Travel Information for Our Guests
For added convenience, the Paris Charles-de-Gaulle and
Lyon Saint-Exupery Airports have high-speed train stations.
The price of train travel in France depends on whether you choose first
or second class, as well as on the time and date of travel.
If you planning your rail travel before you go, there
are a variety of affordable and flexible passes (non-consecutive days
of rail travel), including packages available for the U.S. traveler
through your travel agent or Rail Europe.
Rail passes for France include the France Railpass, the
France Rail'n Drive, Eurail. Rail Europe also offers combo-country passes,
including the France n'Italy Pass and the new France’n Spain pass.
Point-to-point tickets can also be purchased in the U.S.
Train service in France is efficient, punctual, and comfortable. It
is one of the most popular ways to get around, allowing travellers to
view the countryside in a fast, but leisurely manner. France's extensive
railway network connects large cities and towns throughout the country.
Smaller towns without train stations are generally linked by bus service
to the nearest station.
The French National Railroads' (Société Nationale des
Chemins de Fer) network of inter-city rail links also provides frequent
express and high-speed train service known as the TGV or Train à
Operating at commercial speeds of 186mph, the high-speed network also
includes European routes, featuring the Eurostar, which connects Paris
to London in just 2 1/2 hours.
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