page.

Season tickets

If you’re visually impaired and travel regularly on the same route, you can get an adult Season ticket that allows a companion to travel with you for no additional cost. A different companion may travel on different days.

You can buy these tickets at staffed stations, just remember to carry a document confirming your visual impairment when buying your ticket and travelling.