The start of the year may have seen the biggest jump in rail fares in five years, but there are ways you can keep travel costs down.
By investing in a railcard, train users can make long-term savings for a small one-off fee the railcard offers discounted fares for a year or more at a cost of about £30.
And we’ve spotted a great deal from Quidco that will help you nab a free £15 off your railcard purchase – that’s half of the total cost, for free.
It’s simple to do and the ongoing deal (it doesn’t expire until midnight on December 31, 2018) is great for parents looking to save extra cash over impending summer break.
Railcards give travellers a third off their journeys all year round. Anyone can purchase one, providing you fall into one of the required age brackets. You can use them on both first and standard class fares.
Customers can choose to buy a one-year or three-year card, prices start at £30. Options include:
- Two Together Railcard: Get a third off for two travellers.
- 16-25 Railcard: For those aged 16-25 or 26 years or older and in full-time education.
- Senior Railcard: For those aged 60+ – you can also get a three year pass for £70.
- Family & Friends Railcard: A third off adult fares and 60% off kids’ fares across the country.
- Network Railcard: A third off travel for anyone (over 16) in the Network Railcard area – here’s how.
- Jobcentre Plus Travel Discount Card – free- 50% off tickets to those unemployed claiming Jobseekers Allowance or Universal Credit for 3-9 months (18-24 year olds) or 3-12 months (over 25s)
- Disabled Person’s Railcard: £20 for a year and a third off travel for the person you’re travelling with 24/7 in the UK.