Railcards

Railcards are great value if you travel regularly and can save at least 1/3 on your train travel.

We have a wide range for you to choose from. Take a look below to find out which railcard is right for you.

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With a Two Together Railcard you get savings of 1/3 on fares across Britain, for any two named people aged 16 or over who travel together.

Find out more at www.twotogether-railcard.co.uk

You can save 1/3 on fares across Britain for you and a companion with a Disabled Persons Railcard.

To find out more and see if you're eligible visit www.disabledpersons-railcard.co.uk

If you're aged 16-25 or are studying full time, you can get 1/3 off all train travel for just £30 a year.

Find out more at www.16-25railcard.co.uk

For £30 a year, you can get 1/3 off train travel for up to four adults and 60% off for up to four kids.

Find out more at www.familyandfriends-railcard.co.uk

If you’re over 60 you can save 1/3 on your train fares.

Find out more at www.senior-railcard.co.uk

If you're aged 16-18 and have a Young Scot National Entitlement Card, you can get fantastic discounts on your train travel in Scotland. This includes 1/3 off most rail fares and 50% off weekly and monthly tickets.

To find out more or to apply for your card, visit www.youngscot.org/card

A Highland Railcard can save you 50% on selected routes. When you use it, up to two kids can travel for a flat fare of only £2 return each.

The Highland Railcard is only available on selected routes for people living in selected postcodes.

Highland Railcard is now available on Smartcard, offering the same great discounts in a seamless journey experience.

Check below for details and to apply.

The Highland Railcard is available to anyone aged 16 or over, permanently living in the following postcode areas:

  • All IV except: IV12, IV30, IV31, IV32, IV36
  • All KW
  • All HS
  • PA20 to PA38, PA41 to PA49, PA60 to PA78
  • PH16, PH17, PH30 to PH44, PH49, PH50
  • FK20, FK21
  • G83

The Highland Railcard is available on the following routes:

  • Mallaig/Fort William/Oban to/from Glasgow
  • Wick/Thurso to/from Inverness
  • Kyle of Lochalsh to/from Inverness

Smartcard

The Highland Railcard is now available on Smartcard:

  • If you live in the qualifying area you'll be offered the option to purchase a Highland Railcard
  • ​Follow the instructions to buy and add the product to your Smartcard

Sign up for your Smartcard

Non-Smartcard

Download and complete the application form below and provide:

  • Proof of permanent residence in the qualifying area, e.g. Drivers Licence, utility bill or bank statement
  • Passport-sized photograph for your photocard

Highland Railcard application form

By post

Send the completed form with payment to:

Highland Railcard Applications,
Travel Centre,
Inverness Railway Station,
Station Square,
Academy Street,
Inverness,
IV1 1LE

At a station

You can buy a Highland Railcard from the following staffed stations:

  • Inverness
  • Dingwall
  • Kyle of Lochalsh
  • Wick
  • Thurso
  • Oban
  • Fort William
  • Mallaig

The Under 25 Advance Purchase discount entitles you to 10% off Advance fares on ScotRail services, for Standard Class travel on a range of longer distance routes.

It is available to anyone under the age of 25, exclusively on Smartcard.

How to apply

  • Visit My ScotRail to sign up for a Smartcard or log into your existing Smartcard account
  • You'll be asked to provide your date of birth and, if you qualify, the Under 25 Advance Purchase entitlement will automatically be added to your Smartcard
  • ​Follow the instructions online to complete your order

​Buying tickets

  • Buy tickets online
  • Enter your journey details and select UNDER 25 ADVANCE from the Railcard drop down list
  • If an Advance fare is available for your selected journey, the prices shown will include the Under 25 Advance discount
  • Follow the instructions to purchase the ticket and put on your Smartcard​

Note: Normal conditions of Advance fares apply. Reservations are compulsory and will be made at the time of purchase - you'll need to present your booking confirmation along with your Smartcard when you travel.