Disabled Person's Rail Card
What is a Disabled Persons Railcard?
If you have a disability that makes travelling by train difficult you might qualify for the Disabled Persons Railcard.
The Disabled Persons Railcard allows you to get 1/3 off most rail fares throughout Great Britain. If you're travelling with an adult companion they also can get 1/3 off their rail fare - so you can save money for your friends too!
How much is it?
£20 for a one-year Railcard. £54 for a three-year Railcard.
So, use your Railcard for a £60 fare and you'll save £20 on the journey. That means a one year Railcard has paid for itself in just one trip! Take a friend with you and you've saved enough for lunch, a visit to the cinema or whatever you both enjoy.
Who is eligible?
- receive Personal Independence Payments (PIP)
- receive Disability Living Allowance (DLA) at either the higher or lower rate for the mobility component, or the higher or middle rate for the care component
- have a visual impairment
- have a hearing impairment
- have epilepsy
- receive Attendance Allowance or Severe Disablement Allowance
- receive War Pensioner's Mobility Supplement
- receive War or Service Disablement Pension for 80% or more disability
- buy or lease a vehicle through the Motability scheme
How to apply
To apply for a Disabled Persons Railcard follow these simple steps:
- Check that you are eligible
- Apply online - make sure you have a scan or photo of your evidence of eligibility that you can upload with your application and your card payment details.
Allow 5 working days* for your Railcard to be delivered
Alternatively, you can download and complete one of our application forms (range of formats available) and post it with a copy of your evidence of eligibility and payment to:
Disabled Persons Railcard
PO Box 6613
Please make cheques and postal orders payable to 'Disabled Persons Railcard'
Allow 10 working days* for your Railcard to be delivered
Please note, Disabled Persons Railcards are not available to buy at the station
Who to contact
0345 605 0525 (7am to 10pm, Monday to Sunday)
or minicom/textphone: 0345 601 0132 (for customers with hearing impairments)
- Disabled Persons Railcard
We can provide you with help using our services. If you need assistance we recommend that you book it at least 24 hours in advance of travel.
Booking in advance enables train companies to check the accessibility of the stations you will be using, help you plan the journey best suited to your needs, and if necessary, arrange alternative transport to the nearest accessible station.
The 24-hour notice period also gives us time, where possible, to relocate staff to assist you. This is important if you are going to travel at a time when a station is usually unstaffed.
If you have a disability that makes travelling by train difficult you might qualify for the Disabled Persons Railcard, if so you can access these great discounts:
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
Caledonian Sleeper: Until 31 January 2018, discounts apply to Standard Sleeper Seat, Standard Sleeper Berth (Twin), Standard Sleeper Berth (Solo) and First Class Sleeper Berth. From 1 February 2018, discounts apply to Standard Sleeper Berth (Twin), Standard Sleeper Berth (Solo) and First Class Sleeper Berth.
London Off-Peak Day Travelcard Zones 1-6 (Subject to minimum fare of £8.00)
Anytime Day Travelcard when bought as part of your ticket to London from outside London Zones 1-9 (subject to a minimum fare of £17.50)
Oyster pay as you go single fares and daily caps on National Rail, London Underground and Docklands Light Railway services in London