How can I get cheap train tickets in France?

How can I get cheap French train tickets?

Choose your travel date – most Prem’s tickets go on sale between 3 to 6 months before the departure date. The sooner you book, the cheaper your train ticket will be. Do not forget to include your discount card or train pass, if you have one, in order to get a better price.

Do I need to buy train tickets in advance in France?

No. It’s not possible to buy tickets on the train in France, you should always book in advance – especially when cheaper tickets are released up to 3 months ahead of time.

How expensive are trains in France?

France is the fifth most expensive European country when it comes to train travel, a new study has found. A train trip within France costs an average of €17.59 per 100 kilometres.

Is Oui SNCF legit?

sncf. Out of all the trains that got cancelled back in May, I was able to get assistance and ultimately refund for the tickets I booked via Trainline. The experience with oui sncf has been impossible – I’ve had no luck in person or their website.

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When can I buy TGV tickets?

One way to save money on your TGV train ticket is by booking your tickets as soon as you possibly can. Tickets are at their cheapest for TGV trains three months before your departure date and gradually increase in price after that.

Can you buy French train tickets online?

The official French rail website is SNCF (Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer). You can buy train tickets from www. oui. sncf but the website is plagued with all kinds of weird technical issues so it often won’t accept non-French credit cards, it sometimes has strange redirects, and there are odd translation issues.

What is TER train in France?

TER (Transport Express Régional) trains are comfortable local and regional train services that are found in most parts of France – although in the Greater Paris region they are known as Transilien.

What is the best way to get around France?

Driving is the simplest way to get around France, but a car is a liability in traffic-plagued, parking-starved city centres, and petrol bills and autoroute (dual carriageway/divided highway) tolls add up. France is famous for its excellent public-transport network, which serves everywhere bar some very rural areas.

How do you get to France by train?

Firstly, you can take the route that goes via Paris. From London St Pancras, a Eurostar train will whisk you away to Paris Gare du Nord. A quick hop onto the Paris Métro or the RER regional train will take you to Gare de Lyon, where you’ll board an SNCF service all the way to Lyon Part-Dieu station.

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Are French trains good?

Happily, France has a fast and efficient train system and the French government has invested massively in high-speed trains (the TGV train or Train a Grande Vitesse), and on high-speed lines (LGV or Ligne a Grande Vitesse).