Captain Train: train tickets



Captain Train is the best train ticket booking engine in France and nearby countries. Since 2011, more than 800,000 users have trusted and used us to buy their train tickets in France (SNCF, iDTGV, OUIGO, OUIBUS), Germany (Deutsche Bahn), Italy (Trenitalia, Italo, Thello), UK (Eurostar), Switzerland (Lyria), Spain (Renfe-SNCF), Belgium and Netherlands (Thalys).

What the media says about us

“It’s already built up a fanbase by being more user-friendly”
The Guardian

“This looks good. The whole site is clean, fast and zippy. If only all travel booking was like this!”
Business Insider

“In most cases, I now recommend using”
Mark from

Buy train tickets at the best price

• Search for train routes in France and nearby countries: TGV, Eurostar, Thalys, Lyria, etc.
• Find the best prices amongst the most comprehensive offers: Prem’s, Loisir, iDTGV, etc.
• Take advantage of your discount and loyalty cards: Eurostar Frequent Traveller, Thalys TheCard, etc.
• Pay whenever you want, thanks to our pre-booking and reservation service.
• Exchange or cancel your tickets within the app.

Book your trip in seconds

• Register your loyalty and discount cards along with your personal information.
• Save time by creating a profile for each member of your family.
• Select your favourite destinations instantly.
• Review your upcoming or previous journeys.
• Receive your e-tickets in PDF format or store them on your loyalty card.
• Receive a notification 20 minutes before departure.

Too good to be true?

Like many users you may ask yourself how we make money.

It is quite simple. Like any other official travel agent certified by the SNCF we earn a commission for each ticket sold. There is no additional fee for our clients as our prices are aligned with the carriers’ fares.

App Permissions

If you’re curious to know what permissions we ask for upon installation, you can find a detailed explanation here:

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