Hi, I used to buy my point to point tickets through Rail Europe, at one
800 number here in the US, they are great but charge a few surcharges
here and there, now I found a better way, ( I do not know if everybody
is aware or not; it is new for me , and I wish to share it)
To buy a ticket between Lyon and Torino I called directly the SNCF at
either a French number
33 836 35 35 35 or an English line 33 836 35 35 39, both are for International
trips, they are great, no overcharges of any kind,
it works like this with a Visa # you buy on the phone the seat reservation,
then the same day you are traveling you buy the ticket at the railway
station.Must use the same card.
I do not buy train tickets often so for me it was a revelation but may
be it is everyday 's bread for you....