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If you’re planning a trip to France for your summer holiday, now’s the time to book. SNCF, the French national train operator, releases cheap tickets for the season ahead on all INOUI TGV and Intercités trains. These are available now and, due to high demand, are likely to sell out fast.

Here’s all the info you need about these SNCF and OUIGO tickets and how to travel by train at the best price…

Cheap SNCF summer tickets

Will you take your cherie to Paris, get a real St Tropez tan on the beaches of Marseille, or sip wine in Bordeaux’s vineyards? 

TGV and Intercités trains

From 26th March, SNCF will release cheap tickets for TGV INOUI and Intercités trains around France, for travel between 26th June – 1st September 2019.

The cheapest tickets, and Premiere (First Class) tickets in particular, are likely to sell out quicker than butter melts on a freshly baked croissant.


OUIGO trains

SNCF's low-cost high-speed OUIGO trains will also be selling tickets on 26th March for travel between 6th July – 14th December 2019. So, even if you’re booking a winter holiday, you can still travel for less.

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. Bon voyage!


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