Arrival from France

Karte: Anreise aus Frankreich

French flair and Swiss quality are just three hours apart. The “TGV Lyria” trains travel between Paris and Switzerland each day. There are direct connections to 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 downscaled service at a more affordable price. Good to know: Seat reservation is required and is included in the fare. 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 Duration 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
Paris – Lausanne via Genève 3 h 55 min
Paris – Zürich 4 h 05 min up to 6
Marseille – Genève 3 h 25 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

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.