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The Advantages of Booking SNCF Train Tickets with GoEuro
No matter whether you travel frequently by train in France or are taking a SNCF train for the first time, GoEuro can help you book your SNCF train tickets. GoEuro compares all modes of transportation, so you can find the best SNCF train ticket according to your travel needs. GoEuro's travel planner lets you compare traveling by train with taking a flight or bus by comparing prices, departure frequency, and the total amount of travel time each mode of transportation requires.
GoEuro now supports traveling by trains in France with SNCF discount cards! Simply specify the type of SNCF discount card in the drop down menu while searching your SNCF train route to get the best price! Do you have a question about your SNCF train ticket? Our Customer Service team speaks English, French, Italian, Spanish, and German and is waiting to answer all your questions.
Many cheap SNCF train tickets are available when you book in advance. GoEuro lets you plan your trip by comparing all the available SNCF train tickets in France and Europe and buy them online or on your phone with the knowledge that you're finding the best way to travel! With a single search, GoEuro gives you an overview of all trains on your route, which you can sort according to price, travel time, train stations, and departure/arrival time.
Reasons to book your SNCF train tickets with GoEuro
Searching with GoEuro lets you compare different SNCF train tickets, as well as trains, buses, and flights. You can also choose to display ticket prices in a number of difference currencies.
Searching your route with GoEuro not only gives you times for all SNCF trains in France but also other train companies in Europe.
All SNCF train tickets are available on GoEuro– even last minute discounted trains. GoEuro also now supports SNCF discount cards to give you the best deal.
GoEuro lets you sort results to find the cheapest train tickets, fastest train journeys, or the most convenient for your travel schedule. GoEuro lets you find the best deal.
SNCF Train Schedules
SNCF Train Schedule in France
With SNCF you can travel anywhere in France– take a trip to Brittany, book a holiday in Bordeaux, or spend a weekend in Paris. GoEuro lets you choose the best SNCF train ticket by comparing the train schedules for TGV, Intercity, and TER trains. For each search, you can filter results according to train schedules, travel time, number of transfers, and price of SNCF ticket.
SNCF Train Schedules in Europe
You can travel through Europe by train with SNCF. Partnering with other European train companies, SNCF operates trains that travel to Spain, Belgium, Germany, and Italy. With SNCF you can vacation in Barcelona, spend a weekend in Brussels, or visit Venice! With GoEuro there is no more need to compare SNCF timetables across multiple websites– all SNCF trains are displayed for easy booking with just a few taps.
SNCF Train Schedules departing from Paris
Find all SNCF train schedules departing from Paris. Compare the timetables and tariffs of all SNCF trains very quickly so you do not lose any time when making your SNCF reservation to go to Bordeaux, Lyon, or Marseille for the weekend. For those who plan their holidays further in advance, we display in the GoEuro searches the SNCF schedules as soon as the tickets are put on sale by the SNCF.
SNCF Schedules for Popular Trains in France
SNCF Train DiscountsTo travel on SNCF trains for the cheapest possible price be sure to take advantage of SNCF discount cards when you book your tickets with GoEuro. Before booking your SNCF train tickets be sure to check the applicable discount card in the drop down menu.
When is it cheapest to book SNCF train tickets?
Average prices for SNCF train tickets when purchased ahead of time
SNCF Booking Period
Average SNCF Price
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Average Prices for SNCF Train Tickets in France
These average prices are taken from more that 500 GoEuro SNCF train bookings over the course of a year with a variety of different routes. This data includes a variety of different types of SNCF trains including TGV, Intercity, and TER trains.
- The most popular SNCF route sold on GoEuro is for trains from Paris to Nice.
- Only conventional train tickets were taken into account for this average. Ouigo trains were not included in this average.
- Most travelers book their SNCF train tickets 1 to 2 months in advance.
Based on GoEuro SNCF reservation data in the table above, we can see that the price of the SNCF train tickets is usually lower if you book your train ticket in advance:
- A SNCF train ticket is 41% more expensive on average if you buy it the day before departing. This is due in large part to last minute SNCF promotions on tickets to fill SNCF trains.
- It is on average 18% cheaper to book a train ticket SNCF 1 week in advance, rather than buying it at the station before traveling.
- Finally, SNCF train tickets are on average 41% cheaper when they are booked one month in advance, rather than purchased on the day of departure.
SNCF Train FAQ
The trains of the SNCF are of several types. You can make national and international routes on a Train SNCF TGV, Intercity or iDTGV. Regional rail journeys take place on SNCF trains. The services offered by SNCF SNCF and types of tickets depend on the type of train. For cancellation policy or exchange your SNCF ticket, please refer to our FAQ SNCF. It is also on this page that you can check the conditions relating to the bike, luggage and discount cards of the SNCF.
Services and Amenities on SNCF Trains
Services on SNCF trains vary depending on the type of train. You can take free your bike on a train TER, conditions vary according to the different Intercity trains; however, aboard a TGV you will need to inform the at the time of ticket purchase and an additional €10 you will be charged. The train is equipped with a TGV bar where you can eat, as well as a shop area where you can buy newspapers, DVDs, and magazines. On board some TGV, you can also reserve a Calm Space in 1st class to enjoy all the comfort. Most TGVs are now equipped with plugs to recharge your devices. Additional services are available in the iDTGV trains.
SNCF Train Tickets
Where can you buy SNCF train tickets?
What types of SNCF train tickets are available?
Whether traveling on board a particular SNCF Train in a certain class and a different type of SNCF ticket, cancellation conditions change. This is also the case if you are traveling alone or in a group, but the conditions do not vary according to SNCF schedules. For more information, please refer to the detailed requirements on our FAQ page SNCF.
There are 2 classes of SNCF train tickets: the Eco class offers basic service and cheap tickets SNCF while the 1st class offers better comfort and extra services highly popular among people traveling on business. There are also several types of SNCF tickets:
What discounts are available on SNCF train tickets?
SNCF has set up a discount service for frquent travelers. Several discount cards are available to customers:
Services on board SNCF Trains
What services are available to people with reduced mobility?
The SNCF has set up several services to accompany people with reduced mobility before, during or after their journey to any SNCF schedule. You can contact the Accès Plus service at 0890 640 650 or by email at [email protected]
Traveling with Luggage and Bicycles
With any SNCF train ticket, you can carry the number of luggage you want on board the train. All your SNCF luggage must be labeled and dropped off near you or in the luggage compartments of the SNCF trains so as not to disturb your neighbors.
Special or bulky baggage can be carried on board some SNCF train:
Exceptions concerning luggage on board SNCF trains relate to the OUIGO and iDTGV trains.
What about traveling with Pets on SNCF trains?
When traveling with your pet, book the SNCF ticket at the same time as yours. You can travel with dogs or two containers per person on all SNCF trains, except Eurostar (1).
If your pet weighs more than 6 kilograms (13 lbs):
If your pet weighs more than 6 kilograms (13 pounds):
Exchanges and Cancellations: you can exchange the SNCF ticket for your pet for free until the day before departure. After that, a deduction of 10% will be applied until the end of validity of the sncf ticket. Not redeemable beyond (3). The ticket is refundable with a deduction of 10% until the end of validity of the ticket SNCF (3)>/sup>.
(1) with the exception of guide dogs
(2) Price at January 2, 2014
(3) dog leash Tariff and tariff valid small animal on the TGV, Intercity, and TER.
High-Speed Trains in France
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Other Important Companies for Traveling by Train in Europe
- Travel by train in Spain with Renfe
- Travel by train in the UK with Eurostar
- Travel by train in Germany with Deutsche Bahn
- Travel by train in Austria with ÖBB and Westbahn
- Travel by train in Switzerland with SBB
- Travel by train in Italy with Trenitalia and Italo
- Travel by train in the Netherlands with NS and Thalys
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