Travel costs

Getting around at prices that suit you.

Public transport

TAG in Grenoble - "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".
  • You are applying for asylum.
Before going to a Mobility agency, we advise you to consult the TAG website for more information on the situations in which you can access the "tarification solidaire", and the documents you need to provide.

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.

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 (50%) 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. Cycling is becoming increasingly popular in Grenoble.

To find out more about cycling in Grenoble
See the iCampus website, and its page on cycling
See the Grenoble Alpes Métropole website, and its section on travelling by bike (or scooter)

To find out more about cycling in Valence
See the ‘Étudier en Drôme Ardèche’ website, and its section on Transport
See the Valence Romans Mobilités website, and its section on Bikes
Updated on  September 22, 2023