Why not use AutoTrain when you are planning your next great French adventure to the south of the country and you want to have your car close at hand? Although perhaps not widely known, the concept is simple and perfect for those who want to reserve their stamina for enjoyment rather than the strain of a long drive through such a large country. If you travel between now and now 16th November 2014, there is a special fixed price of GBP100 each way per car if you book with Vohyages-sncf.com by 22nd September 2014.
Just drive to the AutoTrain terminal at Bercy Station in Paris, hand over your car and keys to the train team there and whilst you and your family are travelling in style on a passenger train ramping up the miles through the French countryside of speeds of up to 320km per hour, your vehicle is travelling overnight and will be waiting for you, at your destination station.
This is often the best way to reach those Southern destinations without feeling fatigue and of course, the car can be filled to the brim with your luggage, bikes (rear mounted carriers only), camping equipment or even furniture destined for a second home. Many passengers use this to ferry around their classic automobiles too, saving on damaging wear and tear or to restock the kitchen cupboards on their return with French delicacies.
If you want to stop over in Paris too, there is another tempting benefit with AutoTrain – free parking at the stations for the day before departure and the day after arrival of your vehicle, subject to availability.
There are 12 AutoTrain destinations including Bordeaux, Avignon, Toulon, Nice, Lyon and Narbonne. Most car makes and models are accepted but booking is a personalised service and the reservations team at Voyages-sncf.com’s UK call centre will talk you through the process.
Reservations and information – To book your AutoTrain tickets call 0844 848 3339. NB – book the car before your own personal train travel.
Note to Editors:
- Special offer fares are subject to availability and the offer may be withdrawn without notice at any time.
- AutoTrain bookings are are non-refundable and non-transferable.
- Voyages-sncf.com was created in 2000, as the travel agent and ticket distribution outlet of SNCF (French National Railways).
- In 2013, the group sold 75 million tickets with an annual sales revenue of €4 billion, across more than 30 countries.
- The group has 650 employees of whom one third are dedicated to European operations outside of France.
About Voyages-sncf.com: Voyages-sncf.com is a key player in the European tourism industry and an expert in railway travel and French destinations. In 2013, the group sold 75 million tickets with annual sales revenue of €4 billion, across more than 30 countries. It employs 650 people, a third of whom work exclusively for Europe. Voyages-sncf.com has taken a comprehensive approach to its customers that include 13 web and mobile sites, five travel centres and an integrated call centre service. For more information: http://corporate.voyages-sncf.com/
About SNCF: Present in 120 countries, SNCF is a world leader in mobility and logistics. Its total workforce of 250,000 generated revenue of €33.8 billion in 2012, with over 1/5 of sales from markets outside France. A public sector group dedicated to public service, SNCF builds on its foundations in rail to offer a broad range of services, delivering seamless door-to-door mobility for transport and logistics operators, passengers and the regional and local governments that are its organizing authorities. SNCF Group targets cross-border and international markets, and has five divisions: SNCF Infra manages, operates, maintains and develops rail and related infrastructure; SNCF Proximités operates local, urban and regional passenger services; SNCF Voyages operates long-distance passenger services and distribution; SNCF Geodis provides freight and logistics services; and Gares & Connexions manages and develops train stations. www.sncf.com