French Motorail Costs

Sep 14th, 2008, 11:15 AM
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French Motorail Costs

Can anyone give me an idea of what I can expect to pay to take the French Motorail to Toulouse from Calais next July? I have gone onto the website but unfortunately the bookings for next year are not live yet and I can find no way of getting an approximate cost. Thanks
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Sep 14th, 2008, 05:57 PM
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Just enter a closer date; that should give you a ballpark idea of the cost.
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Sep 15th, 2008, 09:51 AM
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At the moment I'm afraid it's impossible to gague costs from their website as there is no facility to establish prices at all. I just wondered if anyone else had used it recently. I think costs may be too high for me to justify it.
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Sep 15th, 2008, 10:35 AM
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There's a wealth of information out there for Googlers who enter French Motorail Calais Toulouse, including a phone number you can call for specific information and the suggestion that prices range between 430 and 590 British pounds each way.
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Sep 15th, 2008, 11:30 AM
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I took one from Avignon to Paris several years ago - don't remember price but price was dependent on sleeping option - couchette vs private compartment, etc.
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Sep 15th, 2008, 12:47 PM
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Hi Ferryann,

The "Motorail" is called the "auto/train" by the SNCF. The relevant web page is here:

I could not find any such service from Calais, however there is a service from Paris Bercy station to Toulouse:

The costs appears to be EUR 222 to 247 depending on the car size, plus a train ticket for each passenger. Obviously, the cost for the train tickets will depend on whether you chose a simple seat, a couchette or a bed.

Auto/train cannot be purchased on line, you need to call SNCF at +33 892 35 35 33 to book.

Hope this helps,
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