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On-board amenities

Our TGV, Intercités and iDTGV trains are designed for your comfort and well-being, with built-in conveniences, personalized services, and a variety of pleasant, welcoming spaces designed for your travel style.


Comfort
à la carte

The choice is yours. Aboard SNCF trains requiring reservations, you have two options:

  • in 1st class, choose a single seat, two seats side by side, or a group of four seats
  • in 2nd class, choose side-by-side or facing seats

In some cases, you can even choose whether you sit in forward- or rear-facing seats, or on the upper or lower level of the train.

For overnight travel, choose between a reclining seat and a couchette. Overnight Intercités trains also offer private areas designed for individuals, couples, families, and groups of friends. Women travelling alone can also book a compartment for women only.


Aboard
your TGV

A wealth of amenities are waiting when you board your TGV. Whether your train is new or newly renovated, single- or double-decker, we’ve designed everything to make your journey more pleasant. Travel in comfort with our adjustable, ergonomic seats, available in both 1st and 2nd class.

Like to read when you travel? On TGVs, you'll have your own reading light on or near your seat. The light is soft and pleasant, so you can read to your heart’s content without disturbing your neighbours.

Need to recharge your smartphone or tablet? On most of our lines, every 1st class seat now has its own power outlet, and in 2nd class, outlets are available for select destinations.

Want to use your computer or enjoy a meal? Adjust your folding tray table to the position of your choice to create your own personal comfort zone.

To make it easier for you to move about on board, our TGV coaches feature lighting that adjusts throughout the day, as well as a ventilation system that recycles the air and regulates the temperature. Platforms between coaches are specially designed to allow you to make mobile calls easily, without disturbing your fellow passengers, and on select TGVs, the platform between 2nd-class coaches is fitted out as office space, with electrical outlets for all to use.

And your luggage is never far away on our TGVs. Stow heavy and/or bulky bags in the designated areas at the entrance to your compartment, and put soft-sided luggage and carryon bags in the overhead rack above your seat. Select TGV trains also have storage spaces especially for bicycles.

Bottom line: we’ve got everything you need to relax and enjoy your journey.

Book now

By telephone

From inside France, dial 36 35. You pay €0.40/min including tax, plus any fees charged by your service provider.

In SNCF stations and sales offices

Find a station or sales office near you

At an authorized travel agency

Browse our list of authorized travel agencies


Book now

By telephone

From inside France, dial 36 35. You pay €0.40/min including tax, plus any fees charged by your service provider.

On the Internet

Log on to Voyages SNCF, and when you place your order, choose the “Carré ou famille” option

In SNCF stations and sales offices

Find a station or sales office near you

At an authorized travel agency

Browse our list of authorized travel agencies

Family

Carré
Famille TGV

Taking a high-speed TGV with your children? Book a Carré Famille in 2nd class, and you'll have four facing seats, separated from the rest of the compartment by a glass wall.

Carré Famille seats are height-adjustable, and the tables can fold away to leave more room for play. 

And if your family includes an infant or toddler, feel free to use our nursery area, complete with changing table.

Need to heat your child’s bottle or baby food? Simply ask, and our catering staff will be happy to oblige.


Espace
Familles

Want to enjoy some family time aboard your train? Book your 2nd class seats aboard one of our Espace Familles coaches. This family-friendly option is available every weekend aboard many TGV trains serving select destinations on our Atlantic and South-East lines. You’ll share the coach with other families, so your children can play freely together during the journey—and you don’t have to worry about disturbing other passengers.

And because the Espace Familles is right next door to the nursery area, travelling with your infant or toddler is easier too.

Book now

By telephone

From inside France, dial 36 35. You pay €0.40/min including tax, plus any fees charged by your service provider.

On the Internet

Log on to Voyages SNCF, and when you place your order, choose the “Carré ou famille” option

In SNCF stations and sales offices

Find a station or sales office near you

At an authorized travel agency

Browse our list of authorized travel agencies


Business travel

Espace
Pro Première

In Espace Pro Première, a coach exclusively for business travellers, you’ll find extra amenities to make your journey more pleasant and productive. There’s no extra charge for this service, and as long as space is available, you’re automatically assigned a seat in Espace Pro Première when you book your Pro 1ère TGV ticket. Benefits include:

  • complimentary French magazines—Challenges, Le Point, Elle, L’Express, Paris Match and Le Nouvel Observateur
  • hot beverages (available for purchase) and complimentary cold beverages
  • a snack served at your seat—sweet or savoury, depending on the time of day
  • priority access to in-seat dining (1)
  • our advance taxi booking service. Simply present your Pro 1ère ticket, and the conductor will have a taxi waiting for you at the station. You settle your fare directly with your driver (2).

Learn more about Espace Pro Première

(1) In-seat dining available for an additional fee on trains from Paris to Bordeaux, Lyon, Marseille, Montpellier, Nantes, Rennes and Strasbourg. In-seat food purchase is available on trains from Paris to Lille. Available on select trains, Monday through Friday, except on bank holidays and during the Christmas and school summer holidays.

(2) Our Pro Première taxi booking service is available on trains from Paris to Bordeaux, Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Montpellier, Nantes, Rennes and Strasbourg, and on Intercités trains to Paris from Nice, Arras, Limoges and Clermont-Ferrand. Simply ask your conductor.


Travel your way
with iDTGV & TGV

iDTGV
When you travel with iDTGV, your ticket includes a choice of two different travel styles: iDZEN and iDZAP.

Want to travel in peace and quiet? Choose our iDZEN coaches, where nothing prevents you from resting, reading or simply reflecting during your journey. In iDZEN, passengers talk quietly, turn off their mobiles, and use a headset for digital entertainment. Pets stay at home.

If you prefer a livelier atmosphere, choose iDZAP, where you can socialize and enjoy our entertainment options. The iDZAP coach is perfect for families travelling with small children and passengers who need to use their mobiles during their journey. And if you love culture, rent one of our Digitab touch-tablets to indulge your passion for cinema, music, reading or games. To rent a tablet, simply head for the café-bar.

Have a question or a problem? Don’t hesitate to ask your iDTGV coordinators—they’re on board to assist you and ensure that you have a pleasant journey.

Book your iDTGV ticket now

Espace Calme TGV
Travelling 1st class on one of our TGVs? Consider booking in our Espace Calme,* a dedicated area where you can travel in peace and quiet. Available at no extra charge for select destinations. In Espace Calme, everyone enjoys a restful journey by following a few simple principles:

  • keep conversations quiet
  • use headphones
  • make phone calls on the platform between coaches
  • silence electronic devices.

Our conductors ensure that everyone follows these basic guidelines. They're ready to assist you and make your journey a pleasant one.

*Availability varies. In some cases, Espace Calme seating is offered every day; in others, only on Saturday and Sunday

Browse destinations offering Espace Calme

Book your seat in Espace Calme

By telephone

From inside France, dial 36 35. You pay €0.40/min including tax, plus any fees charged by your service provider.

In SNCF stations and sales offices

Find a station or sales office near you

At an authorized travel agency

Browse our list of authorized travel agencies


Book your Intercités ticket now

By telephone

From inside France, dial 36 35. You pay €0.40/min including tax, plus any fees charged by your service provider.

In SNCF stations and sales offices

Find a station or sales office near you

At an authorized travel agency

Browse our list of authorized travel agencies

Aboard your
Intercités train

On Intercités trains requiring reservations, you’ll find special coaches and amenities designed to make your journey a comfortable one­­—by day or by night.

Travelling with your family on a daytime Intercités train requiring reservations? Take advantage of our Services coach (coach no. 3 or 13 of your train). Amenities include:

  • three 6-seat compartments designed especially for families, plus a changing table in the handicap toilets complete with an outlet for your bottle-heater.
  • Espace Kid, a play area for your children
  • room to accommodate 4 passengers with disabilities and 4 accompanying persons
  • a bicycle storage area that you can book in the station or by telephone (1)

Travelling on an Intercités overnight train? The Services coach features vending machines with sweet and savoury snacks as well as hot and cold beverages, and on-board staff are on hand to assist you and make your journey smoother. And for your peace of mind and your child’s safety, couchettes feature safety netting to prevent falls.

If you’d rather travel in private, either alone or with family and friends, Intercités overnight trains can offer you a private area of your own (2). Simply book an entire compartment for your private use: in 1st class, you’ll have four couchettes, and in 2nd class, you'll have six.

(1) To find out whether this service is offered for your route, call 36 35 (you pay €0.40/min including tax, plus any fees charged by your service provider), or visit your local station or SNCF sales office. Storage is limited to available space and costs €10 per bicycle.
(2) This service is available to groups of at least 4 paying passengers in 2nd class and to one or more paying passengers in 1st class. The terms and conditions for exchanges and refunds are the same as for one-way tickets. You must pay on line: you may choose the e-ticket option, collect your ticket at a self-service machine, or have it sent to your address at no charge. For 2nd class couchettes, there is a flat fee of €45 for any group of at least 4 paying passengers. For 1st class couchettes, there is a flat fee of €40 for any group of 3 passengers, €50 for groups of 2, and €70 for individuals