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|Distance||255 miles (412 km)|
|Average train duration||3 h 41 min|
|Average train ticket price||$83 (€70)|
|Train frequency||7 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 7 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||SNCF | TGV Lyria or SNCF | TGV Lyria|
Trains from Lausanne to Paris cover the 255 miles (412 km) long journey taking on average 3 h 41 min with our travel partners like SNCF | TGV Lyria or SNCF | TGV Lyria. Normally, there are 7 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $83 (€70), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $71 (€60). Travelers depart most frequently from Lausanne and arrive in Paris Gare de Lyon.
Traveling from Lausanne to Paris is convenient, with frequent daily departures on offer throughout the week. TGV Lyria operates 5 to 6 daily Lausanne-to-Paris trains from the morning till the early evening. Departure schedules differ across weekdays and weekends, but there are at least 35 weekly departures along this route. The journey northwest from Switzerland's picturesque lakeside city of Lausanne takes 3 hours 41 minutes to 4 hours 49 minutes. All trains are direct, making no changes throughout the 290-mile route.
There are between 5 and 6 daily trains from Lausanne to Paris, with TGV Lyria operating at least 35 weekly departures. Trains are direct and take between 3 hours 41 minutes and 4 hours 49 minutes to travel the 290-mile journey. During the week, the first train from Lausanne to Paris departs around 7:30 a.m., while the final departure of the day is around 6:45 p.m. Trains start later on the weekends, at around 9:45 a.m., with final departures still around 6:45 p.m.
The train from Lausanne to Paris takes 3 hours 41 minutes to 4 hours 49 minutes, and all trains are direct. The fastest and slowest train times on a given day vary slightly throughout the week. The fastest trains are typically on offer during the week, especially in the morning and afternoon. The slowest trains are on Sundays, and the last train of the day typically has the longest journey time.
Departure train station: Trains depart Switzerland from Lausanne Railway Station, known locally as Lausanne Gare. The station has daily trains to numerous European destinations and connects to the city via underground metro network. Lausanne Gare is 0.3 miles (480 meters) from the city center, and the distance can be covered with a 5-to-7 minute walk. The station has ATMs, currency exchange services, restaurants, shops, and washrooms.
Arrival train station: Trains arrive at Paris Gare de Lyon, one of the city's major railway stations. Gare de Lyon is 1.5 miles southwest of Paris city center, and passengers can reach central Paris via underground metro in under 15 minutes. Gare de Lyon has luggage lockers, restaurants, shops, and washrooms, as well as travel information booths.
Trains from Lausanne to Paris are operated by TGV Lyria, the branch of railway connections between Switzerland and France run by railway company TGV in cooperation with French company SNCF. TGV Lyria has operated Lausanne-to-Paris trains, as well as many others between these neighboring European countries, since the early 1960s. The fastest or slowest train times vary from day to day, but TGV Lyria trains are high-speed and efficient.
TGV Lyria offers 5 to 6 daily Lausanne-to-Paris trains. The journey duration is between 3 hours 41 minutes and 4 hours 27 minutes, but as all trains along this route are direct, travel time depends largely on departure time. Morning trains are typically faster than afternoon or evening trains.
There are Business Premiere, first-class, and second-class tickets available for Lausanne-to-Paris trains. Business Premiere tickets include hot meals. For holders of all tickets, TGV Lyria offers at-seat sales services, including onboard catering. There are also services for those with limited mobility, including lower fares for people in wheelchairs.
There are no baggage restrictions, but passengers should only travel with luggage they can stow in the racks and shelves provided, or under and between seats. Luggage should not be too bulky or obstruct other passengers' movement. Passengers can also transport their bikes or travel with their pets for free. Additionally, traveling with children is easy on TGV Lyria trains, as groups of 4 can book isolated booths with a changing table and nursery area.
Cheap tickets for the train from Lausanne to Paris can be found by booking trips in advance. TGV Lyria allows passengers to book trains along this route up to 4 months in advance, so early birds can score some great deals. If travelers are heading to Paris soon and want to make plans quickly, it helps to be flexible with travel dates. Check out prices a few days on either side of the planned departure date, and opt for slower trains, as they're often cheaper.
Travel between Lausanne, Switzerland and Paris, France by train is: Partially open.
International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland
Conditions of entry:
When traveling in France, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:
The information above was last checked on 1/28/22. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train between Lausanne and Paris before traveling.
The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Paris to Lausanne is: Partially open
Reentry to Switzerland is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France
What are the requirements?
The government of Switzerland has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 1/28/22. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your train to Lausanne from Paris here.
There are a few train stations in Lausanne to start your trip from including Lausanne, Lausanne, Closelet and Lausanne, Grattapaille. In Paris you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Paris Gare de Lyon, Paris Gare du Nord and Paris Gare de l'Est.
Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Lausanne and arrive in Paris Gare de Lyon.
You can find the most popular departure train station for this trip, Lausanne, located approximately 0.2 miles (311 m) from the city center of Lausanne. The most popular arrival train station in Paris, called Paris Gare de Lyon, is located around 1.3 miles (2.1 km) away from its city center.
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