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Are there any age discounts for my tickets?

The young and the wise are occasionally entitled to a discount based on the passenger’s age at the time of travel. To help you figure out if an age discount applies to your booking with Rome2rio, please refer to your transport operator below.


National Rail (UK Rail) 

Children aged 5-15

Children 5 to 15 years old can obtain a 50% discount on most tickets. Restrictions apply.

Infant/children aged 0-4

Children aged 0-4 can travel for free without a seat if accompanied by a fare-paying adult, and they do not require a ticket. If a seat is required, you’ll need to buy a child ticket.

Youth

There is no general youth discount offered on UK Rail tickets unless you have a discount Railcard.

Senior 60+

With a valid Senior Railcard anyone 60 years or over can save up to 30% on all Anytime, Off-Peak and Advance fares. Restrictions apply.


Amtrak (USA Rail) 

Children aged 2-12

Children 2 to 12 years old ride for half-price when accompanied by a full-fare paying adult. A maximum of two discounted children fares is permitted per adult fare. Adult tickets will need to be purchased for any subsequent children beyond this ratio.

Infants (under age 2)

One infant under 2 years old may ride free with each fare-paying adult. Infants are not entitled to a seat. Additional children under age 2 are permitted with each adult traveller under the 50% child discount policy.

Youth

There is no youth discount offered by Amtrak. Passengers aged 13-64 are considered adults.

Seniors

Travellers 65 years and over are eligible to receive a 10% discount on a selection of fares with most Amtrak trains. In general, this discount does not apply to Saver fares, Flexible fares, Business Class, First Class, or sleeping accommodation, the Auto Train or Acela Express. Additional restrictions may apply.

Please note: If you are a senior, we recommend comparing the price of senior tickets and adult tickets. This is because the cheaper Amtrak fares that do not offer a senior discount may only display for adults.


Renfe (Spain Rail) 

Children aged 4-13

Children 4 to 13 years old can obtain a 40% discount on the General/Base rate when accompanied by a full-fare paying adult. 

Infant/children aged 0-3

Children aged 0-3 can travel for free without a seat if accompanied by an adult, but they still require a ticket. Complimentary infant tickets must be obtained at the station prior to boarding train. If you would prefer to book a seat for your child, you will need to buy a child ticket.

Youth/Seniors

No discounts available.


Trenitalia (Italy Rail) 

Trenitalia does not offer any discounts for youth or seniors, and the age limit for child fares differ depending on whether you’re travelling on a national or regional train.

NATIONAL TRAINS 

On national trains (e.g. Frecciarossa, Frecciargento, Frecciabianca and InterCity), children aged 4 to 14 can obtain a 50% discount on the full-price Base fares. Children aged 3 and under can travel for free without a seat if accompanied by an adult, and they do not require a ticket.

REGIONAL TRAINS

On regional trains, the requirements for a child ticket differ depending on the region of travel. 

All regions (except Abruzzo, Bolzano, Campania, Lombardia, Sardinia and Trento)

Children aged 4 to 11 can purchase a child ticket with a 50% discount. Children under 4 years old can travel for free without a seat if accompanied by an adult, and they do not require a ticket.

Abruzzo

Children under one metre in height can travel for free (without a ticket) accompanied by an adult and not occupying a seat. 

Bolzano

Children under 6 years old can travel for free as well as 6-year-old Bolzano residents who have not started attending school. These children do not require a ticket but must be accompanied by a paying adult and not occupying a seat. 

Campania

Children under 6 years of age can travel for free (without a ticket) accompanied by a paying adult and not occupying a seat.

Lombardia

Children up to 4 years old can travel for free (without a ticket) accompanied by a paying adult and not occupying a seat. A 50% discount will apply to children aged 4 to 13 when buying a child ticket.  

Sardinia

Children under 6 years old travelling with a paying adult can travel for free without a ticket. If the adult travels with more than 1 child, they must purchase one full price ticket for every second child. For example:

1 child = free.

2 children = one child is free + 1 full price ticket.

3 children = two children are free + 1 full price ticket.

4 children = two children are free + 2 full price tickets.

Trento

Children under 6 can travel for free without a ticket when accompanied by a paying adult, up to a maximum of 5 children under 6 years for each accompanying adult. The child can occupy a seat.


National Express (UK Coach/Bus

At this stage, we only offer adult fares. We plan to introduce fares for infants, children and seniors later in 2019.


VIA Rail (Canada Rail) 

Children

Children aged 2 to 11 can obtain discounts of up to 50% in Economy class.

Infants

Infants and toddlers under 24 months travel free if seated on an adult’s lap (maximum one infant per adult). If a seat is required, you’ll need to buy a child ticket.

Youth

Youth discounts do not apply directly to one-way or return journeys.

Seniors

Passengers aged 60 or over can save 10% all year long on the Economy Plus fare and on regular Sleeper Plus and Touring fares.


Deutsche Bahn (German Rail) 

Children

Children under 6 do not need a seat reservation or a ticket. So they do not need to be included in your reservation and do not need to present a ticket on board. If you add them to your booking, they will not appear on the e-ticket.

Children between 6 and 14 years of age travel for free (when travelling with their parent or grandparents) yet they must have a ticket, so please include them as a passenger in your reservation. You must add the optional seat reservation if you're booking 2nd class. If you're booking 1st class, the seat reservation is automatically added. 

Please note: children between 6 and 14 years of age cannot travel for free on cross-border journeys between Germany and France. You must buy them a ticket if travelling between these two countries.

If they are travelling alone or with someone who is not a parent or grandparent, children under 15 will pay 50% of the normal ticket price. Please note: this type of fare is currently not available on Rome2rio. We recommend booking a separate ticket at www.bahn.com.

Youth/Seniors

At this point in time, Deutsche Bahn does not offer any other age discounts. If you are a frequent traveller with the DB trains, then you can purchase a BahnCard by clicking this link. Please be aware that this card is only applicable for domestic travel within Germany and for any route operated by Deutsche Bahn.


SNCF (French Rail) 

Children

Special fares for children aged 4 to 11 years old are available: half-price on all trains.

Infants

Children under 4 can travel for free when they are on your lap. If a seat is required, you’ll need to buy a child ticket.

Youth

Youths pay the same rates as adults. No discount applies.

Seniors

Seniors pay the same rates as adults. No discount applies.


Eurostar (Western Europe) 

Children

Special fares for kids aged 4 to 11 years old are available in Standard class. This discount may vary.

Infants

Children under 4 can travel for free without a ticket, provided they sit on the lap of a parent or guardian. Only one infant per adult traveller is permitted. If a seat is required, you’ll need to buy a child ticket.

Youth

Youths pay the same rates as adults. No discount applies.

Seniors

Seniors pay the same rates as adults. No discount applies.


Thalys (Western Europe)

Children

Children between 4 and 11 years old can travel at the single price of €15 in Standard, €20 in Comfort and €30 in Premium to most Thalys destinations (not applicable to seasonal destinations). 

Infants

Children under 4 can travel for free without a ticket, provided they sit on the lap of a parent or guardian. If a seat is required, you’ll need to buy a child ticket.

Youth

Special discounts for travellers aged 12 to 25 may apply, subject to availability.

Seniors

Special discounts for travellers aged over 60 may apply, subject to availability.


Lyria (France - Switzerland)

Children

Children aged 4 to 11 may receive a 30% discount on Leisure fares in Standard and Standard Premier. Subject to availability.

Infants

Children under 4 can travel for free without a ticket, provided they sit on the lap of a parent or guardian. If a seat is required, you’ll need to buy a child ticket.

Youth/Seniors

No discounts available.


Renfe-SNCF (Spain - France)

Children

Children aged 4 to 13 can obtain a 40% discount on Leisure (Essential) and Flexi fares when travelling with an adult.

Infants

Children under 4 can travel for free without a ticket, provided they sit on the lap of a parent or guardian. If a seat is required, you’ll need to buy a child ticket.

Youth/Seniors

No discounts available.


Greyhound (USA Bus) 

Children

Children aged 2 to 16 can obtain a 20% discount off any full fare tickets provided they are accompanied by a traveller aged 17 or above.

Infants

Children under 2 can travel for free without a ticket, provided they sit on the lap of a parent or guardian. If a seat is required infants are eligible for a 20% discount off full fare tickets.

Seniors

Seniors over the age of 62 will receive a 5% discount on any full priced fare. 


ALSA (Spain Bus)

Infants

Infants aged 4 years or younger can travel for free provided they are accompanied by a paying adult.

Children

Children aged 4 to 11 can obtain a discount of 30% on all available ALSA fares.


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