For anyone travelling around France by train it is impossible to ignore the sleek high speed TGV.
France’s high speed TGV takes millions of train travellers all over France and many of them are enjoying a secret benefit – the TGV Prem’s tickets.
TGV Prem’s tickets are available to buy 90 days before a train departs and offer the lowest fares available on the network.
Train travellers in France planning to take a day trip out of Paris or a weekend away, or those who wish to travel during the school holidays can still benefit from the Prem’s as the low fares are available during these peak travel times.
The idea is that the more flexible you are the better deal you will get on the TGV tickets, so travellers should note that TGV Prem’s tickets may have slightly later departure times or departures staggered throughout the day, and these tickets are non-exchangeable and non-refundable. If you have a bit of time to be flexible TGV Prem’s are a great option for saving on train fares and they still get you where you want to go, at high speed and in the comfort of the TGV.
The TGV whisks people all over the French countryside, linking major cities to smaller towns as well as the picturesque mountains and beaches.
Train travellers can reach all corners of the country from the hub in Paris – for example you can travel from Paris to Dijon in just 1 hour 40 minutes or head to the coast and Bordeaux and Marseille with the TGV in just over three hours.
The TGV Prem’s gives you the ideal excuse to visit several cities in one visit to this diverse country. Why not spend a romantic weekend away in Avignon? The train from Paris takes just 2 hours and 40 minutes. Or in just under 2 hours you could be dining out in Lyon, the foodie centre of France.
The best way a train traveller can make the most of a TGV Prem’s is to plan the journey in advance. Travellers should book their tickets 90 days before departure to get the best deals.
Train travellers in Europe should also check out the many destinations and routes for the TGV on Rail Europe’s website to benefit from tips and ideas for their travel itinerary.
Passengers who can be a little bit flexible with their travel plans will benefit the most, and because TGV Prem’s ticket holders are more flexible, it means they can take a leisurely breakfast before catching the later train departure – a much more relaxing way to travel and even better knowing it is for a great price.
Finally, train travellers looking to bag a TGV Prem’s deal should regularly log on and check Rail Europe for last minute Prem’s deals.
If you’re quick off the mark you could be travelling at high speed towards a fantastic deal and a weekend break or holiday with the kids in no time.
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