A TGV Lyria train from  Paris to Switzerland, at Paris Gare de Lyon
 

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While the direct line remains blocked by a landslide

The direct Paris-Turin-Milan route via Modane was blocked by a landslide on 27 August 2023 and now seems likely to remain blocked until summer 2024.  This page shows the alternative train service from Paris to Milan with a change at either Geneva, Lausanne, Basel or Zurich.  Suitable connections to/from London by Eurostar are also shown.

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Timetable 2024

 London & Paris Milan

 Days of running:

daily

daily

daily

daily

daily

daily

daily

 Eurostar from London

Eurostar

Eurostar

Eurostar

Eurostar

Eurostar

Eurostar

Eurostar

 London St Pancras depart:

*

*

*

*

  07:01**

  07:01**

09:31

 Paris Gare du Nord depart:

*

*

*

*

  10:20**

  10:20**

12:50

 TGV-Lyria Paris to Switzerland

TGV

TGV

TGV

TGV

TGV

TGV

TGV

 Paris Gare de Lyon depart:

07:22

07:22

07:56

08:18

12:22

12:22

14:18

 Geneva arrive

11:29

17:29

 Lausanne arrive:

11:54

 

18:14

 Basel SBB arrive:

10:26

 

 

15:26

 

 Zurich HB arrive:

 

11:26

 

 

 

16:26

 

 EuroCity train Switzerland to Milan

EC

EC

EC

EC

EC

EC

EC

 Geneva depart

 

 

 

13:39

 

 

18:39

 Lausanne depart:

 

 

14:18

 

 

19:18

 Basel SBB depart:

12:28

 

17:28

 

 Zurich HB depart:

12:33

18:33

 Milan Centrale arrive

16:40

16:50

17:40

17:40

21:40

22:50

22:40

How to read the timetable:  Read downwards.  Each column is an option you can take.  You change trains at each grey band.

* Take any Eurostar you like the previous evening and stay overnight in Paris.

** The Eurostar connection leaves 07:01 Monday-Friday, 07:31 on Saturdays, no sufficiently robust connection on Sundays.

 Milan Paris & London

 Days of running

daily

daily

daily

daily

daily

 EuroCity train Milan to Switzerland

EC

EC

EC

EC

EC

 Milan Centrale depart:

07:20

07:10

08:20

09:10

13:10

 Zurich HB arrive:

11:27

13:27

17:27

 Basel SBB arrive:

11:32

 

 

 

 Lausanne arrive:

 

 

11:42

 

 

 Geneva arrive:

 

 

12:21

 

 

 TGV-Lyria Switzerland to Paris

TGV

TGV

TGV

TGV

TGV

 Zurich HB depart:

 

13:34

 

15:34

18:34

 Basel SBB depart:

12:34

 

 Lausanne depart:

13:45

 Geneva depart:

14:29

 Paris Gare de Lyon arrive:

15:40

17:38

17:42

19:38

22:42

 Eurostar connection to London

Eurostar

Eurostar

Eurostar

Eurostar

Eurostar

 Paris Gare du Nord depart

18:12

20:12

20:12

*** ***

 London St Pancras arrive:

19:39

21:30

21:30

*** ***

How to read the timetable:  Read downwards.  Each column is an option you can take.  You change trains at each grey band.

*** Stay overnight in Paris and use any Eurostar you like the following morning.

How much does it cost?

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Route map

Paris to Milan via Switzerland train route map  

Click for larger mapHighlighted = Paris-Switzerland-Milan route.  Green = scenic sections.  Red = high-speed line

Reproduced with kind permission of the European Rail Timetable people.  Buy a copy of the European Rail Map at www.europeanrailtimetable.eu.

European Rail Timetable and map

 

What's the journey like?

Step 1, Paris to Geneva/Lausanne/Basel/Zurich:  For photos, information & travel tips, see the TGV-Lyria page.

Step 2, Geneva/Lausanne/Basel/Zurich to Milan:  For photos, information & travel tips, see the Switzerland-Milan page.

 

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