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. 


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.


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.