TGV high-speed train

TGV high-speed train crossing viaduct

The TGV is a high-speed train that operates all over France and beyond. Travel from romantic Paris to the shores of the Mediterranean or the vineyards of the Loire Valley. Visit cities such as Bordeaux, Lyon and Marseille or catch a movie in world-famous Cannes.

The international TGV services connect France with Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Italy and Spain. There’s also a service between France and Switzerland, operated by TGV Lyria.

TGV routes
Reservations
Facilities and Services

Gallery

TGV high-speed train, France...

TGV high-speed train, France

1st class interior TGV high-speed train, France

1st class interior TGV high-speed train, France

En voyage France

En voyage France

Backpacker walking to TGV high-speed train, Figueres, Spain

TGV at train station of Spanish border station Figueres

Interior TGV high-speed train 1st class, France

Interior TGV high-speed train 1st class, France

Man standing in door of TGV train, Basel, Switzerland

Man standing in door of TGV train, Basel, Switzerland

TGV high-speed train routes

 

The domestic TGV routes can get you to every corner of France. In the north, there are international connections to Brussels in Belgium and Luxembourg. In the east, the TGV can take you to the German cities Strasbourg, Frankfurt and Munich. If you travel south, you can take a direct train to Milan in Italy or Barcelona in Spain.

map with TGV  high-speed train routes
These are the main domestic and international high-speed routes the TGV operates on:
  • Paris - Lille
  • Paris - Calais
  • Paris - Reims
  • Paris - Metz
  • Paris - Strasbourg
  • Paris - Dijon
  • Paris - Grenoble
  • Paris - Lyons
  • Paris - Avignon
  • Paris - Perpignan
  • Paris - Nice
  • Paris - Bordeaux
  • Paris - Biarritz
  • Paris - Lourdes
  • Paris - Toulouse
  • Paris - Nantes
  • Paris - Barcelona
  • Marseille - Madrid

Reservations

 

Reservation: mandatory

When a reservation is mandatory you must reserve a seat in advance. It's not possible to board the train without this reservation.

Reservations on the TGV high-speed trains are mandatory. We recommend you make your reservations as far in advance as possible.

Please note that TGV trains offer a limited number of seats for Eurail pass holders. Once these seats are taken you will need to purchase a full-fare ticket. We advise you to reserve the trains as far in advance as possible. You can start making reservations up to 3 months in advance.

How to make reservations for the TGV

You can reserve your seat on the TGV in the following ways: 

Reservation fees

Train type 1st class 2nd class Reservation type
TGV on domestic routes 9 euros 9 euros Mandatory

TGV (France, Belgium)
Route: Brussels to France

From 9 euros From 9 euros Mandatory
TGV (France, Germany)
Route: Paris - Karlsruhe/Stuttgart/Munich
30 euros
(meal and drink included)
13 euros Mandatory
TGV (France, Spain)
Route: Paris/Lyon/Toulouse - Barcelona and Marseille - Barcelona/Madrid
From 15 euros From 11 euros Mandatory
This train can't be booked by our reservation service.
Your pass only needs to cover France or Spain.
TGV (France, Italy)
Route: Paris - Milan
48 - 80 euros 33 - 60 euros Mandatory

TGV Lyria (France, Switzerland)
Route: Paris - Zurich/Bern/Lausanne/Geneva

Route: Geneva - Côte d'Azur/Montpellier/Marseille


From 52 euros

From 23 euros


From 25 euros

From 16 euros


Mandatory

Mandatory

TGV (France, Luxembourg)
Route: Paris - Luxembourg City
6 euros 6 euros Mandatory

Facilities and services

 
  • Air conditioning

  • Bar

  • Children's play area

  • Disabled facilities

  • Newspapers/magazines

  • Power sockets

  • Restaurant/bistro


Facilities may differ per train and route.

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