Final Destination: Montpellier or (Perpignan)
All trains also call at: Lyon and Valence-TGV
On the current timetable the additional trains which typically depart daily at 11:03 and on Thursday, Friday and Sunday at 16:02 arrive at Nimes-Pont-du_Gard and not at the main city center station, though if you click on the Nîmes station guide you can discover how to travel from Pont-du-Gard to the heart of the city.
2 x trains per day
These TGV (inOui) trains from Lille to the main city center station in Nimes are usually scheduled to depart from Lille Europe daily at 09:03 and 17:03, so target these departure times when looking up this journey.
Book early and save: Yes
Online bookings usually open: up to 6 months ahead of the travel date.
When booking 2nd class tickets only one type of ticket will be available per departure, discounted 'Prems' tickets or 'Seconde' tickets; though the price of Seconde tickets are also typically cheaper when they are first placed on sale.
When booking 1st class tickets there will be a choice of Premiere tickets and Business Premiere tickets.
The two key T&Cs of booking Prems, Seconde, or Premiere tickets are:
Though if you book Business Premiere tickets, the key T&Cs are that tickets can be exchanged and refunded free of charge up to 30 minutes after departure, so if you get to the station just too late to miss the train you were originally booked on to, you won't lose out financially.
This is a route on which the most heavily discounted 'Prems' tickets tend to sell out relatively quickly.
Seats will automatically be assigned when booking tickets for this journey, but rail pass users will need to be pay a reservation fee prior to boarding.
Though rail pass reservations can be hard to track down on these direct trains, Oui.SNCF will usually offer Eurail and InterRail pass users seats on trains, which involve travelling via Paris.
|Ticket Provider||Approximate Cost|
|SNCF Connect||from €39|
|Download the SNCF Connect App||from €39|
|Save A Train||from €39|
|Happy rail||from €39|
|Rail Europe||from €39|
Take care when comparing the journey by these TGV InOui services, with travelling by the lower cost, but more basic, Ouigo services.
The Ouigo services don't depart from a station in Lille, as their departure point is in Tourcoing, which is an entirely separate town.
It is a 24 stop ride on the Lille Metro from Grand Palais in central Lille to Sebastapol, which is the the closest Metro stop to the main rail station in Tourcoing.
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