Single Day Round Trip on TGV Paris to Reims - How to plan using France Rail Pass

is a day trip to reims from paris considered 1 travel day on a france railpass? even if i want to use tgv both ways?
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) May 24, 2016 21:06
    Hi Andrew,

    Yes, you can do a round-trip between Paris and Reims and just have it count as one 'travel day' on your pass.

    Rail passes can be offered in two different basic formats: flexi and consecutive.

    Most rail passes are only offered in flexi form; however, the France Rail Pass happens to offer both options.

    A flexipass allows for a set number of travel days, which must be completed within a longer time frame.

    'Travel days' on a flexipass refer to how many separate days you plan on using your pass. A rail day is a 24 hour period from midnight to midnight. You may take as many trains as you wish during the 24 hour time frame and still only use one day of travel on a pass. For instance, if you were to take a day train from Paris to Reims and then take a return train back to Paris later in the same day, it would only use up one day of travel on your rail pass. In contrast, if you were to take that return train to Paris on the next day, it would use up 2 days of travel on your pass.

    The consecutive day passes allow for unlimited train travel within a set time frame. Therefore, if you were to purchase the 15 day consecutive pass, that means you would be entitled to unlimited travel within that time frame of 15 days. Considering this, 'travel days' aren't applicable when it comes to consecutive day passes.

    In addition to the pass, the TGV trains between Paris and Reims do require reservations. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (, entering the route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a 'France Rail Pass'). Generally, trains in France can be booked once within 90 days of an intended date of departure.
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