France has an impressive range of rail services with more than 1500km of high speed lines and 15,000km of electrified track covering the length and breadth of the country, as well as linking its major towns and cities with Belgium, Germany, Spain, Italy and Switzerland. Whether you’re looking for the speed and comfort of a high speed TGV, or want to get your head down on an overnight service, there is a service for you.
Travelling at speeds of up to 200mph, the TGV trains (Train á Grand Vitesse) whisk you between major French cities and towns. Travel by TGV and you'll enjoy reserved seats and all the on-board comforts of these superb, modern trains.
Whether you're a family, a business traveller, a regular traveller or a cyclist, Téoz trains are designed with you in mind. With special areas designed for children, bicycle facilities and modern comforts in all classes, travelling on Téoz trains is a pleasure. There are a range of seating options to choose from. All seats must be booked in advance.
These generally run on the routes not served by Téoz or TGV, and usually don't require reservations. Intercités trains don't offer facilities specifically for families or bicycles.
Take TER trains to travel short distances between regions, major cities and towns and smaller destinations. Most trains offer standard and first-class seats and there's no need to book in advance.
Sleep in comfort while the train carries you to your destination with Lunéa. These trains travel overnight, so you can save on hotel bills and arrive fresh and ready to enjoy yourself.
There's a range of on-board accommodation to choose from:
- 1. reclining seats - these are the cheapest way to travel on Lunéa
- 2. standard class couchettes (6-berth compartments)
- 3. first-class couchettes (4-berth compartments)
You'll need to book in advance. You can also reserve female-only and family couchettes.
Find out more about French trains and services on the Rail Europe website.