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Jun 26th, 2015, 12:56 PM
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try booking train tickets in september for 2 peoples from Paris to Tours going on 19 and come back on 20, Paris to Tours is 66.00 euros, from TOURS to Paris is 112.00 euros...Total is 174.00 euros. why is double next day to come back, it is right ?
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Jun 26th, 2015, 01:10 PM
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If you look at equivalent trains on www.voyages-sncf.com, you will find that the 33€ pp price is TGV PREM discount non-changeable ticket while the return trip (which assume is an afternoon train) is TGV LOISIR semi-changeable ticket.
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Jun 26th, 2015, 01:16 PM
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so it's right, or what i have to do ?
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Jun 26th, 2015, 03:31 PM
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We already have our hotel & tour reservations paid for. So we really need this train ticket to get there. Could someone reply back to me with a suggestion ? Thank you so much!
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Jun 26th, 2015, 04:30 PM
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Prices vary based on day of week, time of day, class of service, how far in advance you buy the tickets, if the are non-refundable or refundable, class of seat ( 1st or 2 nod class) and if they are Prems, which are specially priced.

So, if that is the price you found for each day's tickets - any and all of the above are likely the reason.

I may be wrong, those more in the know correct me if I am, but the tickets aren't likely to get cheaper. There may be some reduction at the very last minutes.
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Jun 26th, 2015, 04:44 PM
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I found less expensive tickets for Sunday, the 20th. Look at a different times to depart. There were a couple of trains, so it could be just the specific time you picked out. Unless you MUST arrive in Paris at a particular time, just pick a different one.

It also depends on type of train, TGV (fast) train vs. TER (regional, slower, more stops).
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Jun 27th, 2015, 01:43 AM
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And use www.capitainetrain.com - it's much easier to use than en.voyages-sncf.com with no Machivallian redirects to Rail Europe. It has the same prices.
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Jun 27th, 2015, 09:22 AM
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I want to thank everyone for your response. I just booked and paid since we don't have a choice. Our day trip ends 6:30 pm so I have to take an 8 pm train back to Paris. I paid 179 euros for 2 round-trip tickets which is 201.00 dollars. I think the price is fine. Thank you all and have a nice day.
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Jun 27th, 2015, 10:24 AM
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If you have no choice, then there is no choice. There will be all the choices shown for a particular date and time, nothing you can do about it if you've already considered different classes.
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Jun 27th, 2015, 10:38 AM
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Many people plan their trips according to the cheapest tickets (both air and rail) they can find and not the other way around.
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Jun 27th, 2015, 10:44 AM
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OP- You're welcome, although it doesn't seem much, if any, of the info mattered to you in the end.
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Jun 27th, 2015, 09:49 PM
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For some curious reason, CapitaineTrain does not have the cheaper fares offered by Voyages SNCF at the moment for September journeys. I'm going to contact them and inquire...
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Jun 28th, 2015, 07:21 AM
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Oh, thank you very much,,, djkbooks,,,
next week i have to booking my other 2 days trip from Paris to Mont ST, Michel and back to Paris
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