train from Paris to Beaune

Old Feb 24th, 2013, 09:02 AM
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train from Paris to Beaune

We are planning a trip in May/June that includes travelling from Paris to Beaune and a week later back again. I am looking for the Premium fares that show up within 90 days before travelling and tried to book on the English-language site that many here have suggested instead of the (French-language site). However, when I entered my dates, the result was a train from Paris Bercy, not the Gare du Lyon as I believe is the better (and shorter) way to go. There didn't seem to be an option to select the train station. Have I missed something? Also, the price didn't say Prem, which I also expected. Thanks for any help.
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Old Feb 24th, 2013, 09:51 AM
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Is it possible you're looking at dates outside of the 90 days? Searches in early May show PREMS available from €20.

The site seems to give more train options; direct TER trains (no PREMS on these services) from Paris Bercy and also TGV services from Gare de Lyon. Choose Paris Toutes Gares to see all possible trains, there's even the occasional direct TGV.
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Old Feb 24th, 2013, 09:52 AM
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You'll probably have to purchase a PREM ticket from Gare de Lyon to Dijon. Then another ticket from Dijon to Beaune. The Bercy to Beaune is a slower trip, but does not have a train change.

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Old Feb 24th, 2013, 10:11 AM
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I just did a quick search for Thursday, May 3. On that day there is a direct TGV from Paris Lyon to Beaune at 6h53 with €15 PREMS available. The trip takes 2h13. There's another direct TGV that day at 16h53 with €20 PREMS. Not sure is that schedule is the same every day, but there are direct TGV trains from Paris Lyon to Beaune with great PREMS fares.
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