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Train tickets to Colmar, France

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Train tickets to Colmar, France

Hello, urgent help needed. I tried to book some Mainz to Colmar tickets online and noted its "deliver by mail". As we are on the road with no fixed abode, is it possible for us to collect the tickets at Mainz train station? If so, how do we arrange that? Any advice is greatly appreciated...tried contacting DB but not very successful so far. Thank you.

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1. Re: Train tickets to Colmar, France

I doubt you are better off buying these tickets now - just buy them in Mainz when you are there.

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2. Re: Train tickets to Colmar, France

We will be travelling on 13.09.13. Current fare is Euro 61pp., have tried checking what the full fare would be but keep getting "no fare available". Any advice how i can view what the full fare?

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3. Re: Train tickets to Colmar, France

Buy a train ticket from Mainz to Breisach which you can still get from EUR 29 as Online-Ticket (e-ticket). And take the bus from Breisach to Colmar (EUR 5,10 pp). Which you pay simply to the bus driver.

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Edited: 3:44 am, August 30, 2013
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4. Re: Train tickets to Colmar, France

We are 4 ladies in our sixties with luggages....so the bus will be tough :-) If the "full" fare isnt too far off Euro 61, we would rather opt for the train.

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5. Re: Train tickets to Colmar, France

I don't see this problematic with the luggage on the bus. These buses are not that full and are also of the type overland bus not just plain city buses.

Which train connection are you eyeing? Mainz dep 08:39. The price shown in the standard fare column is the same you pay at the counter buying on spot.

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6. Re: Train tickets to Colmar, France

We are lookig at Mainz depart 13.13, arrive Colmar 16.51.

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7. Re: Train tickets to Colmar, France

This connection is on a TGV from Mannheim to Strasbourg (the TGV Duplex to Marseilles). Seat reservation is compulsory for this train. In this case buy the ticket not last minute but beforehand. You can do this at any train station in Germany with a DB travel center or agency.

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8. Re: Train tickets to Colmar, France

Thank you all very much for your prompt advices.

9. Re: Train tickets to Colmar, France

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