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.
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.
|Train Paris Lyon||From 05:50 to 22:00||20 trains a day||2h||from £16|
|Train Paris Lille||From 07:00 to 22:00||30 trains a day||1h||From £20|
|Train Lille Paris||From 05:50 to 21:20||20 trains a day||1h||From £20|
|Train Lyon Paris||From 05:15 to 22:35||20 trains a day||2h||From £15|
|Train Paris Nice||From 07:20 to 21:20||15 trains a day||2h||From £16|
|Train Paris Toulouse||From 06:30 to 22:00||15 trains a day||5h30||From £28|
|Train Toulouse Paris||From 06:00 to 22:50||15 trains a day||5h30||From £28|
|Train Nice Paris||From 07:00 to 20:00||20 trains a day||6h00||from £21|
|Train Paris Marseille||From 06:00 to 21:30||30 trains a day||3h20||From £21|
|Train Bordeaux Paris||From 05:00 to 20:30||30 trains a day||2h50||From 15€|
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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