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Reminder: last day to benefit from half price railcards in France

The cards entitle holders to a 30% reduction on full-price ticket fares for national and international TGV and Intercités trains, as well as other benefits

An image of an SNCF entering a station

Today is the final day of SNCF’s 50% discount offer on rail cards Pic: Hadrian / Shutterstock

Today (August 29) is the last day to benefit from SNCF’s near 50% discount on rail advantage cards, which until tomorrow will cost €25 rather than €49. 

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

This discount applies to the: 

  • Carte Avantage Jeune for 12 to 27-year-olds 

  • Carte Avantage Adulte for 27 to 59-year-olds 

  • Carte Avantage Senior for people over 60

These advantage cards entitle holders to a 30% reduction on full-price ticket fares for national and international TGV and Intercités trains, plus a 60% reduction for up to three accompanying children. 

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.

Holders can also access a 15% discount on food and refreshments on board trains as well as several other services including door-to-door luggage delivery.

Advantage cards are available to buy on SNCF Connect.

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