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There are 8 ways to get from Paris to Renens by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3h 51m

  1. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Lausanne Tgv

SFr 94 - SFr 125

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Bus  •  8h 44m

  1. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Lausanne N799

SFr 40 - SFr 46

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Train via Geneva  •  3h 54m

  1. Take the train from Paris-Gare de Lyon to Genève 28-Y / ...
  2. Take the train from Geneve to Renens Vd Re / ...

SFr 172 - SFr 307

Drive  •  5h 21m

  1. Drive from Paris Gallieni to Renens 515.2 km

SFr 60 - SFr 90

Fly Paris CDG to Geneva, train  •  5h 1m

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

SFr 88 - SFr 237

Fly Paris Orly to Geneva, train  •  4h 42m

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

SFr 81 - SFr 203

Fly Paris CDG to Lyon, train  •  7h 10m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Lyon (LYS) CDG - LYS
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
  3. Take the train from Geneve to Renens Vd

SFr 144 - SFr 337

Fly Paris CDG to Zurich, train  •  7h 4m

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

SFr 150 - SFr 346

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Renens is 0041 58 463 00 00.

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The cheapest way to get from Paris to Renens is to bus which costs 35€ - 45€ and takes 8h 44m.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Renens is to train which costs 85€ - 120€ and takes 3h 51m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Paris to Renens. However, there are services departing from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine and arriving at Renens VD, Sur-la-Croix via Lausanne, Parc Vélodrome and Lausanne-Flon, pl. de l'Europe. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 44m.

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No, there is no direct train from Paris to Renens. However, there are services departing from Paris Gare De Lyon and arriving at Renens Vd via Lausanne. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 51m.

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The distance between Paris and Renens is 408 km. The road distance is 515.2 km.

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The best way to get from Paris to Renens without a car is to train which takes 3h 51m and costs 85€ - 120€.

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It takes approximately 3h 51m to get from Paris to Renens, including transfers.

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Paris to Renens bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine station.

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

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The best way to get from Paris to Renens is to train which takes 3h 51m and costs 85€ - 120€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 35€ - 45€ and takes 8h 44m.

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  • Distance: 408.4 km
  • Duration: 3h 51m

What companies run services between Paris, France and Renens, Canton of Vaud, Switzerland?

TGV inOui operates a train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Lausanne 3 times a day. Tickets cost SFr 85 - SFr 110 and the journey takes 3h 41m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Lausanne once daily. Tickets cost SFr 30 - SFr 40 and the journey takes 8h 10m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 230
Flights from Paris CDG to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 220
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 270
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 230
Flights from Paris CDG to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 490
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 600
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 250
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 400
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 400
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Paris CDG to Geneva via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
SFr 290 - SFr 950
Train operators
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 Lausanne
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 110
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 85 - SFr 100
1st Class
SFr 90 - SFr 110
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 Genève
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 270
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Geneve to Renens Vd
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 23 - SFr 45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Morges
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 22 - SFr 40
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lyon-Part-Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 95
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 130
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 22 - SFr 50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
SFr 22 - SFr 35
Rail 1st Class
SFr 30 - SFr 50
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 City Centre - Bercy Seine to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 40
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Paris CDG Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Paris to Renens bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Lausanne station.

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Paris to Renens train services, operated by TGV inOui, arrive at Lausanne station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Paris to Renens is 515 km. It takes approximately 5h 21m to drive from Paris to Renens.

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Luxair, Swiss and Air France offer flights from Paris CDG Airport to Geneva Airport.

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There are 256+ hotels available in Renens. Prices start at SFr 87 per night.

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The best way to get from Paris to Paris CDG Airport is to train which takes 38 min and costs 5€ - 9€.

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