Getting Into Work - Transport Costs National Schemes

Looking for work or working? See what help may be available to you through national and local employment services and schemes.

Last reviewed 08 September 2023

Transport Costs National Schemes

Jobseeker's Travel Discount Rail Card

Unemployed people who are claiming benefits can get a free Railcard which gives a 50% discount on selected rail tickets.

If you are under 25, you need to have been unemployed for between 3 and 9 months.

If you are over 25, you need to have been unemployed for between 3 and 12 months. 

Contact your nearest Jobcentre (England, Wales and Scotland) or Jobs and Benefits offices (Northern Ireland) for more information

Stagecoach (England, Wales, Scotland)

Stagecoach, (a bus and coach company working in England, Scotland and Wales) offers 50% off tickets with the National Rail Jobseeker's Railcard.  For more information, see Stagecoach: Back on Board  


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