The SNCF and OUIGO Summer seat release is here!

If you're planning a trip to France for your Summer holiday, it's the perfect time to book. SNCF, the French national train operator, releases cheap tickets for the season ahead on all TGV INOUI, Intercités and OUIGO trains.

The following tickets are now available to buy:

  • TGV INOUI and Intercités tickets for travel between 2nd July and 8th August 2022
  • OUIGO tickets for travel between 2nd July and 28th August 2022

Due to high demand, these tickets are likely to sell out fast, so make sure you book them well in advance.

Cheap SNCF Summer tickets

SNCF cheap train tickets have now been released. Keep reading for more details.

SNCF Summer seat release

SNCF's cheap TGV INOUI and INTERCITÉS tickets are now available for 2022 Summer travel.

Book your tickets now if you want to snap up the cheapest fares!

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OUIGO seat release

OUIGO cheap tickets are available to buy for 2022 Summer travel.

Book in advance if you want to snap up the cheapest OUIGO fares.

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SNCF international ticket sale from €39*

Want to travel around Europe this Summer? With SNCF's international ticket sale it's easy, travel from France to Barcelona, Milan or Brussels* to name a few of the many destinations you can visit by train.

  • Travel to Switzerland with TGV Lyria (Paris to Geneva from €49)
  • Discover Germany with DB-SNCF (Paris to Frankfurt from €50)
  • Enjoy Spain with Renfe-SNCF (Montpellier to Barcelona from €39)
  • Hop on a train to Italy with TGV INOUI (Paris to Milan from €49)

Book your tickets

TGV France Brussels tickets are available for journeys until 08/28/2022

3 reasons to book your Summer tickets in advance

This Summer, there are plenty of good reasons to take the train. Whether it's to visit family or to explore a new city, take a trip this summer without breaking the bank. Wondering why you should book your train tickets in advance? Read on for our top three reasons to book your train tickets today:

  1. If you book early, you can take advantage of the cheapest train tickets
  2. You'll have more time to organise your stay with loved ones, or to plan your itinerary for city exploring
  3. You can begin to count down the days and look forward to your well-earned vacation

Why take the train this summer?

There's no luggage limit on trains

You can travel with as much luggage as you like without paying a fee.

Additional pieces of luggage are free on TGV and Intercités trains.

Forget about traffic

Thanks to the train, you'll arrive rested at your destination, ready to start your holiday! No more traffic jams, bad weather on the road and the many hours to find a parking space.

Choosing a greener mode of transport

Getting to your destination by train rather than driving or flying is a greener option. This Summer, do something good for the planet!

In need of some inspiration?

Our map below shows some of our most popular French rail routes and journey durations from Paris.

With SNCF, it's easy to travel by TGV, Intercités or OUIGO trains to some of the must-see destinations in France. Here's a simple explanation of the different services:

  • TGV – these high-speed trains travel at over 300 km/h to connect the major cities in France like Paris, Bordeaux, Lyon and Marseille.
  • Intercités – although these trains aren't high-speed, they provide rail connections to cities not served by the TGV network.
  • OUIGO – these low-cost, high-speed trains are popular for long-distance journeys within France. Ideal for those wanting to keep travel costs low. 

France is also well connected to Europe by rail via a number of different train companies  we're here to help make understanding it easy. We’ll get you across the Channel from the UK, via Eurostar, and around France for less. Plus, with our free app in your hand, all your tickets and timetables are in one place. For more information on train travel in France, check out our dedicated page to trains in France. Bon voyage!

 

Popular destinations

Ready to plan your next trip to France? Tap one of the most popular French destinations below for some useful travel tips.

Ticket sale by train company

Check out when the different companies in France and around Europe start releasing their cheapest fares if you don't want to miss out on any bargains.

Train company

How much in advance can I book tickets?

TGV and Intercités

4 months in advance (except for summer, Christmas and February holidays)

OUIGO

2 to 9 months in advance

Eurostar

6 months in advance

Thalys

4 months, except for certain times of the year, when they're available 3 months in advance

TGV Lyria

4 months in advance

Renfe-SNCF

4 months in advance

Trenitalia

3 months in advance
Deutsche Bahn6 months in advance

Frequently Asked Questions

When do SNCF Summer tickets go on sale?

This year, SNCF Summer train tickets go on sale from 9th March 2022.

How much in advance can I buy my SNCF Summer tickets?

The more in advance you buy your SNCF Summer tickets, the more you’ll save.

TGV INOUI and INTERCITÉS

Tickets on sale from 12th January 2022 for travel between 28th March and 12th May 2022 inclusive, on board direct TGV INOUI and INTERCITÉS services, in France and a number of European destinations with TGV INOUI (Brussels to Province, Paris to Fribourg, Paris to Luxembourg), on certain days and on certain trains, subject to availability. Tickets are exchangeable and refundable free of charge up to 3 days before departure. 

INTERNATIONAL TGV

Tickets on sale from 12th January 2022 for travel over the next 6 months, available on the following carriers: RENFE & SNCF in Cooperation, DB & SNCF in Cooperation, TGV LYRIA, TGV INOUI Italy (different volumes depending on the operators concerned). Different exchange and refund conditions depending on the operator.

TGV INOUI AND INTERCITES SALES

Tickets on sale from March 9, 2022 for journeys from July 2, 2022 to August 28, 2022 inclusive, for a journey without a connection with TGV INOUI or INTERCITÉS made in France and to a selection of destinations in Europe with TGV INOUI (Brussels-Province , Paris-Fribourg, France-Luxembourg), on certain days and on certain trains, subject to availability. Tickets asre exchangeable and refundable free of charge up to 3 days before departure (excluding Pro fares).

TGV INOUI and INTERCITES are registered trademarks of SNCF TGV - INTERCITES. All rights reserved. SNCF TGV-INTERCITES, SA with share capital of 157,789,960 euros, registered with the Bobigny RCS under number 519 037 584 9, rue Jean-Philippe Rameau 93200 Saint-Denis Cedex.

EUROPEAN SALES

Tickets on sale for journeys from July 2, 2022 to September 8, 2022 inclusive depending on the carrier, for a non-connecting journey made with RENFE-SNCF in Cooperation, DB-SNCF in Cooperation, TGV LYRIA, TGV INOUI to Italy, TGV France - Brussels, on certain days and on certain trains, to a selection of destinations in Europe to and from France, excluding routing from the stations of the lines serving the destinations. Tickets are exchangeable and refundable under conditions.

TGV INOUI and TGV Lyria are registered trademarks of SNCF Voyageurs. All rights reserved. SNCF Voyageurs, SA with share capital of 157789960 euros, registered with the Bobigny RCS under number 519037584 9, rue Jean-Philippe Rameau93200 Saint-Denis Cedex.

OUIGO HIGH SPEED SUMMER SALES

*Price including VAT from €10, for a one-way ticket, on certain days and on certain trains, to a selection of 43 destinations in France, within the limit of seats available at this price on eligible trains. Offer valid from March 9, 2022 to December 10, 2022 for trips from July 2, 2022 to December 10, 2022 inclusive.

Reservation required no later than 4 hours before train departure. Non-refundable and exchangeable tickets under conditions. Offer cannot be combined with any other current promotion.

OUIGO is a registered trademark of SNCF Voyageurs SA. All rights reserved. SNCF Voyageurs SA, with share capital of 157,789,960 euros, registered with the Bobigny RCS under number 519 037 584 -9 rue Jean-Philippe Rameau - CS 20012 - 93200 SAINT-DENIS CEDEX.

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