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Discounts for pupils and students

PUPILS attending state/compulsory, vocational education – including accredited / authorized post-secondary and high school education, benefit from free domestic rail transport for all categories of trains (Regio and InterRegio), 2nd class, throughout the calendar year (Law no.1/2011, with subsequent amendments and completions).
Granting of transport facilities for pupils:
Pupils from state/compulsory, vocational education – including accredited / authorized post-secondary and high school education, benefit from:
• free travel tickets, for all categories of trains, 2nd class and free reservation fee for travel by trains with reservation regime;
• monthly travel passes with unlimited number of free trips, 2nd class, to all categories of trains.
For travel to upper class or sleeping and berths cars, pupils shall pay in full the differential tariff and the reservation fee according to the request.
Issuance of travel tickets:
Free travel tickets for pupils can be purchased from the:
• Ticket offices at the railway stations with their own staff and from CFR travel agencies;
• Train staff, in the following situations:
1. at the boarding railway stations not open the ticket sales activity;
2. boarding in done outside schedule of the ticket offices;
3. the boarding railway station is not serviced by staff belonging to CFR Călători;
4. if the passenger presents a ticket, issued on the train, that is valid for a train that arrived at the boarding station for a new train within 15 minutes – provided that he/she presented immediately the ticket after boarding the train to the train staff;
• The CFR Călători vending machines (xSell Kiosk) located in railway stations, as well as online, only after the confirmation / validation of the quality of PUPIL at the ticket offices, which is performed only once for each school year. Confirmation / validation of the pupil quality can be requested at any CFR Călători railway station or travel agency equipped with an electronic issuing system, within their work schedule, based on the original student card, which has the ID written on the first sheet and is targeted for the current school year and for pupils attending the preparatory schools, based on the proving certificate, presented in original together with a copy of the birth certificate.
During the alert / emergency state period, the quality pupils validation also be performed based on the certificates for the current school year, issued by the educational unit of affiliation, presented in the original.
If the certificate does not specify the ID, it is necessary to present the following documents (depending on its age):
• either the birth certificate, in copy or original, for pupils under the age of 14;
• or the original of the identity card / passport / residence permit for pupils who have reached the age of 14;
After registering the pupil’s identification data at the ticket offices, a pass will be issued titled ”Id elev” /ID pupil. Based on this pass, respectively the ID number written on the pass, the pupil can obtain travel tickets online or from vending machines.
Documents required to issue travel tickets:
In order to issue FREE travel tickets (monthly travel tickets and season tickets) for PUPILS, it is necessary to present the following documents:
• the pupil personal card in original, that is written on the first page the personal numerical code of the pupil and is endorsed by the educational unit for the current school year;
• the proving certificate for the pupils of the preparatory schools, presented in original.
If the pupil’s ID is not written on the proof certificate, a copy of the birth certificate must also be presented.
The documents specified above are required both when purchasing travel tickets from ticket offices as well as on the train (at the ticket office’s rate), specifying that no travel season tickets are issued on the train. During the state of emergency / alert, pupils can also obtain free travel tickets / travel passes based on the presentation of a certificate in original for the current school year, issued by the educational unit of affiliation. In this case, in addition to the certificate, it is necessary for pupils who have reached the age of 14, from high school, post-secondary high school or vocational schools are required to present in original an identity document (identity card or passport), and for pupils attending primary and secondary school, a copy or the original of the birth certificate.Monthly travel passes with unlimited number of free trips for PUPILS
• can only be purchased at the ticket offices equipped with an electronic system for issuing travel passes from the railway stations and CFR Călători travel agencies;
• are issued only at the 2nd class, on the routes up to a distance of 300 km for al categories of trains (Regio or Interregio) in domestic traffic;
• are nominal travel passes which allow an unlimited number of round trips on the on the route and the period of validity.
Checking on the train
When verifying the legality of the trip on the train, pupils must present, together with the free travel pass valid for the train in question, the following documents:
• the pupil card where the personal numeric code is written on the first page, targeted for the current school year, and for pupils who have reached the age of 14, from high schools, post-secondary high school or vocational schools and identity document, respectively an ID card or passport, all presented in original;
• certificate for the current school year and a copy or original of the birth certificate for pupils in preparatory school.
Please note that tickets purchased online do not need to be printed and presented on the train, the validation of these tickets being based on the ticket ID and the pupil’s name.
During the emergency or alert period, together with the free travel ticket, pupils can present in original (instead of the pupil card targeted for the current school year) a certificate which certifies the quality of pupil for the current school year, issued by the educational unit of affiliation.
In this case it is necessary to present either an identity document, respectively ID card or passport for pupils who have reached the age of 14 from high school, post-secondary high school or vocational schools, either for pupils attending primary and secondary schools a copy or the original of the birth certificate.
Attention!
In case on the train pupils do not present the documents specified above (either the free travel pass valid on the train in question, or the pupil card or certificate when permitted by law, or the identity documents mentioned) or presents other documents issued by the educational units of affiliation, as well as other school documents, they will be considered as without a travel ticket/pass and will be treated in accordance with applicable law (will bear the payment of the fare charged by train – higher than the fares at the ticket offices, and otherwise they will be taken off the train at the first stop station and a report of the contravention will be drawn up for them for the distance already covered).
STUDENTS up to 26 years old, enrolled in the form of full-time education in accredited higher education institutions in Romania, benefits from a 50% reduced tariff for domestic railway transport for all categories of trains, 2nd class, throughout the calendar year.
STUDENTS orphaned or coming from orphanages benefit from free internal rail transport for all categories of trains, 2nd class, throughout the calendar year (Law no. 1/2011, with subsequent amendments and completions).Providing transportation facilities for students:
• Romanian / foreign students, up to 26 years old, benefit from:
• travel tickets with 50% discount for all categories of trains, 2nd class and reservation fare with 50% discount for travel with trains with reservation regime;
• monthly travel season passes with unlimited number of trips with 50% discount, for all categories of trains, 2nd class.
• Students orphans or come from orphanages receive:
• free travel tickets, including free reservation fare, for all categories of trains, 2nd class;
• monthly travel passes with unlimited number of free trips, for all categories of trains, 2nd class.
For travel to upper class or sleeping and berth cars, students will pay in full the tariff differences and the booking fee on request.
Issuance of travel tickets:
Travel tickets with a 50% discount or free for students can be purchased from the:
• ticket offices from the railway stations with their own staff and CFR travel agencies;
• Train staff in the following situations:
• at the boarding railway station is not open the ticket sales activity;
• boarding is done outside schedule of the ticket offices;
• the boarding railway station is not serviced by staff belonging to CFR Călători;
• if the passenger presents a ticket, issued on the train, that is valid for a train that arrived at the boarding station for a new train within 15 minutes – provided that he/she presented immediately the ticket after boarding the train to the train staff.
• The CFR Călători vending machines (xSell Kiosk) located in railway stations, as well as online, only after the confirmation / validation of the quality of STUDENT. Student profile creation can be done as follows:
• either based on the registration of identification data on the www.cfrcalatori.ro website (from an online user account) and the confirmation of the quality of student who benefits from a reduction / free of charge for rail transport, transmitted electronically by the higher education institution of affiliation, whose official contact details are recorded and validated;
• or by validating the quality of student at the ticket offices based on the presentation of the student ID, in original, for discount / free transport for the current academic year. Confirmation / validation of student quality is performed only once for each academic year in which the trips take place.
Travel tickets for STUDENTS (with 50% discount or free – for orphaned students or those students come from orphanages) can be purchased only from ticket offices equipped with an electronic system for issuing travel tickets from railway stations and CFR Călători travel agencies.
Monthly travel passes with an unlimited number of trips for students, are issued only to 2nd class, on routes up to a distance of 300 km, with a 50% discount or free of charge (for orphaned students or those students come from orphanages), for all categories of trains (Regio orInterregio) in domestic traffic.
Monthly travel passes for students are nominal travel passes that allow an unlimited number of round trips on the route and validity period.
Documents required for the issuance of travel passes:
For the issuance of travel tickets and monthly travel passes for students, with 50% discount / free, depending on the facility they benefit from, it is necessary to present the following documents:• for 50% discount – the student card for discount/free transport targeted for the current academic year, which must contain the photo of the holder and the personal numerical code, respectively the series and the passport number;
• for free (orphaned students or those students come from orphanages):
• the student card for discount / free transport for the current academic year, which must contain the owner’s photo and personal numerical code, respectively series and no. passport;
• certificate issued by the educational unit of affiliation certifying the right to free transport (according to the legislation in force).
The documents specified above are required both at the ticket offices as well as on the train (at the rate charged by ticket office), with the remark that no travel season tickets are issued on the train.
Except, during the state of emergency / alert, students can also obtain travel tickets and travel passes with 50% discount free of charge on the basis of a certificate (in letter or electronic format), which certifies the quality of student for the current academic year, instead of the student card for discount / free transport, provided that the higher education institution confirmed online at CFR Călători, the quality of student (the student profile was created and validated).
We specify that in accordance with the legislative provisions the certificate (in letter or electronic format) must contain the data provided on the student card for discount / free transport (name, surname, ID or serial and passport number).Check on the train:
When checking the legality of the train journey students must present the following documents:
• the travel ticket/ monthly travel pass, with 50% discount or free of charge, except for travel tickets issued online, which is identified by the ID number and the name of the passengers;
• the student travel pass for discount/ free transport targeted for the current academic year, which must contain the owner’s photo and personal numerical code, respectively series and no. passport;
• the certificate attesting the student’s right to gratuity issued by the educational unit for the current academic year, if applicable (has issued a free travel card).
When checking on the train, travel documents issued online can also be presented in electronic format (on mobile phone, laptop, etc.) or only the ID number of the travel document may be presented / specified orally, not being mandatory to present them in physical format.
During the emergency or alert period, together with the free travel ticket, students can present a certificate issued for the current academic year, including in electronic format (instead of student ID for discount / free transportation), if they were registered online and validated the student profile. In this case, it is mandatory to present in original also an identity document, respectively identity card, passport or residence permit.
Attention!
In case on the train students do not present the documents specified above (travel pass with a 50% discount or free valid for the train in question) or presents other documents issued by the higher education units to which they belong, they will be considered as without a travel ticket / pass and will be treated in accordance with applicable law (will bear the payment of the fare charged by train – higher than the fares at the ticket offices, and otherwise they will be taken off the train at the first stop station and a report of the contravention will be drawn up for them for the distance already covered).
According to the provisions of Government Decision no. 42/2017 with subsequent amendments and completions, higher education institutions are empowered and bear full responsibility for the timely distribution and endorsement of student ID cards for discount / free transport, as well as for taking all necessary steps (respectively the online transmission of the student quality confirmation to CFR Călători) in case of issuance of certificates (instead of issuing or endorsing student IDs) for obtaining free rail transport, during periods of emergency or alert.

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