OUIGO is a low-cost, high-speed train service operating under the SNCF brand in France. OUIGO is a popular choice for train travel as it offers passengers long-distance journeys within the French rail network, at some of the most competitive prices. What's more, you can book your train tickets here with Trainline.
SNCF have confirmed that from 15th March 2021 their low-cost high-speed OUIGO trains will operate on the route from Barcelona to Madrid, with stops in Tarragona and Zaragoza.
The double-decker Euroduplex OUIGO trains will be used for the new service in Spain. As with the French OUIGO trains, the Spanish version will have only one class of seating, with tighter spacing than on conventional TGV trains, to provide around 610 seats per train. However, unlike the trains used in France, the Spanish OUIGO trains will have a bar car.
You can now book train tickets for the new OUIGO services in Spain! The first 10,000 tickets cost just €1, so make sure you grab them quick to take advantage of this great offer.
OUIGO services will gradually be extended to other high-speed lines in Spain, including those from Madrid to Valencia and from Madrid to Alicante.
OUIGO operate high-speed trains on six different services across France, usually at a lower cost than TGV. Whilst the majority of trains travel in and out of Paris, they do not serve the main stations in the city. Instead, OUIGO trains typically travel to and from Marne-la-Vallée—Chessy (Disneyland Paris) or Charles de Gaulle Airport, which are easily accessible from central Paris.
OUIGO trains take you to some of the most popular destinations in France, particularly in the southern regions. With OUIGO you take travel to and sample the delights of cities such as Nice, Marseille, Montpellier and Nantes, all at high-speed.
Use our OUIGO train map to plan a rail voyage around France that will both astound and inspire you. With high-speed trains at a low-cost, OUIGO is one of the best ways to travel around the country.
When travelling on OUIGO, there is only one seating class, meaning all passengers are offered the same level of service while on board. Unfortunately, there is no buffet carriage on the train, so stocking up at the station is highly advised. On the plus side, the absence of an onboard cafe or restaurant means there are usually more seats available compared to other high-speed trains.
It's worth mentioning that OUIGO tickets can only be bought online, so remember to purchase your tickets well in advance or before you set off for the station. In terms of what you can travel with, bringing two pieces of hand luggage is free of charge but there's usually a fee for larger suitcases or equipment.
You'll receive your train ticket four days before departure, or immediately if the departure is within four days, by email or via the OUIGO app. Be sure you print your tickets out before you travel, or download our app, as you'll need to show one of these two options before boarding the train.
As OUIGO tickets are exclusively sold online, they're non-refundable but can be exchanged online for another OUIGO train ticket with the same departure and arrival stations.
When booking your OUIGO train ticket, you have the possibility to add some features to make your journey as smooth as possible:
|Power sockets||Check the "electrical outlet" option if you need one to charge your electrical devices. This service incurs a small fee.|
|Extra baggage||Also available at an extra cost, carry up to two additional pieces of luggage with you on board.|
|Stroller/buggy||You can take a kids stroller for free on OUIGO trains, as long as you indicate it at the time of your reservation and fold it before boarding.|
|Text alert||Opt for text messages to receive confirmation of your ticket reservation and travel information, including your train's platform number directly on your smartphone.|
|Pets||In the event your furry friend weighs more than 6kg, you'll need to buy a ticket at the special animal rate which is available on the OUIGO website.|
|Quiet area||For a small charge, you can choose a seat in the quieter carriages on the train. Perfect for those who want to work or relax in peace during the journey.|
Whether you're travelling to Disneyland Paris or making your way to the south of France, OUIGO trains can take you to some of the most popular cities and regions in the country.
Yes, toilets are available to use both upstairs and downstairs on OUIGO trains.
No, unfortunately WiFi not available on board OUIGO trains.
OUIGO train tickets cannot be changed at the station, as they're exclusively sold online. You can exchange your ticket for another OUIGO ticket with the same departure and arrival stations up to 1 hour before boarding (you'll need to pay for a €10 exchange fee).
Yes, you can take your bike aboard if you fold it or disassemble it and store it in a carrying case.