Train Paris Neuchâtel 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 Neuchâtel.

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

Lying between Switzerland’s Three-Lakes Region and the Jura Mountains, the city of Neuchâtel is ideal for a peaceful break with your family or significant other.

And with TGV Lyria, it couldn’t be easier to get there.  

We’re sure you’ll find the perfect option from our three daily return services between Paris and Lausanne via Frasne.  

See all our timetables.

One cross-platform change, five cities connected

How can I get to Neuchâtel from Paris?

  1. Head to Paris Gare de Lyon station
  2. Make yourself comfortable aboard one of three daily TGV Lyria services between Paris and Lausanne via Frasne with a journey time of 2 hours 46 minutes.
  3. Hop on one of three connecting daily TER (regional train) services, which will get you to Neuchâtel in just 1 hour.

Between Paris and Frasne, TGV Lyria calls at Dijon, Dole and Mouchard.

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 Neuchâtel?

Ready to explore Neuchâtel? Its lush green landscapes and prime location at the foot of the Jura Mountains make Neuchâtel a mecca for hiking in Switzerland. 

In the summer months, Lake Neuchâtel provides the backdrop for myriad outdoor events and activities. Throw in fine food, festivals and historic buildings, and you won’t know where to start.

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

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

Neuchâtel 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 Neuchâtel

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

No, you’re not dreaming. You’re already there. Yep, Paris is just 3 hrs 57 mins from Neuchâtel.

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 Frasne station to arrive at Neuchâtel 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 Neuchâtel from Paris?

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

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

    Of the six daily services between Paris and Lausanne, three call at Frasne, from where there is an onward connection to Neuchâtel.This page displays the TGV Lyria train timetables in detail.

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

    The total journey time from Paris to Neuchâtel, including the connection, is under 4 hours. It takes 2 hours 46 minutes to get from Paris to Frasne and then around 1 hour for the TER (regional train) journey from Frasne to Neuchâtel.

  • How much does a ticket cost?

    On the Paris–Neuchâtel service, you have a choice of three classes: BUSINESS 1ERE, STANDARD 1ERE and STANDARD. Single tickets in STANDARD class are available from TGV Lyria for EUR 49 all year round. By purchasing your ticket four months in advance, you can benefit from prices as low as EUR 29. This price does not include the cost of the TER ticket from Frasne to Neuchâtel.

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