Regional trains are for local transport from smaller stations around a larger hub station. They feed into the InterCity network. Regional trains are also around major cities like Rome, Milan and feed into the High speed trains.
- When to Book your Reservation
Booking opens from 120 to 90 days before departure. Purchases can be made up to time of departure by ordering if e-tickets that you can print out yourself are available.
- How to Book your Reservation
The easiest way to book France and European Rail is via the official secure websites established for this purpose. All the 'Buy Now' links to purchase rail tickets on BonjourLaFrance will direct you to the specific site for your country.
This has a number of advantages. Firstly, purchasing on such a site protects you from fraud and secondly these sites all have customer services in your language for your peace of mind. These services are accessible via the 'help' (or similar) links you'll find on the respective sites.
- Where to Book your Reservation
Click your country link 90 days before you travel for the most savings and peace of mind. To book a train pick your country of reference below. Buy all your Tickets online. CLICK on the link for your home country to see information in your language and check Real Time Schedules, Prices and Travel Times and make A SECURE PURCHASE.
France and European City to City Train Tickets:
Train travel offers you downtown to downtown comfortable and efficient rail service. No hassle with early arrivals, delays, and luggage security checks. You can take unlimited weight and reasonably bulky items on board. European rail is the way to travel and really see the French countryside. USA > UK > Argentina > Australia > Belgium-Fr > Belgium-Nl > Brazil > Canada > France > France Promotions > France Groups 10-30 people > GCC Countries > Germany > Hong Kong > India > Israel > Italy > Japan-Jp > Mexico, Central America, Caribbean > Netherlands > New Zealand > Singapore > South Africa > Spain > Switzerland-Fr > Switzerland-De > Rest of the world (English) > Rest of the world (Español) > 中国 > 香港 > 日本 > 한국 > 新加坡
If you are traveling by train on 5 different days or more in one or a few European countries then buying a European Rail Pass could be to your budgetary advantage compared to ‘point-to-point' tickets. Click below to see Rail Pass options. For European citizens use the point-to-point links above, the Rail Pass access is on the same page. USA > Argentina > Australia > Brazil > Canada > GCC Countries > Hong Kong > India > Israel > Japan-Jp > Mexico, Central America, Caribbean > New Zealand > Singapore > South Africa > Rest of the world (English) > Rest of the world (Español) > 中国 > 香港 > 日本 > 한국 > 新加坡
- Service Classes
Comfortable and efficient for your short hops
- Mobility access
There is access for those with reduced mobility but it can be more difficult on older trains.
There is limited space for luggage but it can be brought onboard. You can carry your bike for free in the appropriate case or even without a case if the bike is a normal size and does not discomfort other passengers. Otherwise buy a ticket for about 3.5 euro, only for the bike, which is valid 24 hours from stamping.
- Food, Snacks & Drinks
Given the shorter distances in Holland, there is no food service on Intercity trains
- Pets onboard
Small dogs, cats and other small pets (kept in the appropriate container no larger than 70x30x50) are admitted free of charge in the first and second class of all categories of trains and Executive, Business, Premium and Standard levels of service.
Each traveller is allowed to transport a dog of any size, kept on a leash and muzzled after purchasing a second-class ticket with a 50% discount. Guide dogs for the blind can travel on all trains free of charge with no obligation.
For the transportation of dogs (except guide dogs for the blind), it’s necessary to have a certificate of registration to the canine registry and the health card (or, for dogs of foreign citizens, the "passport of the dog" to replace both documents) to be shown when purchasing the ticket for the animal, where applicable.
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