Student Connect

Student ConnectAre you 16-18 years old and in full time education? If so, you may be able to apply for a Student Connect card which means you can buy reduced rate season tickets on some of our train journeys. And the best bit is that the Student Connect card is free!

Depending on where you’re travelling to, you could save at least 34% on the cost of an adult monthly or annual season ticket.

You can only apply for a Student Connect card online and your card will be posted out to your home address.

As soon as you’ve received your photocard details (these will be sent to you by email), you can buy your season ticket online and the discount will be added. Or you can buy your season ticket from your local station and get the discount added.

Student Connect

If your school or college is in the Great Northern area (north of Essex Road) or on the Thameslink route (north of Kentish Town), you can apply for a Student Connect card to save 34% on your season ticket.

Apply for your Student Connect card

Check out the Student Connect route map (pdf)

Buy your Student Connect season ticket online

If your Student Connect card is lost, damaged or stolen, you can apply for a replacement. You’ll be charged a £10 admin fee.

Apply for a replacement Student Connect card

Cambridgeshire Student Connect

If you go to one of the schools or colleges listed below and travel within the highlighted area on the route map, then you can apply for a 50% discount on your season ticket.

Apply for your Cambridgeshire Student Connect card

Check out the Cambridgeshire Student Connect route map (pdf)

Buy your Cambridgeshire Student Connect season ticket online

If your Student Connect card is lost, damaged or stolen, you can apply for a replacement. You’ll be charged a £10 admin fee.

Apply for a replacement Cambridgeshire Student Connect card


  • Abbey College, Ramsey
  • Bedford College
  • Cambridge Regional College
  • College of West Anglia, Kings Lynn, Milton, Wisbeach and ISLE Campuses
  • Ely College, Ely
  • Ernulf Academy, St Neots
  • Hills Road Sixth Form College
  • Hinchingbrook, Huntingdon
  • Huntingdon Regional College - Huntingdon/St Neots/ Godmanchester
  • Impington VC
  • Kings School
  • Peterborough
  • Long Road Sixth Form College
  • Longsands Community College, St Neots
  • Neal Wade, March
  • Netherhall School, Cambridge
  • Newmarket College
  • Orton Longville, Peterborough
  • Parkside Community College/ Coleridge, Cambridge
  • Perse Boys/Girls, Cambridge
  • Peterborough Regional College
  • Sawtry Community College, Sawtry
  • St Ivo, St Ives
  • St John Fisher, Peterborough
  • St Peters, Huntingdon
  • Stageworks
  • University Technical College, Cambridge

Things you need to know

  • You can’t travel on services that are run by Virgin Trains East Coast or its replacement
  • You can travel on services that are run by Greater Anglia and Arriva Cross Country within the areas marked on the map
  • You can travel on services run by East Midlands Trains between Bedford and Luton Airport Parkway and within the Cambridgeshire area
  • You can’t use your card within the London Travelcard area and services run by TfL or any other operators
  • This discount scheme is currently not available on the key smartcard
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