Geneva-Mediterranean Train Schedules, duration and fares

To prepare your journey from Geneva to Mediterranean under the best conditions, look up all practical TGV Lyria information: timetables, route, stations served, fares, etc.

From the eastern Pyrenees to the Alpes Maritimes, the French Mediterranean coast has plenty to offer for a truly enjoyable stay. The most renowned Mediterranean towns, such as Marseille or Avignon, not only offer sea and sun, but also nature and culture!

Your travel dates to the Mediterranean

InformationIn 2022, our trains operate between Geneva and the Mediterranean from 2 July to 28 August.

Do not forget to make your booking from when sales open for the season, around 6 months before your summer departure.

Timetables for trains to the Mediterranean

This new simplified transport plan offers you every summer departures of the TGV Lyria Paris-Mediterranean in 1 daily return trip from Monday to Sunday.


Geneva-Bellegarde 07:42-08:12 TGV Lyria 9758/59  0h30 Book From CHF 31 (€29)
Geneva-Lyon Part-Dieu 07:42-09:26 TGV Lyria 9758/59  1h44 Book From CHF 31 (€29)
Geneva-Avignon TGV 07:42-10:46 TGV Lyria 9758/59  3h04 Book From CHF 31 (€29)
Geneva-Aix-en-Provence 07:42-11:10 TGV Lyria 9758/59  3h18 Book From CHF 31 (€29)
Geneva-Marseille 07:42-11:25 TGV Lyria 9758/59  3h43 Book From CHF 31 (€29)

Cities served by the train:

The TGV systematically serves Bellegarde, Lyon-Part-Dieu, Avignon TGV and Aix-en-Provence TGV.

  • Geneva Cornavin
  • Bellegarde
  • Lyon-Part-Dieu
  • Avignon TGV
  • Aix-en-Provence TGV
  • Marseille-Saint-Charles

Geneva to Marseille in 3 hours and 43 minutes

328 km apart, Marseille is just 3 hours and 43 minutes from Geneva, thanks to the TGV Lyria, which covers this distance at a maximum speed of 320 km/h.

301 km apart, Aix-en-Provence is just 3 hours and 18 minutes from Geneva, thanks to the TGV Lyria, which covers this distance at a maximum speed of 320 km/h.

271 km apart, Paris is just 3 hours and 04 minutes from Geneva, thanks to the TGV Lyria, which covers this distance at a maximum speed of 320 km/h.

From city centre to city centre, TGV Lyria is the fastest and most comfortable way to travel to Marseille from Geneva. Your TGV Lyria departs from Geneva Cornavin, at the crossroads of the districts of Saint-Gervais, Les Grottes and Pâquis: a central location in Geneva. 

With TGV Lyria, you maximise your time in terms of relaxation and productivity between Geneva and Marseille, and you enjoy a travel experience with no compromises. A journey that flows, with no constraints caused by connections and queuing.

When to book your train ticket

To book your Geneva-Marseille train ticket at the best price, we recommend booking in advance. With TGV Lyria, if you book your ticket 4 months before your departure, you could benefit from the lowest prices, from CHF 31.-. In short – plan ahead!

If you travel as a family with children and teenagers, consider SNCF discount cards for young people. If you are 60 years or older, or if you travel frequently at the weekend, there may be other fare advantages.

There are also other solutions for booking your train ticket at the lowest fares.

All our tips for travelling at lower cost!


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