Student Railcard Change of Address

Everything You Need to Know About Changing Your Student Railcard Address

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Completing Your Student Railcard Change of Address

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If you’re a student and are permanently moving house, it’s essential that you complete your Student Railcard change of address.

We understand there’s a lot to do when moving home, but notifying all your accounts and providers shouldn’t be pushed to the bottom of the list. 

If you’re a 16-25 Railcard holder, this is just one account you’ll need to update when moving into your new home. Failing to complete your Student Railcard change of address could lead to all kinds of problems when it comes to getting discounted rail travel. 

But, no one wants to sit on the phone all day, contacting each service provider. So, thankfully for you, SlothMove can minimise the hassle of updating your Student Railcard address. 

In this guide, we’ll outline exactly how to change your address on your 16-25 Railcard, as well as answering all your Student Railcard questions. 

So, let’s find out how to complete your Student Railcard change of address…

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No one enjoys the often long and drawn-out process of calling up all your providers and companies to tell them you’re moving house

More often than not, this tiresome process involves being stuck on the phone for hours, listening to mind-numbing hold music. 

Well, you’ll be happy to hear that those days are long gone – we’ll help you change your 16-25 Railcard address in a fraction of the time and with minimal effort. 

Using SlothMove’s award-winning online change of address service, you can complete your Student Railcard change of address in just a few clicks! 

All you need to do to change your address with all your providers is follow the simple steps below. So, what are you waiting for?

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Select who needs to know you're moving Penfold, HMRC, Council Tax etc.,,,

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Enter your previous address, new address and the date you moved home

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Click submit and we'll update your address with accounts automatically

Once you’ve provided us with all the required details, including your previous address, new address and moving date, we’ll get to work notifying all your selected accounts. 

So, whether it’s your Student Railcard address NSPCC, DLA, or your private number plate address, we’ll let them know that you’re moving house for you. 

To get started with your Student Railcard change of address, simply click below 👇


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How Do I Change My Student Railcard Address?

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We’re going to walk you through, step-by-step, how to change your 16-25 Railcard address in a matter of minutes!

You have two options when it comes to completing your Student Railcard change of address: using SlothMove’s simple address change service or contacting the Railcard company directly. 

There’s no doubt that the simplest and quickest way of changing your 16-25 Railcard address is using SlothMove’s hassle-free moving home platform. 

To change your Student Railcard address using SlothMove, you just need to let us know a little more about you. Follow the steps below to get started:

  • 1) Head over to SlothMove’s home setup platform
  • 2) Enter your details (address, name, when you’re moving) 
  • 3) Choose who you’d like to update (e.g. 16-25 Railcard, State Pension, ESA, Senior Railcard etc.)
  • 4) Click complete and that’s all 😎  SlothMove will update your address across your accounts

Alternatively, you can update your Student Railcard details by logging into your online account.

To do so, simply go to ‘Manage my Railcard’, click on your ‘Menu Profile’ and select ‘Personal Details’. Here, you will be given the option to update or change your personal details, including your Student Railcard address. 

How Do You Use a 16-25 Railcard?

A student (16-25) Railcard allows you to get discounted train travel. So, when purchasing your train ticket online or at a station, you will need to state that you have a 16-25 railcard for the discount to be applied. 

Then, when you’re on the train, you must show your valid Student (digital or plastic) Railcard to prove that you were eligible for the discount.

Why Do I Need to Change My Student Railcard Address?

If you’re permanently moving house, it is crucial that you remember to complete your Student Railcard change of address.

Failing to do so could cause all kinds of issues when it comes to proving your identity to purchase discounted train tickets. 

If you don’t change your 16-25 Railcard address you could also end up missing out on important correspondence regarding your card, such as extra discounts or card renewal reminders. 

Changing your address on your Student Railcard will protect your personal information from entering the wrong hands. If a stranger gets hold of your name, address or date of birth, you might become a victim of identity fraud.

How Do I Buy a 16-25 Railcard?

You can buy a 16-25 Railcard online or at a staffed station Ticket Office. 

To purchase your Student Railcard online, simply visit the Railcard website, click ‘Buy Now’ on the homepage and follow the instructions on the screen. You will need to provide a valid passport, a UK driving licence or a National Identity Card number to prove your date of birth, as well as a digital passport-style photo.

If you’re a mature student, you will need to provide a 16-25 Railcard application form that has been stamped by your place of study, accompanied by your current university or college photo ID. 

Once your online payment has been made, you will receive an email confirmation and acknowledgement of your application number.

If you have purchased a plastic Student Railcard, you will need to allow up to 5 working days for delivery. You can opt for ‘Special Delivery’, but you will need to place your order before 15.45pm to guarantee that your Railcard is delivered within two days (Monday to Thursday) or three days (Friday to Sunday). 

If you can’t wait for your 16-25 Railcard to be delivered to you by post, you can go to any staffed station ticket office to apply in person. You will still need to provide a valid passport, UK driving licence or a National Identity Card number to prove your date of birth and a digital passport-style photo. 

You should note that you will not be able to travel on discounted tickets until you have your railcard.

How Long Does it Take for a 16-25 Railcard to Arrive?

If you’re ordered a plastic 16-25 Railcard online, it should take up to 5 working days to arrive in the post. 

If you paid for ‘Special Delivery’ and placed your order before 15.45pm, your Student Railcard will be delivered within two days (Monday to Thursday) or three days (Friday to Sunday).

How Much is a 16-25 Railcard?

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A 16-25 Railcard costs £30 and will save you ⅓ on rail fairs throughout Great Britain for a whole year, including all Standard and First Class Advance fares.

Do Students Get Free Railcards?

One way that students can get free Railcards is through student bank accounts. Many banks offer similar student accounts, so some try to stand out from the rest by offering a free Railcard. 

Which banks give free railcards? 

When Should I Complete my Student Railcard Change of Address?

You should be aiming to complete your Student Railcard change of address within 1 week of moving house. This will leave plenty of time for your details to be updated before you purchase any train tickets. 

It’s essential that you change your 16-25 Railcard address in good time so that the personal details registered on your card match your current circumstances.

Can I Use My 16-25 Railcard at Peak Times?

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A 16-25 Railcard can be used at any time for Peak or Off-Peak travel. However, there is no minimum fare when travelling at weekends, on Public Holidays, or during July and August.

How Do I Use my 16-25 Railcard with Oyster?

To link your 16-25 Railcard and your Oyster card, you must take both cards to an Underground station, an Overground ticket office, or some National Rail ticket offices. 

You should then ask the clerk to add your Student Railcard discount entitlement to your Oyster card. This Oyster discount will be valid until the expiry of the Railcard.

How Do I Add my 16-25 Railcard to Trainline?

To add your 16-25 Railcard to Trainline, visit the Trainline website or open the app. Select where you’re travelling from and to, as well as the time you’d like to travel. 

Next, add your passengers and their relevant Railcards, whether it’s a Student or Senior Railcard. 

Finally, select ‘Get times and tickets’. If you’re eligible for a discount, it will automatically be applied to your search results.

Student Railcard Change of Address & Beyond…

If you’re a student, or aged between 16 and 25, and have a Railcard, you must notify them when moving home to continue getting discounted train tickets. 

There are two ways of completing your Student Railcard change of address:

  1. Using SlothMove’s simple change of address service 
  2. Logging into your online Student Railcard account

Whichever method you choose, make sure you remember to update your details with all your other accounts, providers and institutions too. 

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