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Train  •  4h 42m

  1. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Basel SBB Tgv
  2. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Thun Ec / ...

SFr 167 - SFr 308

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Bus  •  11h 26m

  1. Take the bus from Paris to Bern N799

SFr 42 - SFr 52

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Train via Paris Gare De Lyon  •  4h 49m

  1. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Basel Sbb Tgv
  2. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Thun Ec / ...

SFr 113 - SFr 169

Drive  •  6h 10m

  1. Drive from Gare de Lyon to Thun 592.8 km

SFr 70 - SFr 110

Fly Paris CDG to Basel, train  •  5h 52m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Basel (BSL) CDG - BSL
  2. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Thun

SFr 108 - SFr 387

Fly Paris CDG to Zurich, train  •  6h 38m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Zurich (ZRH) CDG - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Thun

SFr 129 - SFr 337

Fly Paris CDG to Geneva, train  •  6h 41m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Geneva (GVA) CDG - GVA
  2. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Bern

SFr 150 - SFr 325

Fly Paris Orly to Geneva, train  •  6h 38m

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Geneva (GVA) ORY - GVA
  2. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Bern

SFr 126 - SFr 300

Fly Paris CDG to Milan Malpensa, train  •  8h 2m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) CDG - MXP
  2. Take the train from Gallarate to Thun

SFr 123 - SFr 357

Fly Paris Orly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  8h 4m

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) ORY - MXP
  2. Take the train from Gallarate to Thun

SFr 104 - SFr 372

Gare de Lyon to Thun by train

The train journey time between Gare de Lyon and Thun is around 5h 3m and covers a distance of around 653 km. The fastest train normally takes 5h 3m. Operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express and Deutsche Bahn Eurocity, the Gare de Lyon to Thun train service departs from Paris Gare de Lyon and arrives in Thun. Typically only one train runs weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
5h 3m
Fastest train time:
5h 3m
Train distance:
653 km
Trains per week:
1
Cheapest price:
SFr 191
Carbon emissions:
34 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
18:23
Last train departs at:
18:23

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Gare de Lyon to Thun train schedules

Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This applies to arrivals from Paris, Centre-Val de Loire, Hauts-de-France, Normandy and Pays de la Loire in France
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  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Switzerland from France.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Thun is 0041 58 463 00 00.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Thun is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Thun is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0041 58 463 00 00.

No, but conditions apply when returning to France from Switzerland.

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Last updated: 21 Jul 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Gare de Lyon to Thun is to bus which costs €35 - €50 and takes 11h 26m.

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The quickest way to get from Gare de Lyon to Thun is to train which costs €150 - €280 and takes 4h 42m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Gare de Lyon to Thun. However, there are services departing from Paris and arriving at Thun via Bern. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 26m.

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No, there is no direct train from Gare de Lyon to Thun. However, there are services departing from Paris Gare de Lyon and arriving at Thun via Basel Sbb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 42m.

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The distance between Gare de Lyon and Thun is 456 km. The road distance is 592.8 km.

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The best way to get from Gare de Lyon to Thun without a car is to train which takes 4h 42m and costs €150 - €280.

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It takes approximately 4h 42m to get from Gare de Lyon to Thun, including transfers.

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Gare de Lyon to Thun bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Paris station.

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

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The best way to get from Gare de Lyon to Thun is to train which takes 4h 42m and costs €150 - €280. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €35 - €50 and takes 11h 26m.

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Map of how to get from Gare de Lyon to Thun.
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  • Distance: 455.8 km
  • Duration: 4h 42m

What companies run services between Gare de Lyon, Île-de-France, France and Thun, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Gare de Lyon to Thun via Basel Sbb in around 4h 42m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Paris to Bern once daily. Tickets cost SFr 35 - SFr 45 and the journey takes 9h 40m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 380
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 380
Flights from Paris CDG to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 270
Flights from Paris CDG to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 390
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 490
Flights from Paris CDG to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 270
Flights from Paris CDG to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 480
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 240
Flights from Paris CDG to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 240
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 200
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 550
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 400
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 400
Flights from Paris CDG to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 390
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

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 Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 280
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel Sbb to Thun
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 65
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Thun
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 95
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Bern
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 90
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Thun
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 22 - SFr 35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Thun
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 11 - SFr 16
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
TGV inOui

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 Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
3h 4m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 120
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 90 - SFr 110
1st Class
SFr 100 - SFr 120
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Gallarate to Thun
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 130
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 50 - SFr 70
1st Class
SFr 90 - SFr 130
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris to Bern
Ave. Duration
9h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 45
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Paris CDG Airport to Basel Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Gare de Lyon to Thun bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Bern station.

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Gare de Lyon to Thun train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Thun station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Gare de Lyon to Thun is 593 km. It takes approximately 6h 10m to drive from Gare de Lyon to Thun.

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Air France and Lufthansa offer flights from Paris CDG Airport to Basel Airport.

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There are 124+ hotels available in Thun. Prices start at SFr 87 per night.

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