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TGV SNCF trains for US Travelers Don't Accept US CC

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Most people posting on Fodors travelling in Europe live in Europe, so this post is ONLY for US travellors to Europe....

After having no real problems with Trentalia.com for Italy train tickets and SBB.CH for Switzerland tickets, I have given up on Voyages-sncf.com and EGV-Europe.com for US based tickets. I tried different credit cards, I tried different browsers including Chrome,deleteing cookies, I tried informing CC banks, etc. ... Nothing worked. I finally gave up and called RailEurope.com. I ended up paying 30 dollars more in total for 4 tickets for RE, but it more than makes up for the week long frustration trying to book the tickets at the actual France train sites. RE gave me an eTicket number that I can use at the Paris Gare-Lyon station to pick up my tickets, so now I can move on to other planning.

i.e Dont bother booking at RailEurope.com websites, since their posted ticket prices online are bogus, especially for groups larger than 2 people. If you try to book the lowest rate you can get a "Problem detected, we will call in in 48 hours, but dont book tickets anywhere else until we call you" , message. So, just call them and wait an hour or two until they can answer and help you. I know it sucks but, again, nothing worked for me at the France train sites after many, many failed attempts.,

My thesis is that my total tickets exceed the 300 weekly euro max and the 150 daily euro max, so I was effectively blocked from using the the home France train sites.

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