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Railcard & Child Discounts

Railcard Discounts

There are many National Railcards which you may qualify for and they represent an excellent way to save a third or more off your Caledonian Sleeper rail travel. For a one off yearly fee, or in some cases a discounted fee for a longer period, you could start to save money with just one purchase. Below is a list of Railcards and how you may qualify. For full terms and conditions please visit Railcard.co.uk where you can also purchase most Railcards. The below is a brief summary of how to qualify for a railcard and the discounts which can apply:

Journeys up to late October 2018 - All Services

Please note that moving from transitional fares back to our exisitng fare structure requires an update to our booking system and as a result, some railcard discounts will only be available to book after 25 February 2018.

  • 16 -25 Railcard - If you are aged between 16 and 25 years of age,or are a mature student in full-time education you are eligible for a 16-25 railcard. With up to 33% discount these are a great way to save money.
  • Senior Railcard - If you are over 60 you can save 1/3 off rail fares. Buying a three year Senior Railcard represents a further saving.
  • HM Forces Railcard - You're eligible if you're a member of the Regular Forces, Volunteer Reserves or a spouse/civil partner of a member to save up to 1/3 off
  • Family & Friends Railcard - A great way for families to save money. As long as one of the two named adults is in possession of the Railcard, up to four adults and four children can travel on one railcard. A child is classed as aged 5 – 15. You can save 1/3 off Adult fares and 60% off child fares.
  • Disabled Adult and Child Railcards - For eligibility please visit Railcard.co.uk and click the appropriate link. Holders of a Disabled Railcard can save 1/3 off most rail travel. In addition, if you travel with an adult, they also benefit from the discount where applicable.
  • Two Together - Get a Two Together Railcard for you and the person you travel with most, and you'll both enjoy 1/3 off rail fares when you get away together.

Journeys from late October 2018 - Lowlander Services Only - between London and Glasgow/Edinburgh

  • 16 -25 Railcards - If you are aged between 16 and 25 years of age or are a mature student in full-time education you are eligible for a 16-25 railcard.  A 1/3 discount is available on solo occupancy Club or Classic rooms and seated products.
  • Senior Railcard - If you are over 60 you can save 1/3 off rail fares. A 1/3 discount is available on solo occupancy Club or Classic rooms and seated products.
  • Family & Friends Railcard - As long as one of the two named adults is in possession of the Railcard, up to four adults and four children can travel on one railcard.  A child classed as aged 5-15.  You can save 1/3 off adult fares and 60% off child fares. Valid on our seated products, or purchase a Railcard-discounted National Rail Anytime / Off-Peak / Super Off-Peak ticket and purchase a room supplement.
  • Disabled Adult and Child Railcards - For eligibility please visit Railcard.co.uk and click the appropriate link. Holders of a Disabled Railcard can save 1/3 off most rail travel. In addition, if you travel with an adult, they also benefit from the discount where applicable. Valid on our Solo or Twin occupancy Club or Classic rooms, or seated products.
  • Two Together - Get a Two Together Railcard for you and the person you travel with most, and you'll both enjoy 1/3 off when you get away together. Valid on our seated products, or purchase Railcard-discounted National Rail Anytime / Off-Peak / Super Off-Peak tickets and purchase a room supplement.

You can use up to 3 railcards in one transaction but remember to make sure you are covered by the right railcard!



Journeys from late October 2018 - Highlander Services Only - between London and Aberdeen/Inverness/Fort William

  • 16 -25 Railcards - If you are aged between 16 and 25 years of age or are a mature student in full-time education you are eligible for a 16-25 railcard.  A 1/3 discount is available on solo occupancy rooms and seated products.
  • Senior Railcard - If you are over 60 you can save 1/3 off rail fares. A 1/3 discount is available on solo occupancy rooms and seated products.
  • Family & Friends Railcard - As long as one of the two named adults is in possession of the Railcard, up to four adults and four children can travel on one railcard.  A child classed as aged 5-15.  You can save 1/3 off adult fares and 60% off child fares. Valid on our seated products, or purchase a Railcard-discounted National Rail Anytime / Off-Peak / Super Off-Peak ticket and purchase a room supplement.
  • Disabled Adult and Child Railcards - For eligibility please visit Railcard.co.uk and click the appropriate link. Holders of a Disabled Railcard can save 1/3 off most rail travel. In addition, if you travel with an adult, they also benefit from the discount where applicable. Valid on our Solo or Twin occupancy rooms, or seated products.
  • Two Together - Get a Two Together Railcard for you and the person you travel with most, and you'll both enjoy 1/3 off when you get away together. Valid on our seated products, or purchase Railcard-discounted National Rail Anytime / Off-Peak / Super Off-Peak tickets and purchase a room supplement.

You can use up to 3 railcards in one transaction but remember to make sure you are covered by the right railcard!

Travelling with Children

Infants aged 0-4 inclusive travel free of charge provided they share a seat or sleeper room with an accompanying adult. A maximum of one infant can share with one adult. Two infants must be accompanied by two adults. To obtain a separate seat or sleeper room for an infant aged 0-4, select "Child (age 5-15)" in the journey planner.

Our dedicated Family tickets offer great value to guests travelling with children. In addition to a great price, the Family Ticket also offers additional extras:

  • Guaranteed bed for all travellers, including children
  • Access to Caledonian Sleeper lounges and the on board Lounge Car on production of your ticket
  • Free fruit for children on board
  • Children under 12 eat free from our on board menu when accompanied by an adult purchasing a meal