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Under 12

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. 

Une mère donne à manger à un bébé assis sur un siège enfant à bord d'un Intercit


Does your child travel often with grandparents or adult friends?
Learn more about our Enfant+ railcard

Do you have 3 or more children?
Our Familles Nombreuses railcard is made for you (in French)

Learn more about our Bambin discount (in French)

Under 4

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:

  • Bambin discount in TGV, TER and Intercité trains
  • Enfant+ railcard—a separate seat comes with the ticket
  • Tarif Kid in Thalys trains

Ages 4 to 12

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.

Une mère joue avec son fils de moins de 12 ans dans un train SNCF


Enfant+ railcard

Do you have 3 children or more?
Learn about the Familles Nombreuses card (in French)

View peak and off-peak periods in our calendar (in French)

with children

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.