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TGV Lyria high-speed train

The TGV Lyria is an international high-speed train that connects France and Switzerland. In the north, you can travel from Paris to many Swiss cities, like Geneva, Bern and Zürich. In the south, the French Mediterranean coast is also linked to Geneva. On this train, you will see some of the greatest scenery in Europe, from stunning coastlines to rugged mountaintops.


TGV Lyria routes

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TGV Lyria’s northern line connects Paris to 6 large cities in Switzerland. The southern line connects the Mediterranean coast of France to the Swiss city of Geneva.

Top routes with TGV Lyria: 

  • Paris - Basel
  • Paris - Zurich
  • Paris - Bern
  • Paris - Interlaken
  • Paris - Geneva
  • Marseille - Geneva


Please note: The routes to Interlaken and Lucerne are not with TGV, but can be taken in combination with SBB railways




Reservations on the TGV Lyria high-speed trains are compulsory, except when travelling only within Switzerland. We recommend you make your reservations as far in advance as possible.

How to make reservations for the TGV Lyria

You can reserve your seat on the TGV Lyria in the following ways:

  • Through our Reservation Service
  • By calling the Swiss Railways (SBB) call center: +41 0848 44 66 88 (CHF 0.08/min.) Open 24/7.
  • By calling SNCF on +33 1 84 94 3635
  • Locally at the train station via the SNCF ticket machines. 

Find more information on how to book reservations here.


Reservation fees

Train type 1st class 2nd class

Paris - Geneva / Lausanne / Zurich / Basel 

€57 €27

Marseille - Geneva

€26 €17

Added value to your trip

The TGV Lyria is an exceptionally comfortable train, offering an on-board bar coach, minibar service and electrical sockets. This is why reservation fees for the TGV Lyria are higher than average.



Facilities and services

  • Air conditioning
  • Bar
  • Children's play area
  • Disabled facilities
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Power sockets
  • Restaurant/bistro

Facilities may differ per train and route.

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