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May 31st, 2014, 06:27 PM
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Is it too soon to order SCNF prem tickets for Sept. 6?

Title says it all.

Paris to Marseille = 92 euro 1st class as of today.

Will it be cheaper on June 7?

Do they count EXACTLY 90 days? and from what time, given that we're 6 hours behind them.
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May 31st, 2014, 07:14 PM
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I ran a test for early September and found IDTGV tickets for 34€, one train only, just after 11 a.m. The SNCF site warned that some tickets for September are not on sale and indeed it only offered this class, which I believe (no personal experience) is in special cars attached to the regular service. You can choose a quiet car, which could be nice. And the price is very nice. It was even nicer, 25€, on a weekday, on a train running about two hours earlier; you have chosen a Saturday.
The guidelines for advance sales have grown porous as SNCF launches special promotions.
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May 31st, 2014, 09:15 PM
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The guidelines for advance sales are actually quite specific. PREMs are available 90 days before any given travel date with the following exceptions:

60 days before the Christmas holiday period
120 days before the February holiday period
120 days before the summer holiday period

PREMs are not available for all trains and availability is limited.

iDTGV ticket sales are available up to 6 months in advance
OUIGO ticket sales open up to 9 months in advance
Eurostar ticket sales open 6 months in advance

Dates vary slightly depending upon when schedules are announced. Anyone wanting more information about the lowest available ticket price specific to his itinerary should complete the following form and the SNCF will contact you when detailed information becomes available.
http://www.voyages-sncf.com/services...tir-petit-prix
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May 31st, 2014, 10:34 PM
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To save the most money, avoid travel times like Friday afternoon or Monday morning.
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