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Train Travel in Alsace

by Torene
(Los Angeles)

A friend and I are walking from Strasbourg to Colmar in early May. We are flying into Paris and taking the train from there to Strasbourg.


We are thinking about leaving directly from Colmar. However, it’s clearly less expensive to book a round trip ticket from Paris to Strasbourg and return.

As the high-speed train from Colmar to Paris stops in Strasbourg on the way back to Paris, would we be able to book a round-trip ticket and then add a single ticket from Colmar to Strasbourg?

Is there a better way to do it? The train website is not too helpful, so any guidance you can offer would be most appreciated.

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Buying TGV Tickets for Alsace
by: Suzele

Hi Torrene,

The TGV runs from Paris to Strasbourg and then goes on to Basel, Switzerland.

It doesn't stop in Colmar or Mulhouse, but you can definitely buy a one way Colmar to Strasbourg ticket on the regular regional Alsace trains and then get a round trip Paris-Strasbourg TGV ticket.

For buying tickets on the regional TER Alsace trains, there is no need to buy in advance. Just go to the train station and buy tickets there.

You can buy them at the ticket counter or using a machine that you'll find in all train stations and most train stops (where there is no ticket counter).

You can easily find out how much it will cost (not much really) by asking the person at a ticket counter or using a train ticket machine.

For buying TGV tickets in English, here is the SNCF's English language website...

Check out TGV tickets here

I know this may not apply to you, but I'm sure someone may be wondering if they can combine a car rental and TGV package...and you can!

Check out TGV, train and car rental packages for France here...

Hope it helps,
Suzele

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