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How to get the lowest fares with different train carriers

In general, the earlier you book your train ticket, the cheaper the fare is likely to be. So when do the carriers open up their fares for sale?


When to book ?

Tickets for Paris, Lille and Brussels are typically available 6 months in advance and you can often book up to 10 months in advance for Disneyland Paris, the South of France and the Alps
Where to go?
Travel from the UK to Paris, Lille , Brussels.  Disneyland Paris, the Alps, Lyon, Avignon and Marseille.


When to book?
Tickets can be booked up to 3 months in advance, although for some international services to Spain, Germany and Italy you can book up to 4 months in advance.
Where to go?
Travel from Paris to over 70 major cities in France, or cross border in to Spain, Germany or Italy."


When to book?
Tickets are available 3 months  in advance and for Lille to Geneva, 4 months in advance.
Where to go?
TGV Lyria will take you from Paris to Geneva, Lausanne, Bern and Zurich and from Lille to Geneva.



When to book?
Thalys tickets can be booked up to 3 months in advance.
Where to go?
Travel between France, Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands at high speed!


When to book?
Tickets available to book up to 4 months in advance.
Where to go?
Travel high speed between Italy's major cities.




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