These past 25 years, Air France and SNCF French Railways have been offering passengers a combined train and air travel ticket called Train + Air, annually used by more than 160,000 passengers traveling to and from Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Paris-Orly airports.
Air France passengers can now book a combined Train + Air trip on 7 additional routes for travel from 19 July 2021: from Paris-Charles de Gaulle to Aix-en-Provence TGV, Bordeaux Saint-Jean, Marseille Saint-Charles, and Montpellier Saint-Roch; or from Paris-Orly to Avignon TGV, Marseille Saint-Charles, and Valence TGV.
This move increases the Train + Air service to 18 routes in total. Thanks to Train + Air, passengers make a single reservation for their entire journey, with a guaranteed seat on the next available flight or TGV INOUI train, free of charge, if their flight or train is late.
As part of the Flying Blue frequent flyer programmed, they also earn Miles on their rail leg. In addition, Air France passengers booking La Première or Business classes also travel in first class on SNCF trains.
According to Vincent Etchebehere, VP Sustainability and New Mobilities at Air France: “Air France is committed to reducing its CO2 emissions on its domestic network by 50% by 2024. Regularly enhancing our Train + Air offer allows us to continue to develop intramodality, one of the key elements in meeting this commitment, while offering travel opportunities to the entire world from all French regions.”
Jérôme Laffon, Chief Marketing Officer at Voyages SNCF, added: “Our priority is to enable French and international tourists to travel with complete peace of mind on their entire trip. The development of Train + Air enables us to meet this objective. Faced with the current climate emergency, it also offers an efficient, low-carbon alternative to the longer and more tedious journeys made by car to reach an airport.”