The Benefits

What for?

Get 1/3 off adult rail fares for travel on the National Rail network in Great Britain.

If you're travelling with another adult they will also get 1/3 off their rail fare, so you can save money for a friend or family member too!

There are no time restrictions on the Disabled Persons Railcard, so you can use it to get a discount on tickets at any time of the day. 

Children who are eligible can also apply for a Disabled Persons Railcard and while the Railcard doesn't offer discounts on child fares, it will allow one person travelling with the cardholder to get 1/3 off most rail fares.

How much?

  How much?            

One year Disabled Persons Railcard


Three year Disabled Persons Railcard



Get 1/3 off the following tickets:

Standard and First Class Anytime and Anytime Day Singles and Returns

Standard and First Class Off-Peak and Off-Peak Day Singles and Returns

Standard and First Class Super Off-Peak and Super Off-Peak Day Singles and Returns

Standard and First Class Advance Singles

Anytime Day Travelcard when bought as part of your ticket to London from outside London Zones 1-9 (subject to a minimum fare of £19.60)

Oyster pay as you go single fares and daily caps on National Rail, London Underground and Docklands Light Railway services in London - see the Oyster pay as you go section for more details

Caledonian Sleeper - discounts apply on either Club or Classic, share or solo rooms and seated products

PlusBus day tickets - unlimited bus travel at your origin / destination station on participating operators - see for further details

Standard and First Class All-Line Rail Rover 7 and 14-day tickets
Some regional Rail Rover tickets
Some rail/sea journeys with Wightlink and Red Funnel Ferries to stations on the Isle of Wight, Hovertravel services to and from Ryde Hoverport, and Stena Line ferries to Republic of Ireland*

*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 on Oyster pay as you go in London

Disabled Persons Railcard holders can register their Railcard discount onto their Oyster card to get 1/3 off Oyster pay as you go single fares and daily caps on National Rail, London Underground and Docklands Light Railway services.

Railcard discounts can be registered on an Oyster card at any London Underground or London Overground station, as well as any National Rail station ticket office that issues Oyster cards. 

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

As a 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 travelling with them.

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

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

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


Your Disabled Persons Railcard WON'T apply to:

Season tickets, including 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 (unless using Oyster pay as you go)

Please note:

  • Some tickets may have conditions or restrictions that will apply, such as time restrictions for return travel.
  • Not every ticket type is available for every journey that you may wish to make.
  • Minimum fares apply to Anytime Day Travelcards at all times.


* Average saving is based on the average savings made by Disabled Persons Railcard holders between March 2019 and February 2020, excluding price of Railcard


You can also update your details here.


Don't forget you must be able to show your digital Railcard when buying tickets and travelling.

Passenger Assist

We will always do our best to help customers that need assistance when travelling by train.

If you need help for an upcoming journey, you can book assistance through the train company you are travelling with.  

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Know someone who could also benefit from 1/3 off rail fares? Tell them about the Disabled Persons Railcard.