Train Paris Bern: timetables, journey time, prices

Bern, the capital of Switzerland, lies at the heart of the country and is the only city to have retained its medieval appearance. This means there are plenty of historical sites to visit. With a 6-km long shopping promenade made up of numerous arcades, the old centre is listed on Unesco's World Heritage list. Its founder, Berthold V, Duke of Zähringen, apparently gave the city its name after killing a bear during a hunting party. The bear thus became the symbol of the city of Bern (bear is translated as "Bär" in German).

TGV Lyria journeys from France to Bern

Paris <> Bern

There is one direct return TGV Lyria service between Paris and Bern each day. The TGV Lyria from Paris also calls at Basel, Mulhouse and Dijon. After Bern, the train terminates in Interlaken. The journey from Paris to Bern lasts 4 hours and 27 minutes. You can also reach Bern from Paris via a connection in Basel.

When to book your train ticket

To obtain your Paris-Bern train 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.

All our tips for travelling at lower prices.

How much does it cost to travel between Paris and Bern?

With our range of services that has been designed for your satisfaction, you can now choose between 3 travel classes: BUSINESS 1ERE, STANDARD 1ERE or STANDARD. You will find the class of travel that suits you best according to your requirements, budget and travel dates. 

The fares and conditions for our service range.

TGV Lyria journeys from or to Paris

The largest cities in Switzerland are easy to reach in just a few hours from Paris with TGV Lyria.

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