Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Need help with Vatican and Colosseum Info. PLEASE!
  2. 2 Last minute London hotel recommendation needed
  3. 3 Hotel Aiguablava or Parador AB Spain ?
  4. 4 RailPass England / Scotland?
  5. 5 Oh no, yet another Alhambra ticket-timing question
  6. 6 €2500 for full day boating outing on Amalfi coast?
  7. 7 Shortest return to Paris (or somewhere else you loved) after coming home
  8. 8 One night between Marseille and St.Remy?
  9. 9 Must do/see in Rome
  10. 10 Almafi Coast Vs. French Riviera
  11. 11 Trip Report Iceland - a brief trip report
  12. 12 Eiffel Tower - look at it, eat there, or go up
  13. 13 Musee D'Orsay or the Louvre
  14. 14 South of France - a big place... looking for advice!
  15. 15 Need help for itinerary with 4 yr old
  16. 16 Is it really 100 degrees F. in Paris???
  17. 17 Best way to deal with large, cash-only lodging bill - Amsterdam
  18. 18 two weeks trip to Switzerland and French Rivwra
  19. 19 Considering change in Mid-Italy itinerary
  20. 20 Trip Report Welltravbrit's London Sojourn - An Ongoing Trip Report
  21. 21 Day trip suggestions from Beaune, France & Burgundy
  22. 22 Croatia/Slovenia itinerary
  23. 23 Travel in England and Scotland
  24. 24 Trying to figure out the Copenhagen metro
  25. 25 London to Edinburgh transportation
View next 25 » Back to the top

Purchasing SNCF Tickets

Jump to last reply

Hi all,

I'm probably the last person to discover this, but just in case there are others:
SNCF does not accept charge cards other than those issued in France.

If you try to use a foreign card, you get a notice that says it was rejected by your bank.
That is not true. The computer doesn't contact the bank at all.

You can't use foreign credit cards over the phone, either.

You will have to go to www.raileurope.com, where you will be charge 50% more, OR
contact your hotel in France and ask if they will purchase your tickets for you.

((I))

50 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement