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Mar 3rd, 2008, 10:23 PM
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CALLING EXPERTS for train schedule question FRANCE

We will travel from Paris to Avignon with our adult children. On June 20th for their return we will take them to catch train for 4:00pm flight from CDG, we will in turn pick up our friends at Avignon train station for their week with us in Provence, also arriving from Paris. What time should we put the kids on the train for this 4:00 departure, getting taxi to airport from train station, and help our friends with schedule to make this transition work. Thanks, as for the last three years you have helped me figure it all out and I appreciate it. These are first timers for France and I want their train journey to be fun and not stressful.
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Mar 4th, 2008, 12:57 AM
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Sorry, but it seems that you would need to be on a train from Avignon which arrives at least by noon in Paris if those kids have to be at CDG at least 2-3 hours ahead of departure.
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Mar 4th, 2008, 01:01 AM
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There's a TGV which departs the Avignon TGV station at 9:16 or so and runs direct to the airport arriving around 12:30.
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Mar 4th, 2008, 01:10 AM
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Thanks Dukey, I was wondering if that was a possibility to go directly. I suppose it is just too early to make those reservations, from all I have read you cannot book until 60 days in advance. That time is perfect, thanks again.
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Mar 4th, 2008, 01:25 AM
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Dukey, sorry for the second reply but I went on to the TGV site and I cannot find the train that you mentioned. I searched Avignon to Paris CDG, do you have a train number, thanks.
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Mar 4th, 2008, 02:05 AM
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According to

http://www.voyages-sncf.com

There are two trains on June 20 for

AVIGNON TGV - AEROPORT CDG 2 TGV

#5144 07h47-10h59
#9860 09h16-12h29

This is not a difficult site to look up schedules.

Buying tickets is another matter.

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Mar 4th, 2008, 04:50 AM
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jelane,

Be aware that the Avignon TGV station is not the same as the regular Avignon station. Ditto Aix and no doubt many other places. You may be looking at the city station schedule.
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Mar 4th, 2008, 08:47 AM
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OK....I consider myself to be a fisherman......I can navigate my way around to most all travel but this TGV site is driving me nuts. The date is for June 20th, maybe that is the problem, I put the information in for Avignon to CGD, it redirects me to the french site. I got the 9 train up at one point but only because I put in only a month out, and it was in french....you guys have a clue as to what I am doing wrong....Don't remember this much trouble last year....HELP...maybe I should just give it a rest, have a glass of wine and watch Obama and Hillary duke it out.
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Mar 4th, 2008, 08:49 AM
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oops CDG
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Mar 4th, 2008, 12:18 PM
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Hi J,

If you enter Avignon/Roissy at www.voyages-sncf.com you will find the 08:30 TGV from Avignon Centre arr CDG2 TGV station at 12:30.

69.5E in 1 cl and 83.2E in 2cl (that is correct, 1 cl is cheaper).

The 09:16 from Avignon TGV arrv CDG at the same time. 67E in 1cl.

The 07:47 train is only 40E in 1cl.

You will be able to print the tickets at home.

You can't buy tickets until 90 days out.

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Mar 4th, 2008, 03:52 PM
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I printed tickets out a few days ago for a train trip on May 7 Paris-Nice. I used freetranslation.com when I couldn't figure out what they were telling me on the french sncf site. Voyage-SNCF sends you an email when the transaction is successful and you have to then fill out specific information (name/birthday) before you print out tickets.

Also make sure you call your credit card company and tell them you are making an overseas purchase. When I tried to purchase tickets the first time my credit card was rejected and my card company called me. Once I okayed purchase the transaction went through.
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