You can use your Railcard as many times as you like. Just make sure to have it with you when you travel.

  • The Railcard discount is valid at any time of the day, no time restrictions
  • If you have an adult companion travelling with you, they can get the discount too as long as they travel with you throughout the journey.

Your Disabled Persons Railcard will save you ⅓ on the cost of these adult fares and tickets:

Standard and First Class Anytime tickets (Day, Single or Return)

Anytime Day - (Single and Return) tickets must be used on the date shown on your ticket and up to 4:29 am the following day.

Anytime Single - must be used within 2 days of the date shown on the ticket and up until 4:29 am after the last day of validity.

Anytime Return - Your journey out must be made within 5 days and up until 4:29 am after the last day of validity, with your return trip being within one calendar month and up until 4:29 am after the last day of validity.


Save when purchasing a Travelcard between Zones 1-9, travelling to and from London from outside the London Zones area (Any Time Travelcard has a minimum fare of £22.60)

Standard and First Class Off-Peak and Super Off-Peak (Day, Singles and Return tickets)

These tickets may require you to travel at specific times of day, days of the week or on a specific route. Always be sure to check the details on your ticket before boarding.

Standard and First Class Advance tickets

These tickets need to be booked before your date of travel.

Express Trains to the Airport

This applies to Gatwick Express, Stansted Express and Heathrow Express.

Hop-on, Hop-off Tickets 

Discounts are available on PLUSBUS and Standard and First Class All-Line (and some Regional) Rail Rover tickets.

Caledonian Sleeper

Savings available on Club Solo or Classic Solo rooms and seated products.

Combined Rail/Sea Journeys

Discounts are available on some rail/sea journeys with Wightlink and Red Funnel Ferries to stations on the Isle of Wight and Hovertravel services to and from Ryde Hoverport.** 

** Discount is only available on tickets as part of a journey from/to a National Rail station and on combined rail/sea journeys from/to Ryde Hoverport.

Discounts for Oyster pay as you go in London.

1/3 off Oyster pay as you go single fares and daily caps.

Register the Disabled Persons Railcard onto an Oyster card at any London Underground Station or National Rail ticket office issuing Oyster cards to use on National Rail, London Underground and Docklands Light Railway services to receive the discount.

Railcard holder discount.

Oyster pay as you go discounts are for the Disabled Persons Railcard holder only.

Special concession.

A Disabled Persons Railcard holder travelling on Oyster pay as you go can get 1/3 off an Off-Peak Day Travelcard Zones 1-6 (including stations in London Zones 7-9 if required) for one adult companion travelling with them.

Travel together.

The adult accompanying person must travel with the Railcard holder for the whole duration of the journey.

Ticket purchasing restriction.

If the Disabled Persons Railcard holder is travelling on a Disabled Persons Freedom Pass, they cannot use their Disabled Persons Railcard to buy a discounted ticket for an adult accompanying person.

See the Transport for London website for more details on Oyster pay as you go.

Minimum fares and time restrictions:

A Minimum Fare on Travelcards. 
The minimum fares apply to Anytime Day Travelcards at all times.

Keep an eye out for any time restrictions on your purchased ticket.

Depending on the kind of ticket you’ve purchased, some may have conditions or restrictions that will apply, such as time restrictions for return travel.

Not every ticket type is available for every journey you may want to make.

Make sure you always check before booking. And be sure to read the full terms and conditions for using your Railcard.

There are some exceptions...

There are some tickets and fares that the Disabled Persons Railcard won’t be valid on, so it’s always worth checking before you travel.

The Disabled Persons Railcard will not give you discount on the following:

  • Child rate tickets (including where the Disabled Persons Railcard holder is a child)
  • Season tickets including Travelcard Season tickets - The good news is these tickets have their own savings - click here for more information on Season Tickets. (Link to season/travelcard season tickets)
  • Eurostar tickets.
  • Some Train Company-specific promotional offers.
  • Tickets for special excursion or Charter trains and some coach/bus links, including RailAir services.
  • Most London Underground and Docklands Light Railway tickets.

If your ticket includes travel on a bus or ferry link your Railcard may offer a smaller discount than the standard 1/3. This is because the bus or ferry operator may have specified a smaller discount or none at all

Read the full terms and conditions for using your Railcard.