TGV Lyria

TGV Lyria

384 Reviews

TGV Lyria, high speed trains connecting France and Switzerland, serving Paris, Lausanne, Interlaken etc.

  • Paris - Zurich: 04:03
  • Book early, save up to 50%
  • Book up to 120 days in advance
  • E-ticket
  • High Speed trains


TGV Lyria train


TGV Lyria

The TGV Lyria is the high speed train which takes passengers on a stunning journey between France and Switzerland. The trains are operated by the French national railway SNCF and the Swiss national railway CFF. From Paris, trains stop in France and then at Basel, Zurich, Bern, Lausanne, Interlaken and Geneva. This means you could be up the Eiffel Tower in the morning and skiing on the slopes by the afternoon. The trains are smooth and quiet and have comfortable reclining chairs with plenty of legroom and ample luggage storage at the ends of the carriages and in the overhead shelves.

Customer feedback Hi-speed Relaxing way to go!
« Get to see the countryside without the worry of driving, stress free. »

Practical information

The train doors will lock two minutes before departure so allow plenty of time to board the train and get settled. You don’t need to check in, just climb on board and keep your ticket and passport handy. Police and customs check may take place at national borders.

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Print @ Station (from France)

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Booking :
  • TGV Lyria tickets are open for booking 120 days ahead.
  • Get the lowest prices by booking early and don’t wait until the last minute as cheaper seats sell the fastest.
  • Opt for off-peak trains when you have to travel short notice. They are more affordable than morning and evening trains along with those running on holiday eves, Friday and Sunday afternoon.
There are two classes of service on board the TGV Lyria. First class includes large reclining seats, a welcome drink, power sockets and a gourmet meal served in-seat. Taxis can also be booked for arrival. Metro tickets for Paris can be bought in the buffet-bar on board. Second class includes generous legroom, and access to the buffet bar which serves a range of hot meals and refreshments.

A class apart

Classes of service

Classes and facilities offered by TGV Lyria
First classSecond class
Reclining seats Cosy with more legroom, reclining seats are ideal to enjoy the trip.
Meal and drink* A delicious meal and drinks are served at seat on board.
Taxi reservation** Pre-book a taxi and don’t waste time when you get off at your destination.
Power sockets Ideal to plug your laptop, phone or any electronic device from your seat.
Bar buffet car Access to the bar buffet car where snacks and beverages can be bought.
Comfortable seats Spacious seats with a headrest and generous legroom.

*except on Geneva <> Marseille/Nice ** except on Geneva<>Nice

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Reviews & ratings

Overall rating (384)
  • Value for money
    Hi-speed Relaxing way to go! |
    "Get to see the countryside without the worry of driving, stress free. "

  • Great way to travel |
    "So much easier than flying. The train was a pleasure, a relaxing treat. "

  • Value for money
    Great trip! |
    "Train service is great as long as you make your connection in Paris. If you have to change in Paris, make sure you leave 1 1/2 hours to make the other train. The Paris traffic is crazy. "

  • Value for money
    Easiest Way to Travel |
    "Great way to get from Zurich to Paris. On time, only have to arrive to board train 15 to 20mins before train departs, can view scenery. Train over plane every time. "

  • Value for money
    Good but can be better |
    "Overall trip was great, my only issue was the lack of storage space for luggage "

  • Excellent  |
    "Brilliant service Lovely staff Except in a 4 seater when a 2 seater was available "

  • Value for money
    Easy way to travel |
    "It was just a bit of a challenge getting our luggage into the racks quickly. Seats don't turn so we spent the whole trip travelling backwards which we were not fussed about. "

  • Value for money
    TGX Lyria |
    "A great way to travel.Very comfortable,on time and in my opinion much better than flying "

  • Value for money
    A great way to travel |
    "Most comfortable and convenient.Our grandson loved travelling at such high speeds and we could still enjoy the scenery. "

  • Value for money
    Great Trip |
    "The ease and times for the trains where great, information in the station is very good very easy to follow. never had any problems with delays. comfort is very good. "

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Common Questions, Simple Answers

  • Q. How many luggage can I carry on-board Lyria?

  • Q. Do I need to book my Lyria ticket?

  • Q. When do I need to check-in before boarding a Lyria train?

  • Q. Should Eurostar, Thalys and other High Speed Train tickets be purchased prior to your departure date?

  • Q. What is the difference between 1st and 2nd class on the Lyria (Paris to Switzerland)?

  • Q. How many classes of travel does Lyria offer?

  • Q. How far in advance can I book a Lyria ticket?

  • Q. Is there a catering service on Lyria trains?

  • Q. How shall I retrieve my Lyria tickets?

  • Q. What are the main destinations Lyria trains connect to?

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