1/3 OFF rail fares with the Disabled Persons Railcard. Getting discounts on your trips has never been easier - with a Disabled Persons Railcard you can save 1/3 off rail fares for you and a friend.
The railcard is valid for travel all across Britain, so is perfect for saving on day trips, weekends away and holidays.
Whether it suits you to sign up for 1 year at £20, or for 3 years at £54, it’s simple to apply and start using your Digital Railcard straight away. You can also apply for a plastic Railcard, which will be delivered to you by post. With the Disabled Persons Railcard, there are no time restrictions so you can use your discount at any time of the day.
While saving on rail fares, the Disabled Persons Railcard will also give you access to great offers on dining, hotel stays, days out and more - see more info here.
ScotRail also offers Assisted Travel - don’t hesitate to talk to us if you would like support with your journey.
Your Railcard gives you 1/3 off for a friend to travel with you too, so whether you’re heading into town for shopping, travelling to watch sport or off on a staycation, you can make great savings.
To find out more, and see if you’re eligible for the Disabled Persons Railcard visit https://www.disabledpersons-railcard.co.uk/
Frequently asked questions about the Disabled Persons Railcard
Who can use a Disabled Persons Railcard?
Anyone with a disability that makes travelling by train difficult. You can check if you are eligible here.
Can I get a discount for a carer/ friend?
Yes, you can. You can save 1/3 off the fare for someone travelling with you.
How much does it cost?
It costs £20 for 1 year, or £54 for 3 years.
When can I use my Railcard?
Unlike other railcards, there are no time restrictions with a Disabled Persons Railcard. You can get 1/3 off at any time of day.
Is a Disabled Persons Railcard free?
No, the Disabled Persons Railcard costs £20 for 1 year, or £54 for 3 years.
What makes me eligible for a Disabled Persons Railcard?
You are eligible for the Disabled Persons Railcard if you:
- receive Personal Independence Payments (PIP)
- receive Disability Living Allowance (DLA) at either:
- the higher or lower rate for the mobility component, or
- the higher or middle rate for the care component
- have a visual impairment
- have a hearing impairment
- have epilepsy
- receive Attendance Allowance or Severe Disablement Allowance
- receive War Pensioner's Mobility Supplement
- receive War or Service Disablement Pension for 80% or more disability
- buy or lease a vehicle through the Motability scheme
What is a Digital Railcard?
Digital Railcards are stored on the Railcard app on your smartphone or tablet, saving the need to carry a physical card with you. You can store it on up to two devices, and they can be used more quickly than plastic Railcards as they do not need to be sent in the post.
Can I buy a Disabled Persons Railcard at the station?
No, you can’t apply for or buy a Disabled Persons at a National Rail station. You can however apply online, or download a Disabled Persons Railcard application form, as well as collecting an application form from any staffed ticket station.
Your application form will then need to be completed and returned, along with the required proof of disability and payment to:
PO Box 10776
Do I need a photo for a Disabled Persons Railcard?
Yes, you must provide a photograph. The photo should be taken with nothing covering the outline of eyes, nose or mouth.
The rail industry applies the same rules as the DVLA and Passport Agency, so photos with a person wearing a full facial burka / niqab (a veil that covers the face) are not acceptable. If a member of rail staff is unable to validate that the person on your Railcard is you, the Train Companies reserve the right to charge you the full price Standard Single fare for your journey as if no ticket was purchased before starting the journey and in some cases a Penalty Fare.
Can I get a refund on my Railcard?
No, unfortunately once a Railcard has been issued it is non-refundable.
What do I do if my Railcard is lost, damaged or stolen?
To replace a stolen Disabled Persons Railcard, go to ‘Manage my Railcard’ on the website homepage to log in to your account. Once logged in, click on ‘Details’ under your active Disabled Persons Railcard, then click on ‘Replace Railcard (Lost or stolen)’. Select the correct option, then click continue and follow the instructions on the screen. If stolen, you will have to provide a crime reference number, or a document given to you by the Police for a free replacement.
Alternatively, you can request a replacement Railcard by contacting the Disabled Persons Railcard office on 0345 605 0525.
Can I buy a Disabled Persons Railcard for someone else?
Yes, you can buy a Disabled Persons Railcard for someone else online. Click ‘Buy Now’ on the website homepage and then for the question "Who is the Railcard being purchased for?" select: "The Railcard is for someone else", and complete the application with their name as the card holder.