- Book up to 120 days in advance
- Regional trains
TER are regional trains serving every major cities and small towns in France.
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.
Popular journeys and travel durations
|Main routes||Travel time|
|Chalons En Champagne||Paris||01:33||AU$ 42|
|Anizy Pinon||Paris||01:16||AU$ 33|
|Gaillon Aubevoye||Paris||01:01||AU$ 23|
|Paris||Sermizelles Vezelay||02:20||AU$ 51|
|Le Mans||Paris||02:17||AU$ 50|
Booking and printing optionsBooking :
- 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.
Printing option(s) :
Receive your ticket directly to your address. Just take them with you and you are ready to travel. Shipping fees apply.
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Seat reservation :
- Free placement
Experience the service
Before you board
TER regional trains serve every train stations in all major cities and smaller towns in France.
|First class||Second class|
|Comfortable seats Spacious seats with a headrest and generous legroom. small>|
|Ergonomic seats Cosy with more legroom, ergonomic seats are ideal to enjoy the trip. small>|
Interactive Rail Map
- A. Many passes offer travel days that are flexible. The 4 days of travel allow the traveler to choose the days that they want to travel in a 2 month time period. Example: If a pass is valid from July 1 to August 31. The traveler can then select 4 dates to travel on the train from July 1 to August 31. The days can be consecutive or non consecutive.
- A. Train stations in Europe are very traveler friendly. Once arriving to the station there are large Departure and Arrival Boards located in the center of the most stations. Match the train number and departure time on your reservation / ticket to the train number listed on the departure board. Once you have found your train on the Departure Board, you will find a platform number where your train will be departing from. Upon arriving to your platform you will notice that each car (also known as a coach) number on the train is clearly indicated on the side of each coach. Check your reservation / ticket for your car/coach number. You notice the class of service will also be listed in addition to the car/coach number on the side of the train. Once onboard the train, you will find that similar to an airplane each seat is clearly labeled with a number. Match the seat number on your reservation / ticket number to seat number in the train car / coach. Train stations in Europe have international pictograms that are easy to understand and are used in international airports. These pictograms will assist you once you arrive to the station. If you still have difficulty in finding your train, the stations staff can always help point you in the right direction.
- A. Check-in is usually open 30 minutes before AVE train leaves and is closed 2 minutes before departure. Also, bear in mind that ticket control and passport checks will occur before boarding AVE Trains. For travellers carrying Eurail Pass including Spain – just remember that you need to validate your pass prior to boarding AVE trains and get a reservation.
- A. Reservation is only compulsory for ICE Trains called ICE Sprinter as these trains have special services such as a meal and newspaper. Here is the list: Hamburg HBF - Frankfurt HBF, Frankfurt HBF- Berlin HBF, Berlin HBF - Frankfurt HBF, Hamburg HBF – Koeln HBF and Koeln HBF – Hamburg HBF. Passes valid to travel within Germany cover Eurail Global and Select Passes including Germany / Eurail Germany-Benelux Pass / Eurail Germany-Denmark Pass / Eurail Germany-France / German Rail Pass.
- A. With most passes the pass will start the when you get your pass validated by a rail official.
- A. First class on the Italian day train offers large, comfortable reclining seats, and bar-buffet car offering a complete selection of food and beverages for purchase. (on major routes) Second class on the Italian day train offers generous legroom and bar-buffet car offering a complete selection of food and beverages for purchase. (on major routes)
- A. Yes, there is a catering service on board Italo trains. While there are 2 Area break with self-service vending machines, there are no bar/restaurant coaches. From the vending machines which are in coach 3 and 7, you can but hot and cold drinks as well as snacks. Passengers in Club and Prima class will be offered a catering service at an extra cost, which you must pay once on board. You can order the Italo breakfast, if you are travelling in the early morning between Milan and Rome.
- A. Any bonus that is free will use a travel day on your railpass. Discounted bonuses will not require the use of a travel day, but do require that the railpass is valid.
Q. What is the difference between 1st and 2nd class on the Thalys (Paris to Brussels and Amsterdam)?A. First class on the Thalys offers large comfortable reclining seats and drinks and a light snack served at your seat. Second class on the Thalys offers generous legroom and a selection of drinks and snacks at your seat that are available for purchase.
- A. Heathrow Express arrives in London's Paddington Station.
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Reviews & ratings TER
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- "My First TER" Geoffrey h. 21/10/2016
The journey was great, unfortunately the train was late, so a group going on to St Jean Pied de Port arrived at Bayonne after the last train to St Jean, but a bus was provided, so all was well. Value for money Convenience
- "Easy trip to France" Laura m. 20/10/2016
This was the second leg of our trip to Lyon and it was an easy way to get to France from Milan. The train was on time and very comfortable. Value for money Convenience
- "Good Service" Ann h. 17/10/2016
Good service for a regional train, plenty of room and reasonably quiet Value for money Convenience
- "L’Oc Parfum" Raymond j. 14/10/2016
Swift and on time journey with comfort and quiet in carriage. Value for money Convenience
- "Travel in comfort and style" Peter h. 14/10/2016
The convenience and comfort of travelling by rail is amazing. Easy access to stations and clear information regarding trains, time and booking. Always centrally located. Trains are spacious in allocation of seating area and storage of luggage. Very clean and extremely helpful staff. Value for money Convenience
- "Okay" Litza v. 10/10/2016
Once you try first class you are spoilt. This was fine. Value for money Convenience
- "2 out of 3 ain’t bad" Barbara t. 10/10/2016
Unlike our other trips, this train seemed to have less leg room - a major issue for those who are 1.8m tall. We had to change at Mulhouse Ville and, with no guidance, we were at the wrong end of our next train when it arrived, which was challenging. Our other two train journeys were both excellent though. Value for money Convenience
- "Great train trip" Patricia k. 08/10/2016
We purchased tickets online through Rail Europe. Tickets were delivered promptly in the mail. Train travel in France is relatively easy, reliable and comfortable. Also, quite reasonably priced. I would certainly recommend dealing with Rail Europe to others. Value for money Convenience
- "Connecting trip" Jason m. 05/10/2016
Nothing flash but was safe trip on clean train in comfortable seating Value for money Convenience
- "Train travel" . 03/10/2016
All our trips on rail we excellent,trains were clean and comfortable seating.Easy to negotiate and find platforms
- "Initial Journey to Paris" Robin n. 02/10/2016
Very stress free, only negative was in finding our reserved seats, however the spectacular views more than made up of this minor issue Value for money Convenience
- "Comfortable" Kenneth b. 28/09/2016
A quiet regional trip Value for money Convenience
- "Avignon TGV to Avignon Centre" Peter t. 28/09/2016
The Avignon TGV station did not have proper signage and we were unable to find the train to Avignon Centre so we caught a taxi
- "Train from Nice to Milan" Eunice p. 28/09/2016
Difficult to access platforms and boarding train with cases due to many steps. Value for money Convenience
- "Going backwards to go forwards" Neil m. 27/09/2016
Whilst on time and the coach was clean, it lacked the electronic add-ons that would have assisted an international traveller some piece of mind, ie., no up-coming destination monitor to indicate which stations/gare were about to be arriving at. As the train stops so briefly at the various embarkation platforms, without prior warning it was difficult to determine when the disembarkation station had been reached. This caused me to disembark prematurely before my destination station , Antibes. (This old rolling stock was difficult to get heavy suitcases on board and off when disembarking) Value for money Convenience