TGV Lyria

TGV Lyria

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The TGV Lyria : The France-Switzerland cultural connection.

  • Paris - Zurich: 04:03
  • Book early, save up to 50%
  • Book up to 120 days in advance
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TGV Lyria train


TGV Lyria

Indulge in the essence of France and Switzerland aboard the TGV Lyria. This newly refurbished French train runs between Paris, Lausanne, Bern, Geneva, Zurich, Basel and Interlaken, with an additional route between Geneva and Marseille, Montpellier and Nice, Brig and Lille, Dijon and Bern, Lausanne, Zurich.

All France to Switzerland trains feature crisp, redesigned interiors and new seating in your choice of budget-stretching Economy Class or spacious Comfort Class and, depending on the route, Premier Class.

On-board messages are recorded in French, German, and English for added convenience. And these family- friendly trains are completely non-smoking, and parents will even find an on-board nursery with a dressing table and bottle warmer in one of the 2nd class car. Since babies aren’t the only ones to get hungry, you’ll find yourself lured to the delicious foods of the bar car where a large assortment of tasty meals, sandwiches, desserts and beverages are served.

So whether you’re taking the train from Paris to Switzerland, or looking for something else just as nice or Nice, the Lyria service delivers. There’s simply everything to ensure that your experience delivers on your expectations the way France and Switzerland surely will.

Placing the utmost value on the contentment of travelers, theTGV Lyria trains offer a wide range of special services and amenities, including :

Non-smoking cars
On-board nursery equipped with dressing table and bottle warmer
Handicapped facilities

Practical information

While there are no formal pre-boarding check-in procedures for this train, please be sure to board your train at least 2 minutes prior to to the train’s scheduled departure time. Within 2-minutes of departure, boarding may not be permitted.
You will need your ticket, passport, and any other travel documents on-board the TGV Lyria train for Ticket Controllers to inspect. Please be advised that police and customs checks will take occur at national borders.

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

Booking :
  • TGV Lyria tickets are open for booking 120 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.

A class apart

Classes of service

Services & amenities offered by TGV Lyria
Second classFirst class
Generous legroom Watch rolling landscapes pass with room to stretch your legs.
Food & beverages* Enjoy a drink and delicious meal, served right at your seat.
Power sockets Keep your phone, laptop, or other devices charged while sitting in your seat.
Reserve a Taxi** Have a taxi waiting for you upon arrival at your destination by pre-booking.
Bar buffet car Choose from a variety of tasty snacks and beverages, for purchase, to enjoy on your journey.
Spacious seats Make yourself at home as you journey from one city to the next in a comfy reclining seat with headrest.

*not on Geneva <> Marseille/Nice routes ** not on Geneva<>Nice route

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From our travel community

Paris-wengen(day-trips to jungfraujoch & murren)-interlaken-lucerne(mt rigi day-trip)-venice-milan Hi, Eight of us of 2 families (4 adults, 3 kids of 10, 9 and 7 and one 2 yr old) planning a 2 weeks trip Through Europe. Starting in Paris on 8/1. Then traveling to Wengen from Paris on 8/4. Making a day trip from Wengen to top of (...)

TJ | 15 June 2018 complete | 4 Comments
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Muhammad Bilal Ahsan | 15 June 2024 complete | 4 Comments
Would it use up a day on my eurail france-italy pass if use it to take the train from paris to basel? I am planning to purchase a Eurail France-Italy pass. I also need to travel from Paris, France to Basel, Switzerland however I would not like to use one of the days from my pass. When I look up the train ticket from Paris to Basel and say "yes" (...)

Dan Lee | 15 June 2029 complete | 2 Comments
None of the delivery options available when trying to book interlaken to paris for travel with a eurail france-germany (...) I am trying to book a ticket from Interlaken to Paris. When i go to check out it says none of the 3 delivery options are available. How am I supposed to get my tickets? I have a Eurail France-Germany pass if this is relevant. I leave for Europe (...)

Annie George | 15 July 2009 complete | 2 Comments
Will a france rail pass cover london to paris and paris to zurich? We are planning a trip from Lon-Par-Zurich-Florence-Rome. It appears that the France Rail Pass covers London to Paris and Paris to Zurich - is that correct? I'm looking at a two day France Rail pass over an 8 day period for that portion of the (...)

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Reviews & ratings

Overall rating (384)
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    Very good option  |
    "It was a very good journey. The train was comfortable, the attendants were friendly. Service on board was perfect including the breakfast, which was delicious. "

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    Better than flying |
    "Coming from Australia I assumed flights would be far better than trains but having the stations right in the centre of the city made it much more convenient and easier to manage without a phone. The train was smooth and quick. "

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    Wi-Fi  |
    "I wish there was Wi-Fi service in the train. "

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    Pleasant trip |
    "Pleasant ride but there was a 30 minute delay for unknown reason. Food service was good including refills. Appreciate taxi ordering service before reaching Gare de Lyon. "

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    First Time to Use Rail Europe |
    "Everything was excellent. Thank you for the wonderful service. "

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    awesome |
    "it was awesome taking the train from lyon to geneva "

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    Paris to Geneva delight |
    "Always a pleasure to travel in luxury, comfort and with excellent service. "

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    Paris to Basel |
    "So easy and great price "

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    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. "

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Common Questions, Simple Answers

  • Q. How do I obtain Lyria tickets ?

  • Q. How much time in advance, can I book tickets for Lyria trains ?

  • Q. Must I book a reservation for the TGV Lyria train ?

  • Q. Which European cities are served by the TGV Lyria trains ?

  • Q. Do Lyria trains have a catering service ?

  • Q. What is the baggage limitation when travelling on board Lyria trains ?

  • Q. What are the classes of service which are offered on the Lyria train ?

  • Q. Is there a check-in before the departure of a Lyria train ?

  • Q. What is the main difference between First class and Second class on the Lyria between Paris and Switzerland ?

  • Q. Do I need to buy tickets for Eurostar, Thalys or any other high speed trains before my travel date ?

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