Air Canada: new air-to-rail connections to discover Europe

To the point Air Canada now offers rail connections from several European airports.

Air Canada’s intermodal offer in Europe enables passengers to purchase a train journey from a French, German, Swiss or Austrian airport when booking a flight, the airline announced on Tuesday.

Here are the details:

  • France: with SNCF Voyageurs, customers can connect between Paris-Charles-de-Gaulle airport and up to 22 destinations;
  • Germany: with Lufthansa Express Rail, customers have access to 24 stations from Frankfurt airport, via the Deutsche Bahn rail network, a Star Alliance intermodal partner;
  • Switzerland: customers travelling to Zurich or Geneva can opt for a rail connection at the airport to up to 11 Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) stations;
  • Austria: with the services of Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB), customers have access to nine train stations from Vienna airport.
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“By facilitating the use of rail for the short-haul segments of our customers’ journeys, we can provide sustainable travel options when touring Europe,” points out Mark Galardo, Air Canada’s Executive Vice President – Revenue and Network Planning, at Air Canada.

Air Canada has clarified that in the event of flight disruption, customers will have the opportunity to rebook their air and rail travel.

Book a trip and save your train journey

Here’s how to book your trip:

  • Book your entire trip on the Air Canada website and pay just one fare;
  • Select your starting point and destination. You may be offered flight + train itineraries matching your search criteria; click on the “Book Rail&Fly” option to include the train in your fare.
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  • Your booking confirmation will indicate air and rail segments.

Here’s how to register your train journey:

  • Go to theAccesRail registration page within 72 hours of departure;
  • Enter your name and reservation or ticket number;
  • Print out your train tickets and present them on board the train.

Please note that you will need to collect your luggage and take it with you to the station.

Getting around during the Olympic Games in France

The Olympic Games will take place across France in the summer of 2024. The train is one of the best ways to get around. Advance bookings are strongly recommended. This Air Canada initiative will therefore be able to facilitate connections from one European city to another to attend the Paris 2024 Games.

Here are some of our guides to help you prepare for your trip:

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