Veterans Railcard

Please note, the ‘Off-Peak fares all day long’ trial runs between 2 October 2023 and 31 March 2024. The terms and conditions of the Veterans Railcard are not controlled by ScotRail. You can still benefit from reduced fares as Off-Peak tickets will be valid all day. However, the minimum fare for travel during the peak times will still apply. Click here to find out more about this six-month trial and what it means for all tickets and railcards.

1/3 OFF rail fares with the Veterans Railcard. The Veterans Railcard is easy to sign up for and costs £30 for one year or £70 for three years. You can choose to have your card digitally loaded to the Railcard app on your phone, or as a physical card. You must always be able to show your railcard whenever you travel to be eligible for the discount.

The card entitles you to a 34% discount on Standard and First-Class Anytime, Off-Peak, Super Off-Peak and Advance fares. Some time restrictions do apply so always check when you book your ticket.

1/3 off train tickets for UK military Veterans.

Travel Scotland using your Veterans Railcard and enjoy incredible places and food with friends and loved ones

Perfect for UK Veterans and Merchant Mariners. Proof of eligibility applies.

Travel together. 1/3 off train tickets for you and a friend. Plus, children get 60% off.

Valid for 1 or 3 years. Just £30 for 1 year or £70 for 3 years.

Travel can be more fun when you go with someone else.

With the Veterans Railcard, you can add a named companion when you make your application. When you travel together, your companion can enjoy the savings too. All the more reason to get out and explore Scotland by rail!

To find out more, and see if you’re eligible for the Veterans Railcard visit:

Share happy times together when you travel Scotland by rail with your Veterans Railcard.

Buy a 1-year Veterans Railcard for just £30 a year, or a 3-year for £70. Buy now.

Frequently asked questions about the Veterans Railcard

Yes, you can. You only need to have served a minimum of one day in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces (Regular or Reserve) or Merchant Mariners who have seen duty on legally defined military operations. Eligibility documents need to be provided at time of purchase.

Further details on the Veterans Railcard can be found here

The Veterans Railcard costs £30 for one year, and £70 for three years.

You can travel anytime but a minimum fare of £12 applies Monday – Friday between 04:30 and 09:59, excluding public holidays and during July and August. You can enjoy the best savings when you travel Off-Peak.

Yes, they do. For travel within Scotland on ScotRail services, you may be best getting a Kids for a Quid ticket . This means up to four children can all travel for just £1 return. If you’re travelling further afield the Veterans Railcard will give up to 4 children, aged 5-15 travelling with you a 60% discount.