Club 50

Club 50 is ScotRail’s new exclusive club for people 50 or over.

As a member you’ll get a year-round 20% discount on Off-Peak and Advance tickets purchased online. Throughout the year you’ll also benefit from other exclusive offers and deals.

It’s quick and easy to join and membership costs just £15 for the year - all you need is an email address and photo.

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As a member of Club 50, you can save 20% on Off-Peak and Advance tickets, anywhere in Scotland, when you buy your tickets online.

You'll also save 10% on Off-Peak and Advance tickets, anywhere in Scotland, when you buy tickets at stations or via Telesales with your Club 50 card.

Terms and conditions

  • The 20% online discount is valid on any operator's services* between any two stations in Scotland.
  • The 20% discount is only available when booked online.
  • The 10% discount is available at stations or via ScotRail Telesales on any operator's services* between any two stations in Scotland.
  • The 10% and 20% discount is valid on Off-Peak and Advance ticket types only**.
  • Reservations are compulsory for discounted Advance fares.
  • Reservations are not essential for discounted Off-Peak, Off-Peak Day Returns, Super Off-Peak Day Returns, but are recommended on longer distance journeys.
  • ScotRail reserve the right to withdraw or amend the offer at any time.

*Excludes 'Virgin Trains East Coast only' and 'Cross Country only' fares.
**Not all ticket types are available on all routes.

Ticket discounts

20% discount on Off-Peak and Advance tickets, anywhere in Scotland, when purchased online.

10% discount when purchased at a station or via Telesales.

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Free refreshment

This summer get a Club 50 cake and choice of soft drink from our first class tray. Choose a still or sparkling water or a refreshing orange juice.

On board from 17 July.

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Exclusive offers

Exclusive fare offers and deals from our hand-picked partners.

Offers include 15 months for the price of 12 with the National Trust for Scotland and 10% off Forth Ferry trips.

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Club 50 is ScotRail’s exclusive club for people 50 or over and officially launched on 14th September 2015. Membership costs £15 per person for a year.

As a member you’ll get a year-round 20% discount on Off-Peak and Advance tickets purchased online (10% discount when purchased at a staffed station or via Telesales). Throughout the year you’ll also benefit from other exclusive offers and deals.

Joining Club 50 is quick and easy - all you need to complete the online application form is an email address and a recent (passport quality) photo. You can upload an existing photo or take a new one as part of the sign up process. Membership costs £15 per person for a year.

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Club 50 requires online sign up because membership is based on the issue of a Smartcard, and as a business we have committed to the Scottish Government that we will roll out smartcard ticket options as quickly as possible. Having a smartcard means that, in future, it will be possible to 'load' your Club 50 tickets onto your smartcard.

Our advice to those who wish to go ahead, but are unsure of how to proceed, is to ask for help from friends or relatives. Public libraries may also be able to assist in getting you online. Remember, you only have to do this once - once signed up, Club 50 customers can continue to buy tickets at stations if they prefer.

Because Club 50 requires an online account, we need an email address for each member. This serves as the username for the account.

There are many great free email service providers on the internet and we urge customers to check them out or speak to your Internet Service Provider for help.

Unfortunately not. To allow us to offer the best deals and discounts and to keep your personal information secure, Club 50 requires online registration and an email address. This cannot be supported at a station or by post.

You can’t use your Club 50 membership before your 50th birthday so you should wait until you turn 50 to join. You can access the benefits straight away and don’t need to wait until your membership Smartcard arrives. You’ll be required to carry proof of age (50 or over) when travelling on a Club 50 ticket.

Customers whose 50th birthday was before 30th September 2015, were able to join Club 50 during the introductory period. However they couldn’t travel on the introductory fare until they were 50.

As a Club 50 member you receive:

  • Exclusive rail offers throughout the year
  • A 20% discount on Off-Peak and Advance tickets, between any two stations in Scotland, when purchased online
  • A 10% discount on Off-Peak and Advance tickets, between any two stations in Scotland, when purchased at stations or via Telesales
  • A free on-board refreshment when travelling with a Club 50 ticket on routes with catering facilities (subject to availability)
  • Exclusive offers from hand-picked partners

Club 50 cannot be used in conjunction with Railcard discounts. Further, the permanent discounts on offer for Club 50 members are not always as good as those offered by Railcards.

However, membership does also provide you with exclusive access to regular rail offers and deals through carefully selected partners.

Cards are normally sent out within ten working days. If you haven't received your card after this time, contact the Smartcard team on 0344 811 0141 who will be able to check the status of your application.

You can also check your postal address is correct online by logging into My ScotRail

In the meantime - don’t wait - log into My Scotrail to print out and show your membership details to start enjoying the benefits of Club 50.

There are two ways to print out your membership details. You can either do it directly from the confirmation email we sent you, or from our website.

To print from our website

  • Visit My ScotRail
  • Log in with the details you signed up with
  • You'll be taken to your My ScotRail dashboard where you'll see the list of your Smartcards
  • Click 'View details' next to your Club 50 card
  • Print the webpage from your browser

You can buy Off-Peak, Off-Peak day, and Advance tickets with a Club 50 discount, on any operator's services*, between any two stations in Scotland, where these tickets are available. Note that not all tickets are available on all routes.

*Excludes 'Virgin Trains East Coast only' and 'Cross Country only' fares.

No, Club 50 is only valid between stations in Scotland. Services to or from Carlisle, Newcastle and Berwick-upon-Tweed are not included in the offer as these stations are not in Scotland.

You can buy tickets online (20% discount), at a staffed station or from our Telesales team (10% discount). Click on the headings below for more details.

You can buy Off-Peak, Off-Peak day, and Advance tickets with a Club 50 discount, on any operator's services between any two stations in Scotland, where these tickets are available. Note that not all tickets are available on all routes.

You'll be required to carry your Club 50 Smartcard (or temporary card/printed proof of membership) and proof of age with you when travelling to validate your ticket.

There are two ways to book a ticket online with your 20% Club 50 discount:

From the 'Buy tickets' form in the main menu

Step 1: Click on Buy Tickets
Step 2: Enter your journey details and click on the blue cross to 'Add Railcard'
Step 3: Select ONLINE CLUB 50 from the list of Railcards
Step 4: Click 'Find times and tickets'
Step 5: If you have selected an eligible journey, the prices shown will include the 20% discount
Step 6: Proceed with your booking – if you are asked to update your details during the booking process, please do so ensuring all mandatory fields are completed

From the 'Book tickets' button on the Club 50 page

Step 1: Visit the Club 50 page and click on the 'Book tickets' button
Step 2: Enter your journey details (ONLINE CLUB 50 will be pre-populated in the Railcards field)
Step 3: Click 'Check fares and availability'
Step 4: If you have selected an eligible journey, the prices shown will include the 20% discount
Step 5: Proceed with your booking – if you are asked to update your details during the booking process, please do so ensuring all mandatory fields are completed

You can choose to collect your tickets from a ticket vending machine (you will need the card you booked with and your reference number) or have them posted to you.

When buying tickets at a booking office just present your Club 50 membership Smartcard, proof of membership, or temporary card to get 10% off when buying your ticket.

Check these answers to common account problems.

If you set up your ScotRail account BEFORE 1st April 2015, then you will need to register again. Unfortunately, due to data protection, we were not able to migrate all of your personal information during the ScotRail franchise change.

If you have set up an account since 1st April 2015, click the 'Request new password' tab and follow the link to reset your password.

To check if you already have a ScotRail account:

  • Click My ScotRail in the menu bar above
  • Select the 'Request new password' tab and follow the link to reset it
  • Type your email address into the Email Address field and select 'Continue'

If you receive a message saying that you don’t have an account registered with us, then you can go ahead and create a new one. If you receive a message saying we've sent you a new password, then you do have an account with us and we have sent a new password to your email address. You can change this password later in My ScotRail.

To reset your password:

  • Click My ScotRail in the menu bar above
  • Select the 'Request new password' tab and follow the link to reset it
  • Type your email address into the Email Address field and select 'Continue'

If you have an account with us we will send a new password to your email address. You can change this password later in My ScotRail.

Our online registration form and photo upload tool is designed for - and tested on - many device types and web browsers. If you’re experiencing technical difficulties we recommend you try again using a different device or a web browser.

We have also heard that some customers have experienced issues when completing the form over a slower mobile network connection. Where possible, we recommend you use a wifi connection.

It’s hard for us to diagnose why your mobile device may be having difficulty - if you would like to report it to us, you can visit www.whatismybrowser.com from the device you are using and send us the information that it will display.

Firstly, check your Junk, Spam and Deleted email folders. Some of emails may get picked up by more sensitive Spam filters.

If you can’t find it, don’t worry. To check your membership, and view/print your member details, just log in to My ScotRail

Unfortunately, we cannot resend the membership confirmation email.

First of all, don’t panic! If you need to make changes before your card is issued (e.g. if there's an error with your name, address or photo), please speak to our Smartcard team on 0344 811 0141 straight away. We may able to make changes before your card is sent out. If we can’t, we may need to charge a card replacement fee.

If your details have changed since you signed up, you can update your name, address, email and phone number online:

  • Click My ScotRail in the menu above
  • Enter your email address and password and click 'Log in' to go to your account dashboard
  • Click on 'Edit account details' to update your details
  • There’s a separate link at the bottom of this form where you can update your email and password

Please note, we won't automatically reissue your Smartcard if you change your name. Please speak to our Smartcard team if you'd like a new card. We may charge a card replacement fee for this.

If you can remember the address you used then you can log in to your account online and access all your details as normal. If you can’t remember the email address you used, contact our Smartcard team who will check the system and tell you.

You’ll need to log into My ScotRail using that address first as this is your unique username, but you can amend it online by following the link to 'Edit account details'.

If you've signed up with the wrong address, please speak to our Smartcard team straight away. We may able to make changes before your card is sent out. If we can’t, we may need to charge a card replacement fee.

Please speak to our Smartcard team straight away. We may able to make changes before your card is sent out. If we can’t, we may need to charge a card replacement fee.

Please speak to our Smartcard team and they can update your details.

From 14th December 2015, an annual Club 50 membership will cost £15. You will be required to pay for your membership with a credit or debit card using our secure online payment form.

No, you must never use someone else’s debit or credit card. But they can pay on your behalf by typing their information into the payment screen.

Once you have paid, there is no need to change the information you have entered. We don’t take recurring payments and we don’t store your payment information.

This summer we're bringing you a new sweet treat from our on-board catering. From 17 July, instead of tea and coffee, you'll receive a Club 50 cake and a choice of soft drink from our first class tray. Choose a still or sparkling water or a refreshing orange juice. Simply show your Club 50 ticket and membership card to on-board catering staff (where available) to claim.

Offer valid on ScotRail services with catering facilities only, subject to availability. One free soft drink and one free cake per member, per applicable journey. Drink and cake must be taken at the same time.

Club 50 terms and conditions

  • Club 50 is available to anyone aged 50 or over.
  • Annual membership costs £15 per year.
  • Club 50 members will be required to carry their Club 50 Smartcard with them when travelling to validate their ticket.
  • Club 50 members will be required to carry proof of age of 50 or older with them when travelling to validate their ticket.​

Discounted travel terms and conditions

  • The 20% online discount is valid on any operator's services* between any two stations in Scotland.
  • The 20% discount is only available when booked online.
  • The 10% discount is available at stations or via ScotRail Telesales on any operator's services* between any two stations in Scotland.
  • The 10% and 20% discount is valid on Off-Peak and Advance ticket types only**.
  • Reservations are compulsory for discounted Advance fares.
  • Reservations are not essential for discounted Off-Peak, Off-Peak Day Returns and Super Off-Peak Day Returns, but are recommended on longer distance journeys.
  • ScotRail reserve the right to withdraw or amend the offer at any time.

*Excludes 'Virgin Trains East Coast only' and 'Cross Country only' fares.
** Not all ticket types are available on all routes.