€10 tickets now on sale for high-speed rail trips in France this summer on Ouigo!

A search done on March 7, 2014. €10 fares to get from the Paris region to the south of France during them summer of 2014.
A search done on March 7, 2014. €10 fares to get from the Paris region to the south of France during them summer of 2014.

It’s the moment cheapo French rail travelers have been waiting for. Tickets have just gone on sale for summer 2014 travel on Ouigo, the low-cost high-speed train service that operates between suburban Paris and eight destinations in southeastern France. Tickets are on sale now for travel between July 6 and December 9, 2014.

And these seats are really cheap, going for as little as €10!

So, if you heading from the Paris region to Avignon, Aix-en-Provence, Lyon, Marseille, Montpellier, Nimes, or Valence, hop to it and book your seats before they sell out!

The deal

A few things to keep in mind if you’re considering booking:

Ouigo offers service between suburban Paris and southeast France.

Ouigo offers service between suburban Paris and southeast France.

Book now: Seats are limited and the cheap seats will sell out quickly, so the time to book is now.

Book directly: Book these trips directly on Ouigo.com. Booking them through the English version of the SNCF website will not show you the same deal.

Departures from Marne la Vallée: Trains do not depart from Paris, but rather from Marne la Vallée, about 45 minutes from central Paris on the RER A train. Marne la Vallée is home to Disneyland Paris.

No seat selection: While you’re guaranteed a seat on a Ouigo train, you cannot choose them in advance.

Luggage: Your ticket covers one piece of luggage and a carry-on. You may pay a small fee to bring additional luggage with you.

Travel dates: Tickets on sale now cover trips from July 6 – December 9, 2014.

Book directly on Ouigo

We hate to repeat ourselves, but it’s worth noting again that you need to go directly to the Ouigo.com website to book these seats. You will not see the same deals if you search for them on the SNCF’s English-version website.

Compare for yourself: The prices in the screenshot above are from a search on Ouigo.com this morning, while these are from SNCF:

The English version of the SNCF website will not show you these Ouigo trains.

The English version of the SNCF website will not show you these Ouigo trains.

More TGV advice

Of course, not everyone is heading to destinations in the southeast! Luckily, there are many more options, including booking tickets on the low-cost idTGV service, and of course, the regular old TGV.

For much more on this, see our guide to how to book cheap tickets on France’s railways.

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