TGV

  • All of France within your reach
  • Enjoy seeing the French country side pass you by while you travel
  • Change trains in Brussels or Paris
  • No extra costs for luggage
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      Schedule TGV

      With TGV (Train à Grande Vitesse, the French high-speed train) you can travel quickly to your favourite destinations in France. Sit back in your comfortable chair while you travel at 320 kilometres an hour! Another plus: you do not need to check-in your luggage or be at the station hours in advance.

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      Changing trains Brussels or Paris

      For cities in the southeast of France, like Marseille and Montpellier, you can travel to Brussels South/Midi with Eurostar or with Intercity Brussels. In Brussels you can catch a connecting TGV train so that you don’t have to pass through, but around, Paris. To travel with TGV to other destinations in France, like Bordeaux, Toulouse and Straatsburg, you’ll first need to travel to Paris Nord with Eurostar. Read more about changing trains in Paris Nord and Brussels-South/Midi

      Rates TGV

      TGV has different rates. Prices depend on the time of booking (early booking is cheaper!) and the flexibility of the ticket relating to changing and cancelling. TGV can be booked three months in advance. SNCF sometimes extends this for 4-5 months, you can see this in the booking module.

      Tickets TGV

      You can book tickets online to almost all TGV destinations. Online booking is simple, making it very easy to discover la douce France in a pleasant way!

      Seat reservations

      You TGV ticket always includes a seat reservation. So you book a ticket for a specific train. The carriage and seat number is indicated on your ticket. The carriage numbers are printed on the side of TGV trains. That way you'll know the best place to board the train.

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      Book in advance and save money!

        Do you want to and can you book far in advance? Choose a Non-flex ticket for the lowest fare. Please note, you will not be able to cancel or rebook the ticket. If you want more flexibility, choose another rate.

        General tips for getting the cheapest tickets
        • Book as early as possibly to have the most chance of getting the cheapest tickets
        • Tickets for eurostar and TGV can be booked 122 days in advance
        • For a weekend getaway, travel Sat-Sun-Mon instead of Fri-Sat-Sun.
        • Book online to avoid booking fee

        Tips to get the best rates

        TGV classes

        TGV has 2 classes: Comfort 1 (1st class) and Comfort 2 (2nd class). In Comfort 1 you will benefit from additional advantages such as ample seating and complimentary lounge access.

        2nd class

        • Comfortable seating (92 cm legroom)
        • Communication and family areas
        • Extra luggage area
        • Bar carriage where you can order snacks, meals and hot and cold drinks

        1st class

        • Maximum comfort
        • Spacious and adjustable seats (as much as 95 cm legroom!)
        • Outlets for your electrical equiment
        • Bar carriage where you can order snacks, meals and hot and cold drinks
        • More flexibility when cancelling or changing tickets
        • Access to the NS International Lounges at Amsterdam Centraal, Schiphol and Rotterdam Centraal

        On board TGV

        From within the light, cheerful compartments, designed by French designer Christain Lacroix, you will see the French country side fly past while you enjoy the optimal comfort of the spacious seats with headrest, folding table, footrest, adjustable backrest and personal nightlight!
        Read more about TGV

        Luggage

        You may bring 2 large items of luggage and a single piece of carry-on luggage. At either side of each carriage, there are luggage racks where you can place your luggage. It is not permitted to take tandems and other bulky items with you.

        • Travel bags, backpacks, suitcases
        • Folding bicycles (bicycles must be folded and packed)
        • Bicycles with detached front and back wheel, and packed in a case no larger than 120x90 cm
        • Skis
        • Strollers (folded)
        • Surfboards (packed, maximum dimensions 120x90 cm)
        • (Electric) wheelchairs (folded)

        Family areas

        Travelling with TGV is comfortable and practical for families. Tip! Book a place in the area especially reserved for families: your children have access to a table which they can use to play and you can easily heat up a meal for them or change a diaper. In this case, you can not book tickets online but you can book tickets by calling our Service Centre (030-2300023).

        Food and drink

        Do you want something to eat or drink? TGV offers a wide variety of meals that are available in the Bar TGV, the kiosk or one of the vending machines. At the same time, you can discover our selection of DVDs, magazines, games and cards!