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Do my children need train tickets?

01 June 2012

Up to two children under the age of five can accompany each fare-paying passenger free of charge. However, children under the age of five who are travelling free can only occupy a seat if it is not required by a passenger who has paid for their fare.


Children between the ages of five and fifteen are entitled to a discount of at least 50% on most tickets. Some train companies also offer a cheaper flat fare for accompanied children.


People of 16 and over must have an adult ticket.


A penalty fare can be issued in the case of children travelling without a valid ticket or authority.

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