Travel costs

If you have a limited budget, there are a number of ways in which you can benefit from rates that better suit your situation.

Public transport

TAG in Grenoble

Rate for students aged 18 to 25
A reduced rate applies to young people aged 18 to 25 inclusive, on presentation of a proof of enrolment at university (e.g. your 'certificat de scolarité').
> Tarif 18 - 25 ans Études - TAG
"Tarification solidaire" (solidarity-based fare system)
The solidarity-based fare system ("tarification solidaire") entitles you to reduced fares depending on your resources and situation.

In particular, you can benefit from the "tarification solidaire" if:
  • You are a student: on a scholarship (CROUS scholarship based on social criteria), receiving the ASA ("Aide spécifique Annuelle"), or benefiting from the 1€ meal scheme (in CROUS university restaurants).
  • You are a CAF beneficiary: the amount shown on your "quotient familial" certificate will determine the solidarity-based pricing formula you are eligible for.
    Please note: if you are under 25 years of age, you will also need to present a French tax certificate in addition to your "quotient familial" certificate. In this case, you will only be able to benefit from the "tarification solidaire" from the second year of residence in France, and once you have obtained a tax notice.
  • You are a beneficiary of "Complémentaire Santé Solidaire", or AME.
  • You are applying for asylum.
In order to know what documents to provide, and for more information on the situations in which you can access the 'tarification solidaire', you can consult the TAG website before going to a mobility agency.

> Tarification solidaire - TAG

Citéa in Valence

Reduced fares
Reduced fares apply automatically if you are under 26 years old.
If you are over 26, you will have to prove that your income does not exceed a certain threshold.

Please consult the Valence Romans Mobilités website before visiting one of the Mobilities agencies.

> Reduced fares - Valence Romans Mobilités

Employer subsidy for salaried workers

If you use public transport for your daily commute between your home and your place of work, your employer will subsidize part (up to 75%) of the cost of your travel pass.

> See the Université Grenoble Alpes (UGA) staff intranet or contact your employer’s human resources department to find out how you can benefit.


A simple solution for getting around at minimal cost is to buy or rent a bicycle: non-polluting and good for your health !

To find out more about cycling in Grenoble
See the UGA student portal (in French)
See the Grenoble Alpes Métropole website
To find out more about cycling in Valence
See the UGA student portal (in French)
See the Valence Romans Mobilités website
Updated on  April 26, 2024