TGV Lyria

TGV Lyria

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  • Paris - Zurich: 04:03
  • Book early, save up to 50%
  • Book up to 90 days in advance
  • E-ticket
  • High Speed trains

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TGV Lyria

TGV Lyria, high speed trains connecting France and Switzerland, serving Paris, Lausanne, Interlaken etc.

TGV Lyria is operated by SNCF, the French national railway company and CFF, the Swiss national railway company. The high speed train links France and Switzerland. TGV Lyria enables you to reach Basel, Zurich, Bern, Lausanne and Geneva from Gare de Lyon in just a few hours. TGV Lyria will take you from France to major Swiss cities, ski resorts and lakes. The TGV Lyria will take you from Paris city center and major train stations to the snow white Swiss mountains in just a couple of hours. Breathtaking scenery is very much part of your journey. In the first class carriages, you will be able to relax by enjoying a peaceful break, reading a book, watching a movie on your iPad or just by laying back. While on board you can make a taxi reservation in Paris or buy subway tickets for Parisian metro, in the bar-buffet car.

Popular journeys and travel durations

The TGV Lyria links cities such as Paris or Dijon in France and/to cities such as Geneva, Lausanne, Neuchatel, Bern and Zurich in Switzerland.

What’s new in 2015?

  • Please note that the Geneva to Montpellier route has been discontinued in December 2014.
  • A new daily return service from Brussels to Geneva, via Lille has been introduced in December 2014.

Zurich Paris 04:03 HK$655
Paris Geneva 03:05 HK$568
Paris Interlaken 05:29 HK$672
Geneva Nice 06:23 HK$515
Basel Paris 03:03 HK$603
Geneva Avignon 03:03 HK$507
Geneva Lyon 01:46 HK$253
Paris Bern 04:35 HK$603
Marseille Geneva 03:31 HK$480
Geneva Montpellier 03:46 HK$480
Zurich Dijon 02:36 HK$480
Paris Lausanne 03:49 HK$524
Dijon Interlaken 03:59 HK$550
Dijon Basel 01:33 HK$419
Geneva Aix En Provence Tgv 03:40 HK$480
Dijon Bern 02:58 HK$419
Paris Vallorbe 03:11 HK$524
Paris Neuchatel (loc) 04:11 HK$349
Mulhouse Zurich 01:19 HK$376
Dijon Lausanne 02:09 HK$358
Namur Zurich 07:45 HK$376
Zurich Colmar 02:05 HK$376
Cannes Geneva 05:49 HK$515
Toulon Geneva 04:30 HK$585
Geneva Bourg En Bresse 01:16 HK$245
Geneva Antibes 06:01 HK$515
Geneva Valence 02:28 HK$297
Nimes Geneva 03:20 HK$507

Booking and printing options

Booking :
  • TGV Lyria tickets are open for booking 90 days ahead.
  • Get the lowest prices by booking early and don’t wait until the last minute as cheaper seats sell the fastest.
  • Opt for off-peak trains when you have to travel short notice. They are more affordable than morning and evening trains along with those running on holiday eves, Friday and Sunday afternoon.

Printing option(s) :

Paper ticket

Receive your ticket directly to your address. Just take them with you and you are ready to travel. Shipping fees apply.

Print @ home

Print your ticket anywhere and anytime before your travel. Skip shipping fees.

Printing guide

Print @ Station (from France)

Go to a self-service ticket machine and enter your reference to retrieve your ticket. Skip shipping fees.

Printing guide

Seat reservation :
  • Mandatory for this train! The seat reservation is included in the price of your ticket. Please note that seats are auto-allocated by train carriers. Depending on availabilities, carriers will ensure that all passengers of a same party are seated together. Seats can be swapped only once on-board.
  • Pass holders . Book your seat reservation exclusively with Rail Europe.

Experience the service

Before boarding

The Gare de Lyon railway station in Paris and the Swiss train stations have excellent connections with public transport system and taxis.

Passengers travelling from Zurich onboard the 1st class of the TGV Lyria, can use the CFF lounge where drinks, internet access, newspapers and magazines are available. You can use luggage lockers in the stations to avoid carrying your suitcases around with you.

The platform number is displayed only 20 minutes before the train departs.Make sure to check the corresponding platform number of your train before boarding.Please note that it is not permitted to board a train if it is not displayed.

You do not have to check in before boarding. However make sure that you board your train at least 2 minutes before departure time. Access to trains cannot be guaranteed beyond 2 minutes before departure.
Keep your ticket, passport and any other travel documents handy. Ticket controllers will ask for those travel documents onboard of the TGV Lyria. Police and customs check will take place at national borders.


Classes and facilities offered by TGV Lyria
First classSecond class
Reclining seats Cosy with more legroom, reclining seats are ideal to enjoy the trip.
Meal and drink* A delicious meal and drinks are served at seat on board.
Taxi reservation** Pre-book a taxi and don’t waste time when you get off at your destination.
Power sockets Ideal to plug your laptop, phone or any electronic device from your seat.
Bar buffet car Access to the bar buffet car where snacks and beverages can be bought.
Comfortable seats Spacious seats with a headrest and generous legroom.

*except on Geneva <> Montpellier/Marseille/Nice ** except on Geneva<>Nice


First and Second class onboard the TGV Lyria

  • First Class includes large reclining seats, a welcome drink, power sockets and a gourmet meal served at your seat.*
  • Taxi booking service is available onboard. No need to wait until your arrival to make a taxi booking.
  • Second Class includes generous legroom, bar buffer car with a wide selection of meals and beverages.

The TGV Lyriapremière service, a class above

  • The Lyriapremière Service includes a quality meal, a delicious cold gourmet and other services. You will be served at your seat allowing you to travel in comfort. Depending on the time of the day, you will be offered either a breakfast, brunch, lunch, afternoon tea or an evening meal. The menu differs. In summer you can expect salads whereas in winter you can expect more festive meals. The quality does not change.

Metro tickets onboard

  • Buy tickets for the Paris metro onboard. They are available for sale at the bar buffet car.

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  • Q. Should Eurostar, Thalys and other High Speed Train tickets be purchased prior to your departure date?

  • Q. What is the difference between 1st and 2nd class on the Lyria (Paris to Switzerland)?

  • Q. How far in advance can I book a Lyria ticket?

  • Q. Do I need to book my Lyria ticket?

  • Q. What are the main destinations Lyria trains connect to?

  • Q. When do I need to check-in before boarding a Lyria train?

  • Q. How many classes of travel does Lyria offer?

  • Q. How many luggage can I carry on-board Lyria?

  • Q. Is there a catering service on Lyria trains?

  • Q. How shall I retrieve my Lyria tickets?

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Overall rating (384)

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  • "Paris to Geneva delight"    
    Always a pleasure to travel in luxury, comfort and with excellent service.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Paris to Basel"    
    So easy and great price    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Fast and direct "    
    The train was full but comfortable. Enjoyed a snack in the food car. The view was wonderful and was happy it was a direct run.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "it was good"    
    it was good, just pricey    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Trip to Lausanne"    
    Positive: good service, on time and professional. Negative: trip a bit expensive    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Good Trip"    
    It was a good trip. Train ride went smoothly. The only concern it the people traffic at Paris Gare Lyon. There are so many people at the train station sometimes it becomes hard to navigate and I question my safety.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "tgv lyria"    
    Was great trip. On first class though should have WIFI  
  • "Incredible journey"    
    loved the comfort and speed and journey through the countryside    Value for money  Convenience
  • "recommend"    
    very good result for the money/service expectation  
  • "NICE JOURNEY"    
  • "Swiss to Paris"    
    I booked tickets early so it was value for money.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Very nice "    
    Everything was perfect. Left on time, arrived on time and very comfortable. The only criticism is the cost of beers in the buffet car.    Value for money  Convenience
    EXCELLENT JOURNEY HAD GRAT TIME, LIKE TO DO IT AGAIN    Value for money  Convenience
  • "train trip to Paris"    
    Very comfortable way of travelling. Shame we had quite a delay on the way back  
  • "Amazing Exp"    
    Was travelling from Basel to Paris. TGV's are very comfortable and can take you long disctance in a very quick time. Restaurant service is amazing.    Value for money  Convenience
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