TER

TER

TER are regional trains serving every major cities and small towns in France.

  • Book up to 120 days in advance
  • E-ticket
  • Regional trains

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TER train

Overview

TER

Regional trains are known as TER in France, although they are also referred to as local trains. Each region of France operates its own fleet of TER, which stands for Transport Express Régional in French. All trains are operated by the SNCF, the French railway company. TER are modern and comfortable trains, making it the most authentic way to travel from city to city without the need to rush.



Customer feedback Easy arrangements
« Rail Europe website easy to use. Was a bit anxious that there was only 16 minutes break between connection ting train on different platform - made it by 2 minutes as first train was late - but made it! Would have preferred to have larger gap, but all worked out ok. »


Practical information


Paper ticket

Receive your ticket directly to your address. Just take them with you and you are ready to travel. Shipping fees apply.

Print @ home

Print your ticket anywhere and anytime before your travel. Skip shipping fees.

Printing guide

Booking :
  • TER tickets are open for booking 120 days ahead.
  • Get the lowest prices by booking early and don’t wait until the last minute as cheaper seats sell the fastest.
  • Opt for off-peak trains when you have to travel short notice. They are more affordable than morning and evening trains along with those running on holiday eves, Friday and Sunday afternoon.

A class apart

Classes of service

Classes and facilities offered by TER
First classSecond class
Comfortable seats Spacious seats with a headrest and generous legroom.
Ergonomic seats Cosy with more legroom, ergonomic seats are ideal to enjoy the trip.

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From our travel community

Reviews & ratings

  • Value for money
    Convenience
    Easy arrangements |
    "Rail Europe website easy to use. Was a bit anxious that there was only 16 minutes break between connection ting train on different platform - made it by 2 minutes as first train was late - but made it! Would have preferred to have larger gap, but all worked out ok. "

  • French regional train |
    "Paper ticket. Regional train a bit overcrowded because of holiday season. Pleasant enough otherwise. "

  • Straightforward trip |
    "Easy booking but paper ticket issued in this instance. 2bd class train was comfortable with pleasant coastal views en route. "

  • Value for money
    Convenience
    A short but memorable trip |
    "This was a short but important sector of a longer trip. We were completely satisfied. "

  • Value for money
    Convenience
    Transfer |
    "Comfortable and quick "

  • Value for money
    Convenience
    Train |
    "Good reliable service. "

  • Value for money
    Convenience
    Rail |
    "Great trip - easy travel centre to centre. "

  • Value for money
    Convenience
    Narbonne to Carcassonne |
    "There was no lift at Narbonne Station which meant hauling a suitcase down a flight of steps and then up another flight to the platform for the onward rail journey. Also having done that I had to leave my cases in care of strangers to return to the ticket office to insert my ticket into the little yellow machine. Not terribly convenient. There was no signage in any language except French. "

  • Value for money
    Convenience
    Brugge - Kortruk Train. |
    "Straightforward, efficient way of travelling across the country. "

  • Value for money
    Convenience
    Very useful |
    "Much better than driving to Paris . Easy access to taxi at Montparnasse "

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FAQ's

Common Questions, Simple Answers

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  • Q. Can I change seats after the train departs?

  • Q. I have a train ticket for a train that didn’t run or was delayed due to a strike. What now?

  • Q. Are train tickets exchangeable and refundable?

  • Q. Are there discounts on train tickets?

  • Q. Can I take any train that travels between the two cities for which I bought my train ticket, or do I have to take a specific train?

  • Q. How do I travel with a print at the station e-ticket?

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