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Train Travel Special Deals

How to Save Money
Taking the Train in Alsace


It really doesn't matter how you are traveling by train, there are special deals on it in Alsace for pretty much everyone.

So you'll be able to find discount train tickets when you travel by train in Alsace.

*These special offers have something called blue periods which are times when you can travel at a 25% discount or in some cases a 50% discount


One Time Special Deals
on Train Travel in Alsace


For those of you just visiting for a very short while (a few days or more), these one time discount tickets will suit your needs.

If you're going to be here longer (or you live nearby), you'll have a chance to save even more money when taking the train in Alsace.


Traveling Alone

Ages 12 to 25: Découverte 12/27*

You'll have to prove your age of course, but you can get a 25% discount on your ticket.

There are certain times of day where you can't travel with this special deal here.

Those unavailable hours are mainly morning and evening rush hours.

And you can travel anywhere in Alsace with this discount train ticket!



Age 60 or older: Découverte Senior*

Again...you'll have to prove your age and you'll get a 25% discount on your train ticket.

There are certain times of day where you can't travel with this special deal here.

Those unavailable hours are mainly morning and evening rush hours.

You can travel anywhere in Alsace with this train ticket...



Smaller Groups

Groups of 5 to 10: Carnet de Billet

If you buy a book of five train tickets (to the same location) in first class, you get a 40% discount.

If you buy a book of ten train tickets (to the same location) in second class, you get a 25% discount on your train tickets.

It doesn't matter where you are going as long as it's in Alsace (or to Basel, Belfort, or Sarrebourg).

It doesn't matter when you travel either with these discount train tickets.


Saturday, Sunday and Official French Holidays Only

If you are in a group of 2 to 5 people and you want to travel only on Saturday, Sunday or an official French holiday, you can get an unlimited travel pass for the southern department (the Haut Rhin), the northern department (the Bas Rhin) or both (different prices for each zone of course).


Best of all it includes travel on all local trains (no TGV), all local buses and all local trams. Not a bad deal at all!

Prices range from 21€ to 36€.


Family or Unrelated People Traveling with Children:
Découverte Enfant +*

Basically, four people traveling with at least one child under the age of twelve can get a 25% discount on their train tickets.

You will have to prove that the child or children are less than twelve years old of course, if you want to use this discount.

But you do not have to prove that the children are yours, so you can take your next-door neighbors' kids if you want!

But there are certain times of day where you can't travel with this special deal here.

Those unavailable hours are mainly morning and evening rush hours.

The good news is you can go anywhere in Alsace that you want!


Big Groups

If you're traveling in groups of 10 or more, you get 50% off of the cost of your train tickets.

It doesn't matter when you want to travel or where as long as it's in Alsace!


Year Long Special Travel Deals
on Train Travel in Alsace


All of the one time 25% discounts for taking the train in Alsace above are available all year long at an even deeper discount of 50% or even in some cases 70% off of the price of your train tickets on the regional trains in Alsace.


Ages 12 to 27: Tonus Alsace

You get a 50% discount on ALL travel by train in Alsace at ANY time or ANY day (includes Basel, Belfort, Saint Dié, Sarreguemines, and Sarrebourg)

This year long card costs 15€ and you'll have to prove your age to get one.



Ages 12 to 27: Carte 12/27*

This card is similar to the Tonus Alsace card with a few exceptions...

You get up to a 60% discount when you travel by train in France (not just Alsace)

Inside Alsace, you get a 25% discount when you travel by train and 50% during blue periods...

You'll find the blue periods here (mostly non rush hour times).

This card costs 49€ for the entire year.



Ages 27 and over: Réflexe Alsace

With this card you'll get 30% off the cost of your travel during the week...

AND a 70% discount for ALL your travel on the weekend (including up to 3 other people travelling with you!)

For 25€ you can enjoy special deals on train travel in Alsace all year long!



Adults Traveling with Children: Carte Enfant +*

If you have one or more children under the age of 12, you could use this card to get a 25% or 50% discount on your train tickets (for up to a total of four people).

You'll get a 25% discount at all times and a 50% discount during "blue periods"...

You'll find the blue periods here (mostly non rush hour times).

This card will cost you 70€ for the entire year.



Ages 60 or over: Carte Senior*

If you're over 60, you can get between 25% and 50% off your train travel in Alsace...

You'll get a 25% discount at all times and a 50% discount during blue periods.

You'll find the blue periods here (mostly non rush hour times).

This card will cost you 56€ for a year of reductions in your train travel in Alsace.


Finding Train Schedules for Alsace


Well, those are the basic special deals on taking the train in Alsace that are available pretty much all the time.

There are other discounts and special offers that vary with the seasons and if your French isn't too rusty (or if you want to practice de-rusting it), you can search for train schedules on the TER Alsace website.

Or you can go here and look at train schedules or create your own itinerary in English*!

*You can click the little British flag at the top of the website to switch it to English.


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