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  • Regional trains

TER

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

TER are regional trains operating in France. They are also commonly known as local trains. 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 TERs. Travelling on board a TER is the most authentic way to discover the hidden gems of France.

Popular journeys and travel durations

Main routesTravel time
Paris-Rouen1h04
Annecy-Lyon1h59

Nice Milan 00:47 ₹ 682
Lyon Paris 05:06 ₹ 4,697
Nice Marseille 02:34 ₹ 2,576
Lyon Avignon 02:21 ₹ 2,500
Marseille Avignon 01:09 ₹ 1,515
Dijon Paris 02:51 ₹ 3,409
Marseille Lyon 03:34 ₹ 3,636
Nice Monaco 00:14 ₹ 682
Toulouse Avignon 04:00 ₹ 3,485
Montpellier Avignon 01:07 ₹ 1,288
Montpellier Marseille 01:52 ₹ 2,121
Toulouse Bordeaux 02:51 ₹ 2,803
Lyon Dijon 02:03 ₹ 2,273
Montpellier Toulouse 02:44 ₹ 2,652
Luxembourg Basel 03:54 ₹ 1,742
Rouen Paris 01:33 ₹ 1,742
Frankfurt Strasbourg 03:57 ₹ 682
Lille Brugge 01:19 ₹ 1,288
Zurich Strasbourg 03:34 ₹ 682
Frankfurt Mulhouse 03:36 ₹ 682
Strasbourg Basel 01:18 ₹ 682
Paris Oissel 01:26 ₹ 1,591
Bar Le Duc Paris 02:17 ₹ 2,803
Chateaudun Paris 01:26 ₹ 1,667
Paris Compiegne 00:49 ₹ 1,136
Conches Paris 01:23 ₹ 1,591
Verneuil Sur Avre Paris 01:09 ₹ 1,439
Chatel Censoir Paris 02:19 ₹ 2,424
L'aigle Paris 01:23 ₹ 1,742
Villers St Paul Paris 00:34 ₹ 758
Toury Paris 00:52 ₹ 1,136
Paris St Dizier 02:10 ₹ 2,576
Paris Chalons En Champagne 01:30 ₹ 2,045
Paris Auxerre St Gervais 01:35 ₹ 2,121

Booking and printing options

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.

Printing option(s) :

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.

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Seat Reservation :
  • Free placement

Experience the service

Before boarding

All major cities and thousands of smaller towns are served by the TER regional trains.

Onboard

Classes and facilities offered by TER
First classSecond class
Comfortable seats Spacious seats with a headrest and generous legroom.
Ergonomic seats Cosy with more legroom, ergonomic seats are ideal to enjoy the trip.



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  • "Great Trip Great service"    
    comfortable reliable service    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Good way to travel"    
    It was my first experience on the rail, schedule to meet so was very worried if I could make it on time but it all went well and the station master was very helpful. The ticket validation was a bit frustrating as it wasn't clear where the yellow machines were but people where very helpful. Very good system!    Value for money  Convenience
  • "much better"    
    this train was very nice and comfortable and the group was able to sit together    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Will not travel by rail again"    
    Bought 1st class ticket. No seats for the family in 1st class cabin. There were no seats for 2nd class cabin too. My family and I had to stand for 1 hour before we can find any seats (left with one station to our destination). Extremely terrible experience to be shared wit friends and relatives. It wiped off the positive experience in the earlier trip. Will not take rail travel again.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "all"    
    excellent    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Quick trip"    
    Train was very crowded, but everyone was nice and accommodationg.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Beautiful scenery"    
    Beautiful scenery, but our windows were too dirty to truly enjoy it. Tried to clean them off ourselves before departure, but to no avail.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Early Morning Trip To Agen"    
    Clean, available space and seats, confortable chairs, arrival in due time    Convenience
  • "Comments"    
    Arrangement for cases could be improved to stop them rolling around in area on floor provided. On our Toulouse-Carcassonne stage, the luggage rack was too small for our cases! Had to have them with us by the seats. Not ideal!    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Just the ticket! (Just)"    
    Uncomfortable seats on a filthy train out to Marseille. Lovely, comfortable seats on return and a clean carriage. Fair price, right to the heart of the old town.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Train mutated into a bus !!!"    
    Train not running - so ended up on full coach. Staff helpful and it was quite an interesting trip across country ! Fortunately the weather was lovely or it could have been a different story waiting in the open carpark for the coach !!    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Short commute"    
    Trip was the first leg of a longer journey. It was fast, convenient. There is very limited space for luggage. Trains don't seem to cater for passengers with suitcases.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Finishing the biking trip"    
    Local train service from the wine region and very comfortable train. There was a lack of luggage storage and bags were stacked in the aisles. The train was also about 10 minutes late.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Euro Star, St Pancras to Paris"    
    We thoroughly enjoyed the journey. We got the overground from New Southgate to Kings Cross. Walked over the road to St Pancras, checked in and cleared customs which was quick, had a cup of coffee then boarded the train. No cabs, no weight worries with luggage. Had a glass of prosecco on board. The wifi was pretty good so I could take care of emails etc. Very comfortable and no stress. 2 hours 20 minutes later Eh Voila, Central Paris. Will definitely do it again, too easy!    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Fast and comfortable"    
    A pleasure to ride in the TGV, as always.    Value for money  Convenience
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