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Visit France by Train, for a more relaxing and environmentally friendly form of travel. Book tickets for Eurostar, TGV, SNCF, Motorail and Snow Train services.
We’ve teamed up with Rail Europe, the UK’s leading supplier of rail travel into France and Europe, to make it simple to take the train and bag the best value fares. Use our France by Train guide and with a single booking you can get to France and travel onwards within France and to Spain, Benelux, Italy & Switzerland. Combine Eurostar with the TGV, book travel on SNCF and the Metro, arrange to take your car by Motorail or your skis on the Snow Train right through to the slopes. You can even buy tickets for train excursions while you’re staying in France.
Speed from the UK to France with Eurostar
Speed from the centre of London direct to the heart of Paris, Eurodisney and other French cities on Eurostar. Regular, reliable trains now leave London St Pancras, Ebbsfleet International and Ashford International in Kent, with easier access from the rest of the UK. Journey times are fast and great deals can be found. more
Travel around France on the SNCF rail network
The French rail network is considered to be one of the best in the world. It offers reliable, frequent trains that make for comfortable, civilised journeys – and at a very reasonable cost. There’s a great choice of high-speed, overnight and local trains reaching thousands of destinations and a range of on-board accommodation to choose from. more
Use the TGV to reach all corners of France
The train de grand vitesse – fondly known as the bullet – travels at speeds of up to 350 km per hour to reach some 70 towns and cities in France. The extensive TGV network radiates from Paris, making it easily accessible. Eurostar Connections tickets allow you to travel to Paris by Eurostar and onward by TGV to 61 destinations across the country. more
Travel from Paris rail terminals to all parts of France
There are seven main terminal stations in Paris, each serving a different area of France, and some with trains travelling to other parts of mainland Europe. Use our guide to find out which terminals you need for your journey and how to transfer easily within Paris. You can even take in some sightseeing en route! more
Speed to the ski slopes by Snow Train
IMPORTANT: Sadly it has been announced that the Snow Train service will not be running during the 2010 ski season due to the current economic circumstances. However it is hoped that Snow Train services will resume in future years, and read on for alternative ways of taking the train to the slopes more
Why travel to France by train?
Rail travel is an environmentally friendly way to reach your holiday in France and get around once you’re there. With minimal check-in time and good luggage space, the train is also very convenient. The French rail network is fast and efficient, with easy connections, so enjoy the passing scenery and a meal or drink as you travel, then arrive feeling relaxed. more