Get a discount of up to 50% OFF train travel with the Scottish Youth Railcard (also known as The Young Scot Card or National Entitlement Card). Available for FREE, it saves you money on train and bus travel within Scotland for 16-18-year-olds.
If you’re over 18 years or over and travel across the whole of Britain, we recommend a discounted 16-25 Railcard.
What’s more, with the Young Scot Card you’ll get exclusive discounts and offers on eating out, shopping and the cinema. It acts as a credible proof of age and grants you with FREE rewards by taking part in exclusive activities.
- Who Can Apply for Discounted Scottish Youth Railcard Travel with a Young Scot Card?
- How Much Money Do I Get off Train Travel with a Young Scot Card?
- What Geographic Area Does the Young Scot Card Cover?
- When Can I Use the Young Scot Card?
- How Much Does the Young Scot Card Cost?
- Where Can I Get a Young Scot Card?
- I’ve Lost My Young Scot Card. How Can I Get a Replacement?
Who Can Apply for Discounted Scottish Youth Railcard Travel with a Young Scot Card?
The Young Scot National Entitlement Card is free to everyone aged 11-25 living in Scotland.
To get travel discounts of up to 50% OFF train travel and 1/3 OFF bus travel within Scotland you’ll need to be between 16-18 years old or a full-time volunteer under 26 years old.
If you’re aged 16-25, you’re also eligible for discounts on train travel for the rest of Britain using a 16-25 Railcard.
How Much Money Do I Get off Train Travel with a Young Scot Card?
With a Young Scot Railcard, you will get train discounts of:
- 50% OFF all weekly or monthly tickets
- 1/3 OFF most single or return rail fares
- 1/3 OFF most advance purchases.
For example, if you were planning a journey from Glasgow to Edinburgh to explore Edinburgh Castle, take a walk around the shops and visit Edinburgh zoo it could cost you up to £27.20 just for train travel. However, if you booked in advance with your Young Scot Card, you could SAVE a handy £16.00.
You don’t want to miss out on Young Scot train travel discounts.
Plus remember, this card also offers you loads of money saving deals on eating out with your mates, watching the latest releases at the cinema, shopping and days out.
Travel regularly with one of your buddies? If you’re aged 16 years and over, both of you can get 1/3 OFF train journeys with a Two Together Railcard. And don’t forget families and groups of adults and children can
And don’t forget families and groups of adults and children can save on train fares with a Family & Friends Railcard.
What Geographic Area Does the Young Scot Card Cover?
The Young Scot card gives discounts on train journeys that begin and ends in Scotland.
The Young Scot train discount is valid on ScotRail, Virgin Trains East Coast, Virgin Trains (West Coast), Cross Country and First Transpennine services where the entirety of the journey is within Scotland.
Train Travel in Britain for 16-25-Year-Olds
If you’re going further afield, a 16-25 Railcard could be a better option. It includes all of Britain and gives you a third off train travel.
For example, if you’re going from Glasgow to Manchester for a cheeky weekend trip to see your friends and experience some of the nightlife Manchester has to offer, why not make a weekend of it? Usually, this could cost you a hefty £79, but with the 16-25 Railcard, you’ll only need to pay £52.10, saving you just under £27.
Plus we’ve put together the latest discount code offers, so you don’t even have to pay full price for the 16-25 Railcard itself.
When Can I Use the Young Scot Card?
Railcard discounts are a great way to save when travelling by train. Use your Young Scot Card to bag a discount on train travel when booking single or return rail fares, weekly or monthly tickets or advance bookings within Scotland.
Since 2014, the launch of the Young Scot Card means you no longer need to apply for a separate Scottish Youth Railcard. Get your discount by presenting your Young Scot Card when buying your rail ticket at the station, on board or online on the ScotRail website. Just check Scottish Youth Railcard in the drop-down menu when booking your ticket.
You can also book over the phone by calling ScotRail on 0330 303 0111.
Remember always to bring your Young Scot Card with you when you travel.
Interested in finding out about more ways you can save on rail travel? Discover discounted rail travel across the UK with the 16-25 railcard.
If you’re travelling before 10.00 Monday-Friday (excluding July and August), you’ll need to spend at least £12 to receive a discount on your ticket. These restrictions don’t apply if you’re buying a season ticket.
How Much Does the Young Scot Card Cost?
Where Can I Get a Young Scot Card?
If you’re in school and want to get a Young Scot Card, we recommend that you contact your school office. They’ll be able to arrange a new card for you.
Not in school? You’ll need to go to the Young Scot website, select the area you live in Scotland and fill in an online application form, print it out and take it to a validation point with your ID to prove you qualify for a Young Scot Card.
Over the Phone
Depending on where you live you may need to call your local validation office. Find out about your application process on the Young Scot Card website.
I’ve Lost My Young Scot Card. How Can I Get a Replacement?
If you have lost your Young Scot Card or need a replacement, you’ll need to call your local Young Scot Office. Get the local number from the Young Scot Card website.
Plus you can request a photo upgrade and update card details at one of the validation points near you.
More Ways to Save with National Railcards
There’s plenty of ways to save money on train travel in Britain with Railcards. Check out these 2017 National Railcard discount code offers.
- 16-25 Railcard Discount Code SAVE £20 3-Year and 12% OFF 1-Year. For young people aged 16 to 25 and mature students
- 26-30 Railcard Discount Code – 1/3 OFF rail travel for millennials aged between 26 and 30 years old
- Disabled Persons Railcard only £20. For people with disabilities and one other person travelling together
- Family and Friends Railcard Discount Code SAVE £20 3-Year & 10% OFF 1-Year. For families and small groups including one child
- Network Railcard only £30. Discounts on travel in London and the South East
- Senior Railcard Discount Code SAVE £20 3-Year & 10% OFF 1-Year. For older people aged 60 and over
- Two Together Railcard Discount Code 10% OFF 1-Year. For two people travelling together.
Start saving today with Railcard offers and enjoy 1/3 OFF train travel in Britain.
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