France Rail Pass


From AU$ 201

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€8.50 meal voucher
Book a France Rail Pass and get a meal voucher worth €8.50. Take some time to relax and enjoy a gourmet meal in the TGV Bar Car! See conditions

Overview

  • Destinations: unlimited travel on the national rail network of France.
  • Seat reservation: Not included in the pass. Must be booked separately.

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Validity Class
Adult Child Children up to 4 travel free and those aged under 12 get a discount. Senior Senior travellers aged 60 or over get a discount. Youth Travellers aged 12 to 25 get a discount.
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France Rail Pass

Travel days The travel days indicate how often you can use a railpass.

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displayed in AUD.

Adult

1 to 10 pax

Child Children up to 4 travel free and those aged under 12 get a discount.

1 to 10 pax

Senior Senior travellers aged 60 or over get a discount.

1 to 10 pax

Youth Travellers aged 12 to 25 get a discount.

1 to 10 pax

3 days (within 1 month) $ 328 287.5 266 233 164 144 133 116.5 292 n/a n/a n/a 237 n/a 201 n/a
4 days (within 1 month) $ 375 331 305 269 188 165.5 153 134.5 331 n/a n/a n/a 271 n/a 229 n/a
5 days (within 1 month) $ 421 373 342 304.5 211 186.5 171 152.5 375 n/a n/a n/a 302 n/a 260 n/a
6 days (within 1 month) $ 468 412 379 335.5 234 206 190 168 417 n/a n/a n/a 336 n/a 288 n/a
7 days (within 1 month) $ 511 452 414 365 256 226 207 182.5 456 n/a n/a n/a 370 n/a 319 n/a
8 days (within 1 month) $ 556 488 449 398 278 244 225 199 496 n/a n/a n/a 403 n/a 347 n/a
9 days (within 1 month) $ 603 533 482 427.5 302 266.5 241 214 538 n/a n/a n/a 437 n/a 376 n/a

Delivery fees: 6 AU$ by Post or 14 AU$ by Courier for paper tickets and rail passes.
Booking fees: 10 AU$ for all passes excl. Eurail. 6 AU$ for Eurostar and tickets with no seat reservation.

Pass details

Travel for up to nine consecutive or flexi days in one month across the French network.

Imagine sitting back in your seat with a drink or a book as France and its beautiful countryside unfolds through the train window.

Travelling by train is the best way to discover France, and the France Rail Pass allows passengers to travel unlimited on the whole French National Railway network (SNCF) in either First or Second Class

Who can get

Any person living in a non-European country for more than 6 months can use the France Rail Pass. Please note that residents (more than 6 months) of Tunisia, Morocco and Algeria are not eligible to use it.

How to use

Validation
  • Passes must be validated within 6 months of issuing date by a railway official in one of the countries mentioned on the rail pass (station’s desk) who also fills in the passport number.
  • Passes must be validated prior to boarding 1st train (All parties must be present when validating a Saverpass).
  • The date of travel has to be entered in the correct way before boarding the first train, by the traveller, in the corresponding box of the calendar.
7:00 pm rule
The 7PM rule allows you to benefit from a free travel day. Make sure that the following conditions are respected:
  • Your pass should be activated
  • You should not have travelled by train prior to your boarding on the departure day
  • Board a night train after 7:00 pm
  • Arrive at your destination after 4:00 am on the next day
  • The arrival date should be within the validity of the pass
If the conditions are respected, then you only have to write the arrival date on your pass.
If the conditions are not respected, then you have to enter the departure and arrival dates on your pass.

How to activate your pass?

You must activate or validate your rail pass at the train station. A railway staff will write down the first and last day of validity on your pass and will stamp it. This procedure must be done before using your rail pass.Click on the link to view the features that are necessary to activate a France Rail Pass .
France Rail Pass

Bonuses

Benefit from bonuses during your stay in France and tailor-make your own tour across the country. Hotels discount, reduced boat crossing, buses, museums... your France Rail Pass allows you a wide range of negotiated offers so that you will fully enjoy the journey!

Here are some examples of what you can get by choosing France Rail Pass:

Special Pass holder fare on several European operators and trains:

  • Brussels-France
  • Elipsos
  • Eurostar
  • Lunea (overnight) trains
  • Paris-Germany Night Train
  • Teoz
  • TGV
  • TGV Lyria
  • Thalys

Special France Rail Pass “Paris Airport” Bonus:
Valid on RER Line B between Paris Charles de Gaulle airport and Paris Nord Station, this bonus allows you priority to boarding RER, proceed to the SNCF-Transilien ticket counter in Roissy Charles-de-Gaulle and ask for a “contremarque” voucher

Discounted rate or special offers among more than 200 partners



Travel map

With a France Rail Pass you can travel across France, stopping off where you like at any of the 7,000 stations on the SNCF network.

Take the slow scenic trains or the high speed TGV and get to know the French culture. If you want to travel further afield, Rail Europe has special discounts and offers for international operators across the continent – so let your journey begin.

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    "Passes worth having."

      Geraldine o. 
    The trip on the Eurostar was very comfortable and seemed to take no time at all. We felt that the whole exercise on the trains (we had a France Pass as well) was cheap and convenient. The only thing to remember is to make sure you book in plenty of time as there are only a certain number of seats allocated for Euro Pass Holders.    Value for money  Convenience

    "Could have been good"

      Lee Stewart r.  02/10/2013
    We were travelling over 5 weeks in France hence reasonably heavy suitcases - a no no if planning to travel a lot by train. Could have been informed about this in advance. Most stations had stairs to clamber up or down. We prebooked our tickets in plenty of time but were allocated seats at random although booking first class. We were always stressed and once nearly missed our connection as our seats were in the very last carriage. Such a pity. Do something about it.    Value for money  Convenience

    "great trains through France"

      Angela s.  21/09/2013
    My husband and I found that the trains were always on time, mostly very comfortable and it was great having our tickets already pre-purchased before we left Australia as it made it so easy to just go to our platform and hop on a train without lining up for tickets. It was easier getting on and off trains than waiting to get on airport buses and at customs before getting on to planes. Trains took us right into the towns and cities we stayed in and often we could just walk to our hotels - it is good to only take a back pack or small suitcase in case you do need to climb stairs at any of the stations. It was a great way to travel through the French countryside.    Value for money  Convenience

    "Aix to Marseille"

      Alan h.  21/07/2013
    Both rail stations were easy to navigate, including transfer to another train at Marseille. I am comfortable with the cost of a 4-day France Rail Pass although I did not seek to compare the cost of buying rail tickets in-country as and when needed.    Value for money  Convenience