SNCF: Train Tickets, Schedules, and Routes

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About SNCF

SNCF is the state-managed railway network in France. Founded in 1938, when France's major private railways were merged, the firm is now based in the Parisian suburb of Saint-Denis and is active across the world. SNCF's iconic TGV high-speed service carries over 100 million people per year and is the providers' most famous symbol. Every day, SNCF runs 7,500 trains to 5,000 stations, using 2,000 coaches.

SNCF offers a full range of transport services. There is a variety of cheap ticket options for standard travel and concessions for the over 60's and under 12's. Connections are easy to meet due to the firm timing them efficiently. SNCF trains are all comfortable and well stocked with food and drink options, while some major stations will even have accommodation facilities.

Popular SNCF Train Routes in France

SNCF Routes and Timetables

The major stations operated by SNCF are all in France. Along with Paris Gare du Nord, the company runs services to Lyon, Marseille, Bordeaux and Lille but also runs high-speed trains to international destinations such as Geneva or Milan.

SNCF route Schedule Price
Train Paris Lyon From 05:50 to 22:00 from £16
Train Paris Lille From 07:00 to 22:00 From £20
Train Lille Paris From 05:50 to 21:20 From £20
Train Lyon Paris From 05:15 to 22:35 From £15
Train Paris Nice From 07:20 to 21:20 From £16
Train Paris Toulouse From 06:30 to 22:00 From £28
Train Toulouse Paris From 06:00 to 22:50 From £28
Train Nice Paris From 07:00 to 20:00 from £21
Train Paris Marseille From 06:00 to 21:30 From £21
Train Bordeaux Paris From 05:00 to 20:30 From 15€

How to Book Tickets with SNCF

On average, 10 per cent of French trains are delayed or cancelled. If your SNCF train has been cancelled or delayed by more than 30 minutes, you may be entitled to compensation. Omio will automatically complete a compensation claim for you, by submitting the necessary paperwork for the affected journey. This way, you can get your money back quickly and seamlessly.
The compensation claim rules in case of delayed trains in France are as follows:
—25% refund of the ticket fare if the train is between one and two hours late.
—50% refund of the ticket fare if the train is more than two hours late.
—75% refund of the ticket fare if the train is more than three hours late.

Make sure to benefit from this feature by booking with Omio for seamless ticketing compensation.


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What facilities are available with SNCF?

On SNCF trains you'll find power outlets, free WiFi, refreshments, toilets and seat reservations, which are available to book in advance.

Can I take a bike on an SNCF train?

SNCF provide two options for those wanting to travel with their bikes: treat it as your carry-on luggage, disassemble it and place it in a bag. Alternatively, SNCF trains have a designated area for bikes where bikes can stored during your journey providing there is space.

How much luggage can I take on an SNCF train?

Providing there is room, and it is not disturbing fellow passengers; an unlimited amount of baggage can be taken onboard, for free, on SNCF services.

Can I take pets on a SNCF train?

The transportation of animals in and bag or basket of no larger than 45 cm x 30 cm x 25 cm and weighing less than 6kg, costs €7. If your animal weighs more than 6kg, the fare will be 50% of the cost of a second class ticket.

Click here for more information about SNCF FAQs.

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