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SNCF and OUIGO Christmas seat releases

If you’re planning a trip to France for your Christmas holiday, now’s the time to book. SNCF, the French national train operator, releases cheap tickets for the season ahead on all TGV INOUI and Intercités trains. These tickets 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 winter tickets and how to travel by train at the best price…

Cheap SNCF winter tickets

Cheap tickets for SNCF (the French national railway operator) are released on set dates for the whole season ahead. AVAILABLE TO BUY NOW! From Tuesday 6th October, tickets for SNCF's TGV INOUI and Intercités trains are available for travel from 13th December until 4th January 2021. Grab them before they're gone!

TGV and Intercités trains

SNCF will release cheap tickets for TGV INOUI and Intercités train travel over the Christmas period on Tuesday 6th October. You'll be able to book tickets from travel from the 13th December 2020 til the 4th January 2021¹

Be sure to snap yours up quickly, as the cheapest tickets, including Prem's tickets, are likely to sell out quickly. 


OUIGO trains

Cheap tickets for OUIGO services for the Christmas and winter period go on sale on Tuesday 6th October. You'll be able to book tickets for travel from the 13th December 2020 til the 2nd July 2021¹ - so that's your spring travel sorted too! 

You can find the latest safety advice, and booking information for train travel in France on our travel information page.




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!


¹Tickets on sale from October 6, 2020 for trips from December 13, 2020 to January 4, 2021 inclusive, for a trip without a connection with TGV INOUI or INTERCITÉS and for trips from December 13 to until July 2, 2021 for OUIGO, made in France and to a selection of destinations in Europe with TGV INOUI (Bruxelles-Province, Paris-Friborg, Paris-Luxembourg), on certain days and in certain trains, subject to availability.

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