Discount on TGV Lyria with Swiss Travel Pass?

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Apr 28, 2017 - 7:52 PM

This site has been of immense help!! I have some doubts though. Travelling to Europe (7 days Switzerland and 6 days Paris) Planning to visit Lucerne, Interlaken, Lausanne, Montreux and Zermatt. Which pass would be best suited for me? We are a family of four people. We are planning to take TGV Lyria from Lausanne to Paris. Would we get a discounted fares if we buy a rail pass? If yes, on which pass and how can we avail this discount? Thanks for your help.

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Apr 29, 2017 - 7:38 AM

Hi vartika31,

Welcome to MySwissAlps, and good to hear our website has been helpful! An 8-day Swiss Travel Pass seems to make sense to me for a 7-day trip, visiting various parts of Switzerland.

Your trip from Lausanne to Paris is partly in Switzerland (covered by the pass) and partly in France (not covered). How to deal with this is explained under "Traveling beyond the area covered by the pass" on ravelpass/howtouse. In your case you can buy a regular ticket from Vallorbe (the border) to Paris. You can board the train in Lausanne though, as the Swiss Travel Pass covers the part up to Vallorbe. Alternatively some websites offer one ticket for the entire trip from Lausanne to Paris but you will not pay for the Swiss part as a Swiss Travel Pass holder. In your case (living in India) you can check ab3. More ticket retailers are listed here: ickets/france/price.

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