Club 50

Whenever, wherever and however you want. Go for a day, a weekend, a week or longer. If you're over 50, you can discover Scotland with Club 50 for only £15 per year and enjoy exclusive flat fares and discounts.

For those everyday adventures or the once in a lifetime experiences, join the club and discover how far your ticket will take you.

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Exclusive Club 50 benefits

Thinking of joining the Club that lets you travel anytime, anywhere in Scotland? Your ticket goes further than you think! Enjoy exclusive member benefits when you sign up for your Club 50. From flat fares and discounts to saving 50% on hot and cold drinks on board - the only question you’ll have is “Where next?"

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Travel anywhere in Scotland with exclusive, time limited flat fares throughout the year for £17 Return

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Save 20% on Advance and Off-Peak tickets when you book online.

As well as incredible discounts we'll send you tailored ideas and inspiration about the best places to visit with your ticket. Making every day, less everyday.

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It’s really easy to join Club 50 in just four easy steps.

Step 1

You’ll need to register for a My ScotRail account which will just take a minute or two.

Step 2

A Club 50 membership must be loaded to a Smartcard. After registering you’ll be taken to a page where you can order a new Smartcard. You’ll then see the option to add on Club 50 to your Smartcard. Choose this by ticking the box next to ‘Yes, please add Club 50 to my order’.

Step 3

Upload a photo. You can upload an existing photo or take a new one as part of the sign-up process.

Step 4

Double check your name and address are correct then select Checkout to make your payment.

Your Club 50 Smartcard will be processed and on its way to you within five working days.

Make your membership go further

Taking advantage of the exclusive offers is easy but we thought it would be helpful to provide a few handy tips to help you get the most out of your Club 50 membership.


When you join Club 50 you need to register for a free Smartcard. It’s quick and easy, all you need is an email address and a recent (passport quality) photo.

Your Club 50 Smartcard will arrive in the post in no more than five working days, with your membership loaded and ready to use.

When you travel, our staff will ask to see your card to confirm you are an active Club 50 member. Please remember to take it with you every time you travel.

Lost your Club 50 Smartcard? Don't worry. Get in touch and we'll send you a new one.

Tip: We’d recommend bringing proof of your membership with you on your first trip. You can either show your confirmation email or a print out of your MyScotRail account area.

Get even bigger discounts when you buy Off-Peak and Advance tickets online. Just select ‘Club 50 Web’ from the list of Railcards for your 20% online discount.

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

Go anywhere, do anything. Discover your next adventure, go off the beaten track or simply save on seeing your friends in another city. Take advantage of exclusive flat fares and enjoy special discounts for only £15 per year!

Explore what Scotland has to offer for less with Club 50.

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Renewing your membership is simple, just visit your My ScotRail account area and follow the four simple steps below. Your membership is valid for one year and can be used as often as you like. And don’t worry, we’ll let you know when renewal is due so you never miss out!

How to renew your membership

Once you’re logged into your My ScotRail account, follow these four steps to renew your membership:

  1. Scroll down until you see ‘Products on this card’ section and select ‘Renew Now’
  2. Double check your details are still correct and select ‘Checkout’
  3. Click on ‘Renew for another 12 months’
  4. Fill in your payment details and click ‘Check out’

Now you’re ready to enjoy your flat fares and exclusive offers for another year.

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Remember: When you renew you'll need to activate your membership.

Need some help with your application or membership? Here are all the answers you need.

Club 50 is ScotRail’s exclusive club for people aged 50 and over. Membership costs £15 per person for one 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). You’ll benefit from exclusive flat fare ticket offers - now three times a year - and other member offers.

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 only available on a Smartcard. Loading your Club 50 Off-Peak tickets onto your Smartcard keeps all your tickets in one handy place and saves you having to carry individual paper tickets. As a business we have committed to the Scottish Government that we will roll out Smartcard ticket options as quickly as possible.

No, sorry. Because Club 50 requires an online account, we need an email address for each member. This also serves as the username for the account.

Sorry, 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 so that you get the best value from it. 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.

As a Club 50 member you receive:

  • 20% discount on selected Off-Peak and Advance fares when purchased via the ScotRail website

  • 10% discount on selected Off-Peak and Advance fares when purchased via other channels

  • Occasional additional rail offers which include flat fares and other promotions

  • On-board catering offer

  • Occasional additional offers from 3rd party partners

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

However, you are welcome to join Club 50 as well as that membership does also provide you with exclusive access to regular flat fare ticket offers - usually three times per year.

When you join Club 50, you'll receive a Club 50 Smartcard with your membership loaded and ready to use - so you don't need to do anything.

If you're rejoining Club 50, you'll need to reactivate your membership. Or if you're adding a Club 50 membership to an existing Smartcard, you'll need to follow these steps -

At a station

You can do this by asking a member of our team, who will download your membership onto your Club 50 Smartcard using their smartphone.

Via the ScotRail App

With the latest version of the ScotRail App, you can load tickets (and memberships) you’ve bought online onto your Smartcard before you travel. You can also check what's already loaded, giving you peace of mind when you travel.

To load your Club 50 membership to your Club 50 Smartcard, just follow these two steps:

  1. Open the ScotRail App and tap ‘My Tickets’ at the bottom of the screen.
  2. Tap the round red button, and scan your Smartcard by simply hold your Smartcard against the back of your phone for a few seconds. Any tickets ready to be loaded, will appear on screen.

Your Club 50 membership will appear on screen and is now ready to use.

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

Validity

  • Advance tickets: valid on the train specified on the ticket. ScotRail services only
  • Off-Peak paper tickets: valid on all operators' services
  • Off-Peak tickets on Smartcard: currently valid on ScotRail services only

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

Excludes 'LNER only' and 'CrossCountry 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 Off-Peak, Off-Peak Day, and Advance tickets with a Club 50 discount, between any two stations in Scotland, where these tickets are available. Note that not all tickets are available on all routes.

How to buy

  • Online (20% discount): click Buy Tickets and select CLUB 50 WEB - SCOTRAIL from the list of railcards
  • At a staffed station (10% discount): just present your Club 50 membership Smartcard or proof of membership when you buy your ticket
  • From our Telesales team (10% discount): mention your Club 50 membership when you book

Validity

  • Advance tickets: valid on the train specified on the ticket. ScotRail services only
  • Off-Peak paper tickets: valid on all operators' services
  • Off-Peak tickets on Smartcard: currently valid on ScotRail services only

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

Step 1: Click on Buy Tickets in the main menu
Step 2: Enter your journey details and click on the blue cross to 'Add Railcard'
Step 3: Select CLUB 50 WEB - SCOTRAIL 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

Tickets on Smartcard can be used on the services of any operator, subject to the conditions of the specific type of ticket you purchase.

Your Smartcard can be used on any ScotRail route. You can buy Season, Anytime and Off-Peak tickets for a Smartcard.

Super Off-Peak and Flexipass tickets can also be loaded onto a Smartcard on some routes. It will show on the booking page online whether this is an option for your chosen journey.

ScotRail tickets and products

You can buy:

  • Smart Season Tickets, Anytime and Off-Peak singles and returns on all ScotRail routes
  • Smart Super Off-Peak Day Return tickets on certain routes
  • Smart Flexipass 10 tickets on over 1,350 journey options across 28 routes in Scotland
  • Club 50 membership, Highland Railcard and Under 25 Advance

ScotRail Smartcards are currently accepted on ScotRail trains, the SPT Subway and participating GrassHOPPER bus services. You can also use ScotRail Smart Season Tickets on LNER services.

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

Buy at SPT Subway ticket machines and Subway station ticket offices.

You can now load GrassHOPPER products onto your ScotRail Smartcard.

Buy from the driver on board participating bus services.

1. Buy tickets
Buy Smart tickets online, via the ScotRail App, at our ticket vending machines and booking offices.

2. Load tickets onto your Smartcard

Bought online? You have two options –

  1. We recommend loading your ticket to your Smartcard using our free ScotRail App
  2. Collect at your chosen station

Bought at a ticket vending machine? When your payment’s complete, the machine will prompt you to tap your Smartcard to instantly load your ticket.

Bought at a booking office? Your ticket’s already loaded – you’re ready to go.

You can load ScotRail Smart tickets onto ScotRail Smartcards, and the full range of Scottish ITSO Smartcards.

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, and using the 'My Tickets' section of the app - see here for details.

If your ScotRail ticket is on another Smartcard, contact the card issuer.

Product/Card issuer ScotRail Smartcard SPT Personalised Smartcard GrassHOPPER Smartcard
ScotRail ticket Log into My ScotRail
ScotRail ticket machine
SPT Smartcard team

GrassHOPPER team on 01467 533080 or [email protected]

ScotRail tickets

You can buy certain 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.

Non-ScotRail tickets

ScotRail Smartcards can be used to store tickets for travel across multiple modes of transport and multiple transport operators, but these won’t appear in your My ScotRail account.

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 use our online refund request form.
  • If you purchased at a booking office, you can request a refund there.

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.

Check these answers to common account problems.

If you have set up an account since 1 April 2015, click Login/Register to access the My ScotRail login screen and select the 'Request new password' tab. Follow the link to reset your password.

If you set up your ScotRail account BEFORE 1 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.

To check if you already have a ScotRail account:

  • Click Login/Register to log into My ScotRail
  • 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 Login/Register to log into My ScotRail
  • 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 supportdetails.com from the device you are using and send us the information that it displays.

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 into My ScotRail

Unfortunately, we cannot resend the membership confirmation email.

Cards are normally sent out in five 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

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:

  • Log into your My ScotRail account
  • 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.

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 can’t remember the email address you used, contact our Smartcard team on 0344 811 0141. They'll check the system and tell you.

If you've signed up with the wrong address, please speak to our Smartcard team straight away on 0344 811 0141. 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 on 0344 811 0141. 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 on 0344 811 0141 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.

Overview

Club 50 is ScotRail’s paid membership for customers aged 50 or over, which gives access to great rail offers plus additional benefits.

Benefits include:

  • 20% discount on selected Off-Peak and Advance fares when purchased via the ScotRail website
  • 10% discount on selected Off-Peak and Advance fares when purchased via other channels
  • Occasional additional rail offers which include flat fares and other promotions
  • On-board catering offer
  • Occasional additional offers from 3rd party partners

Terms and Conditions

  • Club 50 membership is available to anyone aged 50 or over
  • Annual membership costs £15 per year
  • The annual membership fee is non-refundable
  • Club 50 members can show their Club 50 registration confirmation email, Club 50 membership confirmation email, temporary Club 50 card or Club 50 Smartcard to purchase discounted tickets at stations or on-train
  • Club 50 members MUST carry their Club 50 registration confirmation email, Club 50 membership confirmation email, temporary Club 50 card or Club 50 Smartcard with them when travelling to validate their ticket
  • Club 50 members will also be required to carry proof of age with them when travelling to validate their ticket
  • Acceptable forms of ID are - UK or EU Driving License photocard, Passport (any Nationality) and UK Senior Citizen bus pass
  • Discounts are only available on Advance and Off-Peak ticket types, and not all ticket types are available on all routes
  • Reservations are compulsory for discounted Advance fares
  • The 20% discount is only available when purchased online. Select 'Club 50 Web' from the list of Railcards for the 20% discount
  • The 10% discount is available at stations or telesales
  • ScotRail telesales operating hours are subject to change and the telesales line may not be available at exceptional times
  • Conditions of 20% and 10% discounted tickets are as appropriate to the full price ticket purchased
  • Discount is available to the named Club 50 member only
  • Available between any two stations in Scotland
  • Valid for travel on all TOC's
  • It excludes 'London North Eastern Railway only' and CrossCountry only' fares
  • Club 50 discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other Railcard or Local Authority Concession Card
  • The price, availability and frequency of any promotional fares and/or discounts are subject to availability
  • Club 50 cannot be used in conjunction with any other rail promotional offers
  • No further child discounts are available
  • Upgrades to First Class are not available with Club 50 discounted tickets
  • Weekend First supplements are not valid in conjunction with Club 50 discounted tickets
  • Refund conditions as per the full price ticket purchased
  • Changes to travel plans as per conditions of ticket held
  • Customers cannot break their journey other than for connectional purposes
  • The terms and availability of on-board catering offers are at ScotRail’s discretion
  • The provision of occasional offers from 3rd party partners is at ScotRail’s discretion

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Club 50 recap

£17 Exclusive, time limited flat fares throughout the year. Standard price. May vary.

Save 20% on Advance and Off-Peak tickets when you book online.

All for £15 per year, imagine that!

We would love to welcome you into Club 50. Click here to join the club.