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Paris to Brig by train
Fastest journey5hr 17m
Trains per day18
Avg. journey time7hr 14m
Travelling from Paris to Brig by train
Fast trains from Paris to Brig take around 5 hours and 17 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 510 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Paris and Brig.
1. Are there direct trains from Paris to Brig?
Journeys between Paris and Brig usually involve one change of train.
We usually find around 27 departures on the route from Paris to Brig every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.
There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 24 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Paris to Brig?
The Paris to Brig train travel time is normally about 5 hours and 17 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Paris to Brig train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest train to Brig is usually scheduled to depart Paris around 06:29 and the last train is around 20:11. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Paris around 06:40, and the last at 20:23.
What's the Paris to Brig train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Paris to Brig are $91.99.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $176 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $153. Booking on the day of travel is likely to be more expensive, so it is worth booking in advance if you can to save money.
When to book Paris to Brig train tickets?
Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 6 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Paris to Brig by train.
Which train companies operate between Paris and Brig?
More than one train company operates on the route from Paris to Brig, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
Other journeys to Brig View all journeys to Brig
TGV Lyria & InterRegio
It is a very easy journey by train from Paris to Brig in the Valais region of the Swiss Alps. The journey starts with a fast run south from Paris on a TGV Lyria to Lausanne, where you change onto an InterRegio or EuroCity train for the onward journey to Visp.
On Saturdays in the winter sports season, there is even one TGV Lyria train which runs direct from Paris to Brig. It’s not quicker, but it’s popular with skiers who don’t want the hassle of changing trains in Lausanne. This special ski train (branded TGV Lyria des Neiges) has a breakfast-time departure from Paris with an afternoon return run from Brig back to the French capital.
There are alternative routings from Paris to Brig via either Basel SBB or Geneva. The travel time is broadly similar to the route via Lausanne which we describe here.
Paris to Lausanne
Comfortable TGV Lyria trains serve the 480-km Paris to Lausanne route. These trains depart from the Gare de Lyon in the French capital and terminate at the main station in Lausanne, from where it is just five minutes on the Metro to either the city centre or down to the shores of Lake Geneva.
The journey starts with a high-speed dash to Dijon. The train then traverses increasingly hilly country on its way through the Jura to the Swiss border. Once in Switzerland, it takes just 35 minutes to reach Lausanne. There are normally four trains each day on this route, and the journey time is 3 hrs 40 mins. An extra train on certain days takes a completely different route, running via Mâcon and Geneva. It takes over four hours.
Lausanne to Brig
Swiss InterRegio trains run every half hour from Lausanne to Brig, making seven to ten stops along the way. The journey takes about 1 hr 45 mins. There are also five EuroCity trains each day on this route, each making just two stops en route and taking just 85 minutes for the 146-km journey from Lausanne to Brig.
Leaving Lausanne, the railway skirts the beautiful Lavaux wine-growing region. Just after leaving Montreux there is a fine view of the fortress of Château de Chillon. The route then follows the Rhône Valley upstream through vineyards and orchards to Brig with brilliant views on both sides of the train: the Pennine Alps to the south and the Bernese Oberland to the north.
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