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International Trains

Children aged under 12 years are not permitted to travel unaccompanied on Eurostar, Thalys, Renfe-SNCF or TGV France Italy.

To travel on Eurostar :

  • Travellers aged between 12-15 years must present a valid passport or national ID card along with the unaccompanied minors form to the inspector prior to boarding (until they celebrate their 16th birthday).
  • A child under 4 years of age with an adult can travel for free. However, if the adult is travelling with more than one child, a ticket is necessary for each additional child.

For Eurostar, Thalys, Renfe-SNCF and TGV France Italy, all passengers must carry their passport or national ID card.

Trains in France

SNCF works hard to ensure its customers have a peaceful journey and reminds travellers that children are the responsibility of their parents.


For greater comfort, children aged between 4 to 14 years can travel safely by themselves with the Junior & Cie service during school holidays and weekends. Your children will be looked after throughout their journey by a trained, experienced accompanying adult.

MAJ le 01 février 2018 à 12:13

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