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Ouigo: the low cost offers train SNCF

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On Kombo, you can buy cheap train tickets for all OuiGo destinations, and from all major European companies, including SNCF. By comparing, you will be able to pay less.

On Kombo, you can buy cheap train tickets for all OuiGo destinations, and from all major European companies, including SNCF. By comparing, you will be able to pay less.

Ouigo in 2 minutes


  • Unbeatable price from € 10
  • Fast trains like TGV
  • 30 towns served in France
  • Launched in 2013 by SNCF

Ouigo, the TGV discounted

Ouigo corresponds to the service of TGV low cost of the SNCF. Launched in April 2013, Ouigo trains link dozens of cities in France such as Paris, Lyon, Marseille, Montpellier, Rennes, Nantes, Bordeaux, Strasbourg, Nice, Metz, Nancy, etc. This is one of the SNCF's best options for cheap trains.

An offer inspired by low-cost airlines, OuiGo offers tickets that are cheaper than the routes inOui and makes up for it by charging for extra luggage. Note that the stations served by OuiGo are more often stations located outside of major cities: Marne-la-Vallée - Chessy, Massy TGV, Charles-de-Gaulle TGV Airport for Paris; Champagnes-Ardennes TGV for Reims, etc.

In view of the prices charged, OuiGo trains can even represent a real alternative to BlaBlaCar, which is generally cheaper than the train. OuiGo Lille-Paris trains are available from €13. Did you know that? You can also find your SNCF train tickets on our site.

What is OuiGo's secret?

How does the SNCF can offer such low prices for the TGV? We have identified the top 5 reasons.

Tickets:

The prices of Ouigo tickets are indeed cheap. But if you book at the last moment, the prices can be much higher. We can't say it often enough, but book as early as possible. And unlike tickets for other SNCF trains, Ouigo tickets are neither exchangeable nor refundable. That said, Kombo offers a cancellation guarantee that allows you to be reimbursed 70% in 2 clicks, without any justification.

The stations:

Ouigo trains often leave from peripheral stations, so less central than stations with inOui. For example, in Paris, Massy station is located south of Paris even if it is accessible directly by RER B. And the Montparnasse station used is the one of Vaugirard, whose platforms are a few minutes walk from the centre of the Montparnasse station.

The trains :

The Ouigo trains are optimized to reduce costs. These are trains with 2 floors and there is a bar car.

Timetables:

If Ouigo are not expensive, it is also because these TGV circulate at low traffic times, very early in the morning, in the middle of the day or late in the evening. You will therefore have fewer timetables on offer compared to SNCF timetables in general. OuiGo train timetables are shown on the results pages when you perform a search. The OuiGo train schedules are very important, as boarding is 30 minutes before departure. We therefore advise you to arrive 1 hour before the departure of your OuiGo train.

The options:

Like any low cost service, Ouigo ticket does not include an option. The outlet is by example and pay for additional baggage.

Train SNCF inOui

The OuiGo are recognizable by their sparkling blue colour, and often walk along rivers, on the outskirts of villages, at speeds of up to 300km/hour.

Tenders of Ouigo trains

Tickets OUIGO

When traveling on Ouigo, there is only one seat in the classroom, which means that all passengers are offered the same level of service on board. Since there is no restaurant on the train car, so it is highly recommended to refuel before in your favorite supermarket. On the other hand, the absence of a cafe or restaurant on board means that there is usually more places available than in other high-speed trains.

Buy the train tickets Ouigo

Note that Ouigo tickets can only be purchased online, so do not forget to buy your tickets well in advance or before you leave for the station. In terms of luggage you can carry, bring two hand luggage is free, but there is usually a charge for suitcases or large equipment.

You will receive your train ticket four days before departure, or immediately if the departure is within four days. Make sure you print your tickets before you go or upload your Ouigo ticket because you will be able to show one of these two options before boarding the train.

OUIGO being a low cost offer, OUIGO tickets are neither refundable nor exchangeable. Nevertheless, Kombo offers a cancellation guarantee that allows you to be refunded if you wish. How does it work? For a small additional fee, your OUIGO ticket can be cancelled up to 70%. In other words, if you buy a €50 Ouigo ticket, you can get €35 back by cancelling it with a simple click on Kombo.

The Ouigo options

When booking train tickets Ouigo, you can add some features to make your trip more enjoyable as possible:


  • • Electric socket:

    Check the "plug" if you need to recharge your electrical appliances. This service includes a nominal fee.

  • • Additional baggage:

    Also available for a fee, take up to two more bags with you on board.

  • • Stroller:

    You can take a free stroller in Ouigo trains, provided that the state at time of booking and bend when boarding.

  • • Warning message:

    Select the text messages to receive confirmation of the ticket booking and travel information, including the train platform number directly on your smartphone.

  • • Pets:

    If your cat, dog or rabbit weighs 6 kg, you must purchase a pet ticket price.

  • • Quiet:

    For a small charge, you can choose a place in the quietest cars of the train. Perfect for those who want to work or relax in peace and quiet during the journey.

Tickets Terms Ouigo

Launched in April of 2013, it is a subsidiary Ouigo low cost of SNCF. They offer train tickets between Paris and several cities in France, from 10 € for adults and € 5 for children.

The specific conditions Ouigo tickets are:

  • OUIGO tickets are not refundable, neither online nor in the station.

  • OUIGO tickets cannot be exchanged, neither online nor in the station.

  • Luggage is not always included (see below)

  • Boarding begins 30 minutes before departure.

  • Les billets OUIGO ne peuvent être échangés que contre un autre billet OUIGO dont les stations de départ et d'arrivée sont identiques.

  • You will receive your OUIGO ticket between 48 and 24 hours before departure (or immediately if you booked less than 4 days before departure).

  • OUIGO tickets can be presented on a Smartphone/Tablet, as an electronic ticket (or printed).

  • No SNCF discount card (Avantage, TGV Max or Liberté card) is applied to OUIGO tickets.

FAQ

They are sold Kombo Ouigo tickets the same price as the site Ouigo?

Yup! We do not charge additional costs for our customers, because you get a Ouigo commission for every ticket sold.

Tickets are refundable Ouigo?

No. OUIGO tickets are not refundable. It is by accepting these constraints that OUIGO is able to offer tickets with such low prices. And since OUIGO tickets are nominative, it is not possible to change the name on a ticket either.

Do I have to arrive early at the station for the OUIGO?

Yes, unlike an Inoui TGV, boarding on OUIGO trains is not possible at the last minute. It is therefore necessary to arrive at least 20 minutes in advance but for more tranquility, we advise you to arrive 1 hour before at the station. The OUIGO staff will check your train ticket at the boarding, that is to say before boarding the train.

What is the difference in comfort between OUIGO and Inoui?

The travel time of an OUIGO and an Inoui is very similar. But the stations used by the OUIGO are sometimes outside the city center. As for the seats, they are very comfortable on the OUIGO as on the Inoui.

What luggage is included on OUIGO ?

You can take one piece of hand luggage (36x27x15 cm maximum) and one piece of cabin luggage (55x35x25 cm maximum) free of charge on board OUIGO trains.

Can I take suitcases or other large luggage with me on OUIGO?

Yes, you can add an extra piece of luggage when you buy your OUIGO ticket for 5€. Please note that it will not be possible to add luggage after the purchase. It is possible to add luggage at the station but it will cost you 20€, which is 4 times more than booking on Kombo. The little extra: these extra bags, also called XL, can be up to 1.30 meters and 30kg. This is usually more than enough for a large suitcase!

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