Train Paris → LausanneFrom HK$264
- Departure station : Paris gare lyon (Place Louis Armand 75571 Paris cedex 12)
- Arrival station : Lausanne (Lausanne station 1003 Lausanne)
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Main stations in Paris and Lausanne
Paris Gare de Lyon Train Station
Address: Place Louis Armand 75571 Paris cedex 12Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 5:45am to 9:45pm
Saturday and Sunday: 5:45am to 9:45pm Trains operating in and from this station:
High speed trains (TGV), Regional trains (TER, Corail)
SNCF rail agents, Car Parking, Currency exchange, Ticket Office, Assistance for disabled, Lockers, Lounge, Lost and found, Tourist Information Point, Toilets, Luggage storage, Wi-Fi Internet, ATM and Phone cabins.
Lausanne Train Station
Address: Lausanne station 1003 LausanneOpening hours: Monday to Friday: 12am to 11:59pm
Saturday and Sunday: 12am to 11:59pm
Trains operating in and from this station:
High speed trains, Intercity trains
Tourist Office, Assistance for disabled persons, Wheelchair access, Lost and found, Places to eat in the station, Rental Services, Toilets, Luggage storage, Bank & Currency Exchange, Wi-Fi Internet, ATM and Phone cabins.
Travel inspiration in Paris and Lausanne
Your travel by train from Paris to Lausanne
Lying on the shores of Lake Geneva is Switzerland’s Lausanne and getting there from Paris takes just under four hours on the high speed TGV Lyria. The air-conditioned trains offer two classes of service and First Class passengers enjoy refreshments in their seats. There’s a buffet car too with hot and cold snacks. All passengers relax in comfortable reclining chairs watching the scenery slip by.
The TGV Lyria leaves Paris from its busy hub of Gare de Lyon, which is easy to reach from anywhere in central Paris on the metro or RER or even by bus or taxi. Once in Lausanne public transport from the Metro line M2 to buses and overland trains are easily accessible. The station also has regional express and intercity trains departing regularly for destinations around Switzerland as well as a simple train connection to the airport.
Travellers who are visiting Lausanne from Paris and returning to the French capital should choose a point to point ticket. Or further train travel a rail pass is the best option. For example, select the Eurail France Switzerland pass or the Eurail Select Pass for travel in five bordering countries except France.
Visit Lausanne and discover other popular train journeys
This pretty Swiss city lying on the shores of Lake Geneva is the home of the International Olympic Committee and sport is an important part of its history and culture. Visitors enjoy the medieval city centre and the gothic architecture, especially the eye-catching Cathedral. There are art and photography museums and the city is home to the Bejart Ballet too.
From Lausanne with a Swiss Rail Pass the country is there for the taking: Geneva, Zurich, the mountain villages and towns.
Reviews & ratings Paris - Lausanne
We travelled from Paris to Laussane it was on time, very comfortable, the lunch was of a high standard and the staff offered a high standard of service.
The trip was good and the train was comfortable. The only issue we faced was at Gare De Lyon station (Paris) as the train arrived a few minutes late and the escalator was not working. So, it was difficult to lift all my baggage's and board the train. Also, the there was no marking on the coach (ours was coach 6). I had to get hold of an official on the platform (who was not speaking English)to let us know which is coach 6.
My trip for the above is very good. Ground staff were helpful this time, seats were comfortable, convenient and price was reasonable. The cabins however were not clean. Lots of rubbish fell in between and quite dusty, rather unsightly. Regards, Lyn
We were among the first to walk up to the train, and almost the last to board. We'd printed out tickets from home, and somehow the electronic format made the train number (turned out to be 11) unreadable. We were sent by one attendee down to speak to another ("he should be right outside"), that we had to wait 15 minutes for him to try scanning our document. Turned out we were all the way back at the front, and that the door there was broken. We ended up having to walk through two sections of first class to reach our second class seats, lugging large luggage with us the whole way. On arriving at our seating, we discovered that my wife and I weren't even seated next to each other, even though we bought the tickets 2 months before!
I think the quality of Rail Europe is very good. But I still have to suggest the "Toilet Flush" indication need to be clearly. When I used the toilet, me and my friends take a few time to find the flush button. Thx
We had a wonderful trip from Lausanne to Paris in TGV. Bang on Time every time. Wonderful crew. Smooth reservations thru web. Seats allotted together for family. Surprisingly the fare was higher from Paris to Lausanne than from Lausanne to Paris. The fare is the only thing which is on the higher side i thought. Other wise a great travel. Would travel in TGV Lyria again.
The trains were good .
It has been an absolute joy travelling in this trip. 4-hour journey ended quickly with no disruption. One of the best travelling experiences i have had.
Notwithstanding the delay of more than 20 minutes to Lausanne, the trip was generally comfortable. The staff are professional and quite helpful.
Trip was nice, Trains were punctual and clean - this is the only trans-europ trip I have taken so I don't have much to compare it to, but if I was going from country to country again I would definately consider using the TGV service again
The trip didn't start well - after walking the length of the train to our allocated coach at the rear, we were then ordered off (in French, no translation) and told that the rear half of the train wasn't being used. Having then found unreserved seats after hauling our heavy luggage into the front of the train, half way through the journey, we were once again removed from our seats and told to sit in ones that corresponded to the seat numbers in our original carriage. On top of that, the train left 15 minutes late. But to be fair, the driver did make up a few minutes in the course of the journey, so we didn't arrive too late in Paris. Overall impression - confirms the usual attitude and performance of French railways.
Preferred mode to air travel between Lausanne and Paris. Breakfast on-board was a nice surprise and it was good. No Wi-Fi, though read somewhere it was available. Seats were really comfy and the ride was quiet. All in, satisfaction for the price paid.
Our trip from Paris Gare De Lyon was a good one on the TGV Lyria. However, certain things could have made it better. 1. The train could have been a bit more cleaner. 2. There were a few stops that, while necessary, delayed the trip - although they did mention the same and apologized at the destination.
Staff was friendly. But Train had 30 min delay from begining. OK, winter time. Power gridd 230 V doesnt work. Toilet was uncleam. WiFi doesnt work. I was traveling in 1st class....