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Railcards: Travel for Two or Senior

In May, my wife and I (each abundantly eligible for the senior rate) will be taking day trips from London to Oxford, the Cotswalds, and Bath. I'm wondering what experiences people have had when buying the "Two Together Railcard" or the "Senior Railcard It seems as if either would save some significant money. Any experiences with buying the "Two Together Railcards" in London, with the requirement for digital photos?. I wonder if there are photo booths available to do the job in one of the National Rail stations. Otherwise, could I bring the necessary photos on a thumb drive?

Thanks in advance.


Posted by
903 posts

The digital photo is to enable for you to buy online,and claim an extra £3 discount.
At the station its just a normal passport photo..
Either wiki or the nationalrail site let you check facilities at each station for photobooths, near certain all big town ones do .
Not that applies to your journey, but the Two Together does not work with all the Rover Passes

Posted by
27710 posts

It is worth checking the time restrictions of each card depending on where and when you will be traveling before buying either card. On the surface, for two pensioners, the Two card is a slam dunk. If you can pay £30 for one card valid for both people instead of paying for two Senior cards at £60 the maths is obvious.

But, do check - especially for when they may be used. Both are off peak, but I believe that the restrictions may be similar but different.