TGV High-Speed Train France

TGV High-Speed Train

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, LuxembourgGermany, Italy and Spain. There’s also a service between France and Switzerland, operated by TGV Lyria.

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 Frankfurt and Munich. If you travel south, you can take a direct train to Milan in Italy or Barcelona in Spain.

These are the main domestic and international high-speed routes the TGV operates on:

TGV High-Speed Train Reservations 

Please note that international 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.

Editors Note: Having travelled many times by train in France. Just turn up at the station and book your reservation as and when needed, if at the station they say you do not need a reservation, you can use the saved fee for your lunch time meal or drinks on the train. These are public trains, usually, if you miss one, there is another one an hour later.

How to Make Reservations for the TGV

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

TGV High-Speed Train Reservation Fees

TGV on Domestic Routes

1st class:
10 euros - 20 euros
2nd class: 10 euros - 20 euros
Reservation Type: Mandatory


TGV (France, Belgium)

Brussels to France
1st class:
30 euros
2nd class: 20 euros
Reservation Type: Mandatory


TGV (France, Germany)

Paris - Karlsruhe / Stuttgart / Munich
1st class:
30 euros
2nd class: 13 euros
Reservation Type: Mandatory


TGV (France, Italy)

Paris - Milan
1st class:
89 euros
2nd class: 62 euros
Reservation Type: Mandatory


TGV Lyria (France, Switzerland)

Paris - Zurich / Bern / Lausanne / Geneva

Geneva - Côte d'Azur / Montpellier / Marseille

1st class:
From 52 euros
                  From 23 euros
Reservation Type: Mandatory

2nd class: From 25 euros
                   From 16 euros
Reservation Type: Mandatory


TGV (France, Luxembourg)

Paris - Luxembourg City
1st class:
10 -20 euros
2nd class: 10 - 20 euros
Reservation Type: Mandatory


Added value on your TGV Trip

The TGV is an exceptionally comfortable train, offering cushy seats, power sockets, and a large food service. This is why reservation fees for the TGV are higher than average.

TGV High-Speed Train 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.

See also our France Railway Webpages

Read about the Eurail Benefits in France

Read also our Belgium Railway Webpage

Read about the Eurail Benefits in Belgium

Read also our Luxembourg Railway Webpage

Read also our Germany Railway Webpage

Read about the Eurail Benefits in Germany

Read also our Italy Railway Webpage

Read about the Eurail Benefits in Italy

Read also our Spain Railway Webpage

Read about the Eurail Benefits in Spain

Read also our Swiss Railway Webpage

>Read about the Eurail Benefits in Swiss

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