This Wednesday, January 12 TGV Inoui and Intercités open the sale of tickets for trains running between March 28 and May 12.

Even if the health situation is not necessarily conducive to travel, here is news that should help the French to escape. The SNCF launches today, Wednesday January 12, its sales campaign for the tickets of spring. Since this morning, customers can buy TGV Inoui and Intercités tickets for trains running between March 28 and May 12.

As for the usual tickets, these journeys can be reserved from self-service terminals, in stations and SNCF shops. But also by telephone on 3635 (free service + call price), from SNCF-approved travel agencies and finally on the OUI.sncf website and application. For those who wish to book a train running after May 12, you will have to wait a little longer. Indeed, reservations for May 13 will be open on January 13, those for May 14 will be on January 14 and so on until the sales of July 1 included. Regarding the Ouigo, reservations until July 1st are already open. Similarly, international TGVs have already opened their reservations until July 7.

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Omicron lowers footfall

For the French who would not dare to book their tickets so far in advance, for fear that the health situation has not improved sufficiently at the time of departure, or even that a new wave comes to strike, the SNCF recalls that “exchange and refund are free of charge up to D-3“.

This campaign should also make it possible to bring a smile back to the railway company hard hit by the Covid crisis at the start of 2022. On the one hand, the number of reservations has fallen sharply: “a noted drop in reservations of 30% since the beginning of the year“, announced a spokesperson for SNCF Voyageurs. On the other, a lack of staff due to the health crisis. As a result, the SNCF decided “to adapt» his transport plan since the beginning of the week. This translates into a 10% drop in its TGVs and 20% in Intercités since Monday January 10.

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