Travel at
the lowest fares

Travel preferences and priorities? Everyone has them. Use these tips to travel smart: plan ahead, be able to cancel on your day of departure, book a Friday-night train during holiday periods, or grab a special deal as soon as it goes on sale.


With Prem’s tickets, you pay less when you book early, travel off-peak and track alerts on special offers and last-minute deals available only on the Internet.

These tickets are available for:

  • trains requiring reservations, starting 90 days before departure and subject to availability.
  • 100% Prem’s TGV trains, where all seats are reduced for weekend travel and off-peak holiday periods

Low-fare Prem’s tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded.

Check our Prem's offers
(in French)


Use iDTGV to book tickets at reduced fares up to 6 months before your departure—you can exchange them easily until 5 hours before your train. Sold exclusively over the Internet, iDTGV tickets are available for 30 destinations.

With iDTGV you choose your travel iDentity: a quiet iDZEN carriage or a lively iDZAP  carriage. Broaden your horizons with concerts, massages, board games and more.

Visit our iDTGV site
Learn more about iDZEN and iDZAP carriages
Book your iDTGV ticket
Create your iDTGV account

Loisir fares

With Loisir, you get peace of mind—book at attractive fares starting 90 days before your departure. Tickets are fully exchangeable and refundable until the day itself.

Loisir tickets offer discounts of up to 35% off full fare for TGVs and Intercité trains when booked at the Loisir weekend rate. Remember, for the best fares:

  • plan ahead
  • travel off-peak

If you take TGVs often, look into our Voyageur Programme
(in French)


Take advantage of special Découverte fares to travel off-peak on Intercité trains without required reservations.

These tickets offer a 25% discount if you are in one of two age groups:

  • age 12 to 25
  • over 60

Children under 12 also qualify for discounts.

If you’re travelling with your family, children under 4 travel free and youngsters ages 4 to 12 pay half-price.

Check our calendar for peak and off-peak periods
(in French)

The best option for you

  • At stations and SNCF sales offices: Tell our advisors what you want, and they’ll help you find the best option or package—at the best fare.
  • By telephone: Want to book without going to the station? Telephone between 7.00 and 22.00, and an advisor will review all of your options and find the best fare for your needs. In France, call 3635 (€0.34/minute incl. VAT, plus any fees charged by your service provider). From outside France, call +33 892 35 35 35.
  • On the Internet: Want to track great deals in real time? Go to for the latest alerts and all the tools you need to get the best fares.