Trains France to Switzerland

Train tickets France to Switzerland

Train Tickets France <> Switzerland

Trains from France to Switzerland

There are very good connections between Switzerland and France. Each day multiple TGV's run from Paris to major Swiss cities like Basel, Zurich, Geneve, Bern and Lausanne. From these cities there are very frequent connections to all destinations in Switzerland. The journey time from Paris is never longer than 4 hours; the TGV stops only at a few stops; it's a very convenient ride. 

Prem fares

If you book early you can book very cheap Prem tickets are available for the TGV from France to Switzerland. 

Travel by TGV

Routes: 

2nd class

  • Comfortable seats
  • Reservation included
  • Bistro coach where drinks, snacks and small meals are available for sale
  • Wifi available upon payment for all passengers on TGV-trains from Paris to the eastern part of France.
  • Power sockets at seats on some TGV-services
     

1st class 

  • Comfortable seats with more leg room
  • Reservation included
  • Quiet atmosphere
  • Power points at all seats 
  • Wifi available upon payment for all passengers on TGV-trains from Paris to the eastern part of France.
  • Bistro coach where drinks, snacks and small meals are available for sale

  • TGV - More info and photo's 

Switzerland by train - Train tickets, rail passes & info

Swiss Travel Pass

  • 1 pass for all trains, buses and boats in Switzerland
  • Cheaper than multiple single-journey tickets
  • Free travel on most panoramic routes
  • Free travel on public transport in 75 towns and cities
  • Free admission to more than 490 museums

  • Swiss Travel Pass - More information

Train Tickets in Switzerland

Trains in Switzerland

Eurail

Rail Pass Europe 

  • One pass for all trains in Europe
  • Often cheaper than multiple single-journey tickets
  • Free travel on most panoramic routes
  • Discounts on ferries like Italy-Greece

  • Eurail - More information

How to book cheap train tickets in France?

Domestic train tickets

For all TGV and long-distance trains reservation is compulsory and your ticket is fixed to a certain date and time. Fares start at only €15 for short-distance journeys like Paris-Lille. Longer journeys start at €25.

Early booking for the cheapest fares is recommended, especially for the weekend and holiday dates. Booking opens 3 months in advance, in some cases/on some routes earlier. 

Fares for regional TER-trains are based upon a price per kilometer and reservation is not compulsory. Tickets for regional trains are valid on later trains within the period of validity of the ticket.

International tickets

Reservation is compulsory for Thalys services to/from Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany, Eurostar to/from London and all international TGV services to/from Germany, Switzerland, Italy and Spain.

Fares start for €35 for the Thalys Amsterdam-Paris,  €59 for Eurostar London-Paris and €49 TGV Barcelona-Paris. Early booking is recommended to get the best fares, booking opens 4 months for departure for international TGV and Thalys, 6 months for the Eurostar.

Switzerland by train - Info

Switzerland by train

The Swiss Railways are the best in Europe, travelling by a panoramic train through Switzerland is a holiday itself. Take the world famous Glacier Express from St Moritz to Zermatt over the Albula Railway, Rhine Canyon, Oberalppas to the pittoresque village of Zermatt. Or travel the Bernina Express over the more than 2200 metres high Bernina Pass from Chur into Tirano in Italy.

Many mountain summits are connected by frequent railways or cable cars.  Travel to the Jungfraujoch and enjoy the views over the Aletsch Glacier or take the Gornergrat-Railway from Zermatt and see the Matterhorn at it's best.