The SNCF’s low-cost arm, Ouigo, is celebrating its tenth anniversary with a flash sale of tickets across their destinations costing only €10.
There will be 100,000 tickets on offer at the cut-price, with “thousands more” being sold for between €16 and €19 according to the SNCF.
The tickets will go on sale during Wednesday September 6 and Thursday September 7, available across all of the Ouigo high-speed routes across France.
They will also be available for the company’s classic low-speed routes running from Paris to Lyon and Nantes.
As a reminder, the SNCF is offering a 50% reduction on all of their annual ‘Avantage’ cards (for young people, seniors, and an adult version for 28 - 59 year olds) until September 5.
Low-cost tickets with the option for extras
The 100,000 tickets on offer will be for journeys running between September 11 and December 9 on the company’s French routes.
First launched in 2013, Ouigo trains generally mirror their high-speed TGV counterparts, running across the length of the country – usually out of Paris – but provide a stripped-back service, and occasionally call at stations in a city’s suburbs instead of their centre.
There is no bar or café on any high-speed Ouigo train, and supplements such as choosing a seat (including those with plug sockets), access to WiFi, or bringing a suitcase on board – all usually free on TGV services – come with additional charges.
The company also currently runs two low-speed or ‘classic’ routes, between Paris and the cities of Lyon and Nantes, which stop at a number of stations between the cities instead of travelling directly through.
Since 2021, Ouigo trains have also run domestically in Spain, although tickets for these routes are not part of the upcoming sale.