Senior Railcard

I'm hoping Nigel sees this. Is an American citizen traveling in the UK eligible for the Senior Railcard and the concessions that come with it? I am hoping to be in the UK for a couple months next year and this would be a great savings.

Posted by Swan
Napa, CA
2858 posts

I'm an American and I bought the Senior Railcard in the UK twice. I bought them at ticket counters in rail stations. The card is good for a year, as I remember. Your passport will probably be checked. Other concessions are available to all. Just ask.

Posted by Linda
Bromley, Kent,, UK
1632 posts

For eligible journeys you can claim the senior railcard discount before you actually buy the card eg buying one of the cheap advance fares before you arrive in the UK. In those circumstances it means you get a further discount on the already discounted ticket! Just make sure you buy the card when you arrive and have it with you when you get to make the journey.

Posted by Keith
United Kingdom
683 posts

If you were British and eligible for the railcard, then just because you are American does not make you less eligible. In other words, yes you are.

Posted by Nigel
East Midlands, England
8758 posts

£28 a year, 1/3 off most journeys. Note - not valid in London and the Southeast M-F before cheap day fares are valid. In other words, not valid in the morning rush. The time that cheap day tickets are valid varies depending on the specific flow.