A whole family can travel by railBecome a very fascinating journey. An additional argument in favor of choosing this type of transport is the opportunity to purchase children's tickets for a part of the total cost.
The so-called "children's ticket" is aA travel document that is issued for an underage child when it is transported by rail. At the same time, registration of such a document is made for children who fall under certain age restrictions.
Transportation of children under 5 years
Carriage by rail of a child under 5 years of ageCan be completely free. This possibility applies to all categories of cars, including soft, coupe, SU, reserved seats, general and sedentary cars. In order to be able to carry out such transportation, it is necessary in advance to file a special free child's ticket on the child, presenting his birth certificate.
It should be remembered that such transportation has a number ofRestrictions. First, of course, parents or other accompanying persons must follow along with the child in the car of the same class as the child himself. Secondly, it will be possible to transport the child free of charge only if it does not occupy a separate place in the chosen category of wagons. For example, parents carrying a three-year-old child in a second-class car are entitled to purchase two tickets for the full cost and receive one free ticket for the child: in this case they will be able to take two seats in the car according to the tickets bought for the full cost.
Transportation of children aged 5 to 10 years
Transportation by rail of children aged from5 to 10 years is carried out for a fee, which, however, is calculated in accordance with a special "child" tariff. It represents the discounted cost of an adult ticket, and the discount for each such "child" ticket is calculated depending on the category of the car, the direction of the trip, its range, season and other factors. The maximum discount in this case can reach 65%. The exact cost of a child ticket in the right direction you can find out by contacting the ticket office or the railway inquiry service.
Such a ticket, as well as a free "children's" travel cardDocument must be issued before traveling at the ticket office, by presenting a birth certificate of the child. It should be borne in mind that in wagons of the category "soft" age, to which the child can be transported for free, increased to 10 years. This and other rules for the transportation of children by rail, however, applies only to trains running through the territory of Russia. For the transportation of children on international routes, there are special rules in each direction, so it is better to familiarize with them in advance.