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Frequently asked questions: SNCF passes & cards

Here you’ll find answers to the most common questions from SNCF customers across all communications channels. Topics include train service in France and beyond, booking and buying tickets, discount cards and passes, TGVmax and on-board services.

SNCF passes & cards

Collect your card from the points of sale in an SNCF station, or download the SNCF app to store it electronically on your smartphone. 

When you buy your pass, you’ll immediately receive an email containing your card number. You can also collect your physical card immediately after purchase.

If you travel regularly

Avantage Jeune Card (ages 12-27): enjoy benefits on every journey with TGV INOUI and Intercités. You’ll save 30% on travel in France and other European countries, including Prem’s trains, and you’ll receive exclusive last-minute offers.

Avantage Senior Card (ages 60 and up): enjoy benefits on every journey with TGV INOUI and Intercités. You’ll save 30% on travel in France and other European countries, plus a 60% discount for up to 3 accompanying children. And you’ll receive exclusive last-minute offers.

Avantage Week-end Card (ages 27-59): enjoy benefits on every journey with TGV INOUI and Intercités. You’ll save 30% on travel in France and other European countries, including Prem’s trains, and you’ll receive exclusive last-minute offers.

Avantage Famille Card (ages 27-59): enjoy benefits on every journey with TGV INOUI and Intercités. You’ll save 30% on travel in France and other European countries, plus a 60% discount for up to 3 accompanying children. And you’ll receive exclusive last-minute offers.

Familles Nombreuses Card: If you’re a TGV INOUI, TER, INTERCITÉS or Transilien traveller with at least three children under 18, you can save up to 75% on tickets with the Familles Nombreuses card. Everyone in the family gets 30%-75% off our regular Loisir fare for TGV INOUI, TER and Intercités trains, plus 50% off tickets for the Transilien network in the Paris region. You can travel in 1st and 2nd class, and the processing fee for the whole family is just €19. This easy-to-use card gives you more freedom and is valid for 3 years.

Do you travel often?

Liberté card (for all frequent travellers): get guaranteed discounts all year long, and 100% flexible tickets. If you travel on business or make more than 4 return journeys a year, this is the card for you. You pay a single low fare, and you’ll save in both 1st and 2nd class. And with the Liberté card, tickets are 100% flexible.

TGVmax pass (ages 16-27): If you travel at least twice a year and your plans are flexible, TGVmax is for you. You can travel on TGV INOUI and Intercités trains with required booking as often as you like in off-peak periods. You can make up to 6 bookings in one go, tickets are free, and your pass is stored electronically on your smartphone.

SNCF Forfait pass: Do you take a train every day? Choose a Forfait pass—valid for a week, a month or a year. Tickets cost €1.50 or less, and you can book in advance.

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