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Overview: Train from Lausanne to Paris

distanceDistance255 miles (412 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 41 min
priceAverage train ticket price$83 (€70)
frequencyTrain frequency7 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 7 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersSNCF | 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.

Trains from Lausanne to Paris

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. 

Lausanne to Paris train times: Daily departures

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. 

How long is the journey by train from Lausanne to Paris?

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. 

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Lausanne to Paris?

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.

Which train companies travel from Lausanne to Paris?

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 Lausanne to Paris

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. 

Lausanne to Paris trains: Services on board

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. 

How to find cheap train tickets from Lausanne to Paris

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. 

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FAQs

What are the travel restrictions for Paris, France if I'm coming from Lausanne, Switzerland by train?

Travel between Lausanne, Switzerland and Paris, France by train is: Partially open.

What is the status of international entry into France from Switzerland?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland

Do I need to self-quarantine on arrival in France from Lausanne?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be tested. A positive test will result in mandatory quarantine

What are the safety rules to follow in Paris, France?

When traveling in France, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

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.

What is the restriction level for the return leg of a round trip journey from Paris, France to Lausanne, Switzerland?

The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Paris to Lausanne is: Partially open

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Switzerland from France?

Reentry to Switzerland is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Switzerland from Paris?

What are the requirements?

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
  • COVID-19 test required after arrival, between day 4 and day 7
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the safety rules to follow in Lausanne, Switzerland?

The government of Switzerland has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

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.

How much do cheap trains from Lausanne to Paris cost?

Looking to save money on your route? Omio customers have found the cheapest train from Lausanne to Paris for the next 7 days starting from $71 (€60)  one way.

How much is the train between Lausanne and Paris on average?

If you are looking to buy your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Lausanne to Paris train to cost on average $83 (€70)  one way.

How far is it from Lausanne to Paris by train?

When traveling this route you should expect the distance to Paris from Lausanne by train to be approximately 255 miles (412 km).

How long is a train to Paris from Lausanne on average?

On average the Lausanne to Paris train travel time is 3 h 41 min  for the 255 miles (412 km) long route, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.

Which train station from Lausanne to Paris do I depart from? Which Paris train station from Lausanne do I arrive in?

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.

Where is the train station in Lausanne? Where is the train station in Paris?

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.

Which train providers can get me from Lausanne to Paris?

If you're looking for trains from Lausanne to Paris, you can rely on SNCF | TGV Lyria or SNCF | TGV Lyria to get you to Paris. It's also good to check out all possible train companies for the Lausanne to Paris route to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

Are there any nonstop train services from Lausanne to Paris?

Yes, there are 7 direct trains per day from Lausanne to Paris, and you can find a direct train for this route with SNCF | TGV Lyria  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you book your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.

How many trains per day are there to Paris from Lausanne?

The average number of trains departing Lausanne for Paris is 7 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

When can I take the first train from Lausanne to Paris? When can I take the last train for the day?

The earliest train departing from Lausanne to Paris leaves at 6: 23 AM. The last train departing from Lausanne to Paris leaves at 6: 45 PM. You can find the latest Lausanne to Paris train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.

When should I buy the Lausanne to Paris train for the best deals on tickets?

If you purchase the Lausanne to Paris train within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $83 (€70). However, booking your train ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains from Lausanne to Paris. Look out for train tickets for this journey to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Lausanne
Paris
Lausanne is the most popular Lausanne railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Lausanne for your trip to Paris.