300,000 discounted train tickets to go on sale for the month of August

For two days, France’s rail operator SNCF will offer 300,000 long-distance train tickets at discounted prices of between €19 and €49. But you’ll have to be quick to nab one.

As the capped prices of the Avantage card are set to increase, the SNCF has countered the negativity with some good news for its customers: 300,000 TGV and Intercités tickets will be on sale for discounted prices this summer.

The sale of the tickets will take place on Monday 31st July and Tuesday 1st August, with destinations located throughout France.

“We want to allow those who book at the last minute to be able to travel by train,” said the General Manager of SNCF, Alain Krakovitch, to Le Parisian. “We know that not everyone can plan their holidays several months in advance and benefit from the best prices when sales open.”

First class for €1 more

According to Alain Krakovitch, the tickets will be on sale for €19, €29, €39 and €49. For €1 more, customers will be able to travel in first class – carriages which are often empty during the summer period.

Tickets are available on the SNCF Connect site on a first come, first served basis.

SNCF is not only looking to soften its reputation in the light of price hikes, but also to attract younger people who are looking for sustainable travel solutions.


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