France Rail Pass

France Rail Pass: Close enough to taste it?

The France Rail Pass gives you extensive travel on the national rail network of France, with your choice of first or second class travel for 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 or 9 days of train travel within a one-month period. Special rates are available for 2 or more people traveling together, children, youth and seniors. You can also decide whether you’d prefer those travel days to be consecutive or non-consecutive.

At Rail Europe, we know you can only truly experience the wonders of a local culture by immersing yourself in it. That’s what a rail pass in France permits. You go to and from amazing city-centers like Paris and Cannes surrounded by like-minded adventurers and friendly locals. And traveling within France by train lets you avoid worrying about airline schedules, gas prices or road signs. Besides, who could appreciate the aroma of hand-pressed cheeses from an airplane? Or indulge in the intoxicating fruits of a Loire Valley winery from a passing car? Having a rail pass in France allows you to indulge in all the local flavors as much as the locals, in high speed comfort and ease.

There’s simply no better way to experience the authentic stylish and fragrant France. Whether winding your way through fields of lavender, exploring the Alps, or satisfying your need to conquer by retracing Napoleon’s footsteps, France awaits. But why would you wait any longer?

Here's what you get:

  • This pass gives you unlimited travel on the national rail network of France.
  • Choice of 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 or 9 days within a one-month period.
  • Travel days may be used consecutively or non-consecutively.
  • The Easy Access passholder fare is available only to travelers using the France Rail Pass. Note, this fare has strict rules and may only be used with the France Rail Pass (fines will be issued on the train to non-France Rail Pass travelers).
  • Rail pass is valid on RER Line B between Paris Charles de Gaulle airport and Paris Nord Station: Prior to boarding RER, proceed to the SNCF-Transilien ticket counter in Roissy CDG and ask for a “contremarque” voucher.
  • Certain night trains departing after 7:00pm only require the use of one day of travel with this rail pass. Learn more travel days on overnight trains.

Discounted offers:

  • Discount for travelers under 26 years of age.
  • Discount for travelers over 60 years of age.
  • Discount for 2 to 5 people traveling together.

Conditions of Use

  • Residents of Europe, Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, or Turkey are not eligible to purchase or use this rail pass.
  • Rail passes must be activated within 6 months of purchase date at the rail station by a railway official.
  • The railway official will write the passport number on your rail pass.
  • When a saver pass is purchased all travelers in the party must be present when validating the rail pass.
  • Rail passes must be validated prior to boarding the first train or before using a passholder bonus.
  • The date of travel must be entered into the corresponding box on the rail pass by the traveler before boarding the first train of the day or when utilizing a passholder bonus.
  • Travelers must either carry a passport or U.S. Military I.D. in order to travel with this rail pass.
  • Rail passes are 85% refundable up to 1 year after the purchase date if the rail pass has not been validated or used.
  • Rail passes are non refundable if lost or stolen except as covered by Rail Protection Plan™.
  • Reservations and supplements are not included in the rail pass and are at an additional cost.
  • Prices are subject to change.