Good news for travelers taking the train. According to Christophe Fanichet, CEO of SNCF Voyageurs, “in 2022, we will not increase the price of train tickets on main SNCF lines,” he said on Franceinfo. On the other hand, regarding TER prices, it will depend on the regions that set the prices.
“In 2020 and 2021, we have not increased our prices, I would even say that we have lowered them,” he said. The year 2021 was marked by the desire of the railway company to simplify its price range, often criticized as opaque, with in particular the merger of loyalty cards into one. “
Christophe Fanichet considered that this new Advantage card was a “huge success. We sell 8,000 a day, twice as many as last year at the same time. Today there are already three million French people who have it in their pocket ”. This annual card at 49 euros allows you to obtain capped rates “until the last minute” provided that there are still places.
Meanwhile, Christophe Fanichet was also delighted that the French have already been 2.3 million to have “planned their train ticket” for the Christmas holidays. “This is 15% more than in 2019”, before the health crisis, he noted.