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Getting Around

Airport to Train Station

Charles de Gaulle: Terminal 2 has a TGV station connecting directly to many other French train stations. Paris Orly: Airport shuttle train connects to Mitry – Claye trains and Paris suburbs. Bordeaux: Buses leave from Terminal B to Bordeaux Saint – Jean train station every 45 minutes Lyon Saint- Exupery: Rhone Express connects the Airport’s TGV station to Lyon’s city centre and 15 other cities across Italy and France


Tickets & Discounts

Seniors passengers aged 60 or older in France can avail of discounts when purchasing a Carte Senior. Senior train travel discounts across 30-country RailPlus network can start from 25% right up to 50%. Children aged 4-11 years can avail of a discount. Children under 4 years travel for free. Youth discount for those aged 12-25 years. Senior discounts for those aged 60 and over. Save up to 40% on your hotel when you combine train and hotel.

Reduced fares when you travel by night from Paris to Barcelona with Elipsos, from Paris to Rennes by TGV and from London to Paris and from Paris to Nice. Travel by night from low fares in second class couchettes, when you travel by Lunea.

Business Class Ticket offers you certain added benefits, such as a parking space near the station, exchange and refund options, restaurant service delivered to your seat and special contact points for fast ticket purchases and exchanges at the Express Pro Ticket Offices.


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Seats and Beds – sleeper trains operate within France and can be a comfortable way to travel over night, for more information about them visit .

Baggage – You can also take skis, pushchairs, water-sport boards and dismantled cycles (in a bike bag) free of charge. All luggage must be labelled. Special areas for outsize luggage on board or you may also keep your bag with you if it fits. You may a carry a maximum of three pieces of carry-on luggage, total weight under 30kg


Station stuff – There are left luggage facilities at several stations. Lille has a staffed left luggage facility, at the extreme south end of the station’s passenger concourse. Prices vary depending on the station, the size of the locker and the duration

The Small Print

Tickets can be posted to any address worldwide (except the US) free of charge, picked up at the station counter or printed off at self-serve electronic ticketing. Like air fares, the adult, youth & senior fares increase as the cheaper seats are sold, so book early and shop around for the cheapest departure. Non-changeable, non-refundable.Cheap advance-purchase fares called ‘prems’ are available if you book in advance.Seating reservation is compulsory.