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How and where to buy Paris Metro, RER, Train and bus tickets & passes.

High Speed Rail Map – Europe

By | February 1, 2014 | in Maps Tickets

This rail map from TGV-Europe.com shows high speed train lines in France & Western Europe along with: Cities connecting TGV / Highspeed Rail Lines Countries included are France, Spain, England, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland and Italy (the Railteam partner countries). The high speed rail networks for each country include: TGV (Trains à Grande Vitesse) serving … Read more

TGV Pro Tickets Exchange Refund

By | February 10, 2009 | in Tickets

TGV Pro train ticket exchange & refund policies are unique.  I’ll attempt to explain the conditions of sale for these business class TGV train tickets below. First misconception: Pro tickets are first class train tickets.  This is not true.  Pro tickets can be bought for seats in either the first class or second class train … Read more

TGV Tickets Without Fees

By | August 25, 2008 | in Tickets

Here I’ll show you how to buy TGV tickets online, without fees, with tickets you can print from home, even from USA and Canada. From the UK or Europe? Voyages SNCF offers TGV tickets without fees with free home delivery of tickets. If you’re from the US, TGV-Europe.com offers online TGV ticket buying without fees … Read more

Tickets for Snails

By | August 16, 2008 | in Tickets

Translation: OFFBEAT A train ticket for the snail. The SNCF will reimburse the 5,10€ charged to a passenger transporting live snails, without tickets, on a TGV train.  The ticket checker wanted the snails to pay their fare for the train. (From 20 Minutes)

Paris Train Ticket Machine

By | August 11, 2008 | in Tickets

This is a visual guide to using ticket vending machines found in and around Paris for purchasing train tickets and carnets (books) of tickets for station to station travel (between cities) around the Ile-de-France region, serviced by Transilien, Ter, and RER train networks. For ticket machines selling tickets for the Paris Metro, Bus, Tram and … Read more

Buying TGV Tickets

By | June 25, 2008 | in Tickets

Tips on buying tickets for TGV trains for Paris, London, France and Europe. Buy online (web sites listed below) Buy early (at most 60 – 180 days before departure) Think about seat placement Vary departure times/days for the best ticket price Choose home delivery for your TGV tickets (if possible) Or pick up your tickets … Read more

Paris Train/Metro Ticket Validation/Punching

By | June 16, 2008 | in Tickets

Validating or punching your train ticket or “billet” [bee-yay] is required when traveling on the Transilien, Ter, and various other Paris regional trains (not Metro) going to other cities in the Ile-de-France region that contains Paris. The machines to validate or “composter” [com-post-ay] the little purple or white Billet Ile-de-France tickets look like this: (Photo … Read more