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Seeing Europe by train

Whether you’re going on holiday or making a weekend getaway, seeing Europe by rail has never been easier. From Interrail Pass to high-speed TGV inOUI, Thalys, Eurostar and Lyria, the choice is yours.

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Ready for a German getaway? TGV inOUI and ICE are at your service

Germany is waiting—and thanks to our partnership with Deutsche Bahn, you can explore ten German cities1 with TGV inOUI and ICE. With 24 trains departing daily from Paris, Lyon, Strasbourg and Marseille, it’s easy. And fares start from just €392.

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Visit Italy and experience la Dolce Vita

Want to hike the Italian Alps, explore the museums in Turin or experience the drama of Fashion Week in Milan? What are you waiting for? Every day, we offer high-speed rail service to Northern Italy from six French cities3, with fares starting at just €29.4

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Travel to Luxembourg on a budget

Looking for a European travel experience that’s off the beaten track? Luxembourg—a tiny gem bordered by France, Germany and Belgium—is the ideal destination. Our high-speed TGV inOUI service can whisk you to the Grand Duchy from 17 French cities5 for as little as €256.

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Use your Avantage card and save

Got an SNCF Avantage card? With a Jeune, Famille, Week-end or Senior account, you’re eligible for discounts on travel to Germany, Italy and Luxembourg:

  • 30% discount guaranteed
  • 30% off7 for an accompanying adult with your Avantage Famille or Avantage Week-end card (except for Prem’s fares)
  • 60%8 discount for up to three accompanying children ages 4 to 11

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Relax to the rhythm of Spanish life

Thanks to our partnership with the Spanish rail operator Renfe, Spain9 has never been closer. With trains departing for the Iberian Peninsula from 15 French cities10 every day, it’s easy to make a romantic getaway to Madrid or visit Barcelona with friends.

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Explore the beauty of Brussels

Let us whisk you to the Belgian capital from any of 25 French cities12: trains depart every day, and fares start at just €2511. And thanks to our partnership with Belgian rail company Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer Belge (SNCB), you can use your same-day ticket to travel free on SNCB trains to other stations in Brussels.

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Enjoy the serene beauty of Switzerland

Ready to relax between Swiss mountains and lakes? Let our high-speed TGV Lyria trains take you from France to Lake Zurich, the shores of Lake Leman in Geneva or Lausanne, or the banks of the Rhine in Basel.

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Surrender to the charms of London

Cross the English Channel in a flash, then take your time strolling along the Thames. Eurostar offers daily high-speed departures from Paris Nord station, Lille Europe, Lyon Part-Dieu and Calais-Frethun.

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High-speed travel to Northern Europe

Northern Europe is yours with Thalys, departing from 11 French cities13. Brussels, Liège, Cologne, Amsterdam or Rotterdam? You decide.

Need to keep an eye on your budget? Travel to Brussels for just €19 when you choose Izy—the low-cost rail option from Thalys that’s already served over one million travellers.

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Enjoy unlimited European travel with the Interrail Pass

Want to explore several countries? Or would you rather focus on just one? We’ve got you covered. Choose the Interrail Pass that’s right for you and save on all your rail travel. With Interrail, you can:

  • explore up to 31 European countries14
  • travel at your own pace and make as many stops as you like
  • choose the type of train you want: regional or high-speed, overnight or touring

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1 Augsburg, Baden-Baden, Frankfurt, Kaiserslautern, Karlsruhe, Mannheim, Munich, Saarbrücken, Stuttgart and Ulm.

2 One-way 2nd class fare per person, including tax, from Paris to Frankfurt, Stuttgart or Karlsruhe. Valid for direct TGV (except Ouigo) and ICE trains operated in partnership by Deutsche Bahn and SNCF to and from select destinations in France and Germany. Subject to availability of seats at the featured fare. Tickets are sold up to 4 months before the train’s departure date. No exchanges or refunds. You must pay on line, but you may choose from several ticket collection options, depending on your itinerary and the number of days between booking and departure: download an e-ticket, request complimentary delivery, or collect your ticket at a self-service machine, French station, or Rail Europe office (for an additional fee of €10 per order). Offer may not be combined with any other special deal or discounted SNCF or Deutsche Bahn fare.

3 Departing from Paris, Lyon, Grenoble, Chambéry, Saint-Jean de Maurienne and Modane.

4 Offer subject to conditions for our Mini fare—the perfect choice for travel on a budget. Travel smart: book your tickets in advance and get fares from just €29 in 2nd class and €39 in 1st class.

5 Thionville, Metz, Paris Est station, Strasbourg, Colmar, Mulhouse, Belfort-Montbéliard TGV station, Besançon TGV station, Dijon, Mâcon, Lyon Part-Dieu station, Valence TGV station, Avignon, Aix-en-Provence TGV station, Marseille Saint-Charles, Nîmes and Montpellier Saint-Roch station

6 Starting fare per person, including tax, for one-way, 2nd-class travel, on direct trains. Subject to availability of seats at the featured fare. Offer valid aboard select trains serving select destinations on select days. Tickets may not be exchanged or refunded.

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  • For Germany: Offer available exclusively to Avantage cardholders. Discount calculated based on 1st or 2nd class fare , excluding additional paid services, aboard TGV inOUI trains and ICE trains operated under the DB-SNCF partnership. Offer valid for a companion travelling with holders of the Avantage Week-end or Famille card.
  • For Italy: Offer available exclusively to Avantage cardholders. Discount calculated based on Seconda or Prima (2nd or 1st class) fare , excluding additional paid services, for TGV France-Italy trains. Offer valid for a companion travelling with holders of the Avantage Week-end or Famille card.
  • For Luxembourg: Offer available exclusively to Avantage cardholders. Discount calculated based on 1st or 2nd class fare , excluding additional paid services, aboard TGV inOUI trains to Luxembourg. Offer valid for a companion travelling with holders of the Avantage Week-end or Famille card.
  • For Germany: Offer valid for up to three accompanying children ages 4 to 11, provided their tickets are purchased at the same time as the Avantage cardholder’s ticket. Discount calculated based on the full 1st and 2nd class fare, excluding additional paid services, aboard TGV inOUI trains and ICE trains operated under the DB-SNCF partnership.
  • For Italy: Offer valid for up to three accompanying children ages 4 to 11, provided their tickets are purchased at the same time as the Avantage cardholder’s ticket. Discount calculated based on the Seconda or Prima (2nd or 1st class) fare , excluding additional paid services, for TGV France-Italy trains.
  • For Luxembourg: Offer valid for up to three accompanying children ages 4 to 11, provided their tickets are purchased at the same time as the Avantage cardholder’s ticket. Discount calculated based on Prem’s 1st or 2nd class fare and the full 1st or 2nd class fare, excluding additional paid services, for TGV inOUI trains.

9 Barcelona, Girona, Figueras, Madrid, Zaragoza et Tarragone.

10 Departing from Paris, Lyon, Valence, Marseille, Aix-en-Provence, Avignon, Nîmes, Montpellier, Sète, Agde, Béziers, Narbonne, Toulouse, Perpignan and Carcassonne

11 Starting fare per person, one way, including tax. Conditions apply. Offer subject to availability. More sample fares: Marne La Vallée-Brussels in 1h29 from €29; Lyon-Brussels in 3h16 from €47; and Marseille-Brussels in 4h55 from €58.

12 Agde, Aix-en-Provence TGV, Antibes, Avignon TGV, Béziers, Cannes, Le Creusot, Les Arcs-Draguignan, Lille Europe, Lyon Part-Dieu, Marne-la-Vallée Chessy TGV, Marseille, Montpellier, Narbonne, Nice, Nîmes, Charles de Gaulle Airport TGV, Perpignan, Saint-Raphael-Valescure, Sète, Toulon, Valence TGV, Champagne-Ardenne TGV, Lorraine TGV and Strasbourg. And with your same-day TGV ticket, you travel free on SNCB trains serving other stations in Brussels.

13 Paris, Aime-La-Plagne, Aix-en-Provence, Albertville, Avignon, Bourg-Saint-Maurice, Chambéry, Landry, Marseille, Moûtiers and Valence.

14 Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, the Republic of Ireland, the Republic of Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, and the United Kingdom. The Interrail Global Pass also includes Bosnia-Herzegovina and Montenegro.