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

Do you love to be (well) prepared? We’re going to share all our secrets, including timetables, journey times and ticket prices.
Here’s everything you need for a hassle-free trip to the City of Light.

Our timetable for trains to Paris

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

With TGV Lyria departing every 2 hours (no less), it couldn’t be easier to get there.

We’re sure you’ll find the perfect option from our eight daily return services.

journey departure times train no. duration  
Geneva-Paris 06:29 TGV Lyria 9760 3:13 Book
Geneva-Paris 08:29 TGV Lyria 9764 3:13 Book
Geneva-Paris 10:29 TGV Lyria 9768 3:13 Book
Geneva-Paris 12:29 TGV Lyria 9770 3:13 Book
Geneva-Paris 14:29 TGV Lyria 9774 3:13 Book
Geneva-Paris 16:29 TGV Lyria 9776 3:13 Book
Geneva-Paris 18:29 TGV Lyria 9780 3:13 Book
Geneva-Paris 19:42 TGV Lyria 9782 3:30 Book
Geneva-Paris 20:29 TGV Lyria 9784 3:13 Book

Retrouvez tous les horaires.

One train journey – five cities

As it travels from Geneva to Paris, TGV Lyria passes through Bellegarde, Nurieux and Bourg-en-Bresse.

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.

The best price for your ticket from Geneva 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:

  • 📅 Check your calendar and reserve your tickets six months in advance, when our ticket sales open.
  • 👀 Keep an eye on our Lyria special offers as they pop up throughout the year. Subscribe to our newsletter and follow our news so you won’t miss a thing!
  • 💳 Make good use of your SNCF or SBB travelcards for even better value for money.

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 Geneva and Paris

No, you’re not dreaming. You’re already there. Yep, Geneva is just 3 hrs 11 min from Paris.

The bonus is that you’ll get on at the Geneva Cornavin station located in the city centre and 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%*.

*average of trains arriving within 15 minutes of schedule.

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.

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Frequently asked questions

  • How many TGV Lyria services are there to Paris?

    On average, there are eight return services a day, Monday to Sunday, between Geneva and Paris. Trains depart every 2 hours from Geneva Cornavin station. 

  • How long does it take to get from Geneva to Paris by train?

    The journey takes around 3 hours 11 minutes. The TGV Lyria covers the 409 km between Geneva and Paris at a top speed of 300 km/h.

  • How much does a Geneva–Paris ticket cost?

    On the Geneva–Paris services, 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.

  • What cities does the service call at?

    The TGV Lyria service calls at Bellegarde, Bourg-en-Bresse and Nurieux, depending on the time of day. All daily TGV Lyria services, wherever they stop along the way, are direct between Paris and Geneva.