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Special fares

Employees, students, apprentices, children’s groups, military personnel and passengers with disabilities: find your special fare on our TGV, TER, Intercités and Transilien networks.


Do you commute to work by train? If your total journey is less than 75 km, you can save by buying a flat-rate, 2nd-class travel pass for an unlimited number of journeys between your home station and your work station. Passes are valid for a week, a month or (in selected regions) a full year.

To get an employee rail pass, pick up a form at your station or an SNCF sales office and have your employer fill it in.

If you’re a salaried employee, retiree, pensioner or jobseeker, our Congé Annuel holiday programme can save you 25%—and in some cases even 50%—on the full Loisir fare for one return journey a year. This annual paid holiday journey must be at least 200 km, excluding travel within the Greater Paris region.

Children’s groups

Are you organizing an outing with a group of children? For groups of 10 or more under the age of 15, youngsters and accompanying adults can save 75% on:

  • all TGV high-speed trains and Intercités overnight trains, subject to availability (discount applies to a range of fares)
  • on TER regional trains and Intercités trains during blue periods: see our Fare Calendar (a 30% discount may be available during white periods).

In all other cases, regular Group fares may apply.

Blue and white periods on our Fare Calendar

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By phone

Inside France, call 0810 879 479 (price of a local call from a landline, plus any fees charged by your service provider).

Learn more

At the station

Stop by the SNCF window to pick up an application form for TGV travel.

Browse timetables for your station

& apprentices

Do you travel by TGV or Intercités? If you are: under 21 and still at school; under 26 and enrolled in higher education; or under 23 and in an apprenticeship programme, you qualify for a travel pass that lets you pay only the booking fee for nine 2nd-class journeys each month. Additional journeys qualify for a 50% discount on full-fare Loisir tickets.

In TER regional trains, student and apprentice passes are available for discount travel between your home and place of study.

Military personnel

If you serve in the military, apply for our Militaire card and save up to 75% on TGV, Intercités and TER trains, and on Transilien trains outside zone 1.

And when you travel with family members, your spouse and children under 18 can save 25-50% with our Famille Militaire card. Your family must travel with you to get the discount, and their card is valid for the same period as your Militaire card.

with disabilities
and accompanying persons

If you have a disability, you and your travelling companion qualify for special TGV, Intercités and TER fares ranging from 50% off to free, depending on the information on your disability card.

If you are a disabled veteran, you qualify for a 50-75% discount, depending on your disability rating.

On Transilien trains, disabled and blind passengers, accompanying persons, former military personnel and disabled veterans with disability cards qualify for:

  • free travel
  • 50% off one-way and return tickets, sold singly or in books
  • 50% off books of "t+" tickets

On Thalys trains, passengers with disabilities and accompanying persons qualify for reduced fares.