Cannot book tickets at SNCF website
Replies: 5 - Last Post: Oct 3, 2012 12:54 AM Last Post By: regards
Oct 1, 2012 4:23 PM
Cannot book tickets at SNCF websiteHi there! Does any of you have / had this problem? I am trying to book my ticket from Nice to Aix-en-Provence on Nov 1st and SNCF tells me that there are no direct trains on that day and I have to change 5-7 times! More strangely SNCF allows me to book any ticket between Nice and Aix the day before my planned journey! Moreover on a direct train! They leave Nice like every two hours. But not on the 1st of Nov. Isn't it strange? Any suggestion will be appreciated. Maybe also from french folks?
Oct 1, 2012 7:10 PM
1Isn't the first of november an official holiday in France? All Saints.
Oct 1, 2012 8:55 PM
2I used SNCF French site, and found:
Leaving Nice ville 7:55 via Marseille arriving 11:29 Aix-en-Provence Cenre
Leaving Nice ville 7:31 direct arriving 10:45 Aix-en-Provence Centre
calls the Aix-en-Provence TGV station 10:12 to 10:25
That's all that's running that day.
There's one leaving on 31 October Nice ville 18:55 via Marseille arriving Aix centre 23:55...
but unless you have someone meeting you there, I don't think it would work well.
This is the site I used:
hope this helps...
and yes, Liberat is correct it is All Saints (Toussaints):
"Public life in France is generally very quiet on All Saints’ Day. Post offices, banks, stores and other businesses are closed. Outside of tourist areas, restaurants and cafes may also be closed for one or more days. However, some stores in Paris, as well as at airports and railway stations and along major highways, are open.
Public transport service schedules vary depending on where one lives and intends to travel. Churches may be closed for visitors who do not wish to take part in the services and guided tours may not be available".
Oct 2, 2012 12:41 AM
3Nice ville 7:31 direct arriving 10:45 Aix-en-Provence Centre - as said in #2 would be the best. This is a TER (regional) train and you dont need any reservation for.
Oct 2, 2012 1:22 PM
Oct 3, 2012 12:54 AM
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