The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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3 h 41 m
4 h 8 m
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Of the 11 trains that leave Paris for Lausanne every day 6 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||255 miles (412 km)|
|Average train duration||3 h 41 min|
|Average train ticket price||$108 (€99)|
|Train frequency||9 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 5 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||SNCF | TGV Lyria, SNCF | TGV, SNCF | TGV INOUI or SNCF | TGV Lyria|
Trains from Paris to Lausanne cover the 255 miles (412 km) long trip taking on average 3 h 41 min with our travel partners like SNCF | TGV Lyria, SNCF | TGV, SNCF | TGV INOUI or SNCF | TGV Lyria. Normally, there are 9 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as $87 (€80), but the average price of train tickets is $108 (€99). Travelers depart most frequently from Paris Gare de Lyon and arrive in Lausanne.
A popular route with business travelers, direct trains to Lausanne from Paris also offer a convenient and quick connection for vacationers planning a scenic city break in Switzerland. Daily direct trains from Paris Gare De Lyon take three hours and 40 minutes to reach Lausanne, with departure times ranging from early morning until late afternoon. Indirect connections with one change of train en route increase the travel options to the Swiss city, with frequent daily departures from two Paris stations .
French state rail operator SNCF offers daily services from Paris Gare De Lyon to Lausanne on high-speed TGV Lyria services. Indirect connections use SNCF TGV or TER connections from Gare De Lyon or Gare De Paris Bercy with a change of train at Dijon-Ville .
SNCF's direct TGV Lyria trains provide the quickest journeys from Paris to Lausanne, taking three hours and 40 minutes to cover the 305-mile journey to the Swiss city The fastest indirect train is the SNCF TGV via Dijon, taking four hours and 14 minutes.
SNCF provides five direct TGV Lyria departures from Paris to Lausanne from Sunday to Thursday and four departures on Fridays and Saturdays. Departure times include two morning trains and two or three afternoon services. There are numerous daily indirect connections to Lausanne requiring one change in transit.
Departure train station: Trains depart from both Paris Gare De Lyon or Gare De Paris Bercy. Gare De Lyon is on the eastern side of Paris city center, close to the Seine, served by Metro lines 1 and 14 and RER lines A and D. The nearby Gare De Paris Bercy has connections on Metro lines 6 and 14. Both stations offer cafe-bars, food kiosks, and taxi stands, with luggage lockers at Gare De Lyon.
Arrival train station: Lausanne. Situated close to the city center, Lausanne station has local rail connections on Metro line M2 and eight suburban lines. Passenger facilities on the concourse include a shopping mall, cafe-bars, a bagel bakery, luggage lockers, currency exchange bureaux, and car rental desks.
The rule of buying in advance to save money is not only valid when booking a flight but also for train travel. Train tickets are generally on sale 6 months before the departure date. Some train booking tips from us:
Travel by train between Paris, France and Lausanne, Switzerland is: Fully open.
International entry is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of France
The government of Switzerland has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
The above information was last checked on 8/3/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train between Paris and Lausanne closer to your date of departure here
The restriction level for your return train to Paris, France from Lausanne is: Fully open.
International entry is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland
Conditions of reentry:
The government of France has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 8/8/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Paris from Lausanne closer to your date of departure here here.
When departing from Paris, you have various train station options to start your route from including Paris Gare de Lyon, Paris Gare du Nord and Paris Gare de l'Est. When arriving in Lausanne, you can end your route in train stations like Lausanne, Lausanne, Grattapaille and Lausanne, Closelet.
Omio customers book a train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Lausanne most frequently for this route.
Passengers booking this trip most frequently board their trains from Paris Gare de Lyon and need to travel around 1.9 miles (3.1 km) from the city center to get to this train station.
Passengers arriving in Lausanne most often arrive at Lausanne and need to travel around 0.4 miles (648 m) from this train station to the city center.
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