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Liberté—the ideal card for business travellers

Do you travel on TGV INOUI or Intercités trains for work? If you take multiple trips a year and can’t always buy your tickets in advance, choose our Liberté card for across-the-board discounts and a wealth of benefits. 

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What the Liberté card can do for you

With the Liberté card, you’ll enjoy discounts on 1st- and 2nd-class travel with TGV INOUI and Intercités, along with guaranteed free ticket exchanges and refunds to handle the unexpected, and exclusive Business Première services before and during your 1st-class journey. 

The card is valid for a full year and is the perfect solution when you need to travel for work. Take a look at its many benefits for business travellers.

Save on tickets with the Liberté card

The Liberté card is the best way for your business to save on rail tickets. 

Do you take more than four return journeys a year with TGV INOUI and Intercités? With the Liberté card1, you’re guaranteed to get fixed, discounted fares for all of your destinations, even if you can’t book in advance. The card sells for a flat €399 per year, but you can buy it for just €379 if your company is a member of our Contrat Pro plan. 

Learn more about SNCF’s Contrat Pro plan

Benefits include an across-the-board 45% discount on TGV INOUI and Intercités3 travel in 1st class and a 60% discount in 2nd class, in France and other European countries2—even for last-minute journeys. You’ll also save 25%-50% on TER tickets for select regions. 

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Get extra benefits with the Liberté card

Does your travel schedule change for reasons beyond your control?  Our Liberté card gives you the flexibility you need to deal with the unexpected. When you choose Business Première4 tickets, you automatically qualify for our Flexibilité Maximum programme, with free refunds guaranteed up to 30 minutes after your train departs4. And our Échange Garanti programme allows free exchanges for a same-day train, even if it’s full5.

When you travel in 1st class, your card gives you access to all the comfort that comes with Business Première services, including access to our TGV INOUI Grand Voyageur lounges. Relax and enjoy these quiet spaces, with free WiFi, complimentary beverages, and your choice of newspapers and magazines.

When you’re ready to board, you’ll save time with our Accès Express priority lines, and a dedicated team will welcome you on the platform with a complimentary hot or cold beverage and a newspaper.

Is the Liberté card the same as the Fréquence pass?

In May 2019, the Liberté card replaced the Fréquence pass. The Liberté card is simpler and offers even more benefits—and it makes our fares easier to understand, so it’s perfect for business travellers. 

The Liberté card offers unlimited access to 3 key benefits

The Liberté card offers unlimited access to 3 key benefits

Overhead view of passenger in a TGV seat with their hands resting on the tray table. There are three objects on the tray table, and each is labelled with one of the three Liberté card benefits.

  1. 45% off 1st-class tickets

  2. 60% off 2nd-class tickets

  3. 100% flexible tickets

In addition to the three objects, the tray table shows the price of the Liberté card: €379/year. This is a special price for members of SNCF’s Contrat Pro and Contrat Grand Compte plans.

How soon will your Liberté card pay for itself?

Not sure whether it’s smarter to go with the Liberté card or buy tickets individually? Our simulator can show you how soon your card would pay for itself. Simply enter your top destinations to calculate the number of journeys required for you to come out ahead. The simulator can also tell you how much you’ll save during the year for all your journeys combined.

Calculate your savings

1 Price of the Liberté card at 14/04/2019. Our Liberté card discount fare is a fixed, destination-based fare that corresponds to 45% off our Business Première fare in 1st class and 60% off Business Première in 2nd class aboard trains requiring booking (TGV INOUI and Intercités, except OUIGO and Intercités 100% Éco); and 50% off the standard fare for the cardholder’s choice of travel class aboard Intercités not requiring booking. We calculated how quickly the card would pay for itself based on four return journeys to top TGV INOUI destinations at the Pro Seconde and Business Première fares during peak travel at 31/12/2018. Terms for applying the Liberté card to TER fares are set by France’s regional transport organizing authorities. For more information, visit the TER website for your region. Discounts apply in France (except for journeys entirely within the Paris Region). Discount calculation does not include additional paid services. Aboard TGV trains linking France to Luxembourg, Paris to Freiburg im Breisgau and France to Italy, as well as TGV trains operated in partnership by DB-SNCF, the Liberté card discount is 45% off the 1st-class Business Première fare and 60% off the 2nd-class Business Première fare (Liberté Prima fare for TGV France-Italy trains). On TGV Lyria trains, your discount is at least 40% off the Business Première fare when you travel Business 1ère, and 60% off the Standard fare when you travel Standard class. Exchanges and refunds are free up to 30 minutes after your train has departed.

2 With TGV Lyria, TGV France-Italy, the DB-SNCF partnership, and TGV INOUI to Luxembourg and Freiburg im Breisgau.

3 Discounts calculated based on Business Première fare.

4 We’ll exchange your ticket free of charge up to 30 minutes after departure, and we’ll issue ticket refunds free of charge in stations and SNCF sales offices at the point of departure, up to 30 minutes after departure. Starting 30 minutes before departure, you may make only two exchanges, and they are limited to other same-day trains and journeys that include your original journey. If you exchange your tickets within the 30 minutes before departure, they are no longer refundable.

5 You must exchange your ticket before you board your train. If you do not, you will have the same status as a passenger travelling without a valid ticket, and once on board you will be charged the amount required under our Passenger Fares agreement. You can exchange same-day tickets purchased at the Liberté card, Fréquence pass, Pro Seconde or Business Première fare—even for a full train—via the TGV INOUI Pro app, at a self-service machine, or at a station or sales office. If you exchange your ticket before departure and your train is full, the conductor will welcome you aboard unless safety considerations require them to refuse. You are not guaranteed a seat.