TGV Train: Bullet Train in France

Short for the French "Train à Grande Vitesse", meaning high-speed train, the TGV train is among the most popular transportation modes in France. The modern train offers two coach classes to select from, 2nd class with comfortable seats arranged 2 by 2, and the more spacious 1st class with seats 2 by 1. The TGV is equipped with modern amenities and onboard facilities, including a buffet car with a bar, toilets, a nursery area with a changing table for small children, electric sockets for charging devices, large panoramic windows, plus, some trains even have free WIFi. The trains depart from and arrive at stations located right in the city centers, making it easy to get around. What is more, there are no super strict limitations when it comes to luggage, and you can bring two items of luggage as well as a carry-on per person.

How fast does the TGV train go?

This French bullet train can travel at speeds which are up to 300 - 320 kph (around 186.5 - 199 mph). This makes for quick time-saving connections from one heart of town to another, explaining the popularity of the TGV among travelers.

What are the most common TGV train routes?

The TGV train routes cover over 200 destinations in France alone, among the most popular ones, are the Paris to Avignon, Paris to Lyon, Paris to Nice, as well as Paris to Marseille. Moreover, the train connects France to numerous neighboring countries like Spain, Italy, and Belgium, including favored routes like Paris - Brussels, Paris - Barcelona, and Paris - Milan.

Where is the TGV train station in Paris?

The Paris Gare de Lyon rail station in the capital of France is the major TGV station from which depart most of the internal rail routes of this high-speed train (heading to French cities) as well as those TGV trains going to Milan, Barcelona, and Madrid. Nevertheless, when going to Brussels, the trains depart from the Aéroport Charles de Gaulle 2 TGV station.

Where to buy TGV train tickets?

It is possible to purchase tickets for your trip directly on the stations in France. As such, you'll have the opportunity to get them at the ticket desks or from self-service machines. Note, though, that in this case there exists the chance that you'll come across limited availability or sold-out tickets, especially if you're going in the high travel season. For this reason, we suggest taking care of the matter in advance and book TGV train tickets online.

TGV train travel tips

There's no need to check in your bags, yet keep in mind that it is highly advisable to arrive at least 30-40 minutes prior to the time the train is scheduled to leave for passing the security checks, finding the platform, as well as boarding the train. In order not to miss your departure and to avoid trouble, make sure to have your ticket handy: printed out or available on your mobile device for scanning, plus your ID and/or passport as you might be asked to show it.

 
Rota
Toulon - Monaco
Lyon - Strasbourg
Nimes - Strasbourg
Strasbourg - Nimes
Lille - Strasbourg
Strasbourg - Lille
Montpellier - Strasbourg
Strasbourg - Montpellier
Marselha - Strasbourg
Strasbourg - Marselha
Strasbourg - Bordéus
Strasbourg - Lyon
Bordéus - Strasbourg
Nantes - Strasbourg
Strasbourg - Páris
Páris - Strasbourg
Lille - Nantes
Nantes - Lille
Marselha - Nantes
Nantes - Marselha
Nantes - Páris
Strasbourg - Nantes
Nantes - Lyon
Nantes - Montpellier
Toulon - Nice
Páris - Monaco
Cannes - Toulon
Toulon - Cannes
Cannes - Marselha
Marselha - Cannes
Lyon - Toulon
Toulon - Lyon
Nice - Toulon
Toulon - Páris
Montpellier - Nantes
Páris - Toulon
Lille - Nimes
Nimes - Lille
Toulouse - Nimes
Nimes - Toulouse
Nimes - Nantes
Nantes - Nimes
Lyon - Nantes
Lyon - Nimes
Páris - Nantes
Páris - Nimes
Nimes - Lyon
Lyon - Marselha
Lyon - Páris
Páris - Lyon
Lourdes - Bordéus
Bordéus - Lourdes
Toulouse - Bordéus
Bordéus - Toulouse
Lourdes - Páris
Lyon - Nice
Páris - Lourdes
Toulouse - Montpellier
Montpellier - Toulouse
Montpellier - Páris
Páris - Montpellier
Toulouse - Páris
Páris - Toulouse
Marselha - Nice
Nice - Marselha
Marselha - Lyon
Nice - Lyon
Nimes - Páris
Bordéus - Lille
Monaco - Toulon
Lyon - Avignon
Avignon - Lyon
Avignon - Páris
Páris - Avignon
Reims - Páris
Páris - Reims
Lyon - Lille
Lille - Lyon
Lille - Bordéus
Lyon - Toulouse
Montpellier - Lille
Lille - Montpellier
Marselha - Lille
Lille - Marselha
Lille - Páris
Páris - Lille
Montpellier - Lyon
Lyon - Montpellier
Toulouse - Lyon
Monaco - Páris
Distância
746 kilometers
746 kilometers
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967 kilometers
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3 hrs 2 min
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11 comboios por percurso
10 comboios por percurso
3 comboios por percurso
3 comboios por percurso
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