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Only one train per day from Paris to Rouen?

I keep reading that there are several trains per day from Paris to Rouen, but RailEurope's booking site gives only one, with a 7:40pm arrival in Rouen. Am I doing something wrong? (June 4, two 60+ seniors).
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) February 28, 2014 17:44
    Hello,

    Rest assured, there are are several trains per day from Paris to Rouen. Trains in France are just only able to be booked within 90 days of an intended date of departure. Actually, with this route, the train operator has currently only enabled tickets to be purchased for dates through April, so the booking window is more like 60 days in this particular instance. With that said, I would still recommend checking this route on our website periodically once you are within 90 days of your departure date (starting in about a week or two). In the meantime, you can enter a date in March or April in order to get an idea of all the schedules and the ticket costs when searching this route on our site.
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    That sounds nice, but I have an email confirmation for this and a Lyon-to-Paris leg later in June. The confirmation says I can change it later for a fee. This comes across as an "early booking penalty".
    • Jeff (Official Rep) February 28, 2014 19:48
      The booking window in France has just recently begun to extend beyond 90 days but only in some random instances for certain routes. With that said, the booking window is still typically 90 days for the majority of trains in France.

      Please refer to my post below for more information regarding the route from Paris to Rouen, as it explains that there will be construction on this rail line beginning in May. If the construction continues into June, you would just have to change trains once in Amiens en route between Paris and Rouen. I also mentioned that the trains from Paris to Amiens and Amiens to Rouen are both already able to be booked for your requested travel date of June 4th.
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) February 28, 2014 19:01
    Actually, I have more word on the Paris-Rouen route. It appears as though there will actually be construction on the rail lines scheduled beginning in May. There is no word yet if this construction will continue on into June.

    While the construction goes on, you would have to change trains once in Amiens in order to get from Paris to Rouen. To purchase the tickets and check schedules, you would piece together the connection by doing a separate search for each segment. Therefore, you would do one search for trains from Paris to Amiens and then another search for connecting trains from Amiens to Rouen. The trains from Paris to Amiens and Amiens to Rouen are already able to be booked for your requested travel date of June 4th.
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  • Thanks! I'll calm down, and check back every week or so. The fee to change a $34 ticket can't be VERY high, I suppose! I appreciate the information. We're going to have a fabulous trip, including some nice train rides.
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