This increase is linked to rising energy costs. SNCF Voyageurs has also set up a “tariff shield” on certain tickets.
SNCF announced on Friday an increase in TGV prices by an average of 5% from January 10, 2023, to face rising energy costs, during a press conference. SNCF Voyageurs has however set up atariff shield» on the cheapest TGV Inoui tickets, on all Ouigo tickets, on the fares guaranteed by the Avantage card or the Max youth and senior subscriptions which will not increase.
The Ouigo price list – one in five TGVs – will not change either, as well as the maximum prices guaranteed by the Avantage card or the young and senior Max subscriptions, at 79 euros per month. On a Paris-Rennes, for example, the Ouigo ticket purchased in advance will remain at 16 euros, the Inoui at 20 euros and the ticket purchased with the Avantage card at 39 euros maximum. “Our goal is that the most sensitive populations and young people are protected“Increases, explained the CEO of SNCF Voyageurs, Christophe Fanichet, echoing the government’s requests.
“We are facing a significant increase in our costs for 2023, around 13% despite all our productivity and savings efforts” due “in particular the rise in the cost of energy“, underlined Christophe Fanichet. SNCF Voyageurswill pay halfof these increases, i.e. several hundred million euros, forprotect purchasing power», «defend the attractiveness of the train” and “continue to allow the development of the TGV“, he specified.
The Pro Business fares in first class, the Liberté fares and all the fares offered to companies will increase by 5% on average, as will the active Max subscription (home-work by TGV). The exchange and refund conditions will also change on 1er February, and for everyone. Their relief with the health crisis, with free exchanges until D-3, has given rise to a “tripling“Exchanges a few days before the journey, multiplying the number of empty seats in the trains, argued SNCF Voyageurs. Exchanging your ticket will now cost 19 euros from one week before departure. “The aim is to free up places early enough for other customers to buy them back.said Alain Krakovitch, director of TGV-Intercités.