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Sue Anderson

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train travel from Paris to Provence

I am looking for any advice for an alternative connection from Paris to Provence as the train out of the airport is like $1000 for a couple round trip.  Maybe that's what it will be, but any ideas for less $ is what I am hoping for.  Thanks!!!

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  • Yoann L.

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    Train in France can be really expensive. How many round trips will you need? · (0 likelikes)

 

					
					
					
				

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  • Penelope de Ruffey

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    Hi Sue,

    Trains in France can be as cheap as they can sometimes be expensive. It depends on the date/holidays/rush hours.

    But you can easily find early bird seats for very cheap called "prem's" (meaning first in slang), or find last minute deals. Everything is on the SNCF website http://www.voyages-sncf.com/bons-plans/train/.

    Bullet train remains the best option, but if you really don't want to do that, you can try the bus http://www.eurolines.fr/fr/, or the car sharing http://www.covoiturage.fr/.

    Hope this helps, cheers

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      This is great info, Penelope! · (0 likelikes)

    • Sue A.

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      Thank you so much for the time and the great tips. We are on it!! · (0 likelikes)

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  • Jurijs Babinskis

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    Hi, look up OuiGo which is the cheap train operator of SNCF. First you would need to get to Marne-la-Vallée – Chessy train station which is where the Disneyland Resort Paris . Use local train which will get you straight there. Once there you can get to Aix-en-Provence Aix, Avignon , Marseille , Montpellier , Nimes and Valence for like EUR 20 to EUR 40 a pop. Trains are brand new so you will not lose out on the comfort. I used it myself!

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      Thanks for the tip!!! · (0 likelikes)

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  • Jeff Mills

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    I am not sure your dates, but when I just searched on http://www.raileurope.com/, tickets for two from Charles de Gaulle Airport to Aix-en-Provence were ~$600 round trip - which based on timing you should be able to find cheaper.

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      You can also get a Eur Rail pass for the amount of time you will be there. When I looked, I think it was $400 per person for two weeks · (1 likelikes)

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      We did and found this to be true. Thanks!! · (0 likelikes)

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  • Malcolm Overend

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    That's crazy expensive! What site are you looking on? Check out http://www.raileurope.ca/en/index.html

    or the main sites for SNCF and TGV France.

    Return for 2 people from Paris to Marseille should be around $300-400 in comfort class.

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  • Chris Mceldowney

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    Hi Sue,


    1000$ sounds a little prciey.

    Have you tried directly on

    http://en.voyages-sncf.com/en/ ? It might also work out cheaper if you take the local train to the centre of Paris then go directly from Gare de Lyon. As a tip, the cheap tickets come out exactly 3 months before the travel date - so it's a good time to book.

    Or you could look at this site. It's still French railways but these are cheaper trains that are still fst but only run a couple of times a day.

    http://www.idtgv.com/en/

    Other options would be car sharing with : http://www.covoiturage.fr/

    or the bus.

    But French trains are so and good, i'd say it's worth it to take the train.

    There's also flying options, airfrance, easyjet etc. to Marseille, Nimes, Montpellier.


    Hope this helps,


    Bon voyage!



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  • Loic Dupont

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    Unfortunately the train has become very expensive. The best alternative is to fly to Marseille or drive there (8hours)

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  • Arthur Baker

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    You can find tickets of train on voyages-sncf.com
    I think the way and back ticket should be around 150€ per person.

    If you want to make it less expensive and more funny experience you can search for people who share their car trip on blablacar.com

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      Thanks Arthur!! · (0 likelikes)

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  • Didier LAHELY

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    Hi,
    Maybe you could be more specific about your planned trip? : )
    Dates, conditions of travel, budget, locations etc?
    I have checked on SNCF a 2 persons train ticket in 2nd class for the 1st week of April, it's about 300€.
    Paris Aix-en-Provence
    Cheers!

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  • Joe Liu

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    We flew to Paris to Nice on easyJet for pretty cheap, just about $200 per person roundtrip. Nice to Provence should not be too difficult!

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    try www.idtgv.com

    the online platform to book TGV trains.

    Very cheap, around 120€ round trip per person

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    You can try going by hitching a ride : blablacar.com

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    You'll have to switch airports (there's a bus at CDG) but a plane ride from Roissy is your best option. Took me down to Marseille in no time.

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