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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

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

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