Network Railcard offers great savings if you're travelling by train, and can save you at least 1/3 off the price of your train ticket. All the key information about Network railcards is available: benefits, discounts, prices, eligibility, how to buy and much more.
The Network Railcard gives you 1/3 off train ticket fares and 60% off children's fares across Network Railcard Area. The Network Railcard costs £30 and is valid for 12 months.
With this Railcard you can travel in London and the South East and use it to save 1/3 on Standard Class fares except before 10:00 Monday to Friday. You can note that the discount is available for the Railcard holder, three other adults who will also get 1/3 of their rail fair and four children (aged 5 to 15 years) with you who save 60% on each child fare.
Are you eligible to have a Network Railcard? To apply for a Network Railcard and benefit from discount train tickets you must be aged 16 or over and travel in the Network Railcard area.
To buy a Network Railcard you have to go at a station where you give in an application form that you have already completed at home. You can find it online and print it at home. If you can't print it at home you can ask at the station to give you a Network Railcard application form.
How much will you save with a Network Railcard?
We wanted to know how many return trips you have to do to save money with your Railcard (if you use it only for you). So, we took several example journeys and compared the price with Network Railcard and without Railcard. You can cover the cost of your Railcard after on average 3.78 return trips if you travel alone. Imagine what additional savings you can make if you travel with friends or children on rail tickets.
|Top journeys||Network railcard savings|
|Price of a single journey(1)||Savings(2)||Number of return trips needed to cover the cost of the Railcard|
|Without Network Railcard||With Network Railcard|
|London - Brighton||£18.72||£12.35||£6.36||4.71|
|Birmingham - London||£22.53||£14.87||£7.66||3.92|
|London - Cambridge||£19.74||£13.03||£6.71||4.47|
|London - Reading||£22.69||£14.98||£7.71||3.89|
|London - Exeter||£46.02||£30.37||£15.65||1.92|
(1)Average price observed over the last 3 months for one way.
(2)Price calculated with an average reduction 1/3 off on train ticket fares.
Other Railcards available in the United Kingdom
There are 5 other railcards available in United Kingdom, each offering great savings for you next trips:
If you want to travel from the UK to Europe with Eurostar trains, Network Railcard will not make you eligible for any discount. In fact, this railcard is available for journeys in the Network Railcard area that is to say for trips to and around London.