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Discounts for pupils and students

Pupils and students in compulsory, vocational education – including certified/authorized post-secondary, high school education, benefit from free of charge domestic rail transport, to all categories of 2nd class trains (Regio and InterRegio), throughout the calendar year.

For the trip to a higher class or by sleeping cars or berth cars, the tariff differences and the reservation fee shall be paid in full according to the request.

Free of charge tickets*) for pupils and students shall be issued at ticket counters in the CFR stations and travel agencies, based on the student report card endorsed by the educational establishment for the current school year, which will include the pupil’s social security number on the first page, respectively based on the evidence certificate for the infant class pupils and a copy of their birth certificate.

*) Exception – free of charge tickets for pupils can also be issued by the train staff only for passengers boarding at stopping points where there is no sale staff or if the passenger submits a ticket issued on board, valid for a train that arrived in the boarding station for the new train, within 15 minutes, upon its submission to the train staff, immediately after boarding the train.

Warning!

When verifying the legality of the train journey, pupils and students must submit the valid ticket for that train, the student report card endorsed for the current school year and an identity document, or an identity card or passport. Primary and secondary education students shall submit only the ticket and the student report card.

If pupils and students do not submit on the train either the free of charge ticket valid for that train or the documents mentioned above, or submit other documents issued by the educational establishments of belonging, namely certificates, as well as other school documents or student report cards not endorsed for the current school year, they will be considered as traveling without tickets and will be treated according to the legislation in force (they will bear the payment of charges on board – higher than the fares at the ticket counters, and otherwise they will get off the train at the first station on the route and an offence notice shall be prepared for the distance already covered).

Romanian and foreign students enrolled in the form of education with frequency at License’s or Master’s or PhD degree, in accredited Romanian higher education institutions benefit FREE OF CHARGE in the domestic rail transport, on all trains categories (Regio and InterRegio), 2nd class, throughout the calendar year.
For the travel at the upper class coach or at the sleeping and berth car, all the tariff differences and reservation fees shall be paid in full, according to the request.Issuing of FREE* travel tickets for students is made at the ticket offices in the railway stations and CFR travel agencies, on the basis of the student’s card for discount / free transport – which is presented in Annex no. 2 of the Government Decision no. 42/ 2017, stamped for the current academic year, as well as an identity document, namely identity card or passport.*) Exception – free travel tickets for students may also be issued by train staff only for passengers departing from stopping points of railway stations where there is no personal sales staff or if the traveler presents a ticket that is issued on the train or issued by an authorized distributor valid for a train that arriving at the boarding railway station for the new train within a period of up to 15 minutes – provided that to present immediately after boarding the train at train staff.Attention! When checking the legality of the train journey, students must present the valid travel ticket for that train, the student’s card for discount / free of charge stamped for the current academic year and an identity card, namely ID card or passport.If on the train the students do not present either the free travel ticket valid for that train or the documents mentioned above, or they submit other documents issued by the higher education establishments to which it belongs or student’s card for discount / free transport which are not stamped for the current year, those will be considered as without a travel pass and will be treated in accordance with applicable law (they will pay the additional charges on the train – higher charges than prices at the ticket offices, otherwise they will be asked to get off the train at the first railway station stop of the itinerary and they will receive a drawing up contravention report for the distance already performed).

Important! If the name on the ticket does not match the name in the ID card (due to change of name through marriage, divorce, etc.), the student is required to prove (with documents) that he/she is one and the same person in both writings.

Please note that, according to the provisions of Art. no. 5 paragraph (4) of the Government Decision no. 42/ 2017, the accredited higher education institutions bear the full legal responsibility for distributing student tickets for discount / free of charge transport in due time and only to the Romanian / foreign students enrolled in the education form with frequency – at License’s or Master’s or PhD degree, provided at Art. 205 paragraph (21) of the National Education Law no. 1/2011, as amended and supplemented.

Monthly passes for pupils or students shall be issued only at the 2-nd class, up to a distance of 300 km with a reduction of

  • 50% for pupils
  • 100% for pupil with references in the pupil`s identity card certified by the school and for students, as applicable

for all categories of trains (Regio or Interregio) in internal traffic, only in the electronic system.

Monthly passes for pupils or students are nominal travel cards with unlimited number of journeys within the validity period.

The travel cards shall be issued based on the pupil’s card (with the personal identification code filled on the first page or the card and attestation stated in the box remarks/”mențiuni” by the school, if applicable), or attesting certificate for preparatory classes and a copy of birth certificate, respectively for students, based on student’s identification cards for reduction/ gratuity of transport and an personal identity document (Identity Card / Passport) targeted for the current school year.

Monthly passes for pupils, respectively for students, are charged depending on the train`s rank by which the pupil/student travel.
For rank differences, route differences shall be issued travel cards discounted 50% or 100%, where appropriate, depending on the reduction which the pupil or the student is entitled to benefit.

For class differences and booking coupon at the 1st class shall be issued travel cards with full payment.

Rates are calculated with 50 % of the price of transport.

Monthly passes tariffs for pupils Download
Class difference tariffs (students / pupils with special needs) Download
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