We all know train travel can be expensive, but it doesn’t have to be!
Of course, you could use one of our tips for saving money on train tickets but if you have a disability you could save even more money with a Disabled Persons Railcard.
That’s what we did, we bought a yearly railcard costing £20 and got our money back when we booked our first trip, it’s a no brainer!
What is a Disabled Persons Railcard …
Effectively a Disabled Persons Railcard is a discount card for people who find it difficult using trains.
You and an adult carer could save up to a 1/3 off the price of your ticket on most Great Britain rail fares.
Not only do you save money on the price of your ticket but you can also benefit from discounts with partners of the Disabled Persons Railcard such as Q Hotels, Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza and save up to 5% on short breaks with Vitalise.
How Do You Get One …
The first thing you need to do is check you’re eligible for a Disabled Persons Railcard – Are You Eligible?
Once you’ve established you are it’s time to apply. You can register on the website and apply online or download the application form.
Complete the application, provide evidence of your eligibility and pay the fee: currently £20 for a one year card or £54 for a three-year card (price correct as of December 2014).
If you’ve followed the instructions and paid the fee you’ll receive a rail card within 10 working days, ours was here in less than 7 days.
Don’t worry if you don’t meet the criteria for a Disabled Persons Railcard, there are other railcards available which also offer big savings:
- 16 – 25 Railcard
- Mature Student Railcard
- Two Together Railcard
- Family and Friends Railcard
- Seniors Railcard
Details of all rail card’s, prices and eligibility are available at Railcard from National Rail.
Travel Tip: To save more money on your train tickets shop around, we like using Train Genius
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