Arriving by train at Brive-la-Gaillarde or Terrasson
pick-up on arrival at Brive or Terrasson stations can be arranged. For all those arriving from any other direction but Bordeaux, Brive will be the preferred station as onward connections to Terrasson are not favourable.
For those traveling from the Bordeaux wine area and Bergerac, a pick-up in Sarlat could be arranged, but might involve waiting for a opportune time. '.
Please find links of information on other modes of travel (plane, train, coach) on our travel page.
Booking (early) through the SNCF website
The French National Railway Company (SNCF) operates the major intercity trains including intercity trains and the high speed 'TGV' trains. SNCF sells tickets with an allocate (guaranteed) seat number. Local train services are operated by regional railways like the 'TER Aquitaine' between Bordeaux, Perigueux, Brive and Terrasson.
Regional railways do not offer early booking nor do they offer a 'first class', which on some online platforms shows them as 'full' (instead of the more accurate; 'no early booking available, just walk in') which is confusing, but they are 'never full', no seat numbers are allocated or guaranteed, which in some unlikely 'events' may mean you have to sit on your suitcase.
Early booking online can be very favorable for the SNCF operated trains, when you just walk in to Gare d'Austerlitz and buy a ticket for the next train to Brive it will set you back over 70 euro, whiles booking 3 months in advance could land you a ticket for just 15 euro (not sure which train you catch; we had guest buying tickets for two consecutive trains, spending 30 euro, so still saving more then half).
The SNCF website:
The following useful apps canbe found in the Google Play, for your reference:
OUI.sncf - Train travel
Trainline EU: Billets de train