Paris Neuchâtel Train timetables, journey time, prices

Located between the Three Lakes region and Jura, the city of Neuchâtel is ideal for peaceful family breaks or romantic trips. Its pleasant green landscape and ideal situation facing the Alps make it a favourite destination for hiking in Switzerland.
In summer, Neuchâtel lake, on the edge of the city, hosts numerous watersports and rural pursuits.

Train journeys from France to Neuchâtel

From France, reach Neuchâtel in Switzerland from Gare de Lyon in Paris. TGV Lyria enables you to travel from Paris to Neuchâtel in less than four hours! 

Paris <> Neuchâtel 

There are three daily links for Pontarlier and Neuchâtel, via Frasne, with a direct platform-to-platform connection with the TGV Lyria Lausanne <> Paris train.

The train journey from Paris to Neuchâtel lasts 3 hours and 57 minutes, with 3 daily TGV Lyria and 3 connections by local TER trains.

When to book your train ticket

To obtain your Paris-Neuchâtel 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 Neuchâtel?

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.

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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.