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Book, buy and exchange tickets. Tell us what type of ticket and delivery method you prefer. We’ve got the solutions you need for fast, easy travel.

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From your land line

From inside France, dial 3635 any day of the week between 07.00 and 22.00. (You pay €0.40 per minute including tax, plus any fees charged by your service provider.) Outside France, dial +33 8 92 35 35 35.

At the station or an SNCF sales office

Find a station or sales office near you

At an authorized travel agency

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your tickets

Need to buy or book tickets? Easy. You can get SNCF tickets:

  • on the Internet
  • by telephone
  • at a ticket window or self-service machine in our stations
  • at SNCF sales offices
  • through authorized travel agencies

We also offer services that allow you to:

  • place an option on your TGV ticket now, and confirm and pay later
  • choose your seat aboard your train
  • avoid waiting in line by making an appointment at an SNCF point of sale that offers this service. 

Make an appointment


Choose the ticket that’s right for you.

Paperless ticket: an electronic ticket that you can print or download to your mobile or tablet. The type of ticket you receive will depend on your carrier. 

  • E-ticket*: available at all points of sale, it’s issued in your name and doesn’t need to be stamped. You can print your e-ticket confirmation at home or at a self-service machine in an SNCF station. Or download it to your mobile or tablet with the SNCF, TGV Pro or app
  • Ticketless Thalys**: available exclusively for Thalys destinations in Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany.
  • Print@home Eurostar**: for journeys between London, Paris and Brussels on Eurostar trains
  • Ticketless Italo**: for journeys between Italy and France on Italo trains
  • Printable Ouigo** ticket: a non-transferable ticket, issued in your name, for travel aboard Ouigo trains

IATA ticket: a paper ticket that you must stamp before you board your train. Available via the Internet and from self-service machines in SNCF stations and sales offices. Or call 3635 (+33 8 92 35 35 35 outside France). If you choose the home delivery option, your ticket should arrive in two to four business days.

* E-tickets are not available for all journeys. To learn more, visit an SNCF station or sales office, or go to
** Please see terms & conditions for each ticket type, available at SNCF stations and sales offices and on the website for each carrier.


Already a member of SNCF’s loyalty programme? Load your ticket onto your loyalty card and simply present your card for both boarding and ticket checks. And when you use our TGV Pro and SNCF mobile apps, you don’t even need your card—everything you need is already in your pocket.

Out of battery? Lost your smartphone? No problem. Simply print your e-ticket from the confirmation sent to your email account.

Have tickets delivered to your home

From your mobile

From the mobile app

Download the app for iPhone
Download the app for Android

By telephone

From inside France, dial 3635 any day of the week between 07.00 and 22.00 and say “Billet.” You pay €0.40/min including tax, plus any fees charged by your service provider.

From outside France, call +33 8 92 35 35 35. You pay the cost of an international call, plus any fees charged by your service provider.


Want to receive paper tickets at your home address? If you’re located in continental France*, choose home delivery, and your tickets will be delivered free of charge in two to four business days.

*Does not include French overseas departments and territories

Having a problem? Visit our After Sales Service page and choose Track Your Ticket


& refunds

Need to change your travel date or your destination? Depending on the train and fare you choose, you may be able to exchange or cancel your ticket or get a refund. Ask for details when you book.

Traffic updates

You’ll find full information on train departures and arrivals on the Internet, but you can also use your landline, our mobile app, or our CD-ROM. And of course departures and arrivals are displayed in our stations. In every case, you’ll get real-time rail traffic updates, plus any changes in our train timetables.