Senior discounts & railcards

Senior discounts are available through Loco2 for many rail operators. You don't always need a railcard to search for and purchase a senior ticket, though you may need to prove your age when travelling. In addition to the basic concession offered to travellers over 60 further discounts may be available for travellers with a railcard. These vary between countries; we've added details below.

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General guidelines

Some concessions and senior discounts may only apply to certain routes/times, and so you may find that the price of a senior ticket is the same as an adult fare, or that the ticket type defaults to adult. We automatically show the cheapest ticket available, which sometimes is an adult ticket rather than a senior fare.

When travelling in possession of a senior ticket on European trains you may be asked to show your passport or other photo ID to prove that you are over 60 years old on the date of travel.

Adding a railcard to your search

To add a railcard to your search, simply click "add railcard" in the Loco2 search menu and select the railcard you possess from the drop-down menu.

Once you click "add railcard", a box will open. Click the drop-down menu to select your specific railcard: 

Senior discounts for UK trains

For UK journeys there are no discounts on standard adult fares for senior travellers who are not in possession of a UK Senior Railcard. Senior Railcard holders can add the railcard to their search on Loco2 to find and book discounted fares.

Senior discounts for French trains

In France discounted fares can often be found when searching for senior passengers on Loco2 without a railcard. Additional senior discounts are available for holders of the Senior+ Railcard, but unfortunately these railcards cannot be accepted on Loco2 as this functionality is not made available to us by the French rail operator (SNCF). Holders of Senior+ railcards must therefore book elsewhere to obtain discounts.

Senior discounts for Spanish trains

In Spain holders of the Tarjeta Dorada railcard can obtain senior discounts for fully-flexible tickets (note if booking in advance it is often cheaper to book non-flexible or semi-flexible tickets). Tarjeta Dorada railcard holders can add the railcard to their search on Loco2 to find and book discounted fares.

Senior discounts for German trains

For German journeys, BahnCard holders (suitable for frequent travellers) receive a 50% discount on non-saver fares. The purchase price of a BahnCard 50 is 50% reduced for seniors (over 60s). BahnCard holders can add the railcard to their search on Loco2 to find and book discounted fares.

Senior discounts for all other rail operators

Other European countries offer senior discount cards beyond the standard senior fares you will find when searching on Loco2, but unfortunately we cannot currently accept these railcards. We will update this page as our coverage improves.

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