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hannafonckers Jun 15th, 2007 03:03 PM

TGV in France
How far in advance should I Buy TGV tkts?We're going from Paris to Beaune in September and I've been checking their website and wondering if prices get better closer to dates we wish to travel.

kenderina Jun 15th, 2007 03:13 PM

No, prices always go up closer to the dates of travel for the TGV.

RonZ Jun 15th, 2007 04:10 PM

Ninety days in advance is the maximum.

ira Jun 16th, 2007 03:07 AM

Hi H, often offers discount fares starting 90 (or sometimes 60) days out.

You can buy your tickets and print them out online.


Dukey Jun 16th, 2007 03:24 AM

In my own experience the discounts start at three calendar months out as opposed to 90 actual days.

The sooner you buy them the cheaper they will be.

kerouac Jun 16th, 2007 04:33 AM

The sooner the better. At the moment 38.40€ seems to be the most common discounted fare coming up for September from Paris to Beaune.

PeggyE Jun 22nd, 2007 05:41 PM

I find the time & class I wanted to book available only on the UK site for RailEurope, but it says tickets will only be posted to UK addesses, does this mean I cannot buy them from the US?

Danna Jun 22nd, 2007 06:17 PM

The earlier you purchase the more likely you are to sit facing FORWARD. This may not mean much to you, but it means to world to me at that speed with your ears freaking out through tunnels.

mkdiebold Jun 22nd, 2007 06:29 PM

Lots of information available on this subject. Use the search engine for everything you ever wanted or needed to know about train travel in France. PREM tickets offer a terrific discount but can't be purchased more than 90 days out. They go quickly since few are issued. Enjoy your trip!

ira Jun 23rd, 2007 07:03 AM

Hey PE,

Don't buy tickets from Raileurope.

Get them from


TimS Jun 23rd, 2007 05:52 PM

From my quick check of the timetables at, it looks like taking a TGV to Dijon and a regional train from there to Beaune is your best option. PREM'S fares are offered on the Paris-Dijon TGVs but not on the Dijon-Beaune regional trains. To have the best chance of getting a PREM'S, book ASAP (up to 90 days in advance at Leave France as the default country, do NOT choose cancellation insurance, and print your own ticket. Buy your Dijon-Beaune ticket at the station in Paris. The price will be the same then as it is today.

TimS Jun 23rd, 2007 08:45 PM

Hi, hannafonckers.

I just realized that you are the OP on another Paris-Beaune thread. Now that I know the exact time of day that you wish to travel, you can ignore my recommended TGV-regional train combination. As you already know, the specfic train you described on your other thread goes directly to Beaune whereas most routes throughout the day require a change in Dijon.

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