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
(2nd class)

Accessible to STANDARD, STANDARD 1ÈRE and BUSINESS 1ÈRE passengers

  • Free WLAN on all trains
  • Bar coach
  • Train crew with Swiss-French quality standard and know-how

Accessible exclusively to STANDARD 1ÈRE and BUSINESS 1ÈRE passengers

  • Access to Salon SNCF Grand Voyageur at Paris Gare de Lyon

Accessible exclusively to BUSINESS 1ÈRE passengers

  • Welcome drink, warm meal and free beverages at the seat included
  • Quiet zone
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: 180 days prior to departure date)

  • Full flexibility thanks to free choice of train on a chosen date and route
  • Seat reservation included on booked train
  • Standard fare available in all three service classes

Saver fare (Presale: 180 days prior to departure date)

  • Partial flexibility in STANDARD and STANDARD 1ÈRE , rebooking possible against surcharge)
  • No flexibility only in STANDARD, valid only on the booked date and train
  • Seat reservation required and included
  • Cannot be combined with other discounts
  • Limited offer of saver tickets available

Note: Access to the train guaranteed until two minutes before departure.

Booking: TGV Lyria offers attractive deals for cross-border connections between France and Switzerland. These global tickets also count as seat reservation.

Lunch time on TGV Lyria