- 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
With TGV to the Swiss and French AlpsGeneva is beautifully located at the Lake of Geneva and the narrow little streets around the centuries old Place du Bourg du Four in the centre encourage you to wander around for hours.
Chambery is the gateway to kilometres of white slopes. In no time you'll be in the major ski resorts of Albertville, Tignes and Val Thorens. If you want something else: in Aix les Bains, guests can relax in the thermal baths.
Practical information for TGV
Changing trains in ParisIf 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 Geneva and ChambéryFrom Paris Gare du Nord take the RER line D towards Corbeil Essonnes, to Paris Gare de Lyon station, where TGVs depart to several destinations 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.
More information on the transfer can also be found on 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.
Rates TGVTGV 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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