SNCF (France)

SNCF trains: always going your way in France.

Yes, Paris is magnifique, but savvy travelers know there is much more to France than its renowned capital city. That's why SNCF (Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer), France’s official railway operator, offers a variety of trains and seating options to cater to every need, practically everywhere.

SNCF French trains include the Corail, perfect for riding the distance in style. Noted for its superior comfort level, it provides longer-distance travel within France and to bordering countries. If you’re looking to make the most of every minute, consider sleeping the night away on a comfy couchette aboard the French night trains also known as LUNIA. They operate between Paris and Nice, Ventimiglia, Tarbes, or Hendaye. You’ll arrive at your destination rested and ready to see the sites. How about an even more authentic ride with the locals when you travel like one on board a local TER train (Transport Express Regional). Hit the a.m. peak and you’ll be there to parlez-vous with morning commuters. French rail doesn’t get more genuine than that.

In addition, French railways offer you a choice of First and Economy Class travel. Either one will give you a comfortable ride. Of course, you can expect economy class to stretch your budget and be perfect for families. First Class offers plenty of legroom, headroom and elbowroom, as well as the opportunity of cellphone-free quiet cars for maximum relaxation.

The SNCF trains in France. Whatever course you choose, you know it will be delicious.

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TGV Restaurant Woman Gazing Window

Some trains offer record-breaking speeds. All offer lingering memories.

TEOZ station

Fast or scenic trains: pick your pleasure.

TGV Restaurant Man Gazing Window

Some trains offer a modern bar car, all offer timeless views.

TEOZ at Station

TER trains deliver you to France's smaller towns.

TER Train Station

France's regional TER: modern yet unrushed.