TGV in France

Jun 15th, 2007, 03:03 PM
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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.
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Jun 15th, 2007, 03:13 PM
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No, prices always go up closer to the dates of travel for the TGV.
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Jun 15th, 2007, 04:10 PM
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Ninety days in advance is the maximum.
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Jun 16th, 2007, 03:07 AM
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Hi H,

www.voyages-sncf.com often offers discount fares starting 90 (or sometimes 60) days out.

You can buy your tickets and print them out online.

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Jun 16th, 2007, 03:24 AM
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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.
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Jun 16th, 2007, 04:33 AM
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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.
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Jun 22nd, 2007, 05:41 PM
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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?
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Jun 22nd, 2007, 06:17 PM
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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.
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Jun 22nd, 2007, 06:29 PM
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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!
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Jun 23rd, 2007, 07:03 AM
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Hey PE,

Don't buy tickets from Raileurope.

Get them from www.voyages-sncf.fr

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Jun 23rd, 2007, 05:52 PM
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From my quick check of the timetables at www.bahn.de, 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 www.sncf.com). 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.
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Jun 23rd, 2007, 08:45 PM
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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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