Thanks to the fast TGV services, your journey time to Paris will fly by in just three hours from Basel and Geneva, and four hours from Zurich.
Take advantage of the many benefits that train travel offers and reach the heart of French business districts more quickly:
You can reserve and purchase tickets conveniently online and print them out at your workplace.
You simply board the train in one city centre and travel conveniently to another.
You can use the whole trip to work or relax.
You save time by not having to stand in queues to check in, pass through security or board, or wait around at baggage reclaim.
You can choose between three tailor-made classes of travel: Business 1ère, Standard 1ère and Standard.
You have your luggage with you throughout the journey.
As a Business 1ère or Standard 1ère passenger travelling between Paris and Switzerland, you can use the SNCF Grand Voyageur lounge at Gare de Lyon station in Paris. Access via the fresco gallery between Hall 1 and Hall 2.
Your journey is reasonably priced and environmentally friendly too.
You arrive at your meeting, congress or client visit rested and well prepared.
Your daily connections to France.
3 hrs 4 mins
6× a day
1 hrs 44 mins
1× a day (summer connection)
3 hrs 43 mins
1× a day (summer connection)
3 hrs 11 mins
8× a day
Lausanne via Geneva
3 hrs 57 mins
3× a day
Lausanne via Jura
3 hrs 41 mins
3× a day
4 hrs 4 mins
Up to 6× a day
Price examples in CHF.
Standard (2nd class)2nd class: single 2nd-class journey on selected train including seat reservation. Price valid for online purchases. Bookings can be made from 120 days in advance. No exchanges or refunds. Limited number available while stocks last at sbb.ch/business.
Standard 1ère (1st class)1st-class Standard Première: single 1st-class journey on selected train including seat reservation. Price valid for online purchases. Bookings can be made from 120 days in advance. Exchanges/refunds can be made before departure for CHF 35 plus any difference in price. Limited number available while stocks last at sbb.ch/business.
Business 1ère (1st class)1st-class Business Première: single 1st-class journey on selected train including seat reservation and meal. Price valid for online purchases. Bookings can be made from 120 days in advance. Exchanges/refunds can be made free of charge before departure. Limited number available while stocks last at sbb.ch/business.
Including two-course meal
On sbb.ch/en/business you can find prices for direct connections to the largest cities in neighbouring countries by entering the destination and travel date. Other possible travel dates will also be displayed. You therefore have the option of finding the best value for money via a simple summary.
All tickets for TGV services can be purchased on sbb.ch/en/business and printed out in comfort at your own desk.
Seat reservations on board TGVs are compulsory and are included in the ticket price. Supersaver tickets are tied to a particular train.
TGV Lyria gives you the option of choosing between different classes of travel:
Business 1ère: a tailor-made travel experience.
Fixed fare per destination, whatever the booking and travel dates. Free and unlimited exchange and refund (excluding any administration fees).
Full flexibility: Multiple exchanges and refunds can be made free of charge (excluding any administration fees). Access to all trains on the same day on the same route.
First-class services including: personal welcome with a drink and towelette, hot meal served at your seat, unlimited drinks, WiFi access for free, access to the SNCF Grand Voyageur lounge at Paris Gare de Lyon station.
First-class comfort with a secluded private area, allowing you to enjoy peace and relaxation and maximise your productivity.
Available every day except Saturdays: Basel/Zurich–Paris, Basel/Zurich–Dijon, Geneva–Paris, Lausanne-Paris
If Business 1ère is not available on the train, a Standard 1ère ticket is booked automatically.
Standard 1ère: First-class comfort at an optimum price.
Price varies according to when the ticket is booked: optimised and transparent prices (cheaper if booked early).
Full or partial flexibility: Exchanges and refunds subject to a charge and any administration fee.
A comfortable 1st class seat with plenty of legroom.
Service at your seat and access to on-board catering.
Access to the SNCF Grand Voyageur lounge at Paris Gare de Lyon station.
Standard: A journey offering outstanding value for money.
Price varies according to when the ticket is booked, with prices starting at just CHF 31 per journey (low prices when booked early).
Three levels of flexibility for exchanges and refunds: full / partial / no flexibility.
Second-class comfort with service at your seat as well as access to on-board catering.
Seat reservation (included in the ticket price, compulsory)
Free WiFi access (all classes)
Adjustable seats (all classes)
Two-pin power sockets (all classes)
Reading lamps (all classes)
Travel tips for Paris.
Paris is one of the most exciting places in Europe. So why not combine your business trip with a visit to one of the world's top museums, browse the shops along the Champs-Élysées or try a snack in a typical Paris bistro?
The Salon SNCF Grand Voyageur offers travellers a warm welcome in a comfortable lounge that has been designed for work and relaxation. Before you head to Switzerland in your TGV Lyria, you can enjoy various services including:
A free hot drink and a water fountain
Daily newspapers and magazines to read in the lounge or take away
Facilities for charging your mobile phone
A desk and photocopier
French and international news via the France 24 TV channel
The exchange of your day’s tickets at the counter
TGV Lyria Business 1ère and Standard 1ère passengers can use the SNCF Grand Voyageur lounge. Passengers can access the lounge upon presentation of a ticket from Paris to Switzerland (or vice versa) valid for that day. Group tickets are not eligible for this offer. Access via the fresco gallery between Hall 1 and Hall 2.
Whatever the travel policy of your company, TGV Lyria offers you discounts on your trips between Switzerland and France.
Travel policy 2nd class: Discounts in travel class Standard
Travel policy 1st class: Discounts in the travel class Business 1ère
Benefit from a free and non-binding consultation with the TGV Lyria business customer team.