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Disabled person's railcard

If you have a qualifying disability, you could be eligible to get one-third off many standard rail journeys.

If you travel with another adult, they can get one-third off their fare too.


Do you qualify?

To get a railcard you must:

  1. get a qualifying benefit: A qualifying benefit is:
  • Personal Independence Payment (PIP); or
  • the mobility component of Disability Living Allowance (DLA); or
  • the middle or higher rate component of DLA; or
  • Severe DLA; or
  • Attendance Allowance; or
  • War Pensioner's Mobility Supplement; or
  • War or Service Disablement Pension for 80% or more disability.
    Or
  1. own or lease a Motability vehicle; or
  2. have a visual impairment; or
  3. have a hearing impairment: or
  4. have epilepsy.

You must supply proof that you qualify.


The costs and the benefits

The railcard costs £20 for one year, or £54 for three years.

It gives you one-third off a wide range of train tickets across Britain, including:

  • standard anytime and anytime day singles and returns
  • standard off-peak and off-peak day singles and returns
  • standard super off-peak and super off-peak day singles and returns
  • standard and First Class Advance
  • most Rail Rovers fares

Buy a railcard

The easiest way to buy a railcard is online.

In order to buy a railcard online you'll need:

  • a digital scan of the proof that you qualify
  • a debit or credit card.

Buy online on the Disabled Persons Railcard website.

If you’d prefer to apply by post you can download an application form on the Disabled Persons Railcard website.

Keep your electronic or paper receipt in case you lose your railcard.


Renew your railcard

You can renew your railcard when it's within one month of running out. Renew it on the Disabled Persons Railcard website.


If you lose your railcard

If you still have your original electronic or paper receipt, take it to any staffed train station to get a new card. It will cost £10.

If you have lost the receipt, you will need to get a new card at the full price.