Using your 16-17 Saver


A 16-17 Saver gets you 50% off most rail fares every day of the year with no time restrictions and no minimum fare. 


You can use 16-17 Saver discounted tickets to travel across the National Rail network, except on ScotRail and Caledonian Sleeper services. 


You can buy discounted tickets up until the expiry date of your 16-17 Saver. If you buy a discounted Season ticket before the expiry of your 16-17 Saver, you can continue to use this Season ticket for up to 4 months after expiry. The expiry date and the date that you can use your Season ticket until are shown on your 16-17 Saver. 


Some train companies and/or local authorities also offer young people discounts on rail fares. Check out our discount tool to see if any other discounts are available in your area. 


If you live in Scotland, check out the Young Scot card for discounts on rail fares. 


Save on these National Rail tickets

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 Advance

Season tickets (including weekly, monthly and annual)

Most Rail Rovers fares

Gatwick Express, Stansted Express and Heathrow Express


Your 16-17 Saver WON’T apply to:

Tickets for travel on ScotRail services

Tickets for travel on Caledonian Sleeper services

Eurostar tickets

First Class tickets

Some Train Company specific promotional offers
Oyster pay as you go daily price cap and pay as you go single fares for journeys on National Rail, London Underground and Docklands Light Railway
London Day Travelcards and Travelcard Season tickets within Zones 1-9 (except when they are bought as part of a ticket to London from outside London Zones 1-9)
Tickets wholly for travel on London Underground and Docklands Light Railway
Tickets for special excursion or Charter trains and some coach/bus links, including Railair services
PlusBus tickets