* exception: early bird sale for travel in summer (July and August) and winter period (Christmas and ski season). For these periods, the date of the early bird sale is to be specified each year.
As a result of planned engineering works near Lyon on Saturday 25 March 2023, the TGV INOUI trains that connect Brussels to the South of France will be diverted via Lyon St-Exupéry and will not call at Lyon Part-Dieu station. Please check departure or arrival station carefully if you are booking your journey to/from Lyon.
Lyon St-Exupéry (airport) is located 27 km. outside the city center, and is connected to Lyon with the Rhône Express tram service (travel time: 30 mins. More information on www.rhonexpress.fr).
The TGV INOUI bar carriage is open to all passengers. Here you can purchase a wide selection of refreshments including drinks, warm meals, sandwiches and salads (to eat on the spot or take away to your seat), as well as magazines, children's games, USB sticks, Paris Metro maps, etc.
The on-board work areas are specially designed for working or simply making phone calls and are located in carriages 6 and 7. You’ll find a table and electrical sockets there.
Book the family compartment to enjoy a relaxing journey with your children, who’ll have the freedom to move around and play as they please. Each train has 8 family areas with 4 seats in carriages 6 and 7.
To reserve a family compartment (subject to availability), simply request one when booking. You can do this at any SNCB International station, via the SNCB International Contact Centre or at your travel agency.
For most high-speed trains (notably Thalys, Eurostar, TGV INOUI, TGV Lyria and ICE), the cheapest fares are available in limited quantities. So to benefit from the best prices, we suggest you avoid peak times and book your journey as far ahead as possible.
In some circumstances, it can be more cost-effective to travel as a group, as some rail companies offer fares which are exclusively available to small groups of 3-5 passengers. Examples include the Thalys "Mini Group" fare or the "Pack Tribu" fare on TGV INOUI.
Finally, many railway operators regularly run temporary offers on fares, offering passengers good deals on rail travel. To ensure you don't miss out on these offers, we recommend you visit our website or Facebook page regularly, or sign up for our newsletter.
The booking period can vary from one type of train to another. The main international trains at a glance:
There's no strict limit on the number of luggage items that you can take with you on TGV INOUI, but make sure you only take luggage that you can easily carry and easily store in the spaces provided for this purpose.
Smaller luggage can be stored in the luggage racks right above your seat. For larger luggage, you will find spaces at the ends and in the middle of each carriage.
Each piece of luggage must be provided with a label showing the name and surname of the traveler (legal obligation in France)..
Are allowed as hand luggage: suitcases, travel bags and backpacks.
The following are also admitted as hand luggage (one item per traveller):