France/Italy Ticket Advice

duesselmartin

Established Member
Joined
18 Jan 2014
Messages
1,192
Location
Duisburg, Germany
Hello all.
I have booked Nice St. Augustin to Alassio over the SNCF site. The tickets arrived in the post today being split at Ventimiglia, changing trains there.
Specific times are printed in the ticket. It also states IC befode the train number. The timetable suggests however a regional service.
Am I bound by those times or are they just a suggestion?
It states Tarif Normal in the ticket.
Thanks in advance.
Martin
 
Sponsor Post - registered members do not see these adverts; click here to register, or click here to log in
R

RailUK Forums

30907

Established Member
Joined
30 Sep 2012
Messages
8,904
Location
Airedale
Hello all.
I have booked Nice St. Augustin to Alassio over the SNCF site. The tickets arrived in the post today being split at Ventimiglia, changing trains there.
Specific times are printed in the ticket. It also states IC befode the train number. The timetable suggests however a regional service.
Am I bound by those times or are they just a suggestion?
It states Tarif Normal in the ticket.
Thanks in advance.
Martin
This is what Seat61 says: "Local and regional (TER) trains just have one fixed price fare, usually termed Tarif normal. These tickets are valid for one journey on any train leaving until midnight on the day after you validate it in the little composter machines on the platform." So you've got a flexible ticket.
 

dutchflyer

Member
Joined
17 Oct 2013
Messages
614
In IT ALL long-dist. trains, so also all IC are with compulsory REServation since a few yrs. And are also non-interchangeable with local fares!!
 

duesselmartin

Established Member
Joined
18 Jan 2014
Messages
1,192
Location
Duisburg, Germany
While SNCF shows the Italian section as an IC, the Trenitalia app shows it as a regional. Also the fare of €6.50 suggests it is an R train. So hopefully all is ok an no strikes in the 8th and 22nd.
 

Top