Frustrated teens offered £5 off new 16-17 Saver… if they’ve already bought a 16-25 Railcard
What does the 16-25 Railcard offer that 16-17 Saver card doesn’t?
The 16-17 Saver costs £30, will be available at www.16-17saver.co.uk from 9am today and can be used to buy tickets for travel from Monday 2 September onwards. It’s valid across England, Wales and services into Scotland, but not on ScotRail or Caledonian Sleeper services.
If you bought a 16-25 Railcard between 1 July and 20 August 2019, you can get a £5 discount.
The 16-17 Saver card will be valid for a year or until you turn 18, whichever comes first.
Generally, the discounts offered by the 16-17 Saver appear to be better than the 16-25 Railcard as:
However, in some cases, the 16-25 Railcard trumps the 16-17 Saver:
It offers money off First Class Advance tickets. The 16-17 Saver only works on standard fares.
It offers money off for travel on ScotRail and Caledonian Sleeper services. The 16-17 doesn’t work on these services.
The 16-25 Railcard offers a third off Oyster off-peak pay-as-you-go daily price cap and single fares, as well as the London Off-Peak Day Travelcard, which the 16-17 Saver doesn’t. However, remember, with Transport for London (TfL) you can also get 50% off adult fares on bus, tube, DLR, London Overground, TfL Rail and most London-based National Rail services with a free Zip Oyster photocard.
If you live in London, you also get free travel on buses and trams.