If you are between 16 and 25 or in full time education a 16-25 rail card will get you up to a third off your rail fares you can also save on London Underground as well!
The railcard costs £30 for a year or £70 for three years. The average rail user could save around £190 a year.
If you’re in the sixth form the 16-25 railcard is an ideal purchase for all those university open day visits and is a total no-brainer if you are at university for all those trips back home or journeys around the UK to visit your mates at their unis.
In many cases the taking the train is quicker then driving and you help save the planet at the same time!
Our Top tips for saving money on your train travel
1 Buy a 16-25 rail card
2 Travel off peak – off peak train times vary depending on your journey.
3 Pre-book your tickets online at least a day before your journey and remember the earlier you book the more you could save.
Average journey times Train vs Car
|London – Birmingham||1hr 49m||2hr 21m|
|London – Bristol||1hr 50m||2hr 19m|
|London – Cambridge||1hr 3m||1hr 34m|
|London – Cardiff||2hr 6m||2hr 51m|
|London – Edinburgh||4hr 43m||7hr 21m|
|London – Glasgow||5hr||6hr 47m|
|London – Leeds||2hr 14m||3hr 40m|
|London – Manchester||2hr 6m||3hr 36m|
|London – Newcastle||3hr 11m||5hr 11m|
|London – Oxford||1hr 3m||1hr 32m|
|Birmingham – Bristol||1hr 27m||1hr 46m|
|Birmingham – Manchester||1hr 29m||1hr 47m|
|Edinburgh – Aberdeen||2hr 31m||2hr 41m|
|Edinburgh – Glasgow||1hr||1hr 6m|
|Manchester – Glasgow||3hr 14m||3hr 30m|