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For speed, comfort and travelling in style forget heading to the airport. The TGV trains offer everything you need for an enjoyable hassle-free trip around Europe.

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The best time to book your TGV train ticket is 90 days in advance as this is when you will find the best deals on fares.

To travel on the TGV trains you must have a reservation and you can collect your ticket at the station at the self-service machines up to 30 minutes before departure, or you can opt for the Print@home ticket when you book online.

This means you can print your ticket out at home and take it with you to the station. It’s easy.

Remember to keep your ticket and passport handy when on the train as the ticket and passport control will take place onboard.

Relaxing onboard

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TGV 1st Class - © Patrick Curtet - SNCF mediatheque

First Class

For extra luxury when travelling there is nothing more special than travelling in First Class and the TGV First Class offers extra legroom and larger seats to help you enjoy your journey. Passengers in First Class can also book solo seats for some extra privacy, and for those who are using the TGV journey to catch up with work and meet with colleagues there is also the Club space for groups of two or four.

Wheelchair users should reserve the wheelchair space at the time of reservation.

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TGV 2nd Class - © Patrick Curtet - SNCF mediatheque

Standard Class

Travellers who choose Standard Class on the TGV will not be disappointed. The TGV trains are built for comfort and style across all classes and all passengers will have a drop down table for their laptops, power points in some TGV trains, and a bar buffet where they can enjoy hot and cold refreshments. There are also vending machines throughout the trains.

For travellers with children there are baby changing and bottle warming facilities and also some TGV trains offer a dedicated play area for kids. Please note that smoking is not allowed anywhere on any TGV trains.