In 2022 this summer only train is scheduled to be departing between July 2nd August 28th.
Final Destination: Geneve (Geneve Cornavin)
The train also calls at: Bellegarde - connect for Evian-Les-Bains
This is now the only direct train service between the south of France and Switzerland.
Connect in Geneve for a swathe of destinations across Switzerland including: Bern, Brig, Lausanne Luzern, Sion and Zurich
up to 1 x train per day
Book early and save: Yes
Online bookings open: 4 months ahead of the travel date
On the dates when it is operating this train will be scheduled to depart at 13:53, so target that time when looking up this journey.
Using Eurail and InterRail passes:
Seats will automatically be assigned when booking tickets for this journey, but rail pass users will need to be pay a reservation fee prior to boarding.
If you will be making this journey with an InterRail or Eurail pass, the rail pass reservation fee for this TGV-Lyria service will usually be more expensive than that charged to travel on a standard TGV InOui service.
So a money saving option for rail pass users is to take an InOui service from Marseille to Lyon and then a TER service from Lyon to Geneve - this routing is also an alternative option if you don't have a rail pass and the timings of this one daily direct train don't suit.
Or if you have a rail pass, you can avoid any additional charges by taking a TER train from Marseille to Lyon and then the TER services on to Geneve.
|Ticket Provider||Approximate Cost|
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Travelling between July 2nd and August 28th:
If the timings of this direct train don't suit, it is usually due to arrive in Geneva at around 17:15 - the alternative option involves taking a TGV InOui service to Lyon and then connecting there for a TER service on to Geneve
Travelling at other times:
Outside of these dates the best options for taking a train journey from Marseille to Geneve, on a similar schedule to the direct train, will usually involve departing Marseille by the 14:35 TGV to Lyon.
This train has a eighteen minute connection in Lyon Part-Dieu station into a TER train on to Geneve.
If the TGV train is delayed, tickets will be valid on the subsequent TER train, on Mon-Friday there will be train departing an hour later.
The train will travel at up to 285 km/h on the high speed line from Marseille to Lyon .
Between Ambérieu and Culoz the train will travel through a rocky valley in the foothills of the Alps, then between Culoz and the border with Switzerland, there are occasional views of the River Rhone on the right.
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