- Travel fast and in comfort to France with Thalys and TGV
- Enjoy the beautiful French countryside
- Arrive in the centre of the city
- Book up to 3 months before departure
Travel by train to the North-East of France
TGV offers the optimal connections for a vacation in the Reims Champagne region, beautiful burgundy wine routes through the French countryside or a visit to the European Parliament in Strasbourg.
Practical information for TGV
Changing trains in Paris
If you are travelling to France with TGV, you will have to change trains in Paris. With Thalys you will travel from Amsterdam Central Station, Schiphol and Rotterdam Central Station on the high-speed track to Paris Gare du Nord. There you take the metro. Metro tickets are available at the bar carriage on Thalys or from the vending machines at the stations (bring enough loose change). Your layover in Paris is about an hour; the booking module takes this into account.
To Dijon and Lausanne
From Paris Gare du Nord take the RER line D towards Corbeil Essonnes, to Paris Gare de Lyon station, where TGVs depart to several destination in the (South-)East of France. You can find more information in the PDF document: Download detailed transfer information from Gare du Nord to Gare de Lyon.
From Paris Gare du Nord take metro line 4 to Mairie de Montrouge, to Gare de l'Est station. Walking from Gare du Nord to Gare de l'Est is also possible, the stations are located close to each other and the are signs to lead the way.
You can find more information in the PDF document: Download detailed transfer information to Gare de de l'Est.
More information on the transfer can also be found on the the page about transit stations.
Do you need to wait a while for your TGV connection? At Paris Gare du Nord, you will find a large number of facilities to make the wait more pleasant.
TGV has different pricing levels. Prices depend on the time of booking (early booking is cheaper!) and the flexibility of the ticket relating to rebook and cancel. TGV can be booked three months in advance. SNCF sometimes extends this for 4-5 months, you can see this in the booking module.
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