transportation “Train + Air” ticket is available from select cities and in partnership with twelve airlines
A TGV at the station. Illustrative photo — G. Varella – 20 Minutes
À Starting this Wednesday, customers taking a train journey and then a plane journey will be able to use a 100% digital ticket; reports Le Parisien. Previously, to take the train and the plane, it was necessary to collect your train ticket in paper format, and therefore to go to a station.
Simplification de notre offre Train + Air avec la mise en place d’un e-billet unique. ✈️🚆 Chaque année, ce sont 300 000 clients qui utilisent ce service, via les 12 compagnies partenaires de @SNCFVoyageurs. pic.twitter.com/3KigvxhbUR
— SNCF Voyageurs (@SNCFVoyageurs) November 16, 2022
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Twelve partner companies
Check-in can be done 30 hours before the flight and “Train + Air” can then be downloaded in digital format. “After a year of experimentation, we launched the first sales with Air France in fully digitalized mode; on July 19, 2022. 40,000 tickets have already been sold. been sold”, says SNCF Voyageurs.
The combined ticket is an old formula that has been around for 28 years. An SNCF customer can, with a dozen partner airlines (Air France, Air Austral, Air caraïbes, Corsair, Air Tahiti Nui, Air Transat, Emirates, Etihad, Qatar Airways, Royal Jordanian, Vietnam Airlines, French Bee), book your trip by combining train and plane journeys. The journey takes place from a station to a train station. an airport.
Eighteen stations affected
“Each year, 300,000 customers use this service which simplifies the approach route and allows door-to-door travel without increasing the number of tickets”, details SNCF Travelers. Advantage of this formula: if your train is late, you can be placed on a subsequent flight. Which is impossible, if you have taken your train ticket separately.
With this entirely digital formula, the SNCF has a target of 600,000 annual ticket sales “ ;Train + Air” from here to five years. This formula is only available from 18 cities, including Bordeaux, Strasbourg, Lille, Lyon, Marseille and Nantes. A dozen others should soon be involved.