Hello TA Contributors,
I am looking to purchase r/t train tickets from Paris to Strasbourg during the Christmas season. I went into the train.eu and oui.sncf websites and tickets are now available for sale. Since these are non-refundable tickets I want to make sure I don't make any mistakes when I purchase same online. Any insights/tips?
• Is it better to download the oui.sncf app and download the tickets onto my phone? OR should I request the print option? Should I then request the pdf version?
• What should I input into the phone field? I tried putting in my 10 digit U.S. phone # but got a message that the "following field is not a valid mobile number." I put in the area code in the first box and the 7 digit number in the 2nd box. How can I rectify this? I noticed that the first box had +33 already in there and I deleted it when I put in my number.
• Are the train authorities strict with the checked luggage size? I'll be travelling with a 25" suitcase. Does this meet with the size requirements? Since I'm traveling from NYC to Paris roundtrip I'm allowed 20kg and so my weight will be close to that.
• I might add a day trip to Colmar from Strasbourg if time permits. Should I purchase that ticket now or will the tickets be much more if I waited till around Dec 26/27 to buy the tickets in Strasbourg?
Thank you very much for whatever insights you can offer. I'm looking forward to my Christmas trip to Paris. I've purchased my air tickets and just need to get my train tickets and accommodation sorted out sooner than later!