When you’re hunting for a job, it can be difficult to get by financially to travel.
The Jobcentre Plus Travel Discount Card could help with your travel costs as it offers jobseekers 50% off certain train tickets - here’s what you could claim.
Save 50% with a Jobcentre Plus Railcard
We want to help jobseekers get back on track and offer great value rail fares to get you to that interview and beyond.
Buy train tickets with a Jobcentre Plus Railcard and you'll save 50% on TPE Advance Purchase, Anytime Day, Off Peak and Season Tickets (up to 3 months).
Who is eligible for a Jobcentre Plus Railcard?
If you're unemployed claiming Jobseekers Allowance or Universal Credit for 3-9 months (18-24 years old) or 3-12 months (over 25s), you may be eligible.
How do I get a Jobcentre Plus Railcard?
You can pick up a free Jobcentre Plus Railcard from your local Jobcentre Plus office (eligibility criteria applies).
How do I use a Jobcentre Plus Railcard to buy train tickets?
For TPE Advance Purchase train tickets, select 'Jobseeker TPE Discount' from the railcard list when you book train tickets with us online.
For all other ticket types, select 'Jobcentre Plus Railcard'.
Can I buy train tickets at the station with a Jobcentre Plus Railcard?
The 50% discount on TPE Advance Purchase train tickets is only available when you book online. You can buy Anytime Day, Off Peak or Season Tickets at a station.
Does this Jobseekers discount cost anything?
No, there’s no charge.
Remember to bring your Jobcentre Plus Railcard when you travel.
The card is valid for up to three months.