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Paris to Lausanne by train

It takes an average of 6h 35m to travel from Paris to Lausanne by train, over a distance of around 256 miles (412 km). There are normally 17 trains per day travelling from Paris to Lausanne and tickets for this journey start from €24 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 3h 42m
Price€24 - €195
Distance256 miles (412 km)
Frequency17 trains per day
Departure stationParis
Arrival stationLausanne
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operators

Paris to Lausanne train times

Check out the next trains departing from Paris to Lausanne for Saturday 11th Jul 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
12:15 Paris Gare de Lyon16:39 LausanneTGV Duplex Lyria 9773 SNCF Get tickets4h 24m, 1 change
12:56 Paris Gare de Lyon18:12 LausanneTGV INOUI 6685 SNCF Get tickets5h 16m, 2 changes
14:17 Paris Gare de Lyon18:39 LausanneTGV Duplex Lyria 9775 SNCF Get tickets4h 22m, 1 change
16:16 Paris Gare de Lyon20:39 LausanneTGV Duplex Lyria 9777 SNCF Get tickets4h 23m, 1 change
17:55 Paris Gare de Lyon21:37 LausanneTGV Duplex Lyria 9277 SNCF Get tickets3h 42m, direct
18:15 Paris Gare de Lyon22:39 LausanneTGV Duplex Lyria 9781 SNCF Get tickets4h 24m, 1 change
18:20 Paris Gare de Lyon00:20 LausanneTGV Duplex Lyria 9223 SNCF Get tickets6h 00m, 2 changes
18:54 Paris Gare de l’Est06:16 LausanneTGV INOUI 2377 SNCF Get tickets11h 22m, 5 changes
18:54 Paris Gare de l’Est07:40 LausanneTGV INOUI 2377 SNCF Get tickets12h 46m, 4 changes
20:24 Paris Gare de l’Est08:40 LausanneTGV INOUI 2465 SNCF Get tickets12h 16m, 4 changes

TGV Lyria trains from Paris to Lausanne

You can travel from Paris to Lausanne 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 Paris to Lausanne

Train tickets from Paris to Lausanne start at €24 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around €128.
lowest price found
from24
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price97.06
on the day
avg. single price128

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 Paris to Lausanne 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 guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap 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 Paris to Lausanne? 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 Paris to Lausanne take?

The average journey time by train between Paris and Lausanne is 6 hours and 35 minutes, with around 17 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 Paris and Lausanne by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Paris to Lausanne is 3 hours and 42 minutes.

How much does the train from Paris to Lausanne cost?

Train tickets from Paris to Lausanne can start from as little as €24 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 Paris to Lausanne?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Paris to Lausanne without having to change trains. There are 5 direct trains from Paris to Lausanne. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Paris to Lausanne leaves at 06:17. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Paris to Lausanne leaves at 21:47. 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 Paris and Lausanne by train?

Trains travelling from Paris to Lausanne cover a distance of around 256 miles (412 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Lausanne to Paris. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Paris to Lausanne.
Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Paris to Lausanne for a typical week day using timetable data for 11/07/2020. 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 06/07/2020 for travel on 04/05/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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