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Content Services for Rail - Shop For Rail Cards

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What is it?

This method returns offers for a given search criteria for rail cards. Each offer contains rail card details, its price, and the ID used to create and order the rail card using the prebook service.

Why use it?

Use this method to get offers from Rail vendors for rail cards.

How it works

  1. Send a request to the Rail vendor system with the following search criteria:

    • Code of the marketing carrier whose card offers will be searched ({marketingCarrierCode} in URL)
    • Rail card code (vendor-specific)
    • Card validity start date
    • Rail card owner criteria, including the date of birth and discount information
  2. The response returns a list of all offers generated by the Rail vendor for different rail cards. The offers are bookable entities that can be used to create an order with the POST /v2/rail/orders/{marketingCarrier} method.

The returned offers are assigned a unique ID, price, rail card code, validity period, and any applicable discounts.

In addition to the offer's unique ID, responses contain additional information required to create an order:

  • Delivery code
  • Fulfillment requirements
  • Payment options

Caution: Consuming this API and its content requires special permission. Before requesting access, please make sure you have all the necessary agreements in place with the rail vendor(s) you would like to sell using Content Services for Rail. For more information on accessing Sabre Rail content and rail supplier contacts, please visit the respective product page on Sabre Central.

Vendor Code Payment via API Notes
SNCF 2C No “On account” only. Direct settlement with agency. No individual or corporate credit cards.

How to use


Search for offers for a new rail card: POST /v2/rail/offers/cards/{marketingCarrierCode}


Provide a search criteria element with rail card criteria containing:

  • The code of the marketing carrier whose offers will be searched ({marketingCarrierCode} in URL).
  • Rail card code (vendor-specific)
  • Validity start date
  • Rail card owner criteria, such as their date of birth and any other discount criteria.


Returns a list of rail card offers, including a unique offerId, and all other details needed to create an order for a specific rail card.