The essentials As of Monday 3rd May, the SNCF is selling 5 million tickets for € 39 to “help the French plan their holidays in France”.
This Monday May 3rd marks the end of travel restrictions in France as part of the fight against Covid-19. It is also the day that the SNCF decided to start a stamping operation aimed at getting rail transport going again for this summer holiday through promotional offers on their website.
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As part of this promotion, which runs from May 3rd to 19th, the SNCF is selling 5 million tickets at an attractive price of 39 euros. These tickets can be used on trains operated by SNCF Ouigo, Inoui and Intercités. They can be used until August 29th and will allow you to reach 3,000 destinations in France. Children under the age of 12 can benefit from an even cheaper discount. The tickets are offered at a single price of € 8, with no limit on the number of tickets.
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Last minute reservations must be made on Wednesday
From this Wednesday, May 5th, the SNCF will also improve its “Wednesday oh yes” offer by bringing together all the discounted tickets still available for the following weekend on its website. These tickets are highlighted on the SNCF website without customers having to search for a specific destination on their website. This offer aims to respond to last minute bookings that have exploded with the health crisis.
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Another novelty will also be the possibility for travelers to choose their seat while traveling on an Ouigo train. This was only possible for the TGV Inoui, Thalys and Eurostar passages.
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With these measures and these competitive prices, the SNCF intends to resume rail transport for this summer holiday. The railroad company was hit hard by the restrictions and travel restrictions on the area: the number of travelers decreased by 42% in 2020.
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