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Two day Rail Pass for a round-trip between Paris and Perigueux?

I have two teens ages 17 needing to get from a Paris train station to Perigeaux July 14 and returning to Paris CDG airport July 18 to catch an outgoing flight for 1530 . Would a 2 day pass be better? Will the train take them directly to the airport?
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) April 06, 2016 16:35
    Hi Tracy,

    You can check costs for the France Rail Pass here: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-ticke....

    With the pass, you would just also have to be sure to factor in reservation costs for both their outbound and their return.

    Paris to Perigueux

    The most feasible connections from the city of Paris to Perigueux take about 5 hours in duration and involve changing trains once in Limoges or Libourne along the way.

    Trains from Paris to Limoges or Paris to Libourne would require reservations in addition to the rail pass. Trains from Paris to Limoges are Intercités trains, and trains from Paris to Libourne are TGV trains.

    Trains from Limoges to Perigueux or Libourne to Perigueux are regional 'TER' trains that don't accept reservations, so the rail pass is all they'd need to board.

    For travel with a rail pass, you would check reservation costs (and purchase reservations) for a train from Paris to Limoges or Paris to Libourne by entering the cities on our homepage (www.raileurope.com) and indicating the type of pass with which they'll be traveling (i.e. a 'France Rail Pass').

    You can check schedules for the non-reservable connecting trains from Limoges to Perigueux or Libourne to Perigueux just by doing a separate search altogether.

    Perigueux to the Paris CDG Airport

    There is a rail station right at the Paris CDG Airport. For travel to the Paris CDG Airport, the passengers can either go back up through Limoges or Libourne to the city of Paris (in which case they would still have to switch to the local RER train that would take them up to the airport) or they can take a train over to Bordeaux, from where there are direct trains that go right into the station at the airport. Which of these options they go with would depend on the time of day they plan on traveling. The travel time between Perigueux and Paris CDG would take about 6 to 7 hours in duration.

    For the option via Limoges or Libourne, they would only need to purchase reservations for the trains that go into Paris (the Intercités trains from Limoges to Paris or TGV trains from Libourne to Paris). The trains from Perigueux to Limoges or Perigueux to Libourne are regional 'TER' trains that don't accept reservations, so the rail pass would be all they'd need to board.

    For travel with the rail pass, you would check reservation costs (and purchase reservations) for a train from Limoges to Paris or Libourne to Paris by entering the cities on our homepage (www.raileurope.com) and indicating the type of pass with which they'll be traveling (i.e. a 'France Rail Pass').

    You can check schedules for the non-reservable trains from Perigueux to Limoges or Perigueux to Libourne just by doing a separate search altogether.

    When you pull up the results of your searches, you will see the stations in Paris these trains arrive into. The trains from Limoges to Paris arrive into the Austerlitz station in Paris, while the trains from Libourne to Paris arrive into the Montparnasse station in Paris.

    To commute from the Austerlitz station to the CDG Airport, they would take M10 of the Paris Métro to the St Michel stop. At St Michel, they would switch to Line B of the local RER network. They would take Line B of the RER right into the airport. They would pay to take the Métro and the RER locally before they board. The commute from Austerlitz to CDG would take at least an hour.

    To commute from the Montparnasse station to the CDG Airport, they would take M4 of the Paris Métro to the Châtelet–Les Halles station. At Châtelet–Les Halles, they would switch to Line B of the local RER network, which they would take right into the airport. They would pay to take the Métro and the RER locally before they board. The commute from Montparnasse to CDG would take at least 55 minutes.

    For the option from Perigueux to Paris CDG that goes via Bordeaux, they would only need reservations for the segment from Bordeaux to the airport. Trains from Bordeaux to Paris CDG are TGV trains that require reservations.

    The trains from Perigueux to Bordeaux are regional 'TER' trains that don't accept reservations, so the rail pass would be all they'd need to board.

    For travel with the rail pass, you would check reservation costs (and purchase reservations) for a train from Bordeaux to Paris CDG by entering the route on our homepage (www.raileurope.com) and indicating the type of pass with which they'll be traveling (i.e. a 'France Rail Pass'). Also, when doing a search for trains to the Paris CDG Airport, you would have to type 'Paris Airport' in the field for the arrival city. Therefore, you would do your search from 'Bordeaux' to 'Paris Airport'.

    Once again, you can check schedules for the non-reservable segment (Perigueux to Bordeaux) just by doing a separate search altogether.
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) April 06, 2016 16:51
    Their other option would just be to purchase regular tickets (instead of the rail pass). You would purchase regular tickets by entering a route on our homepage (www.raileurope.com) and not indicating that they'll be traveling with any type of pass.

    For a trip from Paris to Perigueux, you can just do one search for the full connection from Paris to Perigueux. The train change in either Limoges or Libourne would be reflected when you pull up the results of your search.

    You would do the same for a trip from Perigueux back to the city of Paris.

    To search the options via Bordeaux (involving the trains that go from Bordeaux right into the station at the Paris CDG Airport), you can do one search for the full connection from 'Perigueux' to 'Paris Airport'.

    Trains in France can be booked once within 90 days of an intended date of departure.
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