Club 50

50 or over? Get up to 20% off rail fares – plus exclusive offers.

Join Club 50 to get 20% off Advance and Off-Peak tickets when you buy online. Save 10% when you buy at stations or over the phone with your Club 50 card.

You also get access to exclusive offers. From flat fare ticket promotions to concerts, attractions and events, Club 50 brings you some great savings. View member benefits

It’s quick and easy to join and membership costs just £15 for the year. All you need is an email address, bank card and a passport-style photo (you can take or upload one from your device).

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You get the biggest discount when you buy online. Select ‘Online Club 50’ from the Add Railcards drop-down menu on the Buy Tickets form to get 20% discount on Off-Peak and Advance tickets.

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Buying Off-Peak and Advance tickets at the station, or over the phone? You'll save 10% on the fares – just make sure you ask for the Club 50 discount.

Club 50 terms and conditions

  • Club 50 is available to anyone aged 50 or over
  • Annual membership costs £15 per year
  • Carry your Club 50 Smartcard with you when travelling to validate your ticket
  • You may be asked to show proof of age

Club 50 discounted travel terms and conditions

  • The 20% online discount is valid on any operator's services between any two stations in Scotland. It excludes 'Virgin Trains East Coast only' and 'Cross Country only' fares
  • The 20% discount is only available when you buy online
  • The 10% discount is available at stations or from ScotRail Telesales on 0344 811 0141
  • Discounts are only available on Off-Peak and Advance ticket types, and not all ticket types are available on all routes
  • 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 can withdraw or change the offer at any time

Renewing your membership?

Watch our short animation on how to renew your Club 50 membership. Renew now

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.

When you travel on a Club 50 ticket* you can get 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.

You can use your Smartcard on ScotRail services and on the SPT Subway.

You can buy Season Tickets for a Smartcard on all ScotRail routes.

You can buy Anytime, Off-Peak, and Smart Super Off-Peak Day Return tickets on Smartcard on certain other routes. Look out for Smart tickets and the Smartcard delivery option when you buy online.

We’re adding more Smartcard options all the time, so keep checking back for updates.

Note: Smartcards are currently only accepted on ScotRail and SPT Subway services.

You can buy Season Tickets for a Smartcard on all ScotRail routes.

You can buy Anytime, Off-Peak, and Smart Super Off-Peak Day Return tickets on Smartcard on certain routes. Look out for Smart tickets and the Smartcard delivery option when you buy online.

You can also buy SPT Subway tickets and Pay As You Go credit to put onto your Smartcard.

We’re adding more Smartcard options all the time, so keep checking back for updates.

Note: Smartcards are currently only accepted on ScotRail and SPT Subway services.

It depends on the type of ticket. For example, Anytime tickets allow you to break your journey, but Advance tickets are only valid for the train you’ve booked.

You can buy:

  • ScotRail tickets for your ScotRail Smartcard at our ticket machines and online at www.scotrail.co.uk
  • ScotRail tickets for your SPT Subway Personalised Smartcard online at www.scotrail.co.uk only
  • SPT Subway tickets and Pay As You Go credit for your ScotRail Smartcard at SPT Subway ticket machines and Subway station ticket offices

Online

You can buy ScotRail Smart tickets online and put them on your ScotRail or SPT Subway Personalised Smartcard*.

Enter your journey details and choose the Smartcard delivery option at checkout (where available). You’ll be asked to enter your ScotRail Smartcard or SPT Subway Personalised Smartcard number.

Before you travel, hold your Smartcard on the reader on a ScotRail platform validator, ticket machine or ticket gate to load the ticket onto your card.

Allow four hours from buying your ticket before loading it onto your Smartcard.

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*Applies only to SPT Subway Personalised Smartcards featuring your name and photo .

ScotRail ticket machine

You can buy ScotRail Smart tickets at our ticket machines and put them on your ScotRail Smartcard.

Just hold your card over the reader and follow the instructions. The ticket will be added to your Smartcard straight away.

SPT ticket machine

You can buy SPT Subway tickets and Pay As You Go credit from SPT ticket machines and put them on your ScotRail Smartcard.

Just put your card in the reader and follow the instructions. The ticket or credit will be added to your Smartcard straight away.

Club 50 and newer Smartcards can hold up to eight products (tickets, railcards and memberships). To make sure your tickets load onto the card, buy one ticket per transaction.

ScotRail tickets

You can buy ScotRail tickets for your ScotRail Smartcard at our ticket machines. They’ll be loaded onto your card immediately and will appear in your My ScotRail account the next day.

SPT tickets and credit

You can buy SPT Subway tickets for your ScotRail Smartcard at SPT Subway ticket machines but these won’t appear in your My ScotRail account.

Note: You can’t buy ScotRail tickets for your SPT Subway Smartcard at our ticket machines yet.

Log into My ScotRail to see details of your ScotRail tickets on your ScotRail Smartcard. Details are updated overnight so tickets you buy today will be shown in your online account tomorrow.

You can also check details of your ScotRail tickets at our ticket machines.

For details of SPT Subway tickets and credit on your ScotRail Smartcard, put your card in the reader of an SPT ticket machine. Alternatively, contact our Smartcard team on 0344 811 0141.

To check the details of ScotRail tickets on your SPT Subway Smartcard, contact the SPT Smartcard Team on 0141 333 3504 or 0845 271 0944.

Product/Card issuer ScotRail Smartcard SPT Personalised Smartcard
ScotRail ticket Log into My ScotRail
ScotRail ticket machine
ScotRail Smartcard team
SPT Subway ticket/credit SPT ticket machine
SPT Smartcard team
Log into SPT online account
SPT ticket machine

You can put SPT Subway tickets and Pay As You Go credit onto your ScotRail Smartcard at SPT ticket machines and Subway station ticket offices.

You can put ScotRail tickets onto your SPT Subway Personalised Smartcard* when you buy online at www.scotrail.co.uk

Plus you can buy ScotRail tickets for your ScotRail Smartcard at our ticket machines and online.

*Applies only to SPT Subway Personalised Smartcards featuring your name and photo.

You can make changes and get refunds on some tickets, with an administration fee.

Tickets on ScotRail Smartcards

If you bought your ticket online please contact Web Support

Otherwise contact our Smartcard team on 0344 811 0141.

Tickets on SPT Subway Smartcards

Contact the SPT Smartcard Team on 0141 333 3504 or 0845 271 0944.

It can take a couple of seconds for your Smartcard to validate on the target area. If the problem continues, let one of the ScotRail team know and continue on your journey. If the problem continues, call our Smartcard team on 0344 811 0141.

If you’re travelling with an SPT Subway Smartcard, hand your card to a member of ScotRail staff and let them know there’s a ScotRail ticket on it. They can check it with their Staff App. If the problem continues, contact the SPT Smartcard Team on 0141 333 3504 or 0845 271 0944.

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 My ScotRail in the menu bar above and select the 'Request new password' tab. 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.

Annual Club 50 membership costs £15. You'll need 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.

Club 50 general terms and conditions

  • Club 50 is available to anyone aged 50 or over
  • Annual membership costs £15 per year
  • Carry your Club 50 Smartcard with you when travelling to validate your ticket
  • You may be asked to show proof of age

Club 50 discounted travel terms and conditions

  • The 20% online discount is valid on any operator's services between any two stations in Scotland. It excludes 'Virgin Trains East Coast only' and 'Cross Country only' fares
  • The 20% discount is only available when you buy online
  • The 10% discount is available at stations or from ScotRail Telesales on 0344 811 0141
  • Discounts are only available on Off-Peak and Advance ticket types, and not all ticket types are available on all routes
  • 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 can withdraw or change the offer at any time

Ticket discounts

Get a year-round 20% discount on Off-Peak and Advance tickets, anywhere in Scotland, when you buy online. Get a 10% discount on eligible tickets when you buy at a station or via Telesales.

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Free refreshment

Show your Club 50 card and ticket on board to claim a Club 50 cake and choice of a still or sparkling water or orange juice from our first class tray. Subject to availability on trains with catering facilities.

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Exclusive offers

Get exclusive fare offers from ScotRail and special deals from our partners all year round. Save on hotels and food and drink, trips, tours and tastings around Scotland with your Club 50 membership.

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Club 50 renewals

Recently renewed your Club 50 membership? Bring your renewal confirmation email with your Club 50 card next time you travel to validate your membership. You can print the email or show it to ScotRail staff on your phone.

You can also print proof of membership from your My ScotRail dashboard. Log into My ScotRail, click on the 'View details' button next to your Club 50 membership and print the page from your web browser.