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TVG ticket pick-up in France

New York City, New...
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TVG ticket pick-up in France

When I purchased my Paris-Avignon TVG ticket a week ago I was able to print it out. Now making return reservation (using the Voyages-sncf website and listing Antarctica as home country) but the options at end are only for pick up at train station or mail. The train station machine pickup option states:

Virtual cards and bank cards without Chip and Pin cannot be used for withdrawals at SNCF-ticket machines. The bank card used for payment and PIN number will be requested when withdrawing your tickets.

However, I called Visa and neither my Sapphire or United Mileage Plus Explorer cards have chip and pin

so is there another way?

Any ideas why I did not get the print at home option?


3 replies to this topic
Jakarta, Indonesia
posts: 17
reviews: 9
1. Re: TVG ticket pick-up in France

you can go to the ticket counter, show your reservation and credit card and they will print the ticket for you.

Sydney, Australia
posts: 3,960
reviews: 24
2. Re: TVG ticket pick-up in France

see the reply from Man_in_Seat61 regarding chip and pin cards


Albufeira, Portugal
Destination Expert
for Algarve, Faro
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3. Re: TVG ticket pick-up in France

Isn't it about time the USA banking system entered the 21st century and issued chip and pin cards as standard? So many visitors to Europe have so many problems.

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