TGV Lyria high-speed train

TGV Lyria

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 the Swiss city of Geneva. On this train, you will see some of the greatest scenery in Europe, from stunning coastlines to rugged mountaintops.

TGV Lyria routes
Facilities and Services

TGV Lyria high-speed train routes


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.

Map with routes of TGV Lyria high-speed train
  • Paris - Basel
  • Paris - Zurich
  • Paris - Bern
  • Paris - Interlaken
  • Paris - Lausanne
  • Paris - Geneva
  • Montpellier - Geneva
  • Marseille - Geneva
  • Nice - Geneva



Reservation: mandatory

When a reservation is mandatory you must reserve a seat in advance. It's not possible to board the train without this reservation.

Reservations on the TGV Lyria high-speed trains are mandatory. We recommend you make your reservations as far in advance as possible.

Unlike all other international TGV trains, the TGV Lyria does not have limited seats for pass holders.

How to make reservations for the TGV

You can reserve your seat on the TGV in the following way:

Reservation fees

Train type 1st class 2nd class Reservation type
TGV Lyria (France, Switzerland)
Route: Paris to Switzerland
From 52 euros From 25 euros Mandatory

TGV Lyria (France, Switzerland)
Route: Southern France to Geneva

From 20 euros From 16 euros Mandatory

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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