Train Bern Paris Timetables, journey time, prices

To organise your journey between Bern and Paris under the best conditions, look up practical information from TGV Lyria: timetables, journey, stations served, fares, etc.

Nicknamed the city of lights, Paris with its exceptional charm and history remains one of the most frequently visited cities in the world. There is no easier way to travel there than with TGV Lyria.

Train journeys from Bern to France

TGV Lyria enables you to travel from Bern to Paris in less than four hours with a direct platform-to-platform connection!

Bern <> Paris

There are six daily links between Bern and Paris, with a direct platform-to-platform connection to Basel train station and the TGV Lyria Zurich <> Paris train. The train journey from Bern to Paris lasts 4 hours and 27 minutes.

When to book your train ticket

To obtain your Bern-Paris ticket at the best price, we recommend booking in advance. With TGV Lyria, if you reserve your ticket 6 months before departure, you could benefit from the lowest prices, from €29. In short - plan ahead!

If you are travelling as a family with children or teenagers, SNCF discount cards are available for young people. There are other beneficial fare options for those aged 60 years plus or for frequent weekend travellers. 

Other solutions are available for booking your train ticket at the lowest fares.

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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 30 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 for EUR 49 all year round. You can benefit from tickets starting from just EUR 29 by booking four months before your departure. This price does not include the cost of the TER ticket from Bern to Basel.