Speed from city to city on the TGV (Train a Grande Vitesse). The fastest European train service, TGV trains run at speeds of up to 320kph (200 mph) connecting all of France’s major towns and cities.
Since its launch in 1981, 2 billion passengers have travelled by high speed TGV and it’s not hard to see why. Daily services connect cities and towns through France. From the vineyards of Bordeaux and Dijon, to historic cities like Avignon and Tours, or the picturesque scenery of the Cote d’Azur or the Alps, with reliable, frequent and comfortable services, taking the TGV is the best way to travel in France and beyond.
Comfort and services
The seats on board TGV trains have been specifically designed with the passengers’ comfort in mind. Reclining seats with headrests, footrests, pull-down table and individual reading lamp are standard throughout the train and those travelling in first class also have access to power sockets so that they can plug in a computer or charge a mobile phone whilst on the move.
The menu in the bar-buffet is changed frequently but the main offering remains the same with a good selection of balanced and varied hot meals, meal deals and a large selection of drinks. Vending machines selling hot and cold drinks, snacks and sweets are also available on most trains.
Two office areas are available for use on board TGV trains whose interiors were designed by Christian Lacroix. These areas are situated in 2nd class, in the space between two carriages and they are perfect if two or three people travelling together wish to prepare for or hold a meeting.
The Family space consists of four seats facing each other and these are separated from the rest of the carriage by a glass screen. The positions of the seats and central table can be adjusted slightly to give more space and the pull-down tables in the seats become game boards, perfect for keeping children occupied during the journey. What better way to help children enjoy their journey by train!
The nursery area is located next to the Family Space and is equipped with a changing table and a bottle warmer
Facilities for passengers with reduced mobility
A dedicated space is available in 1st class for wheelchair-bound passengers. Although situated in 1st class, the passengers and their companion only pay for a 2nd class ticket.
Fare options for all!
There are three pricing categories available for those travelling on TGV trains:
With Leisure fares, people of all ages can benefit from a ticket that’s exchangeable and refundable up to the day before departure, at a great price.
From 90 days before departure up to just before travel, the Prem’s fare range allows those looking for a great deal to purchase their tickets at very reasonable prices. Available all year round, these fares are subject to availability and are non-exchangeable and non-refundable.
The TGV Pro fares are aimed at business travellers and combine efficiency, comfort and flexibility (better exchange and refund conditions) with à la carte services (‘Pro Space’ in 1st class, Taxi Reservation service, meals are payable and only on selected routes).
With the SNCF discount card range including the Jeune, Week-End, Senior+ cards, your customer can buy tickets with at least a 25% reduction guaranteed, even at the last minute.
Make sure your customer is made aware of the à la carte services available before, during and after his or her journey, to help things run more smoothly:
Acces Plus is a free reception service at the station and escort to the train for people with reduced mobility. Book the service Accès Plus at the Service Accès Plus Centre, and at least 48h before the departure of the train. http://www.sncf.com/en/services/accessibility
Train + Bicycle
Your customers have two options:
- Either pay 10€ and benefit from the «espace vélo» in certain TGV carriages,
- Or they can take their bicycle in a bike bag (which must be no bigger than 120x90cm).
Please consult www.velo.sncf.com for all info on TGV+velo.