TGVFrance : SNCF
- Paris - Nice: 05:36
- Book early, save up to 60%
- Book up to 90 days in advance
- High speed trains
TGV, high speed trains, connecting 1,400 destinations in France.
The TGV (Train à Grande Vitesse, in French) is the literal translation of high speed train. The TGV is the flagship of modern trains in France and Europe. It can travel at a speed of up to 320 km/h. The TGV is the fastest way to reach hundreds of destinations in France, in a short travel period. Operated by the SNCF, the French national railway company, the TGV also goes beyond the borders of France. More than 130 million passengers take the TGV every year.
Popular journeys and travel durations
|Paris – Reims||0 h 45|
|Paris – Nantes||2 h 01|
|Paris – Strasbourg||2 h 20|
|Paris – Avignon||2 h 40|
|Lille – Lyon||2 h 55|
|Paris – Bordeaux||3 h 00|
|Paris CDG – Marseille||3 h 34|
|Paris Cdg Airport||Nice||06:35||HK$965|
|Paris Cdg Airport||Brussels||01:13||HK$745|
|Avignon||Paris Cdg Airport||03:10||HK$276|
|Lyon||Paris Cdg Airport||02:01||HK$276|
|Paris Cdg Airport||Marseille||03:45||HK$368|
|Bordeaux||Paris Cdg Airport||04:10||HK$340|
Booking and printing optionsBooking :
- TGV tickets are open for booking 90 days ahead.
- Get the lowest prices by booking early and don’t wait until the last minute as cheaper seats sell the fastest.
- Opt for off-peak trains when you have to travel short notice. They are more affordable than morning and evening trains along with those running on holiday eves, Friday and Sunday afternoon.
Printing option(s) :
Receive your ticket directly to your address. Just take them with you and you are ready to travel. Shipping fees apply.
Print @ home
Print your ticket anywhere and anytime before your travel. Skip shipping fees.
Print @ Station (from France)
Go to a self-service ticket machine and enter your reference to retrieve your ticket. Skip shipping fees.
Seat reservation :
- Mandatory for this train! The seat reservation is included in the price of your ticket. Please note that seats are auto-allocated by train carriers. Depending on availabilities, carriers will ensure that all passengers of a same party are seated together. Seats can be swapped only once on-board.
- Pass holders . Book your seat reservation exclusively with Rail Europe.
Want to travel in the comfort of a spacious train and visit France? No need to rack your brains. TGV trains are the flagship of French rail as they offer an exciting experience on board at top speed touching 320 km/h.
Experience the service
Before you board
Many of the TGV stations are architecturally outstanding and modern.A reservation is needed to travel on board all TGV, the high speed French trains.
Make sure to validate your ticket using the yellow stamp machines on the platforms before you board the train.
There are usually two steps up to the carriage so make sure you can lift your luggage, or find a friendly passenger to help.
|First class||Second class|
|Bar buffet car Access to the bar buffet car where snacks and beverages can be bought. small>|
|Family area Seats are separated from the rest of the compartment, with foldable table and space for kids. small>|
|Comfortable seats Spacious seats with a headrest and generous legroom. small>|
|Reclining seats Cosy with more legroom, reclining seats are ideal to enjoy the trip. small>|
|Power sockets Ideal to plug your laptop, phone or any electronic device from your seat. small>|
|Taxi reservation Pre-book a taxi and don’t waste time when you get off at your destination. For holders of a 1st class Plus ticket only. small>|
Travel in style aboard TGV trains
- Fashion king Christian Lacroix designed the interiors of the newest TGV trains, so expect to be impressed.
Suddenly you see!
- On some routes, the double-decker TGV Duplex trains offer an even better view of the passing countryside whilst at high speed.
Aboard TGV trains, comfort is not a legend
- With the TGV, only the train goes at high speed: you travel in peace and quiet with your family and benefit from the comfort of large seats and all of the services onboard. Upgrade to First class!
TGV trains offer the comfort of two travel classes to cater to your different needs. No wonder if after this experience, you will not feel like boarding a plane for short journeys anymore….
Interactive Rail Map
- A. The following items of luggage are accepted at no extra cost on TGV trains and must be stored in the racks provided: hand luggage (suitcases, travel bags, rucksacks); skis in a bag; children’s prams; dismantled bikes in a bag; portable wakeboards in a bag. Also remember that on all French trains, including TGV, it is mandatory to place a tag on each piece of luggage identifying the traveller.
- A. You can print your TGV ticket directly from your printer at home or retrieve it from the self-service machines available at the train stations before boarding your TGV train.
- A. TGV trains offer high-speed train services connecting the major cities of France. Paris is 58 minutes from Lille, and Bordeaux is just under 3 hours from the French capital. Travel time between Paris and Marseille is 3 hours. And if you want to get to Strasbourg, it will take you only 2 hours and 20 minutes from Paris by TGV.
- A. TGV offers two different classes of travel: 1st and 2nd class. Larger seats that recline electronically, power sockets for laptop or mobile phone and access to the bar buffet car are among the main features you will find in TGV first class. In second class, you will enjoy comfortable seats with also an access to the bar-buffet car where you can choose from a vast selection of dishes and beverages.
- A. You will be able to book your TGV tickets 90 days in advance.
- A. TGV trains offer a buffet car where you can find a vast choice of hot and cold meals. Drinks and snacks are also available at vending machines on all TGV trains. You are also allowed to bring your own food and drink onto the train.
Q. Should Eurostar, Thalys and other High Speed Train tickets be purchased prior to your departure date?A. Many trains such as the Eurostar offer discounted tickets for advance purchase. These fares have limited availability and sell out quickly. To receive the best price on the train you want to travel on you should purchase your tickets prior to your departure so you can avoid fully booked trains.
- A. First class on the TGV Medoffers large comfortable reclining seats and a bar-buffet car offering a selection of food and beverages for purchase. Second class on the TGV Med offers generous legroom and a bar-buffet car offering a selection of food and beverages for purchase.
- A. There are no check-in or customs procedures before boarding TGV trains. However, you must be onboard at the latest 2 minutes prior to the departure time, beyond which access to the train cannot be guaranteed. Ticket control and passport checks will occur on board the train.
- A. Reservation is compulsory on TGV and if you are a pass holder, you still need to buy a TGV ticket. Among the passes available on TGV, you’ll be able to choose between Eurail Global, Eurail Select Pass or Eurail two country pass including France. France Rail Pass and France Rail Pass Premium are also among the possible options and offer last minute Easy Access reservations.
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Reviews & ratings TGV
Overall rating (1783)
Overall appreciationExcellent 40% Very good 35% Average 18% Poor 4% Terrible 3%
- "to Colmar" Peter w. 20/10/2016
very pleasant and easy Value for money Convenience
- "Hassle free" Colin b. 20/10/2016
My wife and I had no problems considering I was nursing a fractured ankle. The station staff were very helpful and the train roomy and comfortable. Good value for money now I need to get back to France with both legs operational!! Value for money Convenience
- "No 1st class seats" Fanny b. 19/10/2016
As soon as you leave the Swiss side of the train station, the difference in comfort level is very apparent, both in the station and on the train. We traveled on a 1st class ticket, but the train has no 1st class seats. The train is not very clean either. Value for money Convenience
- "Hassle-free travelling" Reginald h. 19/10/2016
Rail Europe provides a hassle-free travelling experience. We enjoyed the comfort and the timeliness! Value for money Convenience
- "Another Great Experience!" Dennis b. 19/10/2016
This was my first trip to France - and to Europe. I don't know about the rest of Europe, but France is a master of public transportation. From the Metro system of Paris to the cross-country rail lines of the TVG, I am awed by the level of service provided by France's public transportation. It is convenient, accessible, efficient, and a great value. This trip was no exception - and for long-distance travel, I found it to be also very comfortable. Definitely more comfortable than the alternatives of automobiles and planes! Value for money Convenience
- "Smooth Ride" Samantha s. 18/10/2016
I made it to the train just in the nick of time. There was plenty of storage space near the doors for my luggage and my seat in first class was super comfortable. The café car had everything you'd need. The ride was smooth and fast. Value for money Convenience
- "Trip to Paris" Allan m. 18/10/2016
good train service although there could have been more luggage storage in the first class cabin. Value for money Convenience
- "Trip Review" . 17/10/2016
Comfortable ride! Boarding was confusing as a first time user with 4 trains on the same siding and same departure time. Wi Fi availability would have been nice.
- "No WiFi" Mary Lynn c. 15/10/2016
We were not able to use wifi which was very disappointing. We didn't want to carry reading materials with us and assumed we could use our phones (as on a recent Thalys train). Had also planned to surf the web regarding things to do at our destination. This was very frustrating and made the trip feel much much longer. Value for money Convenience
- "Why so Expensive?" Harry m. 14/10/2016
I booked a week before I was due to depart, and thought that the reason they were so expensive was because of high volume of passengers, however that was not the case. Surely a full train is better than no one in my carriage? Value for money Convenience
- "Short trip in France" David v. 14/10/2016
We were amazed at the cleanliness of the train vs trains in Italy! Value for money Convenience
- "on time performence and clean " Nitithorn s. 12/10/2016
i brought the ticket vie online payment and e-ticket very convenience fpr my trip just put e-ticket with scan machine infront of gage and staff scan for return trip. i will recommend this service to my friends. Value for money Convenience
- "Trip to Marseille" . 12/10/2016
The train ride was good, the train was comfortable and clean. There culd have been more space for luggage .
- "Excellent way to travel" Santiago m. 12/10/2016
Service was on time, confortable trains, easy to locate seats and coaches. Value for money Convenience
- "Train from Paris to Lourdes" Nestor n. 11/10/2016
The train departure was on time and it was a very nice ride to Lourdes. The TGV had a nice restaurant on board. Clean seats and on time arrival in Lourdes completed a wonderful train experience. Value for money Convenience