TGV : Overview


The high-speed TGV (Train à Grande Vitesse) trains connect over 150 cities and towns in France. TGV has proudly served these cities in France and neighbouring Switzerland since 1981. A journey from Paris to Bordeaux will take only 3 hours on these trains as they reach a world-record holding 320 km/h. For 20 years it has regularly linked more than 150 destinations in France and Europe safely, quickly and comfortably.

Travel Details

Routing Travel Times Frequency
Paris - Lyon 1hr 57mins Hourly
Paris - Avignon 2hrs 40mins Hourly
Paris - Lille 1hr 02mins Hourly
Paris - Tours 1hr 10mins 2 hourly
Paris - Bordeaux 3hrs 05mins Hourly
Paris - Toulouse 5hrs 26mins 2 hourly
Paris - Strasbourg 2hrs 17mins Hourly
Paris - Basel 3hrs 27mins 4
Paris - Zurich 4hrs 20mins 3
Paris - Lausanne 3hrs 54mins 4
Paris - Geneva 3hrs 25mins 6


  • TGV trains can only be reserved 90 days prior to the train departure date.
  • Reservations are compulsory. All single tickets purchased include a seat reservation in the price. Tickets need to be validated using the automatic stamping machines at the beginning of the platform prior to boarding the train.
  • Eurail Passholders are welcome. However a seat reservation fee is compulsory.