Age 12-25

Secondary school students, apprentices, trainees and young employees can almost always find a special fare—with or without a railcard.


For peak and off-peak travel periods,
check dates on our fare calendar

No card?
No problem.

If you’re under 26, choose Découverte 12-25 fares for TER trains and for Intercité trains without required reservations. You’ll get a 25% discount on regular fares for any trip beginning in an off-peak period. Check dates on our fare calendar for more information.

You may also qualify for special fares for:

  • students and apprentices
  • jobseekers
  • business travellers
  • annual holidays

Travelling in a group? Check out our special fares for groups and families.



12-25 railcards

Like to travel whenever you want? Get a 12-25 railcard.

Your 12-25 railcard is valid for one year and offers a range of discounts, including:

  • 50% off Intercité and TER for any trip beginning in an off-peak period
  • 25-60% off the full Loisir fare on TGVs, daytime Intercité trains and selected Intercité overnight trains
  • 25% minimum discount on all fares, even for last-minute purchases

For the best deals, book early. Don’t worry too much about fare calendar restrictions: you can exchange your ticket free of charge, and all tickets are fully refundable until the day before your scheduled departure. Even on the day of departure, you’re still entitled to a refund minus a cancellation fee.

Your 12-25 railcard also gives you special deals with partners like Accor and Avis, and reduced fares on the Rail Plus network serving 29 European countries.