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SNCF tickets (Belfort to Colmar)

by CALSF Online Now Apr 12, 2005 at 9:02 AM

Hi, does anyone recommend buying rail tickets ahead of time between Belfort and Colmar? Or should there be availability if we want to buy them on the spot?

Thanks.

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    RE: SNCF tickets (Belfort to Colmar)

    by Jeannette1 Online Now Apr 12, 2005 at 9:12 AM

    Hi Cheryl,
    I don't think you need to buy these tickets ahead of time.
    Jeannette

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    RE: RE: SNCF tickets (Belfort to Colmar)

    by cachaseiro Online Now Apr 12, 2005 at 9:16 AM

    when i was a young 19 year old punk i once took that trip without paying.
    i also got cought and got a ticket for it that i never paid.

    sweet memories from my young and rebellious years.

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    RE: RE: SNCF tickets (Belfort to Colmar)

    by Jeannette1 Online Now Apr 12, 2005 at 9:23 AM

    Shame on you, Cacha :-)

    Cheryl, you probably already know that, but don't forget to "composter" your ticket at one of the machines before you board the train.
    J.

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    RE: RE: SNCF tickets (Belfort to Colmar)

    by CALSF Online Now Apr 12, 2005 at 9:35 AM

    Thanks Jeannette, I was just wondering about it. I thought that it may not be such a popular journey to warrant prepaid tickets. Oh, thanks also for the advice about stamping the ticket before boarding; I knew that one already. :)

    Haha, Cachaseiro, yeah, shame on you!

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    RE: RE: SNCF tickets (Belfort to Colmar)

    by blanter Online Now Apr 12, 2005 at 10:06 AM

    Only TGV lines can be fully booked (meaning no tickets to be sold), and this happens very rarely, usually at the last days of school holidays. On usual trains one can board without prior reservation, just with a ticket. If there is no place, tough luck, you will be standing. But this seems to me very unlikely.

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    RE: RE: SNCF tickets (Belfort to Colmar)

    by CALSF Online Now Apr 12, 2005 at 10:25 AM

    Hi blanter, thanks for your advice. We're going in July but I doubt there will be a huge amount of people wanting to do the same journey so I don't think we'll prepay for the tickets. If we end up standing, well, luckily it's only an hour's (more or less) duration.

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