TGV Train Route Map and Destinations in France

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TGV Train Routes Map

The TGV (Trains a Grande Vitesse) is the express train of France and connects the major cities of France as well as continuing through to other neighboring European countries that border France, like Luxembourg, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Germany, and Switzerland. If you can, travel on the upper deck of the duplex TGV trains for a superb view of the countryside as you speed through at the maximum of 320km/h (199mph) or slightly slower on the older trains at 300km/h (186mph).

Major Routes from Paris

All train times given here are the shortest time on a direct route. You can continue on to other cities from all these destinations.

TGV Nord from Paris Gare du Nord. Connects to the north of France, to Lille, and Eurostar to London, Lille, and Brussels.

  • Paris to Lille - 59 minutes
  • Paris to Dunkerque - 1 hour 37 minutes

TGV Est from Paris Gare de l’Est. Connects to the east of France, one of the new regions now called Grand Est, serving destinations like Reims, Metz (visit the great Pompidou Metz Museum), Nancy, Strasbourg, Luxembourg and beyond.

  • Paris to Reims - 48 minutes
  • Paris to Metz - 1 hour 27 minutes
  • Paris to Nancy – 1 hour 31 minutes
  • Paris to Strasbourg – 2 hours 18 minutes

TGV Sud-Est from Paris Gare de Lyon. Connects to the south and east of France.

  • Paris to Lyon - 1hr 59 minutes
  • Paris to Dijon - 1hr 37 minutes

TGV Alpes from Paris Gare de Lyon. Connects to the east of France and in winter is particularly useful for skiers, going on to Alpine resorts like Courchevel.

  • Paris to Grenoble - 3 hours 2 minutes
  • Paris to Annecy - 3 hours 48 minutes
  • Paris to Chambéry - 2 hours 50 minutes

TGV Méditerranée from Paris Gare de Lyon. Connects to Provence and the Cote d'Azur.

TGV Atlantique from Paris Gare Montparnasse. Connects to the south and the west of France.

  • Paris to Tours – 1 hour 49 minutes
  • Paris to Bordeaux – 2 hours 14 minutes
  • Paris to Toulouse – 5 hours 19 minutes
  • Paris to Pau – 4 hours 9 minutes
  • Paris to Lourdes – 4 hours 36 minutes
  • Paris to Le Mans – 55 minutes
  • Paris to Rennes – 1 hour 25 minutes
  • Paris to Nantes – 1 hours 56 minutes

How to buy tickets

  • The best place to check TGV prices and buy online if you are in the USA and Europe is Rail Europe.
  • Also, try Voyages sncf (in French).
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Paris to other cities

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Many but not all of the following cities are served directly by TGV express trains. With some of the following destinations, you will have to change from the TGV onto a direct express train to reach your destination. Some of the TGV stations are outside the main city, but there are always good transport links into the city. Some, like at Lyon, are beside the airport. 

All of the following articles contain links to Eurostar information from London to Paris, Lille and Brussels.

How to Get from Paris to

New Rapid No-change Service from London St Pancras to Lyon, Avignon and Marseille

In April 2015, a new service began from London to France. Various Eurostar trains leave throughout the morning and arrive in Lyon within 4 hours 41 minutes and Avignon within 5 hours 40 minutes. A separate train leaves for Marseille taking 6 hours 19 minutes. 

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