"Buying SNCF Tickets" Paris Transportation Tip by CALSF

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You can purchase either discounted, non-refundable tickets (e.g. Prem) OR refundable but more expensive tickets directly from SNCF, the French railway. One nice thing about purchasing their non-refundable tickets is that you are allowed to print them online.

If you do buy the higher priced tickets you can't print them online unfortunately. And if you live in the US they cannot mail you the tickets as well. How to purchase? Charge them online by selecting France as your country of residence print out your confirmation, and pick up the tickets in person at any SNCF station. Remember to bring the same credit card that you used to charge your tickets.

If you are staying at a hotel, you can use the hotel's address online so that your tickets can be mailed to their address. If it's a good hotel, the staff will not mind receiving the tickets on your behalf.

Mode: TO
Type: Train
Website: http://www.sncf.com

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jan 1, 2006
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