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Paris - Lausanne
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Main stations in Paris and Lausanne
Paris Gare de Lyon Train StationOpening hours: Monday to Friday: 5:45am to 9:45pm
Saturday and Sunday: 5:45am to 9:45pm Trains operating in and from this station:
High speed trains (TGV), Regional trains (TER, Corail)
SNCF rail agents, Car Parking, Currency exchange, Ticket Office, Assistance for disabled, Lockers, Lounge, Lost and found, Tourist Information Point, Toilets, Luggage storage, Wi-Fi Internet, ATM and Phone cabins.
Lausanne Train StationOpening hours: Monday to Friday: 12am to 11:59pm
Saturday and Sunday: 12am to 11:59pm
Trains operating in and from this station:
High speed trains, Intercity trains
Tourist Office, Assistance for disabled persons, Wheelchair access, Lost and found, Places to eat in the station, Rental Services, Toilets, Luggage storage, Bank & Currency Exchange, Wi-Fi Internet, ATM and Phone cabins.
Travel inspiration in Paris and Lausanne
Your travel by train from Paris to Lausanne
Lying on the shores of Lake Geneva is Switzerland’s Lausanne and getting there from Paris takes just under four hours on the high speed TGV Lyria. The air-conditioned trains offer two classes of service and First Class passengers enjoy refreshments in their seats. There’s a buffet car too with hot and cold snacks. All passengers relax in comfortable reclining chairs watching the scenery slip by.
The TGV Lyria leaves Paris from its busy hub of Gare de Lyon, which is easy to reach from anywhere in central Paris on the metro or RER or even by bus or taxi. Once in Lausanne public transport from the Metro line M2 to buses and overland trains are easily accessible. The station also has regional express and intercity trains departing regularly for destinations around Switzerland as well as a simple train connection to the airport.
Travellers who are visiting Lausanne from Paris and returning to the French capital should choose a point to point ticket. Or further train travel a rail pass is the best option. For example, select the Eurail France Switzerland pass or the Eurail Select Pass for travel in five bordering countries except France.
Visit Lausanne and discover other popular train journeys
This pretty Swiss city lying on the shores of Lake Geneva is the home of the International Olympic Committee and sport is an important part of its history and culture. Visitors enjoy the medieval city centre and the gothic architecture, especially the eye-catching Cathedral. There are art and photography museums and the city is home to the Bejart Ballet too.
From Lausanne with a Swiss Rail Pass the country is there for the taking: Geneva, Zurich, the mountain villages and towns.
Reviews & ratings Paris - Lausanne
"Comfortable train travel"Elton m.
We travelled from Paris to Laussane it was on time, very comfortable, the lunch was of a high standard and the staff offered a high standard of service.
"Gare Lyon-Lausanne"Elton m. 07/10/2013
My trip for the above is very good. Ground staff were helpful this time, seats were comfortable, convenient and price was reasonable. The cabins however were not clean. Lots of rubbish fell in between and quite dusty, rather unsightly. Regards, Lyn
"CDG to Valence"Elton m. 25/09/2013
The train was very pleasant. I would have liked to have WiFi but it was not available. My problems were at CDG finding out which train track the correct train would be on. The posting at CDG was TERRIBLE, I had no idea if it was the North or South side. Luckily I was able to find a porter to help me. I had a lot of heavy luggage (I was away for over 1 month) so he also called ahead and I was met in Valence by a porter. That was very much appreciated! The people that work for the railways are very nice. Please, just improve the posting instructions!