I am using the SNCF Android app to plan a trip to a small French city.

While the first leg of the trip is by the TGV, the second leg is by "carriage".

My dictionary explains "carriage" as either:

  • A rail car, especially one designed for the conveyance of passengers.
  • A wheeled vehicle, generally drawn by horse power.

But the icon looks awfully like a personal car. And the map icon on the right opens the system's itinerary app.

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My question: Is that leg provided by SNCF and included in the ticket's price? Or are they telling me that I am on my own for that leg?

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    It would be helpful if you reveal exactly which itinerary you are searching for (from, to, time of travel). When I search for travel possibilities from Angers to Thouars, I only get regular train connections, most with a transfer in Saumur. Aug 7, 2018 at 10:45
  • This is the SNCF's version of a "door to door" itinerary. You usually only see those non-public transport segments when you pick an origin or destination which is not a train station (so they include getting to/from the train station), but apparently in this case they deemed it a better option...
    – jcaron
    Aug 7, 2018 at 11:45
  • Confusingly, "voiture" is also used by SNCF to refer to train carriages, as in "Voiture 7 place 23".
    – nic
    Aug 8, 2018 at 2:37

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This actually means "travel on your own". The trip between Angers Saint-Laud and Thouars in your itinerary is neither included in your ticket nor operated by SNCF.

Have a look at the output from the scnf website below: You didn't state the date you were looking for, so I just chose next Sunday. The connection by train is quite bad, so they show you how long you would need taking a car instead of train. This is a standard feature (unless you deselect the car option in the "transport type" menu) - you're offered the fastest connections along with more convenient or cheaper options.

Example itinerary from website

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