Train Paris Lausanne 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 Lausanne.

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

Lying in the west of Switzerland on the northern shore of Lake Geneva, Lausanne is the country’s fourth-biggest city and capital of the Canton of Vaud.

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  
Paris-Lausanne 06:18 TGV Lyria 9761 3h57 Book
Paris-Lausanne 07:56 TGV Lyria 9261 3h41 Book
Paris-Lausanne 11:56 TGV Lyria 9269 3h41 Book
Paris-Lausanne 14:18 TGV Lyria 9775 3h57 Book
Paris-Lausanne 16:18 TGV Lyria 9777 3h57 Book
Paris-Lausanne 17:56 TGV Lyria 9277 3h41 Book

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One train journey – seven cities

Between Paris and Lausanne, TGV Lyria calls at Dijon, Dole, Mouchard (depending on the train), Frasne and Vallorbe.

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 Lausanne?

Lausanne offers Lake Geneva, Lavaux’s vineyards and an historic city centre, not to mention myriad cafés, festivals and restaurants.

Also known as ‘little San Francisco’ and ‘the pearl of Lake Geneva’, Lausanne is the place to go for a relaxing change of scenery.

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

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

Lausanne 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 Lausanne

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

No, you’re not dreaming. You’re already there. Yep, Paris is just 3 hrs 40 mins from Lausanne.

The bonus is that you’ll get on at Paris Gare de Lyon, in the French capital’s 12th arrondissement, and arrive at Lausanne station, right in the heart of the Swiss city.

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%*.

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 many TGV Lyria services are there per day to Lausanne?

    There are six return services a day, Monday to Sunday, between Paris and Lausanne. From Paris Gare de Lyon station, there are three departures in the morning and three in the afternoon. This page displays our train timetables in detail.

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

    The journey takes between 3 hours 40 minutes and 4 hours. The TGV Lyria covers the 700 km between Lausanne and Paris at a top speed of 320 km/h.

  • How much does a Paris–Lausanne ticket cost?

    On the Paris–Lausanne service, 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.  

  • What cities does the service call at?

    Of the six daily services to Lausanne, three are direct. The others call at Dijon, Dole, Frasne, Vallorbe and, depending on the time of day, Mouchard.

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