More than 250 miles separate the Swiss lakeside city of Lausanne from Paris, but trains can speed you between these two cities in record time! High speed TGV Lyria trains run daily from Lausanne to Paris Gare de Lyon, completing the journey in under four hours.
Arriving at the Gare de Lyon in the City of Light, you'll be ready to hop on the Parisian metro and start visiting the big-name sights like the Champs Elysées and the Louvre, or simply grab a café au lait and freshly baked croissant at a local boulangerie. Keep scrolling down to learn more.
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).
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 Lausanne to Paris Gare de Lyon 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 Lausanne and Paris Gare de Lyon is 6 hours and 31 minutes, with around 16 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 Lausanne to Paris Gare de Lyon is 3 hours and 41 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Lausanne to Paris Gare de Lyon can start from as little as €25 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.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Lausanne to Paris Gare de Lyon without having to change trains. There are 4 direct trains from Lausanne to Paris Gare de Lyon each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Lausanne to Paris Gare de Lyon leaves at 03:51. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Lausanne to Paris Gare de Lyon leaves at 19:51. 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 Lausanne to Paris Gare de Lyon cover a distance of around 255 miles (410 km) during the journey.