Arrival from France

Karte: Anreise aus Frankreich


Due to the epidemiological situation, international train services are currently still limited. Daily updated information can be found here.

Travelling on the TGV Lyria combines French flair and Swiss quality: the “TGV Lyria” trains travel daily from Paris to Switzerland – in just three hours. Destinations that can be reached by direct connection include Zurich, Basel, Geneva and Lausanne.

Thanks to the three comfort classes STANDARD, STANDARD 1ère (First) and BUSINESS 1ère (First), TGV Lyria offers the perfect option for every need – whether with all-inclusive services such as a warm 3-course-menu at the seat or a smaller service at a more affordable price. Good to know: Seat reservation is required and automatically added when booking. Thus, all is set for a comfortable arrival. In no more than three to four hours, passengers reach their desired destination in Switzerland. TGV Lyria welcomes guests to its renewed two-story trainsets, which are more comfortable and equipped with wifi.

Direct connections Approximate travel time Times per day
Paris – Basel 3 h 05 min up to 6
Paris – Genève 3 h 10 min up to 8
Paris – Lausanne via Jura 3 h 40 min up to 3
Paris – Lausanne via Genève 3 h 55 min up to 3
Paris – Zürich 4 h 05 min up to 6
Marseille – Genève 3 h 45 min once (July & August only)
Services TGV Lyria

Travel classes

  • BUSINESS 1ère (1st class)
  • STANDARD 1ère (1st class)
  • STANDARD (2nd class)

Available for all classes

  • Free WiFi on all trains
  • Bar coach with catering concept “LE DELI”

Available exclusively for STANDARD 1ère and BUSINESS 1ère

  • Access to Salon SNCF Grand Voyageur TGV INOUI in Paris Gare de Lyon

Available exclusively for BUSINESS 1ère

  • A dedicated on-board staff, trained with the values of Franco-Swiss know-how and excellence
  • Welcome drink and Oshibori (moist towelette)
  • Warm meal at the seat included in the fare
  • Free beverages
  • Quiet coaches
  • Flexibility to pick any train connection on that day to the selected destination
Timetable & Tickets


Holders of a Swiss Travel System ticket are entitled to a discount on cross-border TGV tickets from France. These global tickets also count as seat reservation.

Standard fare (Presale: 120 days prior to departure date)

  • Full flexibility (free choice of train on a chosen date and route)
  • Seat reservation included in the fare. In case of change of train, the original reservation will lapse (seat reservation is not guaranteed; moreover, the free meal service for Business 1ère passengers cannot be guaranteed.)
  • Standard fare available in all three service classes

Saver fare (Presale: 120 days prior to departure date)

  • Partial flexibility available in the classes STANDARD and STANDARD 1ère (rebooking possible at a surcharge)
  • No-flexibility offer available only in STANDARD (valid only on the booked date and train)
  • Seat reservation required and included in the fare
  • Cannot be combined with other discounts
  • Limited offer of saver tickets available

Note: Passengers are required to board the train no later than two minutes prior to the scheduled departure. After that, access to the train can no longer be guaranteed.

Lunch time on TGV Lyria