Get out and go places with a Railcard
A 16-25 Railcard costs £30 for a year – that’s the money for a train ticket home! So, is it a smart way to save as a student?
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Run the numbers
A 1-year rail 16-25 railcard gives you 1/3 off train tickets all year round, and the average railcard holder saves £192 on travel in that time. £30 doesn’t seem like such a big outlay in light of those kind of savings!
Plus, TOTUM cardholders can save 12% on the initial card purchase – making it even more affordable.
Discover the rewards
With a railcard in your wallet, the savings don’t end with the journey. Stay longer, for less, with big discounts on holiday accommodation. Current offers include 5% off Hoseasons Lodges and Cottages.com. Why not plan a getaway with your mates and find the perfect base to explore from!
Once you arrive at your destination and unpack – keep your railcard with you for even more smart savings on entertainment. Grab exclusive deals on theatre tickets and save on eating out – all with your 16-25 Railcard! It’s so much more than just cheap travel.
Plan the adventures
Spending less on your train travel frees up your finances to explore and live student life to the full – so where should you go first?
Head to the country’s sprawling capital city and take in the sights. Whether you want theatre, the latest club nights, big band tours or amazing food and drink from almost every corner of the globe – London’s got you covered.
If big city lights don’t appeal, then you could go big in a different way. Jump on a train to the town with the longest name in the UK: Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch. This little town is on the Welsh island of Anglesey – and is a great stop on a wider tour of the area. Head further afield for surfing, seafood and sandy beaches.
Small but mighty
How about catching a curve ball and journeying to one of the smallest train stations around? Did you know trains only stop at some of the smallest stations if you hail it down – like a bus or a taxi! One of these tiny stations is the brilliantly named St Keyne Wishing Well Halt. Stick out your arm to stop the train here on your way to the great Cornish town of Looe and The Old Sardine Factory Museum. Who wouldn’t want to explore more?!
Wherever you go this year – even if it’s just a trip home for the weekend to get your washing done and catch up with family, you can spend less and do more with a 16-25 Railcard. Redeem your TOTUM discount and sign up today!