If you're looking to swap the scenic surroundings of the Swiss capital for the world-famous landmarks and galleries of the French capital, a train ride from Bern to Paris takes just four hours on board high-speed TGV Lyria trains. You could even upgrade to First Class seats for extra legroom and luxury.
The ever-reliable TGV service will drop you off in the heart of the City of Lights, providing instant access to the city’s Metro system to take you all around, wherever you want to go. Visit the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower, the Champs Elysées, and more. For additional info on this train journey, take a look further down the page.
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 Bern to Paris by booking early.§
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.
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!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between Bern and Paris is 4 hours and 56 minutes, with around 15 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Bern to Paris is 4 hours and 32 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Bern to Paris can start from as little as €66.90 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.
No, there are no direct train services from Bern to Paris. Travelling from Bern to Paris by train will require a minimum of 1 change.
The first train from Bern to Paris leaves at 05:36. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Bern to Paris leaves at 14:12. 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.
Trains travelling from Bern to Paris cover a distance of around 270 miles (434 km) during the journey.