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Discounts for pupils and students

Pupils from compulsory and professional education – including post high school, accredited/authorized high school, benefit from gratuity to the domestic railway transport, for all train categories (Regio and InterRegio), 2nd class, during the whole calendar year. In order to travel at a superior class or with sleeping and couchette coaches, the fare differences and booking fees shall be paid in full, according to the request.

Issuing free tickets for pupils is done at the ticket offices* from the CFR Călători stations and travel agencies, on the basis of the pupil notebook shown in original, which has on its first page the personal numerical code of the pupil and is stamped by the educational establishment for the current school year, respectively on the basis of the proving certificate for the pupils in the preparatory classes, shown in original. If the proving certificate does not have the pupil’s personal numerical code, o copy of the birth certificate must also be shown.

*EXCEPTION! Issuing free tickets for pupils may be done as well by the train staff, only from the pupils which have boarded the train from the stopping points without sales staff or if the passenger shows a ticket issued on board a train, valid for a train which has arrived in the new train’s boarding station in an interval of up to 15 minutes – under the condition of presenting itself immediately after boarding, to the train staff. In this case, the pupils from the high school, professional or post high school education, over 14 years of age, must show, besides the pupil notebook, (filled and stamped according to the above-mentioned provisions) also an identity document (identity card, passport, residence permit).

During the state of emergency/alert, considering the measures to prevent the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, in order to issue free tickets, instead of the pupil notebook, the original certificate for the current school year may be shown, issued by the educational establishment they are allocated to. In this case, besides the certificate, pupils of 14 years of age from the high schoo, professional or post high school education must also show an original identity document (identity card of passport), while the pupils following the primary or the secondary school must show the original or copy of their birth certificates.

On-line / ticket vending machines
Tickets may be purchased online or from the automatic vending machines, on the basis of the confirmation/validation of the quality of pupil at the ticket offices, which is performed once for every school year.

Confirming/validating the quality of pupil may be requested at any CFR Călători station or travel agency equipped with an electronic issuing system, during their working hours, on the basis of the pupil notebook in original, which has the personal numerical code written on the first page and is stamped for the current school year, while for the pupils from the preparatory classes, on the basis of the proving certificate, shown in original, together with a copy of the birth certificate.

During the stae of alert/emergency, validating the quality of pupil may be done as well on the basis of a certificate for the current school year, issued by the educational establishment they are allocated to, shown in original. If the certificate does not have the personal numerical code specified, the ticket vendor will ask that the following documents are also shown (depending on its age):

  • Either the birth certificate, original or in copy, for pupils who have not yet reached 14 years of age;
  • Either the identity document/passport/residence permit in original, for pupils who have reached 14 years of age;

After registering the pupil’s identification data at the ticket desks, a card named „Id elev” shall be issued. On the basis of this card, namely of the id number written on it, the pupil may purchase tickets on-line or from the automatic vending machines.

When verifying train travel legality, the pupils must also show the following documents, besides the free ticket valid for the respective train:

  • The pupil’s notebook, which has the personal numerical code written of the first page, stamped for the current school year, while for the pupils who have reached 14 years of age, from high school, post high school and professional education, also an ID document, namely identity card or passport, all shown in original.
  • The certificate for the current school year and the birth certificate in copy or in original for the pupils in the preparatory classes.
    We mention that the tickets purchased online do not need to be printed and shown (the validation of theses tickets is done on the basis of the ticket’s ID and student’s name).

During the state of emergency or alert, besides the free ticket, the pupils may show in original (instead of the pupil’s notebook stamped for the current school year) a certificate stating the quality of pupil for the current school year, issued by the educational establishment they are allocated to. In this case, it is necessary to show either an ID document, either identity card or passport for pupils who have reached 14 years of age from high school, post high school or professional education, either the birth certificate in original or in copy, for the pupils in the primary and secondary school.

Attention! In case in which, on board the train, the pupils do not show the previous mentioned documents (either the free ticket valid for the respective train or the pupil’s notebook or the certificate when the legal provision allow it, or the previously mentioned ID documents) or show other documents issued by the educational establishments they are allocated to, as well as other school documents, they shall be considered as not having a ticket and shall be treated according to the in force legislation (the shall have to pay the on board tarrifs for tickets – higher than the ticket desk ones, otherwise being debarked from the train at its first itinerary stop and being written a contravention report for the distance already travelled).

Romanian/foreign students enrolled in the form of full-time education, in accredited higher education institutions in Romania, benefit from free domestic railway transport, for all types of trains (Regio and InterRegio), 2nd class, throughout the calendar year, in the conditions in which they have student cards for discount/free transport, endorsed for the current academic year.For the trip to the superior class or to the sleeping and berth cars, the tariff differences and the reservation tariff will be paid in full according to the request.

The issuance of free tickets for students is done at the ticket offices* of CFR stations and travel agencies, based on the student card for discount/free transport presented in original, endorsed for the current academic year and which must contain the photo of the holder and personal identification number or respectively the series and number of the passport (model presented in the annex to GD 42/2017).

*EXCEPTION! The issuance of free tickets for students can also be done by train staff only for passengers boarding at stopping points where there is no sales staff or if the passenger presents a ticket issued on the train valid for a train that has arrived in the boarding station for the new train within up to 15 minutes – provided you present yourself immediately after boarding the train to the train staff.

During the state of emergency or the state of alert, taking into account the measures to prevent SARS-CoV-2 virus, instead of the student card for reduction/free transport, students may present a certificate issued for the current academic year, including in electronic format, only provided that the quality of student, beneficiary of free railway transport, has been confirmed and sent online to CFR Călători by the higher education institution. So free tickets can be issued for students based on a certificate, only if the higher education institution confirmed online at CFR Călători, the quality of student (the student profile was created and validated).

Online / ticket machines
Tickets can also be purchased online or from ticket machines, based on the registration and validation of the student profile. The creation of the student profile can be done as follows:

  • based on the registration of identification data on the website www.cfrcalatori.ro, (from an online user account) and the confirmation of the quality of student who benefits from free transport by railway, transmitted electronically by the higher education institution, whose official contact details are registered and validated;
  • or by validating the quality of student at the ticket offices based on the presentation of the original student ID card for discount/free transport for the current academic year.

Confirmation/validation of the quality of student, beneficiary of free railway transport, is performed only once for each academic year in which the journey take place.

When verifying the legality of the train journey, students must present in original both the student ID card for discount/free transport for the current academic year and the free ticket valid for that train, except for tickets purchased online that do not require to be printed and presented (validation of these tickets based on the ticket ID and the student’s name).

During the state of emergency or state of alert, in addition to the free ticket valid on the train (instead of the student ID for discount/free transport), students may present a certificate issued for the current academic year, including in electronic format. In this case, it is mandatory to present in original an identity document, respectively identity card, passport or residence permit.

Attention! If, on the train, students do not present the documents specified above (either the free ticket valid on that train or other documents issued by the higher education institutions to which they belong), they will be considered as without ticket and will be treated according to the legislation in force (they will bear the payment of tolls on the train – higher than the fares at the ticket offices, and otherwise they will be taken off the train at the first station with itinerary stop and a contravention report will be drawn up for the distance already traveled).

According to the provisions of GD 42/2017 with subsequent amendments and completions, higher education institutions are empowered and bear full responsibility for the timely distribution and endorsement of student IDs for reduction/free transport, as well as for undertaking all necessary procedures (respectively sending on-line the confirmation of the quality of student to CFR Călători), in case of issuing certificates (instead of issuing or endorsing student cards) for obtaining free railway transport, during periods of emergency or alert.

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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