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|
|Nice||Paris Cdg Airport||06:36||€ 113|
|Paris Cdg Airport||Brussels||01:13||€ 81|
|Avignon||Paris Cdg Airport||03:10||€ 30|
|Paris Cdg Airport||Lyon||01:59||€ 25|
|Marseille||Paris Cdg Airport||03:47||€ 30|
|Bordeaux||Paris Cdg Airport||04:10||€ 37|
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. 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.
- 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. 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. 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.
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. 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.
- 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. 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. 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 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.
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Reviews & ratings TGV
Overall rating (1783)
Overall appreciationExcellent 40% Very good 35% Average 18% Poor 4% Terrible 3%
- "Arrived late but got a seat" Wing Choy, Alan w. 26/05/2016
We had booked earlier for the ticket but was delayed by the flight from Thailand. Had planned for 2 hrs to land and get to CDG 2TGV but flight as delayed. Upon arrival at 825am, there was no way to get on that train. We went to the Customer service office and was simply told - Nothing we can do and to avoid being at the TGV station, we had to book the more expensive ticket. While I understand this, should not Euro rail provide an avenue for the value of the tickets to offset the newly purchased tickets? Afterall we could show on the flight arrival information that it was the flight arrival was late. Value for money Convenience
- "Comfortable trip" Nicole d. 26/05/2016
TGV isn't cheap but nevertheless we had a comfortable and efficient trip from CDG to Lyon. Value for money Convenience
- "TGV South" Nicolas s. 25/05/2016
Very easy and relaxed trip enjoying the changing landscape and Mont Ventoux en route from Lyon to Marseille. Value for money Convenience
- "Smooth comfortable trip" Jane c. 25/05/2016
I was surprised that there was no buffet car open Value for money Convenience
- "family trip to avignon" John s. 24/05/2016
Great train. Very nice compartment. Wish the train could give us a little more than the 20 minutes on which platform we were assigned. as we had a lot of luggage other than that everything was great. Value for money Convenience
- "Easy way to get to Paris!" Chrisstoffel l. 24/05/2016
We needed to get from a small place near Marseille to Paris and didn't want to travel by car. Flying was pretty expensive, but the train trip from Marseille was only 51 Euro, and only 3.5 hours of our holiday time as well. The hardest part was getting to the Marseille train station, after that it was very easy to find the right train, there was plenty of time to get on and get comfortable, and getting our luggage on and stowed was no problem either. Seats in first class are very comfortable, and there's plenty of scenery to enjoy along the way. We'd definitely use the train again in France! Value for money Convenience
- "Planning journey" Lynette c. 23/05/2016
Very easy to book and pay online Value for money Convenience
- "Less than expected" Johnny y. 23/05/2016
Efficient and clean. However coach a little dated. Sitting space and legroom smaller than expected. Value for money Convenience
- "Trip to Paris from Lourdes" Alejandro y. 23/05/2016
It was a very enjoyable trip. Value for money Convenience
- "MONTPELLIER- CDG" Clarence a. 21/05/2016
SMOOTH RIDE - ON TIME- PEOPLE PUSHING TO GET ON AS WE GETTING OFF AT CDG. COULD NOT FIND LOWER FARE ON YOUR WEBSITE ??? Value for money Convenience
- "Poor customer service " Fay k. 17/05/2016
I had purchased my ticket on line in NZ and I arrived at the CDG airport train station to catch the TGV to Poitiers. I was not sure where to go so some people told me to ask the train assistants with red on their uniforms. I showed 2 assistants my ticket and said ""where" ? as I don't speak french. The young female assistant looked at my ticket and said "H" . I checked back by pointing to the "H" sign and she said oui. So I went to the platform she told me and waited until after the time my train should have come but no train. I found the assistant again upstairs and her colleague who spoke english said it was my fault for being on the wrong level and i need to admit that I made a mistake. I was very distressed as I had missed my train and finally a supervisor came and after some time agreed to rebook my ticket. Some lessons in helpful customer service are needed for your train station assistants. Value for money Convenience
- "normal" . 16/05/2016
no so confotable
- "Paris to Marseille by train" Suzanne Beverley t. 16/05/2016
An enjoyable journey Value for money Convenience
- "So Convenient" Elizabeth b. 14/05/2016
Having a TGV directly from Rennes, where our son lives, direct to CDG was a pleasure. I only wish I knew how to book seats that are facing forward. I do not like to travel backward. Value for money Convenience
- "CONSIDERATE STATION MASTER" . 14/05/2016
Once we arrived in Nice, we tried to shuttle the luggage quickly to the next platform to the TGV. The station master was kind enough to tell us not to worry but would wait for us to load our luggage in the our coach which was a distance away before closing the doors. its also a shame that there are no trolleys or porters to help one to change the platforms.