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TGV INOUI for business travellers

Do you frequently travel by train for work? We have a wealth of services and benefits for you, from special fares and priority boarding to a complimentary beverage on the platform.

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The ultimate long-distance travel experience

When you choose TGV INOUI for business, you can count on comfortable high-speed travel that’s connected, efficient and relaxing.  

Learn more about our Business Première package to enjoy exclusive travel services and preferential terms for ticket exchanges and refunds. 

Work or relax in a TGV INOUI Grand Voyageur lounge 

When you choose Business Première, you get special treatment even before you board your train.

Time to kill at the station? While you wait for your train, visit your TGV INOUI Grand Voyageur lounge—an oasis of calm with free WiFi, a wide selection of complimentary beverages, and your choice of newspapers and magazines. 

Leaving early or arriving late? No problem. Our TGV INOUI Grand Voyageur lounges offer extended hours on weekdays and weekends, in 12 major stations across France1.

Leave boarding hassles behind

When it’s time to board your TGV INOUI, you can skip the lines with our Accès Express3 service. You’ll save time with priority access on the platform and dedicated lines in SNCF sales offices. 

And your crew will welcome you on the platform with a complimentary hot or cold beverage and newspaper. This service is available on select lines1, Monday through Friday at rush hour. 

Travel in comfort

Once on board, you can enjoy the comforts of TGV INOUI: up-to-date interiors, power points, comfortable seats and optimized tray tables. Want to work during your journey? Stay connected from end to end with our on-board WiFi. 

Need a snack but don’t have time to visit the café-bar? Easy. Order your food and beverages on line and pick up them quickly with priority service.

Business Première travel in 3 easy steps

Business Première travel in 3 easy steps

Business Première travel in 3 easy steps:

1. In the TGV INOUI Grand Voyageur lounge
A business traveller is seated in the SNCF Grand Voyageur lounge working on his laptop. He says: “In this premium space, it’s easy to work or relax.”

2. At the boarding gate
A business traveller has just come through the boarding gate. He says: “With Accès Express, I can skip the line, and I get free coffee and a newspaper on the platform.”

3. Aboard your TGV INOUI
A Business Première traveller is seated aboard a TGV INOUI working on his laptop.  He says: “I can use the on-board WiFi to prepare for my meeting and catch up on work. And I order from the café-bar on line, so I don’t have to wait.”

Special fares for business travellers

We’ve got great deals on business travel for you and your company. When you choose SNCF, you’ll enjoy discounted fares and exclusive terms on all your tickets. Learn more about our tickets, passes and business travel services.

Liberté card

Do you make more than four return journeys a year? With a Liberté card, you’ll have year-round access to fixed, discounted fares. For an annual fee of €399, you’ll save 45% on 2nd-class tickets and 60% on 1st-class tickets in France and other European countries—even at the last minute. 

You can use your Liberté card when you travel with TGV INOUI and Intercités, and it entitles you to 25%-50% off TER tickets as well. 

And when you join our Contrat Pro plan, the price for your Liberté card drops from €399 to €379. You save €20.

Learn more about the Liberté card

Flexibilité Maximum and Échange Garanti

Is your business calendar hard to predict? We’ve got the solution. When you choose Business Première, Liberté or Fréquence tickets, you automatically qualify for our Flexibilité Maximum programme, with free refunds guaranteed up to 30 minutes after your train departs. And our Échange Garanti4 programme allows free exchanges for a same-day train, even if it’s full.

Exclusive terms

If your business joins our Contrat Pro or Contrat Grand Compte plan, you’ll enjoy exclusive savings, including: 

  • a €20 discount on the price of your Liberté card5
  • 5% off our Business Première fare6
  • exclusive access to our Pro Seconde fare, SNCF’s most flexible7 offer in 2nd class

Learn more about our Contrat Pro plan

Learn more about our Contrat Grand Compte plan

1 Paris-Est station: Monday through Friday 06.00-21.00, weekends 07.00-20.00.

Paris-Lyon station: Monday through Friday 06.30-21.00, weekends 07.00-20.00.

Paris-Montparnasse station: Monday through Friday 06.15-21.15, weekends 07.00-20.00.

Paris-Nord station: Monday through Friday, 06.30-21.00, weekends and bank holidays 07.00-20.00.

Bordeaux station: Monday through Friday 06.00-22.00, weekends 07.00-20.00.

Lille Europe station: Monday through Friday 06.15-20.00, weekends 08.00-20.00.

Lille-Flandres station: Monday through Friday 06.00-21.00, weekends 08.00-20.00.

Lyon Part-Dieu station: Monday through Friday 05.40-20.15, weekends and holidays 07.00-20.00.

Marseille-St-Charles station: Monday through Friday 06.00-20.30, weekends 07.00-20.00.

Nantes station: Monday through Friday 05.30-20.30, weekends 07.00-20.00.

Rennes station: Monday through Friday 06.00-20.00, Saturday 06.00-20.00, Sunday 07.30-20.00.

Strasbourg station: Monday through Friday 05.30-21.30, weekends 07.00-20.00.

2 Services available Monday through Friday (excluding school holidays), at rush hour (trains departing between 07.00 and 09.00 and between 16.30 and 18.30), on the following TGV INOUI lines: Paris-Bordeaux, Paris-Lille Flandres and Europe, Paris-Lyon Part-Dieu, Paris-Marseille, Paris-Montpellier, Paris-Nantes, Paris-Rennes and Paris-Strasbourg.

3 This service is now being rolled out. 

4 You must exchange your ticket before you board your train. If you do not, you will have the same status as a passenger travelling without a valid ticket, and once on board you will be charged the amount required under our Passenger Fares agreement. You can exchange same-day tickets purchased at the Liberté card, Fréquence pass, Pro Seconde or Business Première fare—even for a full train—via the TGV INOUI Pro app, at a self-service machine, or at a station or sales office. If you exchange your ticket before departure and your train is full, the conductor will welcome you aboard unless safety considerations require them to refuse. You are not guaranteed a seat.

5 The annual fee for Liberté cards is reduced from €399 to €379.

6 Discount applies to the Business Première fare for customers who do not hold a Liberté card when they book within seven days of departure

7 Exchange your Pro Seconde ticket free of charge, up to 30 minutes after departure. We issue ticket refunds free of charge in stations and SNCF sales offices at the point of departure, up to 30 minutes after departure. Starting 30 minutes before departure, you may make only two exchanges, and they are limited to other same-day trains and journeys that include your original journey. If you exchange your tickets within the 30 minutes before departure, they are no longer refundable.