Final Destination: Rennes (or Lorient or Quimper)
All trains also call at: Le Mans
3 x trains per day
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.
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 these TGV trains.
|Ticket Provider||Approximate Cost|
|SNCF Connect||from €33|
|Download the SNCF Connect App||from €33|
|Save A Train||from €33|
|Happy rail||from €33|
|Rail Europe||from €33|
For the part of the journey between Lille and Le Mans, most of these trains heading to Rennes will be attached to another TGV train heading to a different destination.
You won't have to be concerned about travelling in the right part of the train, as your assigned seats(s) will be in the part of the train heading to Rennes.
This is a journey of three distinct phases:
(1) The train will travel at up to 280 km/h as it races south on the high speed line to the edge of Paris
(2) It will then slow down for more than 20 mins as it weaves away through the city's southern suburbs.
(3) It will once again travel on a high speed line between Massy and Rennes.
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