Introduction

French National Railway (SNCF) As part of our ongoing commitment to offer a wider network to our guests and at greater convenience, we have teamed up with French National Railway (SNCF) to provide guests with rail connectivity within France and Germany. In the pages below, find out how you can book a flight and train in one ticket.

Book with French rail

We are pleased to offer a wider network to our guests at greater, convenience; we have teamed up with French National Railway (SNCF) to provide guests with rail connectivity beyond Paris.

When flying with Etihad Airways to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG), now means guests can opt for an onward connection on SNCF’s 2,000km of high-speed TGV rail routes to 19 cities around the country (see full list below).

TGV stands for Train à Grande Vitesse, meaning high-speed train, and is operated by SNCF. This also means, guests can travel on TGV routes from 19 cities in France to Paris for onward flights with Etihad. This seamless air-rail connection can be made in one booking* via our global contact centres, Etihad Airways offices or through a travel agent.

*For air-rail tickets, guests must make the booking at least 72 hours before departure and no stopovers are allowed in Paris.

Travelling by rail and then air

On booking your Etihad Airways flight and TGV rail ticket together, you will receive one e-ticket by email. Print this e-ticket and present this to the TGV Air counter at the SNCF train station in the city you selected to travel from at least 15 minutes before the train’s departure (no seat reservation is necessary).

On presentation of your e-ticket and a valid form of ID, you will be given TGV Air rail travel documents for your journey to Paris.

On arrival at Paris-Charles de Gaulle TGV station, you will take the free light rail CDGVAL service to Terminal 2A to check in for your Etihad flight.

Note that the air segment of your trip is only valid if you have completed the rail segment.

Travelling by air and then rail

Upon arrival at Terminal 2A at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport, reclaim any bags you may have checked in on your flight before taking the free light rail CDGVAL service to the TGV rail station.

Your rail travel documents will be given to you after you present your flight e-ticket and a valid form of ID.

You may then take a TGV train to the destination you selected to travel to without needing prior seat reservation.

Note that the rail segment of your trip is only valid if you have completed the air segment.

French rail stations served by TGV Air

French rail station Rail station code
AIX EN PROVENCE TGV QXB
ANGERS ST LAUD QXG
AVIGNON TGV XZN
BORDEAUX ST JEAN ZFQ
REIMS - CHAMPAGNE ARDENNE TGV XIZ
LE MANS ZLN
LILLE-EUROPE XDB
METZ NANCY-LORRAINE TGV XZI
LYON PART-DIEU XYD
MARSEILLE ST CHARLES XRF
MONTPELLIER ST ROCH XPJ
NANTES QJZ
NIMES ZYN
POITIERS XOP
RENNES ZFJ
TOURS-ST PIERRE DES CORPS XSH
STRASBOURG XWG
TOULON TGV XZV
VALANCE TGV XHK

Introduction

German national railway company (Deutsche Bahn) As part of our ongoing commitment to offer a wider network to our guests and at greater convenience, we have teamed up with German national railway company (Deutsche Bahn) to provide guests with rail connectivity within France and Germany. In the pages below, find out how you can book a flight and train in one ticket.

Booking with German rail

As part of our ongoing commitment to offer a wider network to our guests and at greater convenience, we have teamed up with German rail (Deutsche Bahn) to provide guests with rail connectivity beyond Frankfurt, Munich, Dusseldorf and Berlin.

When flying with Etihad Airways to Frankfurt International Airport (FRA), Munich International Airport (MUC),Dusseldorf International Airport (DUS) or Berlin-Tegel International Airport (TXL), guests can opt for an onward connection on Deutsche Bahn rail network to any of the 5,600 German train stations it serves.

In reverse, guests can travel on Deutsche Bahn routes from cities in Germany to Frankfurt, Munich, Dusseldorf or Berlin for onward flights with Etihad.

This seamless air-rail connection can be made in one booking on our website, via our global contact centres or through a travel agent.

Booking an air-rail ticket on Etihad.com

Go to Etihad.com and select the city you wish to fly from in the ‘origin’ drop-down menu and select ‘Rail n Fly’ in the destination drop-down menu. The same concept applies in reverse; Guests travelling from German cities served by Deutsche Bahn select ‘Rail n Fly’ in the origin drop-down menu and the city of their choice in the destination drop-down menu.

Continue through the booking process as normal but be warned that the Deutsche Bahn train times displayed in the booking engine are fictitious. You will need to check with Deutsche Bahn directly for the right schedule. However, the Etihad flight times are correct, and you must be at the airport at least two hours before departure.

Note that air-rail tickets can only be printed up to 72 hours before each flight departure. Using the reference number on this ticket, you can obtain your rail ticket from a self-service machine at any Deutsche Bahn train station.

When making a Deutsche Bahn air-rail booking with Etihad, please note that in one all-inclusive fare you may choose to depart from or arrive at any of the 5,600 German train stations that Deutsche Bahn serves.

Travelling by rail and then air

Once you have booked your Etihad Airways flight and Deutsche Bahn rail ticket together, you will receive one email containing your flight e-ticket reference number and your train confirmation number. Note that you will be issued different train confirmation numbers for each guest travelling and for outbound and return legs of the rail sector.

Print your rail confirmation number(s) and take it to the Deutsche Bahn counter or self-service kiosk at the train station you wish to travel from at least 15 minutes before the train’s departure (no booking is necessary).

On presentation of your e-ticket and a valid form of ID, you will be given Deutsche Bahn rail travel documents for your journey to Frankfurt.

Travelling by air and then rail

Upon arrival at Frankfurt International Airport, reclaim any bags you may have checked in on your flight before making your way to the Deutsche Bahn counter. Your rail travel documents will be given to you after you present your e-ticket with rail confirmation numbers and a valid form of ID. You may then take a Deutsche Bahn train to any of the 5,600 stations in its network.