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Duration 3h 31m
Distance 528.5 km
Average price SFr 180
Frequency Weekly

Trip overview

The train between Paris and CERN takes 3h 31m. The train runs, on average, once a week from Paris 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
3h 31m
SFr 152 - SFr 266

Paris to CERN train times

Trains run once a week between Paris Bercy and CERN. The service departs Paris Bercy at 19:18 in the evening, which arrives into CERN at 22:49. All services require a transfer at Genève and take an average of 3h 31m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frequently asked questions

Want to know about travelling from Paris to CERN? We have put together a list of the most frequently asked questions from our users such as: What is the cheapest mode of transport?, What is the quickest option?, How much do tickets usually cost? and many more.

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No, there is no direct train from Paris to CERN. However, there are services departing from Paris-Gare de Lyon and arriving at Meyrin, CERN via Genève, Cornavin. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 31m.

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The distance between Paris and CERN is 403 km. The road distance is 528.5 km.

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Paris to CERN train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Paris-Gare de Lyon station.

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Paris to CERN train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Genève station.

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There are 575+ hotels available in CERN. Prices start at SFr 87 per night.

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What companies run services between Paris and CERN?

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Paris-Gare de Lyon to Genève once a week. Tickets cost SFr 140 - SFr 270 and the journey takes 3h 3m.
Train operators
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)
TGV inOui
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 120

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 12m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 120
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 85 - SFr 100
1st Class
SFr 95 - SFr 120

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