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 Cheap high-speed train tickets between France and Switzerland this summer

Cheap high-speed train tickets between France and Switzerland this summer

23 June 2020

** This special offer is no longer available **

For a much needed breath of Swiss fresh air now is the time to book Swiss trains for the summer, with fares from as little as €46. Get in quick though, as special fare seats are limited.

For €49, travel on high-speed routes between Paris and Geneva, Basel, Lausanne and Zurich

For €47, travel between Marseille and Geneva.

For €46, travel between Paris and Vallorbe.

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Paris to Geneva

Under 3 hrs from Paris, Geneva’s lake, proximity to the Swiss Alps, fine food and chic boutiques make this the most restorative of city breaks. Lac Léman, the proper name for Lake Geneva is the biggest lake in the Alps, with a 175km cycling route encircling it. Take on one stage or two stages of it to the likes of Montreux, and then come back by train as it is only 1 hr from Geneva. You will feel a world away when you are on your bike, however. Hire one at Genève Roule in the city.



Paris to Lausanne

Under 4 hrs from Paris, Lausanne is also located on Lac Léman, but on its northern side, with a glorious array of Alps beyond that. wim in the lake at Ouchy, or Vidy and Louis Bourget Parks are slightly wilder swimming spots. There are plenty of car-free zones so you can walk everywhere here, including the Old Town where a climb up to the top of the gothic cathedral is a must.



Paris to Basel

It takes just over 3 hrs to get from Paris to the medieval Swiss town of Basel. Small and chocolate box sweet, head to the Old Town for ancient sites such as Basel Münster cathedral, St. Elizabeth church and the Rathaus town hall. Or ramble down to the Rhine where there are plenty of boat trips on offer. It is also worth taking a 40 mins train journey over the German border to Freiburg, gateway to the Black Forest, also full of many sweet layers.


Paris to Zurich

Travel from Paris to Zurich in just over 4 hrs to enjoy Switzerland’s largest city and the country’s beating cultural and economic heart. Despite being a financial and industrial hub, Zurich exudes historic charm with an old town full of narrow streets boasting medieval and Renaissance buildings. Of course, no trip to Zurich is complete without a visit to Lake Zurich whose shores are lined with plenty of parks and promenades. 

You may also enjoy reading our blog on best cities to visit in Switzerland by train



Image credits top to bottom: Switzerland Alps from Lake Geneva iStock ©Nicolas McComber, View of downtown Lausaunne - Switzerland iStock ©LaraIrimeeva, Old town of Basel with Munster cathedral, Switzerland iStock ©Xantana, Aerial view of Zurich with river Limmat, Switzerland iStock ©bluejayphoto


Terms and conditions

Price includes VAT at €49 for bookings made between 23 June and 03 July 2020 inclusive. Price for a one-way TGV Lyria in Standard Class from Paris to Geneva, Lausanne, Basel, or Zurich (and vice versa), for travel from 08 July to 26 August 2020, every day and on certain trains, subject to availability. From Paris to Vallorbe (and vice versa) price includes tax at €46 and from Marseille to Geneva (and vice versa) price includes tax at €47. Tickets are exchangeable and refundable before departure and under the following conditions: 

For trains running between 09-24 June 2020:

Refunds are available until 31 August 2020 before departure with no fee. 

Exchanges are available until 16 June 2020 before departure with no fee (except in the event of a difference in fare price).

Exchanges are available from 17 June-31 August with no fee (except in the event of a difference in fare price). 

For trains running between 25 June-31 August 2020:

Refunds are available until 31 August 2020 before departure with no fee. 

Exchanges are available until 16 June 2020 with no fee if the train is cancelled during this period. If the train is not cancelled and you want an exchange, there is no fee (except in the event of a difference in fare price).

Exchanges are available from 17 June-31 August 2020 with no fees (except in the event of a difference in fare price). 

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