Travel for children and minors

Travel for children and minors

For journeys in France

  • Children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by a responsible adult aged 18 or over.
  • Minors aged 12 to 16 may travel alone if they bring an authorisation to travel signed by their legal representative.

You can download a template of the authorisation required for minors aged between 12 and 16 here:

Minors wishing to travel outside France must bring:

On international routes, minors under 16 years of age must be accompanied by a person over 18 years of age who is in charge or in surveillance.

From 15 January 2017, minors who are not accompanied by a person with parental authority can no longer leave the country without authorisation. Authorisation to leave the country is a requirement for all minors residing in France, regardless of their nationality. The authorisation to leave the country form must be filled out and signed by a parent (or legal guardian) and accompanied by a photocopy of a form of ID for the parent whose signature appears on the form. Further information is available on the official website of the French government.

Children under two

Infants aged between 0 and 24 months on the day of departure travel for half price.

Please remember to bring your child’s passport/form of ID, which will be required when you board as a matter of course.

If you’re travelling with young children, don’t forget to bring booster seats. It would be a shame for them to miss the view!