Train Bern Paris Timetables, journey times and prices for carefree travel

Do you love to be (well) prepared? We’re going to let you in on all our secrets, including train times, journey times and ticket prices.
Here’s all the information you need for a carefree journey to the City of Light.

We offer a range of travel times to Paris to suit your schedule

Nicknamed the City of Light due to its exceptional history and charm, Paris is one of the most visited cities in the world.

And with TGV Lyria, it couldn’t be easier to get there.  

We’re sure you’ll find the perfect option from our six daily return services between Basel and Paris.

See all our timetables.

One cross-platform change, five cities connected

How can I get to Paris from Bern? 

  1. Head to Bern station 
  2. Hop on one of three connecting daily TER (regional train) services, which will get you to Basel in just 1 hour. 
  3. Make yourself comfortable aboard one of our six daily TGV Lyria direct services between Basel and Paris, with a journey time of 3 hrs 4 min.  

As it travels from Basel to Paris, TGV Lyria stops at Mulhouse and then Belfort-Montbéliard TGV and Dijon, depending on the service you choose. 

So you’ll get to see the changing landscape out of the train window. Keep your eyes peeled and enjoy the view.

What should I do in Paris?

If you think Paris is all about the Eiffel Tower, bistros on every street corner and grand Haussmann-designed avenues, that’s not a bad summary of the French capital.

But that’s only a starting point for what Paris can offer.  It’s a truly eclectic city with many surprises in store, being a major hotspot for contemporary art, the capital of modern gastronomy and the latest hangout for fashionistas once again.

If you’re not sure where to start when visiting Paris, just follow our guide. We’ve curated a list of our secret spots in Paris.

Our tips for rooting out the best price for your ticket from Bern to Paris

Paris is a great year-round destination, even if you’re on a budget.  With prices as low as EUR 49, it would be a shame to miss out. 

Here are three tips to find the best prices:

Want to find out more? Then head over to our Tickets and Fares page. 

4 great reasons to choose TGV Lyria from Geneva to Paris

For... high-speed travel between Bern and Paris 

No, you’re not dreaming. You’ve arrived already. Yep, Bern is just 4 hrs 34 min from Paris.  

The bonus is that you’ll only have one easy cross-platform change and you’ll arrive at Paris Gare de Lyon in the 12th arrondissement, just a few minutes from the heart of the French capital. 

For... travelling while staying connected

Sitting comfortably in your seat and connected to the on-board Wi-Fi, you can make the most of your journey to reply to emails, watch a film or surf the internet.

For... travelling with complete peace of mind

We know that your time is precious, so we guarantee an unrivalled punctuality rate of 88%*.

For... travelling with a low carbon footprint

It’s well known that train travel is better for the planet. By choosing TGV Lyria, you are choosing first and foremost an environmentally friendly mode of transport.

Frequently asked questions

  • How can I get to Paris from Bern?

    To get to Paris from Bern, you need to get to Basel station, where you can pick up a direct, cross-platform connection to the Paris–Zurich service.

  • How many TGV Lyria services are there per day to Paris?

    Of the six daily services between Zurich and Paris, three call at Basel, from where there is an onward connection to Paris. This page displays the TGV Lyria train timetables in detail.

  • How long is the train journey from Bern to Paris?

    The total journey time from Bern to Paris, including the connection, is around 4 hours 34 minutes. It takes around 1 hour for the TER (regional train) journey from Bern to Basel, then a further 3 hours 4 minutes from Basel to Paris.

  • How much does a ticket cost?

    For the journey from Basel, where you will pick up your connection, to Paris you have a choice of three classes: BUSINESS 1ERE, STANDARD 1ERE and STANDARD. Single tickets in STANDARD class are available from TGV Lyria from EUR 49 / CHF 49 all year round. This price does not include the cost of the TER ticket from Bern to Basel.

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