Duration 3h 50m
Distance 531.8 km
Average price SFr 105
Frequency 8/day

Trip overview

The average train between France and CERN takes 3h 50m and the fastest train takes 3h 38m. The train service runs several times per day from France to CERN. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.

Train

  1. Paris Gare De Lyon
  2. CERN
4h 42m
SFr 90 - SFr 116

France to CERN train times

Trains run every four hours between Paris and CERN. The earliest departure is at 16:07 in the afternoon, and the last departure from Paris is at 20:07 which arrives into CERN at 00:08. All services require a transfer, and take on average 3h 50m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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No, there is no direct train from France to CERN. However, there are services departing from Châtelet and arriving at Meyrin, CERN via Paris Gare De Lyon and Genève, Cornavin. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 42m.

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The distance between France and CERN is 322 km. The road distance is 531.8 km.

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France to CERN train services, operated by TGV inOui, depart from Paris Gare De Lyon station.

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France to CERN train services, operated by TGV inOui, arrive at Geneve station.

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There are 540+ hotels available in CERN. Prices start at SFr 100 per night.

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What companies run services between France and CERN?

TGV inOui operates a train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Geneve every 4 hours. Tickets cost SFr 85 - SFr 110 and the journey takes 3h 11m.
Train operators
TGV inOui
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 110

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Geneve
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 110
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 85 - SFr 100
1st Class
SFr 95 - SFr 110
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 270

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Paris-Gare de Lyon to Genève
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 270
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

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