Malaysia Airlines partners with high-speed TGV trains in France

By Chris Chamberlin, October 13 2014

Malaysia Airlines passengers heading to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport on the carrier’s flagship Airbus A380 can now connect onwards on high-speed TGV trains to destinations such as Lyon, Marseille and Strasbourg on a single airline ticket.

Jetsetters will be able to check-in at their first port of call – be it a TGV railway station or with Malaysia Airlines at the airport – and receive their boarding passes and tickets for the full journey.

As is the norm with connecting airline tickets, if the traveller books a combined Malaysia Airlines and TGV ticket but misses their onward connection due to a delay on the first leg, they will be reaccommodated onto a later service at no charge.

That applies in both directions – whether connecting from a flight onto the TGV or from the high-speed train onwards to a Malaysia Airlines flight.

TGV connections are available from and to the following train stations: Aix-en-Provence, Angers-St-Laud, Avignon, Bordeaux St Jean, Champagne-Ardenne, Le Mans, Lille, Lorraine, Lyon, Marseille, Montpellier, Nantes, Nîmes, Poitiers, Rennes, St-Pierre-des-Corps, Strasbourg, Toulon and Valence.

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Chris Chamberlin

Chris Chamberlin is the Associate Editor of Executive Traveller and lives by the motto that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, a great latte, a theatre ticket and a glass of wine!

Virgin Atlantic Airways - Flying Club

11 Apr 2011

Total posts 30

Fantastic. I think more airlines and intercity and long distance rail franchises should partner - extending each others reach and the options for travellers. 

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

25 Sep 2013

Total posts 1136

Great news.

AlG
AlG

04 Nov 2010

Total posts 674

There should be more and more of this, especially in Europe. Out of interest, does BA even let you bundle a Heathrow Express into your airfare to LHR? If not this is the very basics and they should!

QFF

06 Nov 2012

Total posts 47

This is a great idea. I believe Qatar have been doing it for some time, as well.


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