Yes, the site Oui SNCF is a site selling train tickets, as well as Kombo. Despite what some may think, the site Yes SNCF is no more official a site like Kombo. So yes SNCF is an online travel agency (OTA what is also known in English for Online Travel Agency), specializing in Billets de train SNCF. The small difference is that it is a subsidiary of SNCF. And so, because of the reputation of the name SNCF is the first online tourism site and first commercial site in France. But the Competition Authority to ensure that competition is fair, and that Yes SNCF is not privileged by its parent company, SNCF, compared to sites like Trainline or Kombo.
Yes it's possible. On our website you can have cheaper prices than Yes SNCF. How? 'Or' What ? Because even though the ticket price is the same everywhere for legal reasons in France, our algorithms may combine notes and you find cheaper prices on certain routes. Moreover, Kombo combines the low cost trains as Ouigo with other trains as TER, that does not always Oui.SNCF.
For cheaper train tickets, there is a golden rule: book early! Whether on buses or trains, the lowest prices are available at the opening of ticket sales. Sure, the TGV can be expensive or very expensive when we do it at the last moment. In this case you still have the option of taking a bus you like Flixbus and Blablabus, ou bien un covoiturage avec Blablacar.
The confusions are frequent on the terms Yes SNCF. Some may sometimes think that the site is called Yes TGV, which of us could make sense at the time of the democratization of high-speed trains. This is not Yes train, although the train is very rooted in the history of the train to France. Then comes the problem of spelling. To find the site SNCF Yes, you have to type yes SNCF in its browser, with a point between the 2 words. Beware, it can be quite confusing because .sncf extension is not usual.
Like other sites of mobility and transport sector, Oui.SNCF is intended as a multimodal site, ie they offer different means of transport. Of course, the train, but also airline tickets, buses and hotels. While the challenge of similar websites to Oui.SNCF is to ensure that the reservation is simple. For more site offers a different means of transport, the more complicated for the user. It is precisely the simplicity that Kombo is different.
Everyone must think what he wants of ergonomics (also called UX) and usability of each Web site. This is also the case for Yes SNCF. Before the opening to competition in distribution in France train tickets, the site Voyages-SNCF was criticized for ergonomics. Since the arrival of Train Captain in 2009, and that of Kombo in 2018, the UX has been improved. Thank you competition!
Like its ancestor Voyages SNCF, Yes train station offers train tickets for all destinations in France. But the site also has agreements with the European train companies, as Trenitalia and trains going to other countries such as Eurostar, Lyria, Thalys, Izy.
As Kombo, Yes SNCF offers all types of operating TGVs in France. There may be mentioned Ouigo, the low-cost supply of the train, or incredible offer of premium called TGV, offering the most comprehensive service.
No, as you understand, Oui.sncf is a site selling train tickets. And unlike SNCF does not operate trains do not care stations and railways.
On SNCF trains, seat selection is vast: aisle or window, duo or square. If you are traveling with someone else and you buy your tickets separately, it is also possible to book a specific numbered place so that you are together. Kombo like Oui.SNCF, the choice of place is made at the time of ticket purchase, either online or at the counter.