Domestic TGV trains operate all over France and international TGVs connect France to many neighboring countries. Travel with domestic TGV and you can explore Brittany or the vineyards of the Loire Valley. Why not search for romance in Paris or catch a movie in Cannes. You can go on a pilgrimage in Lourdes, relax on the Mediterranean beaches or visit the popular port city of Marseilles. There is something to suit everyone’s holiday plans and best of all many of the main tourist regions of France are accessible directly by train from Charles de Gaulle airport.
TGV high-speed train
TGV high-speed train routes
As well as the many domestic routes (listed below) the international TGV has several connections to its neighboring countries. The TGV north line has brought Northern France and Europe closer. The TGV in Eastern France connects Paris with Strasbourg (2hr 20min), Basel (3hr) and Zürich (4hr 30min). The south eastern international route links Paris to Geneva, Lausanne and the Swiss Alps via Lyon and the south of France (Avignon, Marseille and Nice). There is a TGV train (formerly known as the Artesia de Jour) with 4 daily return connections between Lyon and Paris in France and Milan in Italy.
- Paris - Lille
- Paris - Calais
- Paris - Rang-du-Fliers
- Paris - Dunkerque
- Paris - Valenciennes
- Paris - Reims
- Paris - Charleville-Mézières
- Paris - Metz
- Paris - Strasbourg
- Paris - Dijon
- Paris - Besançon
- Paris - Grenoble
- Paris - Lyons
- Paris - Avignon
- Paris - Narbonne
- Paris - Perpignan
- Paris - Nice
- Paris - Bordeaux
- Paris - Biarritz
- Paris - Lourdes
- Paris - Toulouse
- Paris - Nantes
- Lille - Toulouse
- Lille - Bordeaux
Dijon - Bordeaux
via Gare de Lyon
- Toulouse - Marseille
- Lille - Mulhouse
- Paris - Nancy-Ville
- Paris - Barcelona
- Marseille - Madrid
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:
By calling the Deutsche Bahn booking center (+49 1806 996 633 - press '9' in the German menu). Open 24/7.
|Train type||1st class||2nd class||Reservation type|
|TGV on domestic routes||9 euros||9 euros||Mandatory|
TGV (France, Belgium)
|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 - Barcelona/Figueres Vilafant and Marseille - Madrid
|Fare depends upon route||Fare depends upon route||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
|From 27 euros||10 euros||Mandatory
This train can't be booked by our reservation service.
|TGV (France, Luxembourg)
Route: Paris - Luxembourg City
|6 euros||6 euros||Mandatory|
Facilities and services
Children's play area
Facilities may differ per train and route.