Paris Train ticket to Giverny question

HI All, I was looking at the train ticket price from Paris to Vernon at http://www.voyages-sncf.com The price from Gare St. Lazare to Vernon is 13.6 Euro one way, but it is 10 Euro from Gare St. Lazare to Rouen (it is for Oct 30). The train departs at 8:20am & 10:20am from Paris seem to be the same train. Does anyone know if I buy the ticket from Gare St. Lazare to Rouen, can I get off at Vernon station? thanks,
Jenny

Posted by Jenny
Seattle, WA, USA
152 posts

Does the train first stop at Vernon station then Rouen?

Posted by Nigel
East Midlands, England
8728 posts

There are two trains an hour to Rouen-Rive-Droite. There is one at about xx:53 which takes 1:12 and does NOT stop at Vernon. The slower one leaves at about xx:20 and takes 1:30. It does stop at Vernon at xx+1:06. Easiest to get all the times at the DBahn website referred to in the sticky at the top of the thread list.

Posted by Debi
Sherman Oaks, CA, USA
257 posts

Just went to Giverny this week. You will love it, flowers just beautiful. Really a quaint little town. You buy the train tickets at Gare St.Lazare train station, just above the metro stop of the same name. We bought two tickets, one senior for 42 euros, RT, for the second to last time back.You will be going to Vernon, not Rouen. They give you a discount for not staying until the last two trains back to Paris. Four hours was enough time to see everything and have lunch. Some trains make a stop, we went direct, 45 minutes. When you get off the train, there are buses waiting to shuttle you to the house and gardens for 6.50 euros, round trip.
Pretty straight forward day trip. One great thing to do is buy your tickets before you go, as you will bypass everyone standing on line! You can buy at FNAC in Les Halles or other areas in the city. Someone on this helpline recommended this, great tip. Happy Travels!

Posted by pat
victoria, Canada
7819 posts

Debi, glad you enjoyed Giverny, but Jenny wants to go to Rouen and stop in Giverny, so her ticket would be to Rouen ( Giverny is a stop on the way|)
JEnny I am not sure if you can do that, sort of a 3 hour layover right ? I hope someone here can answer that, it does make sense for timing.

Posted by Jenny
Seattle, WA, USA
152 posts

Hi All, sorry if my question was confusing. On 10/30, we will go to Giverny first thing in the morning then go to Rouen in the afternoon. Looking at the train ticket at http://www.voyages-sncf.com, I see the train ticket from Gare St. Lazare to Vernon is 13.6 Euro one way, but it is 10 Euro from Gare St. Lazare to Rouen (for 8:20am departing from Paris and they have the same train number). So I wonder if I buy the ticket from Gare St. Lazare to Rouen, can I get off at Vernon? And when we are done at Giverny, we still need to buy another ticket from Vernon to go to Rouen, correct? thanks,
Jenny

Posted by Swan
Napa, CA
2855 posts

I think the question is about using the same ticket after re-boarding the train in Vernon. It would be worth finding some small print somewhere that indicates how long a ticket is good.

Posted by pat
victoria, Canada
7819 posts

Exactly I think you need to know how long a ticket is good for , and if reboarding a train is allowed if you "get off early" to visit another town on same route. Sorry can't help, while I have been to both places I never did them on same day.

Posted by Debi
Sherman Oaks, CA, USA
257 posts

Sorry, guess I didn't understand your question. You can get off anywhere you want. However, you seem to be asking about connections. I do know that they are very helpful when you buy your ticket in the train station.
Maybe one of these very informed and helpful posters will answer your question. Happy Travels!!

Posted by Tim
Minneapolis, MN, USA
8637 posts

Some trains go non-stop from Paris to Rouen. The 08:20 and 10:20 trains make several stops, including Vernon. That's also true for the 12:20 train. The standard 2nd class fare for Paris-Rouen is €22.30. The €10.00 fare you found is an online advance purchase Prem's fare ticket which is only good for a specific departure date and time. You certainly could buy such a ticket for the 08:20 train and get off in Vernon, but your ticket would not be good for Vernon-Rouen. You would need to buy a separate ticket for that leg and no discount fare is offered. The ticket costs €11.00. No discount fare is offered for Paris-Vernon. So you're either going to pay €10.00 (Prem's fare) + €11.00 or €13.60 + €11.00.

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