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Low fares for family travel? Child’s play. Your younger child, under age 4, travels free. The older one, under age 12, pays half-fare. And parents travel at a discount, too.
Is your child under 4? She travels free—with her own seat—in all trains except iDTGVs, where she’ll need an adult ticket.
To reserve a seat for your under-4, use one of these options:
If your child is age 4 to 12, he pays half-fare on all our trains (except in iDTGVs, where he needs an adult ticket just like you).
Will your child be travelling alone over a weekend or during school holidays? Use our Junior & Cie service for over 120 destinations: youngsters age 4 to 14 travel with a trained staff member who looks after them and organizes activities for a safe, fun journey.
And if you plan to travel with your kids in Europe, look for special children’s discounts on Eurostar, Thalys, Elipsos and other services.
If you have 3 or more children, opt for our Familles Nombreuses card (in French)
Is your child travelling with several accompanying persons?
With an Enfant + railcard, her travelling companions pay less
Learn about Junior & Cie for children travelling solo (in French)
Learn about special children’s fares on all European lines
When you travel with a child under 12, you can get a lower fare too.
On TER and Intercité trains with optional reservations, our Découverte Enfant + offer gives up to 4 of the child’s travelling companions a 25% discount during off-peak travel. And that includes the babysitter—you don’t have to be a member of the family to get a reduced fare!
If you often travel with your child, opt for an Enfant + railcard, which guarantees 25-50% reductions for all 4 companions, even if you buy tickets at the last minute.