TGV – train - Rail Europe
The TGV is the fastest way to reach hundreds of destinations in France, in a short travel period. More than million passengers take the TGV every year. Receive your ticket directly to your address.
Just take them with you and you are ready to travel. Go to a self-service ticket machine and enter your reference to retrieve your ticket. 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. First class on the TGV offers large comfortable reclining seats and a bar-buffet car offering a selection of food and beverages for purchase.
When Premier service is offered for this train the service includes meal service and access to the TGV lounge at the train stations. Second class on the TGV Med offers generous legroom and a bar-buffet car offering a selection of food and beverages for purchase. 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.
First class on the TGV Medoffers large comfortable reclining seats and a bar-buffet car offering a selection of food and beverages for purchase. 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 national strike impacting rail services in France has been announced between April 3 to April 29, Train number can be found on the train ticket or the booking confirmation.
If a train is impacted, and the traveller prefers not to travel during a strike day, please send all inquiries to Rail Europe through the Contact Us page or, if in France, go directly to a railway station and ask the local railway official for assistance.
Please visit our dedicated national strike page for the latest updates on the situation in France. TGV offers two different classes of travel: 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. 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.
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.
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No need to rack your brains. Also I had trouble finding my coach at the Lyon Airport train going to Paris. 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.
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