TER

TER

TER are regional trains serving both major cities and small towns in France.

  • Book up to 120 days in advance
  • E-ticket
  • Regional trains



TER train

Overview

TER

TER are regional trains operating in France. They are also commonly known as local trains, and TER stands for “Transport Express Régional” in French.

The trains are operated by SNCF, the French national railway company. Seat reservations are not mandatory on board TER trains, so travelers can simply board the train and take any open seat. When using a rail pass, travelers do not need to book a seat reservation supplement.

Traveling on board a TER train is one of the most authentic ways to discover the hidden gems of France. Your adventure awaits !



Practical information

Paper ticket

Receive your ticket directly to your address. Just take them with you and you are ready to travel. Shipping fees apply.

Print @ home

Print your ticket anywhere and anytime before your travel. Skip shipping fees.

Printing guide

Booking :
  • TER tickets are open for booking 120 days ahead.
  • Get the lowest prices by booking early and don’t wait until the last minute as cheaper seats sell the fastest.
  • Opt for off-peak trains when you have to travel short notice. They are more affordable than morning and evening trains along with those running on holiday eves, Friday and Sunday afternoon.

A class apart

Classes of service

Services & amenities offered by TER
Second class First class
Generous legroom Watch rolling landscapes pass with room to stretch your legs.
Ergonomic seats Enjoy the journey while sitting in a comfortable ergonomic seat.
Spacious seats Make yourself at home as you journey from one city to the next in a comfy leather seat with headrest.

FAQs

Common Questions, Simple Answers

  • Q. My group lives large. Can we book an exclusive carriage or charter an entire train ?

  • Q. What do I do if my train goes through a country not listed on my rail pass ?

  • Q. Do I need to buy a reservation if I already have a rail pass ? How do I book one ?

  • Q. How do I connect between train stations in the same city ?

  • Q. Does taking an overnight train mean using 2 travel days on my rail pass ?

  • Q. Why are e tickets not available for certain trips ?

  • Q. I misplaced the printout of my print at home e-ticket. What now ?

  • Q. Can I share my rail pass with others (family, friends, or charity) ?

  • Q. Is the price for a reservation the same whether I purchase it from you or locally at the station ?

  • Q. How do I use a promo code ?

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