top cx logo
cx logo
Explorearrow down
search icon
Explore
arrow down

French train firm SNCF offers railcards at 50% off for one week only

The cards enable holders to buy reduced-priced train tickets and save up to 15% off on-board catering and other services. This week they cost just €25

A photo of a magnifying glass over the SNCF logo on its website

SNCF is offering 50% off its railcards for one week only Pic: II.studio / Shutterstock

French train company SNCF is running a half-price offer on its Jeune, Adulte, and Senior railcards until next week, ending on August 29.

The ‘Avantage’ cards are being sold at 50% off each. They enable users to book reduced-priced train tickets.

  • Carte Avantage Jeune: 12-27 years
  • Carte Avantage Adulte: 27-59 years
  • Caret Avantage Senior: 60+ years

The 50% off discount will last until Monday, August 29. With the discount, the cards will cost €25 instead of €49.

The cards can pay for themselves in just one or two journeys, depending on the savings made on the full-price ticket.

They enable discounts of up to 30% off full-price tickets for Intercités or TGV services, and up to 60% off the price of tickets for children aged four to 11 travelling with an adult cardholder.

Prices are also capped for second-class tickets, no matter the time or date of the booking. SNCF has specified that prices for cardholders are capped at €39 for journeys of less than 1.5 hours, €59 for journeys of between 1.5 and 3 hours, and €79 for journeys of more than three hours.

These cards also offer other advantages such as:

  • Last-minute offers on ‘no flex’ journeys (non-flexible offers)
  • Up to 30% reductions on journeys to Italy, Luxembourg, Germany, and Switzerland
  • Up to 50% off in certain regions on TER trains
  • 15% discount on on-board catering and on the Junior & Cie service (where children are accompanied by carers when they travel alone)
  • 15% discount on the ‘Mes Bagages (My Luggage)’ service (for door-to-door luggage delivery)
  • 15% discount on the ‘Ma Location (My Rental)’ service with the vehicle rental company Avis.

The cards are valid for a year from purchase. More information on the SNCF cards and links to purchase the cards online are on the SNCF website here.

Related articles

SNCF offers 50,000 discount train tickets for summer breaks in France

Annual offer gives cheaper rail travel 

SNCF unveils price caps and new railcards for French train travel 

French train firm SNCF releases new railcards at €49

Resident or second-home owner in France?
Benefit from our daily digest of headlines and how-to's to help you make the most of life in France
By joining the newsletter, you agree to our Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy
See more popular articles
The Connexion Help Guides
featured helpguide
Visa and residency cards for France*
Featured Help Guide
- Visas and residency cards (cartes de séjour) for France help guide - Understand when visas and residency cards are required to move to France or come for an extended stay - Applies to Britons (post-Brexit) and to all other non-EU/non-EEA/Swiss nationalities - Useful to anyone considering a move to France, whether for work or otherwise, or wanting to spend more than three months at their French second home
Get news, views and information from France
You have 2 free subscriber articles left
Subscribe now to read unlimited articles and exclusive content
Already a subscriber? Log in now