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


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

Nice Milan 00:47 € 9
Paris Lyon 05:06 € 64
Nice Marseille 02:34 € 34
Lyon Avignon 02:21 € 33
Avignon Marseille 01:10 € 20
Paris Dijon 02:52 € 45
Lyon Marseille 03:34 € 48
Nice Monaco 00:14 € 9
Toulouse Avignon 04:00 € 46
Avignon Montpellier 01:06 € 17
Montpellier Marseille 01:52 € 28
Toulouse Bordeaux 02:51 € 37
Dijon Lyon 02:04 € 30
Montpellier Toulouse 02:44 € 35
Luxembourg Basel 03:54 € 23
Rouen Paris 01:33 € 23
Frankfurt Strasbourg 03:57 € 9
Lille Brugge 01:19 € 17
Strasbourg Zurich 03:10 € 9
Frankfurt Mulhouse 03:36 € 9
Strasbourg Basel 01:18 € 9
Chalons En Champagne Paris 01:33 € 27
Bonneval Paris 01:15 € 20
La Ferte-bernard Paris 01:52 € 27
Paris Orry La Ville Coy 00:17 € 9
Soissons Paris 01:04 € 18
Paris Vendome 02:04 € 28
Serquigny Paris 01:43 € 25
Flers Paris 02:39 € 36
Paris Beauvais 01:10 € 14
Nogent Le Rotrou Paris 01:39 € 24
Chateaudun Paris 01:26 € 22
Paris Le Mans 02:17 € 31
Chatel Censoir Paris 02:19 € 32

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.

Printing guide

Seat reservation :
  • Free placement

Experience the service

Before you board

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


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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  • "Never was on the train."    
    I didn't arrive in Europe until Sept. 02. I broke my leg two days later and returned to the USA. I cancelled the reservations on the phone and on the net. I returned the printed out tickets to you at the address in the USA as requested. You received your Tickets two days ago and acknowledged receipt yesterday. I'm waiting for you to credit my charge card. Olease let me know if you have any further questions. This IS NOT a negative review - every time I have contacted your company I've been treated with respect and professionalism and all your personnel have done everything they could to help me - I WILL use yourservice when I return to Europe next year. - Thank you  
  • "Trip"    
    Hi great trip but train 40 minutes late.  
  • "Busy train.."    
    Train was on time, ran smoothly and was v. comfortable for the trip. It took 2 stops before my friend and I could get 2 seats together as the train was very busy and we did not have booked seats... Overall the experience was fine and I would recommend French trains, based on this experience.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "First Class? Class 1?"    
    Although our tickets showed Class 1, there was no Class 1 carriage so hope we did not pay a Class 1 fare. Departure and arrival on time. Trip somewhat spoilt by 2 noisy women! Rather than fight our way through metro with heavy bags took a taxi between stations. Enough time was allowed but wouldn't have liked to have had less as Paris traffic unpredictable.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Trip to Grenoble"    
    The train is very good, clean, and big. However, there were 2 mothers and few of their children who ran around the train and make noise for the whole journey. I was with my 2 big luggage and my heavy bag so I wasn't able to move to another coach. I know it wasn't the train's fault but I just want someone to take care of these things too. Those mothers just sit and chill, they don't even have some respect to other passengers. I was so annoyed.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "plane was 5 hours late"    
    so I had to buy another train ticket 24 euros from machine...no way at a crowded Bordeaux station to find out if my ticket would have been accepted...queues everywhere and the helpers in red uniforms did not know    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Dijon to Lyon and return"    
    Overall a very good satisfying journey. Ticket collection easy and straightforward and trains more or less on time. I will use rail on this and similar trips every time.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Leg 3 of my mini adventure"    
    A journey on my own made so easy and comfortable. Great ticket system and station signage made it all very easy, and such a beautifully scenic journey. TER fabulous    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Another memorable train ride"    
    There was a break of two hours in Nimes so my family had lunch at a cafe Pau. When we finished and about to leave I found my luggage bag was not with the rest of the luggages. Panic struck. I went searching around the station looking for it. Then I went to Info window and was most relieved when I saw my bag there on the floor. The lady at the window handed over the bag and say in words in french which I could not understand but I think it would be about leaving luggages unattended. In my mind I would have asked where did they found my bag but it did not matter then for I got my luggage bag back. Though my bag was rummaged through nothing was missing except my box of brownies biscuit. My family and I had no complaints about the train ride on TER. It was pleasant, comfortable and scenic short ride to Avignon.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Awesome experience but no wifi"    
    We loved our train experience - comfortable seats, good connections, but surprised that there was no wifi given two years ago every train in Italy had wifi access.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Comfortable travel"    
    Just love the fast trains,what a way to watch the world rush by    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Train and Taxi"    
    The ride was just fine. Bathrooms where clean, people and staff where very nice and the train was very nice!!    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Summer vacation trip"    
    As a foreign traveller not knowing French, it was a little bit difficult to know the next station. Otherwise the trip was comfortable and according to time table.  
  • "Very Inconvenient Paper-ticket"    
    To have a early-bird ticket price, we had booked this trip 2 months before the departure date. However, unlike our other trip (eg. Madrid to Barcelona), which accessed us to the convenient E-tickets in pdf files, this trip ONLY granted us the paper-tickets. Unfortunately, owing to the inconvenient ticketing form, we lost our tickets just before the departure date. And the agency told us there was no other way to fix it but to re-book our tickets! This terrible experience cost lots of our time and money!    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Unexpected train transfer"    
    The train did not permit reservations, but there were plenty of seats available. Unfortunately, when nearing our destination, we were required to get off the train and catch another train. Don't know why.    Value for money  Convenience
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