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Travelling from Lausanne to Paris

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.

Lausanne to Paris Gare de Lyon by train

It takes an average of 6h 10m to travel from Lausanne to Paris Gare de Lyon by train, over a distance of around 255 miles (410 km). There are normally 15 trains per day travelling from Lausanne to Paris Gare de Lyon and tickets for this journey start from €34 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 3h 41m
PriceFrom €34
Distance255 miles (410 km)
Frequency15 trains per day
First train02:51
Last train18:44
Departure stationLausanne
Arrival stationParis Gare de Lyon
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsTGV Lyria, Flixbus

Lausanne to Paris Gare de Lyon train times

Check out the next trains departing from Lausanne to Paris Gare de Lyon for Tuesday 3rd August 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
06:45 10:44 3h 59m, 1 change
08:44 12:45 4h 1m, direct
09:15 14:38 5h 23m, 2 changes
10:45 14:45 4h 0m, 1 change
11:23 15:05 3h 42m, direct
11:42 17:10 5h 28m, 2 changes
11:44 18:05 6h 21m, 3 changes
14:42 18:45 4h 3m, 1 change
15:23 19:04 3h 41m, direct
16:42 20:45 4h 3m, 1 change

TGV Lyria trains from Lausanne to Paris Gare de Lyon

You can travel from Lausanne 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.

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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 Lausanne to Paris Gare de Lyon

The price of train tickets from Lausanne to Paris Gare de Lyon starts at €34 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 Lausanne 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.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Lausanne 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 Lausanne to Paris Gare de Lyon take?

The average journey time by train between Lausanne and Paris Gare de Lyon is 6 hours and 10 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.

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

The fastest journey time by train from Lausanne to Paris Gare de Lyon is 3 hours and 41 minutes.

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

Train ticket prices from Lausanne to Paris Gare de Lyon can start from as little as €34 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.

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

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.

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

The first train from Lausanne to Paris Gare de Lyon leaves at 02:51. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Lausanne to Paris Gare de Lyon leaves at 18:44. 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 Lausanne and Paris Gare de Lyon by train?

Trains travelling from Lausanne to Paris Gare de Lyon cover a distance of around 255 miles (410 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 Lausanne. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Lausanne to Paris Gare de Lyon.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Lausanne to Paris Gare de Lyon for a typical week day using timetable data for 08/03/2021. 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 01/01/0001 for travel on 01/01/0001 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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