TGV International

Seating Options

Remember when Second Class travel meant sacrificing comfort to save money?

Well, we left those days in the dust at 200 mph. With reclining seats and adjustable head and footrests. With individual reading lights and even more legroom. All part of the cheery purple and red Christian Lacroix designed interiors of the new Second Class compartments. And the amenities continue. You’ll find “Le Bureau” in every TGV. This is a dedicated communications area with power outlets for your utmost convenience. You can also choose the most appropriate seating arrangement for you or your group: from duo side by side seating, to four seats facing each other with a fold-down table between them called a Club 4. There's also a devoted Family Space: 4 fold-away seats facing each other with a fold down table. Additionally, the TGV has baby changing facilities and special family areas with play tables.

Second Class? It’s something you’ll only notice on your ticket.

TGV Second Class Layout

Please note: this seating chart is a representation of an Economy car. Your actual train may have slight variations in the number of seats, restrooms, or table placements.

Duo Seats

Aisle and window seats next to each other with pull-down tables.

© SNCF – Patrick Curtet

Club 4 Seat

Four seats facing each other across a table.

Meals & Concessions

TGV bar car

We know you didn’t travel Second Class to spend all the money you saved buying onboard meals. That’s why there’s a TGV Bar in coaches carrying a wide selection of reasonably priced food and snacks. Or create your own tasty menu with hot dishes, salads, sandwiches and yummy desserts. (There’s even a child’s menu for the little ones). Enjoy your delights at a table in the friendly TGV bar or take them back to your comfy seat. Choose where you want to eat, choose how you want to eat, just choose Rail Europe. We’ll make everything easier to digest.

On Board Services

Luggage rack on TGV

Second Class on-board services are numerous. In addition to the comfortable environment at your seat, there is also a bar-buffet car which sells magazines, children’s games, USB sticks, subway tickets (for Paris, Lyon, Milan and Turin) and a great selection of drinks and snacks.

Services at the station

Not only will you find many TGV stations architectural masterpieces, but technological ones as well. With WiFi access in some stations, and engineering marvels routinely gliding in and out of every one. There’s low-tech practicality as well, with multi-lingual signage that makes the journey throughout the station easy to navigate. Looking to disconnect? You’ll discover plenty of fine restaurants, eateries and places to shop in these thriving central hubs.