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TGV at a glance

TGV in French the Train à Grande Vitesse, which means High Speed Train is operated by the French national rail operator. In 2011 the TGV set the record for the fastest train in the world, reaching a speed of 320 km/h. The TGV is the best way to travel and certainly the fastest to reach more than destinations in France.

The TGV is such a success that France’s neighboring countries have started to develop their own high speed network. The TGV carries over a 100 million passengers every year. The TGV network has carried its two-billionth passenger in 2010. Indeed the TGV stands as out as the flagship product of France, an icon!

French TGV network

TGV trains link 150 train stations of major cities and towns in France. Below are examples of popular journeys and their travel duration

Popular journeys
Journey Travel duration
Paris – Reims 0h45
Paris – Nantes 2h01
Paris – Strasbourg 2h20
Paris – Avignon 2h40
Lille – Lyon 2h55
Paris – Bordeaux 3h00
Paris CDG – Marseille 3h34

The TGV also offers connections from France to neighboring countries such as Belgium, Switzerland and Germany. Those connections allow you to travel other countries as well. You can take the high speed trains of the respective countries. Below are some popular journeys and their travel duration:

Popular journeys
JourneyTravel duration
Paris CDG – Brussels 1h 14
Avignon – Geneva 2h 53
Paris – Stutgart 3h 40

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You can benefit from cheaper fares, when there is less demand for a particular departure time.

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TGV is among the first high speed trains which operated in the world. The TGV is synonym of viability and modernity. It is the pride of the French railway industry. TGV can travel up to a speed of 200 mph.

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Before you board

The TGV stations
The TGV stations in major cities are work of art. Their architecture and design deserve a detour. Some of the most famous train stations are the Paris-Gare du Nord, the Milano Centrale and the Amsterdam Centraal. TGV stations offers shopping and communication facilities for your comfort.

Check-in & boarding
A reservation is compulsory before boarding a TGV. Tickets are usually sold as from 60 days before the travel date. Pass holders can make seats reservations at the train stations prior to boarding the TGV.
The tickets should be validated before boarding. Use the yellow stamp machines (composteurs), found in train stations to validate your train ticket.
Make sure your luggage is not too heavy to handle. There are two steps from the railway platform to the train carriage.

Onboard

TGV Pro, 1st class or 2nd class: choose the best option
TGV Pro1st Class 2nd Class
Access to the bar buffet car
Family area
Comfortable seats
Reclining seats
Power sockets
Station business lounges
Pre-book taxi facility
Meal served to your seat
Travel packs

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Travel in style aboard TGV trains

 The newest TGV trains have their interior conceptualized by Christian Lacroix, world renowned fashion designer.

TGV Duplex - Trough innovation and efficiency
 You can enjoy the ride on the double decker TGV Duplex train which offers a superb view of the countryside. (Not all the routes have a double-decker train)

TGV is all about comfort
 On board a TGV running at full speed, you will experience the smoothest of rides. No noise and no vibrations will disturb your journey. You can upgrade to the first class for more services and larger seats.

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The TGV are high speed trains which offer 2 travel classes to travellers. The trains are designed to offer the maximum comfort to all passengers. After a journey on board the TGV train, you will arrive at your destination with a taste of a very good travel experience. You can use TGV trains, which are preferred over planes, when travelling inside France.

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  • A. TGV, the French high speed train, connects many major cities of France. You’ll need only 58 minutes to reach Lille from the Paris and 3 hours at most to reach the Bordeaux by the TGV. The sunny south of France and Marseille can be reached in 3 hours by the TGV.


  • A. A single passenger can carry suitcases and travel bags. Size doesn’t matter, but for your comfort and safetly, avoid oversized bags on board TGV. Skis, prams or rucksacks must be stored in racks. It is mandatory to tag each of your baggage with your indentifiations.


  • A. The TGV Med First class includes comfortable reclyning seats as well as food and beverages, available at the bar-buffet car.

    The TGV Med Second class includes spacious legroom as well as food and beverages, available at the bar-buffet car.



  • A. Tickets for TGV can be bought online on our website. You can choose to have your tickets delivered in your inbox through the “Print @ home” ticketing solution or you can choose to retrieve your rail ticket from self-service ticketing machines found at the train stations in France.


  • A. Two classes of service are offered on board the TGV – First class and Second class. In First class, passengers have large seats, power sockets for portable devices and access to the bar buffet. If you are travelling in second class, you can also have access to a vast selection of meals and beverages.


  • A. The TGV’s First class includes comfortable reclining seats and food and beverages, available at the bar-buffet car.

    If Premier service is offered, a meal service will feature in the services.

    The TGV’s Second class includes spacious legroom and food and beverages, available at the bar-buffet car.



  • A. No. There is no check-in before departure. However rail officials will control your ticket during the journey. Make sure you have all your valid travel documents with you while on board a TGV. Please note that you need to board the TGV, at the lastest, 2 minutes before departure. Access is not guaranteed after this time.


  • A. You can book your ticket to travel on board the TGV up to 3 months in advance. That’s 90 days early, during which time you can plan your trip to France thoroughly. You can buy your tickets at the earliest to have the best fares.


  • A. Yes. A reservation is required to board a high speed train – TGV. If you have a Pass, you will still need to buy a reservation. Passes include Eurail Global, Eurail Select Pass or Eurail two country pass which includes France. Those who have a France Rail Pass or a France Rail Pass Premium can have last minute Easy Access reservations to board a TGV.


  • A. Yes. The TGV has a buffer car which offers tasty snacks and meals as well as hot and cold drinks. You can also bring your own food or buy from vending machines on board the TGV.


  • A. Yes. You should buy before your travel date to avoid fully booked trains. Buying in advance will guarantee you a seat onboard. Furthermore, you will benefit from the best price and discounts when you buy your train ticket in advance.