Faster than regional trains, EuroCity trains connect major cities, reaching speeds of 200 km/h. They run frequently depending on the destination. Eurocity trains reach neighbouring European countries and are very comfortable offering many amenities.
When to Book:
You can generally book a regional ticket up to 90 days before departure. The cheapest fares are those booked as early as possible for travel at less frequented times.How to easily and safely book your tickets:
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 Tickets and Reservations:
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 Levels:
1st and 2nd class comfort, quiet zones and wifi.Mobility Access:
Passengers with reduced mobility can obtain help with getting on and off trains by phoning SBB Call Center Handicap (+41 51 225 78 44, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).This service is available for fast trains and some regional services. Notification of your journey at least a couple of hour in advance. Assistance is available free of charge to wheelchair users, passengers with impaired mobility, the blind or visually impaired and the mentally handicapped. This service is not available in all stations or with all trains.Luggage:
On-board the trains there is plenty of room for pushchairs, suitcases and more, too.
With SBB, your luggage travels all on its own ‒ from station to station or door to door, in Switzerland or abroad. Check the website sbb.ch for more detailsLost Property:
If you lose something on the train or at the station SBB may well find it, report it immediately online. If the long-distance service where you think your property may be is still running, you can place a search request via telephone or at the counter. If we’ve found your property we will tell you by email or telephone, where and when you will be able to retrieve it.Food Service:
When travelling to bordering countries, you will find dining cars or on-board bistros in some Eurocity trains.
1st class steward or stewardess can provide 1st class passengers on-board EuroCity trains with a food and drink service to their seat. Thanks to the new takeaway range in the SBB Restaurant, you can now also go self-catering in EuroCity trains.Pets:
Small dogs up to 30 cm high at the top of their shoulder blades can accompany passengers free of charge as carriage hand luggage provided they are in a carrier, basket or other suitable container. Bigger dogs travelling in passenger carriages or luggage vans must always pay second-class half fare or the stipulated minimum fare if there is one.Don't Miss These:
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