Reservations are required for a TGV ride. Reservations can be made at the station, by phone at 3635, online at Voiage-sncf.com or at an approved travel agency. The ticket is valid only for the train you have booked, neither before nor after, unless you opt for a professional ticket, which is more expensive. Price Know that you pay, whatever happens, 5 euros booking fee. When paying for your tickets, these booking fees are included in the price. There are 2 classes available to you: 2nd class, cheapest and 1st class, more expensive. “Cheap travel” sites usually offer you a second class by default. (price recorded in May 2021)
Arriving at the station
Attention! Some stations in France are saturated at any time of the day! Those who visit Gare de Lion Part Dieu know about the traffic problems in the hall. You don’t arrive just before your train leaves. Preferred schedules To make it easier to get on the train, give preference to early morning travel. Passengers are quieter and staff more accessible. If necessary, plan a hotel near the station. Avoid Friday or Sunday nights at all costs, especially when you go on vacation. If you go to Paris by train from the provinces, choose in the middle of the morning, which is often quiet.
Locating your train Like any train, your TGV will be assigned a line. For TGV, rails are often shown at the last minute to intentionally cause congestion and prevent luggage thieves from getting on the train before departure. Arrangement The sign indicates the position of the car in relation to the markers on the platform. Get help if needed. If, when you arrive at your place, someone is already there, check your seat number. Always call the controller to resolve the dispute.
The car bar allows you to freshen up or eat. Since the products are too expensive, take precautions before boarding the train and limit yourself to coffee. In case of significant delay, the envelopes are divided. Don’t throw them away, this is not an apology letter! This is the first step to recovering your ticket.