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SNCF tries to provide a tranquil and comfortable travel for all its passengers. Please remember that parents remain responsible for their children.

To book

  1. Click on the Train tab on the home page and select "Book a train ticket" from the dropdown menu.

  2. On the next page, enter your travel criteria (points of departure and arrival, dates and times). For a child under 4 select "Child (0 to 3 yrs)" then "separate paying seat/billet bambin" in the discount railcard area.

SNCF discount railcards for families and children

  • The carte Enfant Plus

TGV, INTERCITÉS child fares

Up to 4 years of age:

  • Your child travels free of charge but does not have their own seat.
  • With the Bambin tickets, your child has their own seat and enjoys very cheap travel at only €9 (excluding night trains: supplement for couchette)

From 4 years upwards:


Children between the ages of 4 and 12 travel at half the adult fare, subject to availability.

TER child fares

Up to 4 years of age: Your child travels free of charge but does not have their own seat.


From 4 years upwards: Take advantage of the Découverte Enfant Plus offer.


If you are travelling with one or more children under 12, enjoy a 25% discount on all journeys in the blue period [off peak].


This fare is valid for up to 4 accompanying adults (the adults don't need to be family members).

iDTGV child fares

Up to 4 years of age: Your child travels free of charge but does not have their own seat. For their own seat you need to buy them an adult ticket.


To ensure our other passengers enjoy a peaceful journey, iDTGV recommends that parents travelling with young children book the iDzap.


From 4 years upwards: IDTGV does not offer a reduced fare for children.

TGV France-Italy child fares

Up to 4 years of age: your child travels for free, on your knee.

Your child has his/her own seat when you book a child ticket


Between 4 and 12 years: your child can benefit from the Ragazzo ticket 1, exchangeable and refundable without charge up to departure.


The Ragazzo ticket 2 can be exchanged and refunded (70% of fare) up to departure.

Thalys child fares (travel between France, Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands)

Up to 4 years of age: Your child can travel free of charge without their own seat. For their own seat you need to buy them a KID ticket


From 4 years upwards: Children between the ages of 4 and 12 travel at half the adult fare, subject to availability.

Eurostar child fares (travel between France, Belgium and the UK)

Up to 4 years of age: Your child travels free of charge but does not have their own seat. For their own seat you need to buy them a child ticket (over 4 years of age).

 

From 4 years upwards: Children between the ages of 4 and 11 travel at half the adult fare, subject to availability. Children aged 12 and over are eligible for youth fares.

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