France Rail Passes

France Rail Passes Features

Options from 3 to 9 travel days pass.
Flexipass: travel days may be used consecutive or no, within 2 months period.
Unlimited travel by train on the national network of France
Options for 1st class or 2nd class
Special bonuses (details below)
With one day pass, you can travel multiple times.
Smoking is strictly forbidden on all trains in France.
Seat reservations are compulsory when traveling by TGV
French Rail Network uses TGV, the French high speed trains, connecting major French cities, small towns and major others European destinations.
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France Rail Passes

French Rail Passes allows travel by train from 3 to 9 days, consecutive or alternate TGV - French High Speed Trainsdays within 2 months, through all French Rail Network, by TGV, the French high speed train.
Option for travel in 1st or 2nd class
Saverpass: 20% discount when travel 2 or more persons together.
Youth: Youth fares are valid for persons under 26 years old.
France One Day Pass Valid for one or multiple trips, within one day, from midnight to midnight
Child fare(for children from 4 to 11 years old) are half the regular adult fare.

France Rail Brochure PDF

Persons with reduced mobility:
On the TGV, when departing from French and Swiss stations, enjoy specially-designed areas for disabled travellers or people with reduced mobility.
A First class seat is reserved for wheelchair users in coaches 1 or 11. Nearby, toilets are specially adapted and accessible for disabled travellers.
On TGV, your travelling Guided Dog companion travels for free and without a ticket.

France Rail Passes - Fares (US$ per person)

France Rail Passes Promotion - Travel in 1st Class paying 2nd class fare

French Rail Passes 1st class promotion allows travel by train in 1st class, paying 2nd class fare. It's a 20% discount.
Offer expires on April,30th.

For booking, click or touch on corresponding fare
France One Day Pass - Fares (US$ per person)


Saverpass: It's a special fare when travel 2 or more persons together all time. Fares per person.
Youth: Youth fares are valid for persons under 26 years old.
Children: Children fare are valid for children between 4 and 11 years old.
Children under 4 years old travel free.
Validity: The first trip date must be within 6 months from issue date, unless specified for promotions.
All Fares are per person in US dollars, subject to change.
Railpass Protection Plan is available.
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Free Shipping to USA and Canada (for orders over US$ 400)
Handling fee: All bookings are subjet a US$ 8 handing fee.

Important:

Seat reservations are optional for major French routes. You can make seat reservations at train station or we can book them previously for you. Just fill the reservation form after complete the purchase of the pass.

Euro Railways offers Rail pass Refund Protection Plan.

Benefits: 100% refund on the unused portion of rail passes if lost or stolen while traveling in Europe.

What you will receive: Refund one day of the cost of your Rail pass for each day of use of point to point ticket or the cost of the point-to-point tickets, whichever is lower. 
For example: If you purchase a 5 day Rail pass for $300 and you lose the pass and you still need to travel from Milan to Vienna,  from Vienna to Munich and from Munich to Frankfurt  to complete your planned itinerary; we will refund three  days of your pass  one for each day your purchased a point to point tickets. The refund in this example is $ 180 ($300 divided by 5 multiplied for three.

To make a claim:
1) Complete your travel using point to point tickets. You can purchase your point to point tickets at any train station..
2) Save the tickets that you purchase along with any receipts.
3) Send the receipts and tickets to our office within 30 days of your return with a brief letter describing the circumstances of your loss or theft, and include you name, address and telephone number.

  • Unused and not validated Eurail Select rail passes can be refunded.
  • A 15% penalty fee refund applies to totally unused passes returned within 1 year of issuing date
  • Eurail Select rail passes are not refundable and cannot be replaced if lost, stolen or partially used.
  • Lost or stolen passes may be protected with the purchase of the Railpass Protection Plan
  • Rail Pass Exchanges are subject to US$ 25 service fee
  • Passes are strictly personal, non-transferable and only valid with a passport, official identity or special military travel permit. Presentation of this document to the European control staff on trains and shipping lines is compulsory.
  • Transportation covered by the pass is subject to the "Uniform Rules concerning the contract for International Carriage of Passengers and Luggage by rail (CIV). In respect of carriage by sea, the legal provisions of the individual sea carrier apply.
  • Passes are not valid until the first and last day of validity and passport number are entered by a railway official before travel begins. Use must begin within 6 months of the date of issue.
  • The pass holder may travel on any date within the limits of the period of validity. The pass also entitles the holder within the period of validity to many transportation bonuses, such as those on ferries, boats and buses (either entirely free of at discount)
  • The Eurail and Europass is valid from midnight to midnight on the date of use indicated on the calendar. If an overnight trip start in a direct overnight train departing after 19:00, the next day's date must be entered, travel between 19:00 and 24:00 hours on the previous day is then included. When using an overnight ferry covered by the pass, the holder may enter either the day of departure or the day of arrival.
  • No supplements are required for trains such as EC, IC, ICE, etc..
  • Additional fees for seat reservations, sleeperettes, couchettes, sleeping car accommodation, meals, extra service on board, supplement charges on certain ships, port taxes, luggage forwarding, etc... are payable.
  • Passes do not guarantee a seat on a train or passage on a boat unless reservations are made in advance. For certain trains and boats a reservation is compulsory.
  • For 1st class travel with a pass marked 2nd class, the difference between the full 1st and 2nd class fares on the respective route must be paid
  • If the traveler cannot present, upon request, a valid passport, official identity card or special military travel permit with his pass, the local control staff is authorized to demand payment, in addition to the full fare, of a fine charged in conformity with the regulations of the railway concerned, both in local currency.
  • Passes can neither be refunded nor replaced:
    if lost or stolen,
    if partially used,
    if submitted after the first day of validity,
    or after one year from the date of issue.
    Applications for refund must be submitted to the issuing office with all necessary proof (cancellation by a European Railroad Office, medical certificates in case of illness, death certificate.)
    In the case of completely unused non-validated passes, a refund application with original documents must be submitted to the office where the pass was purchased. The refundable allowance is subject to a 15% deduction.
  • A Youth pass may only be used by persons under 26 years of age. A Child pass may only be used by persons under 12 years of age.
  • All orders are subject a US$ 8 Handling fee. 

Rail Passes Options

Also, consider the following options for your travel:

European Benefits & Bonuses for Eurail passes holders

Eurail's Benefit Partners, Eurail Aid Offices, Boats & Ferries companies, Airport links, Lounges availables.

European Rail Pass are entitled to a variety of bonuses besides the shipping lines, private rail lines, buses, museums and hotels discounts and lounges on the major train stations.
Holders of Eurailpass Flexi, Europass or Eurail Selectpass have to note that a free transportation bonus or shipping line requires use of a travel day; reduction bonuses or reduced shipping lines do not require use of travel day.
Rail Pass holders are granted a reduced fare or even free passage on many shipping lines.
For international shipping lines: In general, the Pass must be valid for the country of departure or the country of arrival. When indicated, the Pass must be valid in both countries, or in one specific country.
For domestic shipping: The pass must be valid for the country in question.

Bonus & Benefits for France

A Eurail Pass valid in France is valid with the national railway company SNCF (www.sncf.com and www.voyages-sncf.com). It is then also valid for travel between France and Figueres (Spain,) Basel, Geneva (Switzerland), Port Bou (Spain), Ventimiglia (Italy) and city of Luxemburg.
Eurostar special pass holder fares which are exchangeable once before departure (non-exchangeable fares can sometimes be cheaper then pass holder fares). All fares are subject to availability.
IMPORTANT: SNCF, the French Railway, is not participating in the Eurail Select Pass offer as from January 2013.

Eurail Aid Offices
Gare de Marseille St. Charles
Daily: 6:00am - 10:00pm

Gare de Nice-Ville
Mon-Sat: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Sun: 9:00am - 5:30pm

Gare de Paris-Lyon
Mon-Fri: 7:00am - 8:30pm

Gare de Paris -Nord
Mon-Fri: 6:00am - 10:00pm
Sat-Sun: 6:30am - 10:00pm

Gare de Paris-St. Lazare
Mon-Sun: 7:30am - 10:00pm

Aéroport Charles de Gaulle, (Paris CDG Airport)
Terminal 2 RER Station Bureau SNCF
Mon-Fri: 6:30am - 8:00pm
Sat: 8:00am - 3:00pm
Sun: 10:00am - 5:00pm

Boat services
Irish Ferries 30% discount; www.irishferries.com Cherbourg-Rosslare (February to December)* Roscoff-Rosslare (May to September)* *No daily sailings, reservation compulsory.
Ireland +353(0)818 300 400; France +33(0)233 234 444; +33(0)170 720 326

Airport links
Paris: from Charles de Gaulle Airport there are connections to Paris Nord (RER Line B, Eurail Passes not valid) and many other destinations.
Lyon: from St. Exupéry airport there is a tram link to Lyon Part Dieu (Rhônexpress, every 15 minutes - Eurail Passes not valid)

Persons with reduced mobility:
On the TGV, when departing from French and Swiss stations, enjoy specially-designed areas for disabled travellers or people with reduced mobility. A First class seat is reserved for wheelchair users in coaches 1 or 11. Nearby, toilets are specially adapted and accessible for disabled travellers. On TGV, your travelling Guided Dog companion travels for free and without a ticket.

European Eurail's Benefit Partners, Eurail Aid Offices, Boats & Ferries companies, Airport links, Lounges availables.
Just click or touch on the Benefits Image above to know the Bonus and Benefitis in others European countries.

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