Train Paris Bern 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 everything you need to know to plan your trip to Bern.

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

Surrounded by the River Aare, Swiss capital Bern is the ideal holiday destination.

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 Paris and Basel.  

See all our timetables.

One cross-platform change, five cities connected

How can I get to Bern from Paris?

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

Between Paris and Basel, TGV Lyria calls at Dijon and Belfort-Montbéliard TGV, depending on the train, and then Mulhouse.

So yes, you'll get to see the changing landcape out of the train window. Keep your eyes peeled and enjoy the view.

What should I do in Bern?

Ready for a journey through history? The beautifully preserved medieval architecture of Bern’s old town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Whether it’s a family holiday or romantic getaway, memorable moments are guaranteed! Enjoy a fondue, scale Gurten mountain or simply stroll beneath the old town’s arcades and leave the stresses of modern life behind.

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

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

Bern 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.

Four great reasons to choose TGV Lyria for Paris to Bern

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

No, you’re not dreaming. You’re already there. Yep, Paris is just 4 hrs 27 mins from Bern.

The bonus is that you’ll get on at Paris Gare de Lyon, in the French capital’s 12th arrondissement, and make just one change at Basel station to arrive at Bern station.

For...travelling while staying connected

Sitting comfortably in your seat and connected to the on-board Wi-Fi, take advantage of the journey to answer your e-mails, 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 travelling by train 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 Bern from Paris?

    To get to Bern, you need to take the Paris–Zurich service departing from Paris Gare de Lyon station. You then need to alight at Basel station, for a cross-platform connection.

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

    All of the six daily services between Paris and Zurich call at Basel, from where there is an onward connection to Bern. 

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

    The total journey time from Paris to Bern, including the connection, is around 4 hours 30 minutes. It takes 3 hours 4 minutes to get from Paris to Basel and then around 1 hour for the TER (regional train) journey from Basel to Bern.

  • How much does a ticket cost?

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

Head for Bern!

Enjoy tranquillity and tradition