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Travel in France

If you travel regularly to school or work, an SNCF pass may be just what you need. Take a look at our Forfait, Optiforfait and Fréquence offers, and choose the one that’s right for you.

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A winning formula for young people

Are you a secondary student under 21, an apprentice under 23, or a university student under 26? If you travel regularly on TGV or Intercités trains, opt for a pass that covers up to nine 2nd-class trips a month. You pay only the booking fee, and after the ninth trip, you’ll still get a 50% discount on the regular Loisir fare.

Your Forfait pass

Does rail travel set the pace for your week—and maybe even the occasional weekend? Our Forfait pass is your ticket to unlimited travel on Intercités and high-speed TGV trains. When your train requires booking, you pay just €1.50 to reserve your seat, and when booking is not required, simply present your Forfait coupon.

The Forfait pass is available for both 1st and 2nd class, and you can choose from three different plans for a given route:

  • weekly plan
  • monthly plan
  • annual plan, with the Mon Forfait Annuel pass. If you travel at least 9 months of the year, this option will save you the most

Travelling more—or less—than you used to? No problem. Just switch to another plan when you renew your Forfait pass.


Your Optiforfait pass

Do you travel several times a week? Simplify your life with our Optiforfait annual pass.

Optiforfait covers unlimited daily travel on the route of your choice with Intercités, TER and TGV trains, except on high-speed lines. On select TGVs and Intercités requiring booking, you pay only €1.50 to book your seat.

With Optiforfait, you enjoy a range of benefits:

  • no membership fee—your pass is free
  • savings—over a one-year period, Optiforfait buys you six more weeks of travel than monthly passes
  • convenience—sign up on line, have your card sent directly to your home, and pay monthly by direct debit
  • real-time SMS or e-mail messages in the event of service disruptions
  • flexibility—change or suspend your pass at any time
  • simplicity—you can manage your Optiforfait pass with a single call. To reach the Optiforfait customer centre, dial 09 69 36 75 75 inside France (no surcharge)
  • prompt replacement—if your card is lost or stolen, a new one is sent by post within 5 days

Sign up for the Optiforfait pass now

Download the brochure for your Optiforfait pass

 

Your monthly certification form

If your employer pays for all or part of your transport pass, you’ll need to submit a receipt. We make it easy: simply download the Optiforfait certification form showing the route you travel and the cost of your pass, and submit it to your company.

Get your monthly certification form


Terms & conditions

(1) During peak travel periods, if you hold a 2nd-class ticket and the fare for the train you take is higher than the one you originally booked, you must also pay the difference in ticket price, minus the discount your pass entitles you to.
(2) €0.40/min including tax, plus any fees charged by your service provider
(3) Does not include travel agencies. Does not apply to Paris, where exchanges can only be made in the departure station.

Exchanges
& refunds
with Forfait
& Optiforfait

Please note these special terms for exchanges and refunds with Forfait and Optiforfait bookings.

Exchanges:

  • are free until the day of departure, provided you request them before your train is scheduled to depart
  • are free(1) for up to one hour after your train’s scheduled departure, provided you make the exchange in the departure location(2) for the next available train, for the same journey or for a journey included in the original one. Agency fees apply.
  • are not allowed after your train’s scheduled departure, except as provided above

Refunds:

  • are allowed before the train's scheduled departure, provided the refund amount is greater than €5. Bookings cannot be refunded after the train’s scheduled departure

Download terms & conditions for the Optiforfait pass


Pro

Your Fréquence pass

Do you travel regularly on business? Consider our Fréquence 25 pass, designed for professionals who take more than 4 return journeys a year(1), and our Fréquence (50%) pass, for businesspeople who take at least 9-10 return journeys a year(2). 

(1) To calculate how quickly your Fréquence 25 pass will pay for itself, we used the top Pro TGV destinations and the Pro 2de TGV fare for peak periods at 31/12/2014.
(2) To calculate how quickly your Fréquence (50%) pass will pay for itself, we used the Fréquence pass for all of France over a one-year period, based on the average Pro 2de TGV fare for peak periods, and the average Fréquence 2de fare for peak periods at 31/12/2014.


Fréquence 25 pass

With our new Fréquence 25 pass, available under SNCF’s Contrat Pro business travel programme, your benefits include:

  • 25% savings on Pro fares for TGVs and Intercités trains requiring reservations
  • all of the benefits associated with our Pro fares (Pro Flexi, Pro Mobile, Pro Express and Pro Contact)

The Fréquence 25 pass is available for €159 in second class and €249 in first class, and you can use it for discounted travel throughout France for a year. Getting a pass is easy: simply have your company join our Contrat Pro programme. It’s free and it only takes a few minutes.

Learn more about our Contrat Pro programme

For smooth, hassle-free travel with your Fréquence 25 pass, be sure to bring:

  • a valid Fréquence 25 card with your name on it. Your card is valid for three years and cannot be used by anyone but you
  • your Fréquence 25 coupon. The coupon is a card with your name and photo on it, valid for one year: you must present the coupon when the conductor checks your ticket.
  • your discount ticket

Learn more about the Fréquence 25 pass


Fréquence (50%) pass

With the Fréquence (50%) pass, you’ll get:

  • 50% savings—guaranteed—on Pro 2de and Pro 1re fares on trains requiring booking, with all of the services and benefits of a Pro ticket
  • 50% off the regular fare for trains that don’t require booking

The price of your Fréquence pass varies with the validity period, the destination and the travel class you choose, so you can design the best plan for your budget. To take advantage of discounts, you must present your Fréquence (50%) card, coupon and Fréquence (50%) ticket on board your train.

Learn more about the Fréquence (50%) pass


Terms & conditions

(1) During peak travel periods, if you hold a 2nd-class ticket and the fare for the train you take is higher than the one you originally booked, you must also pay the difference in ticket price, minus the discount your pass entitles you to.
(2) €0.40/min including tax, plus any fees charged by your service provider
(3) Does not include travel agencies. Does not apply to Paris, where exchanges can only be made in the departure station.

Pro

Exchanges
& refunds
with Fréquence tickets

Please note these special terms for exchanges and refunds of Fréquence tickets with your Fréquence 25 or Fréquence (50%) pass.

EXCHANGES
You can exchange your ticket(1) free of charge:

  • up to one hour after your train departs, using the TGV Pro mobile app (available free for iPhone, Android, BlackBerry 10 and Windows Phone), for all Pro 1re e-tickets and for Pro 2de e-tickets at the same fare as the original ticket. You can also make exchanges free of charge on the TGV Pro mobile site or by phone. Dial 3635(2) and say “Pro” or dial 3635 #01
  • up to 2 hours after the train's scheduled departure, at a station or SNCF sales office in the departure city*

Beyond these time limits, you cannot exchange tickets for trains requiring booking, but you can exchange tickets for trains not requiring booking for a 50% fee.

REFUND
There is no charge to exchange your ticket:

Beyond these time limits, tickets for trains requiring booking cannot be refunded, but you can exchange tickets for trains not requiring booking for a 50% fee.

*city, town or village