In short: SNCF winter sales start on October 15th, in the morning. Tickets for travel between December 13th 2015 until February 4th 2016 will be released.
We’re glad it’s this time of year again. Another SNCF sales round means another upcoming holiday season!
On the 15th of October, sometime in the early morning (judging from previous sales, we’re estimating around 6:00*) SNCF will be opening their annual christmas ticket sale. This will include tickets with departures from the 13th of December until the 4th of February, 2016. So if you’re planning a winter holiday in France, make sure you’re not late to the game. The competition will be fierce!
You can of course book your tickets with zero hassles on trainline.eu.
*For those in other timezones, that’s 06:00 in French time, so GMT+2 timezone. Don’t forget to set an alarm!
If you need a little extra push (or reminder), we’ve created a Facebook event which you’re very welcome to join. Planning on travelling with some friends? Invite them too! We will also be sending out a reminder newsletter, so feel free to sign up here.
And to those who’d prefer to book from the comfort of their own bed, why not download our apps?
Are you planning on travelling after the 4th of February? Or not with SNCF?
No need to worry! SNCF will also be holding a second sale on the 6th of November. We’ll of course let you know more soon (and by email). In the meantime, you can find some important details here.
A few other operators will also be releasing a batch of winter sales tickets on the 15th of October, with varying booking horizons. So if you’re planning on travelling with another rail operator, such as Thalys or RENFE-SNCF, you can click here to see when your tickets will become available.