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Geneva to Paris Gare de Lyon by train

Ah, a trip from Geneva to Paris? You must be a lover of the more elevated way of life – high peaks, haute cuisine and high-speed train travel. Because surely, if you’re the sort of traveller that we think we know you to be, then traffic and airport terminals have no place in your plans!

Eight direct trains a day and just three hours of journey time make the high-speed TGV Lyria route between these two cities the leading choice for stress-free, fabulously comfortable travel, with Business Class options if you want to treat yourself.

As you arrive in Paris Gare de Lyon station, hop on the Metro and arrive at Bois de Vincennes – one of Paris’ biggest parks – in just 25 minutes, or the Louvre Museum in just 10-minutes. Ready to book? Find train times, ticket prices and FAQs below.

Geneva to Paris Gare de Lyon by train

It takes an average of 7h 32m to travel from Geneva to Paris Gare de Lyon by train, over a distance of around 253 miles (407 km). There are normally 20 trains per day travelling from Geneva to Paris Gare de Lyon and tickets for this journey start from $36.98 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 3h 12m
PriceFrom $36.98
Distance253 miles (407 km)
Frequency20 trains per day
Departure stationGeneva
Arrival stationParis Gare de Lyon
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsTGV Lyria, Flixbus, BlaBlaBus

Geneva to Paris Gare de Lyon train times

Check out the next trains departing from Geneva to Paris Gare de Lyon for Tuesday May 4th 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
10:22 04:40 6h 18m, 3 changes
10:22 04:47 6h 25m, 2 changes
11:47 05:12 5h 25m, 1 change
00:52 05:35 4h 43m, 1 change
01:43 07:01 5h 18m, 1 change
02:13 06:35 4h 22m, 1 change
02:46 07:35 4h 49m, 1 change
05:18 08:30 3h 12m, direct
05:52 05:47 11h 55m, 4 changes
05:52 06:47 12h 55m, 2 changes

TGV Lyria trains from Genève to Paris Gare de Lyon

You can travel from Genève to Paris Gare de Lyon on TGV Lyria trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

PhotoChabe01, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

TGV Lyria links France to Switzerland and can travel at a maximum speed of 200 mph (320 km/h). Resulting from the collaboration between SNCF and SBB, TGV Lyria has three comfort classes on all trains. Standard (equivalent to the Second Class TGV, with comfortable seats), Standard 1ère (with more legroom and access to the SNCF show Grand Voyageur at the Gare de Lyon in Paris) and Business 1ère (available all week except Saturday, on some lines only).

Cheap train tickets from Geneva to Paris Gare de Lyon

The price of train tickets from Geneva to Paris Gare de Lyon starts at $36.98 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Geneva to Paris Gare de Lyon by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Geneva to Paris Gare de Lyon

Want to know more about your journey from Geneva to Paris Gare de Lyon? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Geneva to Paris Gare de Lyon take?

The average journey time by train between Geneva and Paris Gare de Lyon is 7 hours and 32 minutes, with around 20 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Geneva and Paris Gare de Lyon by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Geneva to Paris Gare de Lyon is 3 hours and 12 minutes.

How much does the train from Geneva to Paris Gare de Lyon cost?

Train tickets from Geneva to Paris Gare de Lyon can start from as little as $36.98 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Geneva to Paris Gare de Lyon?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Geneva to Paris Gare de Lyon without having to change trains. There are 2 direct trains from Geneva to Paris Gare de Lyon each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Geneva to Paris Gare de Lyon leave?

The first train from Geneva to Paris Gare de Lyon leaves at 04:52. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Geneva to Paris Gare de Lyon leave?

The last train from Geneva to Paris Gare de Lyon leaves at 07:52. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Geneva and Paris Gare de Lyon by train?

Trains travelling from Geneva to Paris Gare de Lyon cover a distance of around 253 miles (407 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Paris Gare de Lyon to Geneva.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Geneva to Paris Gare de Lyon for a typical week day using timetable data for 05/04/2021. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 03/10/2021 for travel on 03/10/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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