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Amazing Trains - Take them everywhere

I have lived in France for the summers for the past number of years and whenever I go there, I... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jasper S
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College Park, Maryland
3 hours train from Swiss to Paris

read the review from previous users, I guess I'm the lucky one. I & my families travel from... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jax0214
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Penang Island, Malaysia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have lived in France for the summers for the past number of years and whenever I go there, I always use the TGV. (Along with the other extensive SNCF services). I have taken TGVs domestically all over France and also internationally into Switzerland and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

read the review from previous users, I guess I'm the lucky one. I & my families travel from Laussane, Swiss early in the morning to take 8am train to Paris; the train depart on time & we managed to arrived Charles de Lyon by 11am++.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tried to use this train a number of times. It seems anytime it isn't working or its running way late, people say "oh, it must be because of the rain," or "oh, well it's winter..." What?! The rain? Big fierce steel train and a foggy...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

What was supposed to be a 3 hour travel from Switzerland to Paris took us more than 5 hours. The food sold is bad and the toilet is so disgusting. For tourists like me, if you intend to going to Paris and taking the train...More

Thank Imyvonnegf
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The TGV is a good solution for long distance trips inside France. As its name says, it is a very fast train. But. Delays are very frequent, change of timetables and of course the extremely high prices for their service. As far as the rest...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a disappointing experience - paid for first class as we departed at 18.23 for a 3 hour journey. Given the website referenced meals, had expected a meal would be served. No such luck. About 60 mins we got served a quarter sandwich and a...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The train is a fast and comfortable way to get to Milan. But be warned that the big number on the side of the train is not the carriage number. The carriage number is on the tiny electronic sign in the window that you don't...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Working for the railway in Canada I always tell my wife that I have no interest in travelling by train. Quite honestly I'm just tired of being on trains. As this was the high speed version I relented to travelling this one time by train....More

Thank Paul Y
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I bought my tgv ticket as I landed. It was easy enough to find the station, the service to buy a ticket was great and then the travel was easy . The train clean and has wifi charging spots if anything a vending machine for...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Traveled to straussburg, and any other option would have taken a lot longer. Just a few tips if you are not from the country... Buy tickets early, you will get an signed seat. Use the mobile app, the website tries to guess at your location...More

1  Thank Ravi Kiran N
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airogidnem
18 November 2017|
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Response from Loraine A | Reviewed this property |
If you have your ticket in advance of travel then you just need to be there about 10 mins before departure But SNCF do recommend 30 mins However trains are punctual and leave on their time slot so do not be late or your... More
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Diana D
7 September 2017|
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Response from Jacob T | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the late answer, 10 minutes is awful short, would take 30 as a minimum, delays are common for all sorts of reasons. France has implemented a "vigipirate", meaning that any suspicious package discovered causes a... More
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Ann-Marie W
2 August 2017|
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Response from Harry W | Reviewed this property |
I concur with Andy O -- there are other ways to get to Disneyland besides the TGV. And in recent years, I've found that pre-booking TGV seats is pretty important. They are heavily used and often you can't find last minute... More
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