France Travel Planner by Tom Brosnahan & Jane Fisher   Intercités Trains in France
Slower than TGV but faster than TER, France's Intercités trains connect French cities with speed and comfort at reasonable fares.




Intercités trains are traditional SNCF express trains connecting cities across regions in France.

They serve longer distance routes than TER regional trains, but they are slower than TGV high-speed trains.

Fares are generally lower on Intercités trains than on TGV trains, but comfort is still good: spacious, quiet, and generally punctual.

Here's what it's like riding an Intercités train.

For example, travel between Paris's Gare d'Austerlitz and Orléans's Gare d'Orleans or Gare Les Aubrais (125 km/78 miles) takes about one hour; from Paris to Limoges, about three hours.

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Intercités Train Car Interior, France

An Intercités train 2nd Class car:
quite comfortable!





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