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11. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Ah! Just checked on Eurail and found out that there's no such thing as One Country Pass for France! What a bummer seeing that I'm only traveling in France in this coming spring/summer!

So don't ask Eurail. Rail Europe offer such a pass, which you can buy from there Singapore based operation, which is the closest they have to Malaysia. Admittedly, though, RailEurope tend to add large mark-ups and aren't usually anywhere near the cheapest option.

Also, I know it includes Benelux that is of no interest to you, but especially if you are going to make a few long trips, the France-Benelux pass may work out cheaper for you. Obviously the cheapest pre-booked SNCF tickets are cheapest, but you have to pick your exact journeys/trains 2-3months in advance to get them. For more flexibility, the pass might work out better.

Note that even with a pass, all TGVs, Corail Lunea long distance and all night trains require compulsary resvervation that you will have to get/pay for separately and their are only a limited number available for each train.

Finally, for more general info the Francerailpass site gives you more info and details on where to buy and what they do.

[ Edit: Edited on Jan 12, 2009, at 8:42 AM by Gelli ]

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13. Posted by kenobi (Budding Member 6 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Hi, sorry for troubling again.

When making ticket reservation in tgv-europe or the default french site, at 'Who is travelling" or "Qui participe à ce voyage?", what differences will it make if I select an option in column 2 (next to the age of passengers) other than "your season ticket" i.e. "2nd class daily", "2nd class frequent", etc.

What are the "loyalty program", "Cybelys", "S'Miles" all about?

I found that when I chose "2nd class daily", the ticket price is insanely low. Tempting but too good to be true. I've attached the print screen at here, can somebody explain to me as my French is next to broken or nil?


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