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Jeune 18-27 railcard

With a Jeune 18-27 railcard, you can travel whenever you want and still save 30%*—guaranteed. You’re eligible for the card from age 18 to 27, and you can use it until the day before you turn 28. Conditions apply.

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How soon will your card pay for itself?

Savvy traveller

You can now buy a Jeune 18-27 card even after you turn 27, and use it for travel until the day before your 28th birthday. But if you decide to buy the card after your 27th birthday, remember that it may be valid for less than a full year.

Guaranteed discounts
on every journey

Looking for good deals on travel year round? With a Jeune 18-27 railcard, you can get discounted fares on TGV, TER and Intercités trains. For just €50(1) a year, you’ll enjoy a wealth of benefits(2):

  • 30% off—guaranteed—on all TGV and Intercités trains requiring reservations, as compared with the Loisir fare for a passenger traveling without a card. And you can book any time, right up to the last available seat
  • up to 10% additional savings—guaranteed—on Prem’s tickets
  • 25% off travel aboard TER and Intercités trains not requiring reservations when your journey begins during a peak travel period (shown in white on our Fare Calendar) and 50% off when your journey begins in an off-peak travel period (shown in blue on our Fare Calendar)
  • exclusive last-minute Dernière Minute offers for you and the traveling companion of your choice, regardless of age

Browse our Fare Calendar (PDF in French)

(1) Prices valid at 2/01/2014, excluding special offers.
(2) Conditions apply


Save 25%
on fares to European destinations

Ready to see Europe? Your Jeune 18-27 card now offers 25% savings (1) on France-Spain, France-Italy, France-Germany and France-Luxembourg lines, as well as travel aboard Lyria and between Paris and Freiburg im Breisgau.

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(1) Conditions apply

How your card pays for itself

Sample fares for a Jeune 12-27 railcard holder travelling alone Advance booking
2nd class
Dernière Minute/Last minute
en seconde classe
on average one way(5)
Loisir fare (1)
starting from
Fare with card (2)
starting from
Paris - Marseille (TGV) 47 € 32 € 116 € 81 € 25 € 1
Paris - Bordeaux (TGV) 39 € 27 € 96 € 67 € 20,50 € 2
Paris - Biarritz (TGV) 40 € 28 € 112 € 78 € 23 € 2
Paris Austerlitz - Toulouse (Intercités) 39 € 27 € 86 € 60 € 19 € 2
Clermont-Ferrand - Paris Bercy (Intercités) 27,50 € 19 € 61 € 42 € 13,80 € 2

All prices shown are valid at 01/05/2016 and are included solely for purposes of illustration.

(1) Promotional price for Loisir Réduit fare, available when tickets are booked well in advance. Does not apply to non-exchangeable, non-refundable fares.
(2) Reduced fare with card, available when tickets are booked well in advance.
Does not apply to non-exchangeable, non-refundable fares.
(3) Full Loisir fare

(4) Full fare with card
(5) Savings calculated based on the average of: 1) the difference between the full Loisir fare and the full fare with railcard and 2) the difference between the promotional Loisir fare and the promotional fare with railcard, in second class.

Calculate how soon your Jeune 18-27 railcard will pay for itself (in French)

Exclusive offers

Want a last-minute getaway? There’s not a moment to lose. With your Jeune 18-27 card, you can get rock-bottom prices for last-minute travel to select destinations.

Travelling with a friend? Your companion can enjoy the same low fares you get with your Jeune card. Discount fares are exclusively for Jeune cardholders and their companions; tickets may not be exchanged or refunded. Act now! Check out our last-minute offers designed just for you.

Get great deals on fares for up to 5 people with your Jeune card

*More about your benefits

Door-to-door luggage delivery

Save 25% on luggage, starting with your second bag. Your luggage will be delivered to the address of your choice in 24 hours minimum. Discount applies to the €15 fee for standard luggage and additional bags. May not be combined with other offers.

See conditions (PDF)


If you’ve had a permit for a full year, you can rent a car starting from age 19 instead of 21.
If you find a cheaper offer, Avis will refund double the difference.
Pay 15% less* than the Avis France rate—all year long, for all prepaid locations. Guaranteed.

See conditions (PDF)

Food and drink on board

Present your Jeune railcard and save 15% on select meals aboard TGVs and Intercités trains. Offer valid for one purchase per journey. Savings apply to purchase of one Daily Malin, Daily Saison or Daily Gourmand menu, or select service-at-your-seat menus aboard Intercités trains.

on every journey

At every stage of your journey, you’ll get discounts and other benefits to make your travel even more fun:

  • food and drink on board—save 15%* on select menus in TGV café-bars and aboard Intercités trains
  • door-to-door luggage delivery—save 25%*, starting with your second bag
  • discount car rentals with our iDAVIS service—pay 15% less than the Avis France rate, guaranteed*

Terms & conditions for exchanges and refunds:  ticket exchanges and refunds are free of charge until two days before your departure. For exchanges and refunds on the day before or the day of departure, you will be charged a fee of €5 per person and per journey. Once your train has departed, no exchanges or refunds are allowed.

* Conditions apply. See details in the “More about your benefits” box


Buying & renewing
your card

Your Jeune 18-27 railcard is valid for one year. During that time, you must present your card and your discounted ticket whenever tickets are checked. Be sure to renew your card before the anniversary date to avoid penalties and breaks in benefits.

Over 27 and still want the benefits of a railcard? If your Jeune card will expire in less than 1 month, or if it expired less than 3 months ago, you’re eligible for a €25 discount on our Week-end railcard.

To buy your Jeune 18-27 railcard or get additional information, select the most convenient point of sale or information desk.

Download information on our Jeune 18-27 railcard and its terms of use

Download the General Terms and Conditions of Sale for the Jeune 18-27 Railcard

Points of sale & information

By phone

From inside France, dial 36 35 and say, “Billet Loisir”. You pay €0.40/min, including tax, plus any fees charged by your service provider.

At stations and SNCF sales offices

Our employees and advisers are on hand to help you.

Find a station or sales office near you

At an authorized travel agency

View our list of authorized travel agencies