Frequently Asked Questions

Most frequently asked questions

Can I use my 16-17 Saver for tickets for travel on the London Underground?

A: If you are buying a National Rail ticket for travel into London from outside London Zones 1-9, then you will be able to buy a Travelcard as part of your rail ticket which includes travel on National Rail, London Underground, Docklands Light Railway and buses in London.
If you are buying a National Rail ticket that includes travel across London, then you will be able to use your National Rail ticket on London Underground to transfer between National Rail stations.
16-17 Saver discounts are NOT valid on:
• 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
• Tickets wholly for travel on London Underground and Docklands Light Railway
If you travel frequently in the London fare zones, you should consider getting a 16+ Zip Oyster photocard.

How does 16-17 Saver differ from the existing 16‐25 Railcard?

A: 16-17 Saver gives 50% off standard Anytime, Off-Peak, Advance and Season tickets for travel at any time of the day.
The 16‐25 Railcard is aimed at leisure travel and gives 1/3 off standard Anytime and Off-Peak tickets, as well as standard and First Class Advance tickets.
A £12 minimum fare applies to journeys starting between 4.30am and 10am on week days. The 16-25 Railcard discount does not apply to Season tickets.

How much does the 16-17 Saver cost?

A: The 16-17 Saver costs £30.

Why have you introduced this new discount?

A: Young people are required to stay in education or training until their 18th birthday, but they only have access to half price child rail fares until their 16th birthday. This new card is designed to bridge that gap and provide an additional two years of child fares to support young people.