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Special Trains

Want to charter your own train? We’ve got dedicated offers for businesses, associations and individuals, plus an array of customizable services.

Charter a train

Want to design a custom event for your group of over 300?

With an SNCF Special Train, you can create a tailor-made travel experience—an entire train with unique services exclusively for your guests.

Choose from our menu of options to strike exactly the right note for your group. And we’ll guide you every step of the way.1

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Custom-tailored experience

A wealth of extra services¹

Let us handle your luggage

With our Door-to-Door Group Luggage Service2, you can leave your bags with us before you depart, and we’ll deliver them anywhere in France within 48 hours3. Simply designate a single drop-off point for your group—a school, your home, your local town hall.

Enjoy food and beverages on your train

Our Group Onboard Catering services can arrange anything from a snack to a full meal. Choose from a menu of options offered by our expert service providers, available in the café-bar or served to your guests at their seats.

Give your group a whole new travel experience

For customized travel, work with our Group Customer Care team (Accueil et Accompagnement). A qualified service provider will join your group when you arrive at the station and offer activities throughout your journey—quizzes, magic shows, board games, crafts and more.

Complete your journey in a coach

We know that your Special Train may be only one part of your journey—which is why we work with the best coach operators to provide quality transport before and after. We take care of everything, from departure to final destination, and we’ll plan your entire journey as well.

Get help with your luggage in the station

When you choose our In-Station Group Luggage service, we collect your bags and suitcases at your meeting point and transfer them to the designated coach in your train.

1 When you request a Special Train, we conduct a feasibility study in advance to earmark trains, SNCF personnel and timeslots for your event. Special Trains can only be chartered when the necessary resources are available. These offers are subject to special conditions of carriage, available from your SNCF sales office.

2 Suitcases, roll-ons, soft-sided bags, duffels, and two-handled trunks are acceptable for this service. No item may exceed 25 kg or combined dimensions of 2.5 metres.

3 Does not include Saturdays, Sundays, bank holidays or days when competent authority does not allow rail traffic. These days are added to the delivery time.