SNCF Train Ticket Help.

May 8th, 2007, 07:32 AM
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SNCF Train Ticket Help.

We will be traveling from Lyon to Annecy. When I look up the tickets on the SNCF website it lists the train information but when I go to order the tickets it says "Attention, you cannot make reservations for certain journeys in this list" and they all say "without reservation" on them. Should I still book the tickets? What happens and are we guarenteed seats? Thanks.
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May 8th, 2007, 07:36 AM
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Search for MorganB's thread on SNCF, It will help...
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May 8th, 2007, 07:38 AM
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sounds like they're saying certain short distance regional trains don't accept reservations - you will always be able to board and most likely find empty seats. I see no reason to buy these tickets before arrival - same price i think as discounts are usually for longer trips on TGV trains or CorailTEOZ - then at the ticket window ask for a reservation if possible.
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May 8th, 2007, 07:55 AM
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I tried topping the MorganB post but for some reason cannot do so.

I think Pal is on the right track but you'll get an even more extensive explanation on the MorganB a search for that name and it will come up.
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May 8th, 2007, 07:57 AM
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Yes MorganB has compiled the definitive guide to SNCF ticketing and trains. check last few days as it was up recently.
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