The train operating companies have launched a new railcard this week, Two Together.
There are currently railcards for older people, students and families travelling together. What there hasn’t been is a railcard for couples who are too young for the Senior Railcard. Now there is.
Two Together costs £30 per year. It is for two NAMED people and gets (when both travel together) 33% off standard and First Class rail tickets. You must supply photographs of both people when purchasing the card.
Anytime, Off Peak and Advance tickets are all included. The only restriction is that you cannot travel before 9.30am Monday to Friday.
Heathrow Express tickets are included in this discount. You cannot buy via the Heathrow Express website, though, as that does not accept railcards. You must either use the website of a train operating company (and collect your tickets from a National Rail machine at Paddington, NOT a Heathrow Express machine) or use a Heathrow Express ticket office.
Heathrow Express also has a product for a couple travelling together – the DUO12 discount code. This gets you two returns for £50 instead of £68 – which means that a Two Together railcard will only save you an extra £5. DUO12 is not valid on First Class tickets, so Two Together would clearly work well there.
You can find out more about Two Together at their website. Code LEAFLET3 gets you a £3 discount off the £30 price.