TGV LYRIA, key information

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# GENEVA
# LAUSANNE
# ZURICH
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29€
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3 classes of travel

TGV Lyria offers 3 range of fares adapted to everyone's needs. Discover them!
Do you want to know more? Keep scrolling to read the detailed information about each class.

STANDARD

The 2nd class, or Standard class, has 3 levels of flexibility and pricing. It boasts affordable prices, a service of food sold at your seat and the confort of travelling by train.

STANDARD 1ÈRE

The ideal quality/price ratio. It allies flexibility and superior comfort: spacious seats and a service of food sold at your seat.

BUSINESS 1ÈRE

The premium class! 100% flexible for business travellers. High-end services, a quiet space and access to station lounges for a productive trip.

TGV Lyria: Book your train tickets

The new discount cards: Carte Avantage

From May 9th, 2019, the new discount cards of SNCF will be also available and valid for travels on TGV Lyria between France and Switzerland.

SNCF introduces four new discount cards to its clients, named "Cartes Avantage". These cards allow everyone to travel more often and for a better price, in particular for travels with TGV Lyria between France and Switzerland.

The cards are valid for 1 year on all France <-> Switzerland destinations with TGV Lyria, in standard and standard premier class. The price of all the cartes Avantage is €49 (taxes included).

  • Carte Avantage Jeune from 12 until 27 years old
  • Carte Avantage Senior until 60 years old
  • Carte Avantage Week-end from 27 until 60 years old with an accompanying person, valid for a return ticket including a day of the weekend.*
  • Carte Avantage Famille ** valid for a valable return ticket including a day of the weekend.*

NEW: the four cards now offer the same reduction guaranteed 30% discount for adults and 60% discount for children aged 4 to 11 inclusive (up to 3 children) accompanying the holder of one of the cards, to travel more often by train at the best price.

* Obligatory return with overnight stay from Friday on Saturday or Saturday on Sunday or Sunday on Monday OR obligatory return during the day on Saturday or sunder without overnight stay.
** The cardholder of the Carte Avantage Famille needs to travel obligatory with an accompanying child (max 3 children). An extra accompanying adult is also authorized.

 

Sesame for frequent travelers: La Carte Liberté

The Carte Liberté allows you to travel BUSINESS PREMIER or STANDARD (or STANDARD PREMIER, on the trains that don't offer Business Premier), this on all destination of TGV Lyria.

  • With the discount card, you enjoy:
    • 40% off in BUSINESS PREMIER in relation to full fare BUSINESS PREMIER
    • 45% off in STANDARD PREMIER in relation to full fare  BUSINESS PREMIER on Saturday and only for Lausanne (on the trains that don’t propose BUSINESS PREMIER)
    • 60% off in STANDARD in relation to full fare STANDARD PREMIER
  • The cardholders enjoy the biggest flexibility that is possible: you can exchange your ticket and get a refund without fees until up to 2 hours before the departure of the train.
  • The Carte Liberté lets the holder enjoy benefits for a family getaway by giving a child a 50% discount on the price paid by the adult cardholder in STANDARD and STANDARD PREMIER. This up to 3 children per companion.

PURCHASE OF THE CARDS AND ASSOCIATED REDUCED FARES TICKETS

Purchase of SNCF discount cards:

  • In France: available in all railway stations and SNCF shops, SNCF authorized travel agencies and in Oui.sncf with the option “send to your home”.
  • In Switzerland: available on ch.oui.sncf with the option “send to your home”.

Reserve reduced fare tickets associated with the discount cards
Available in all French and Swiss selling point (excluding the fares for the “Carte Week-end”, not available at the CFF points of sales.)
During the trip, you will be asked to present your discount card at the same time as your discounted ticket. A proof of identity may be required.

Our new discount cards :

(1) (2) Prices valid as of 09/05/2019, excluding promotions.

Cartes AVANTAGE

Cartes Avantage Jeune/Sénior: Offer reserved for the cardholder of the Carte AVANTAGE. Discount calculated, excluding additional service fees, on the PREM’S SECONDE and PREMIERE fare, and the SECONDE and PREMIERE Full Fare for trains requiring reservations (TGV INOUI and INTERCITÉS, excluding OUIGO and INTERCITÉS 100% ECO). Discounts are valid nation-wide (except for journeys exclusively within Île-de-France). On TGV INOUI and INTERCITÉS trains the card provides a 30% discount calculated on the SECONDE and PREMIERE fare and a 30% discount on the Normal Fare for INTERCITÉS trains that do not require reservations in the case of tickets valid for 7 days. On TER trains, the card provides a guaranteed 25% discount all year long, provided that it is accepted by the regional transport authority within its jurisdiction (and of up to 50% according to the applicable rules of the region’s fare calendar). More information is available on the regional TER websites.

Cartes Avantage Week-End/Famille: Offer reserved for the cardholder and one companion over 12 years of age for any return trip taken on at least the night of Friday, Saturday or Sunday or on the day of Saturday or Sunday (The maximum amount of time between outbound and return trips is 61 days and cannot be extended in the event of an exchange). Discount calculated, excluding additional service fees, on the PREM’S SECONDE and PREMIERE fare, and the SECONDE and PREMIERE Full Fare for trains requiring reservations (TGV INOUI and INTERCITÉS, excluding OUIGO and INTERCITÉS 100% ECO). Discounts are valid nation-wide (except for journeys exclusively within Île-de-France). On TGV INOUI and INTERCITÉS trains the card provides a 30% discount calculated on the SECONDE and PREMIERE fare and a 30% discount on the Normal Fare for INTERCITÉS trains that do not require reservations in the case of tickets valid for 7 days. On TER trains, the card provides a guaranteed 25% discount all year long, provided that it is accepted by the regional transport authority within its jurisdiction (and of up to 50% according to the applicable rules of the region’s fare calendar). More information is available on the regional TER websites.

In France and in Europe
Offer reserved for CARTE AVANTAGE cardholders. Discount calculated, excluding additional service fees, on the SECONDE and PREMIERE day fare for TGV France - Luxembourg, TGV Paris - Fribourg en Brisgau and DB-SNCF in Cooperation, on the SECONDA or PRIMA (Second Class or First Class) day fare for TGV France-Italie, on the STANDARD or STANDARD 1ère fare for TGV Lyria. Offer valid for one travel companion for CARTE AVANTAGE WEEK-END or FAMILLE cardholders.

Last-minute deals
Offer reserved for Carte Avantage cardholders, including up to three children 4 to 11 years old and one travel companion over 12 years old for Carte Avantage Week-end or Famille cardholders. Offer valid for a selection of destinations in France and in Europe, on certain days and for certain trains (TGV INOUI and INTERCITÉS) subject to availability. Tickets non exchangeable and non refundable.

Card change
From 09/05/19 to 07/07/19, holders of a commercial card, who wish to acquire a Carte Avantage, will have the option of requesting a refund of their commercial card prorated to the number of full months remaining. To be eligible for a refund, the remaining validity period of the card must be at least 6 months on 09/05/2019. Any refund request must include the application form available to download on the sncf.com website as well as the original coupon.

Carte LIBERTE

Offer reserved for Carte Liberté cardholders. Discount calculated, excluding additional service fees, on the BUSINESS PREMIERE fare for TGV and INTERCITÉS trains requiring reservations (excluding OUIGO and INTERCITÉS 100% ECO). On INTERCITES trains that do not require a reservation the discount is 50% calculated on the normal fare of the class travelled in. On TER trains, the card provides a 50% discount provided that it is accepted by the regional transport authority within its jurisdiction. More information is available on the regional TER websites.

On the trains TGV France - Luxembourg, TGV Paris - Fribourg en Brisgau, TGV France-Italie et DB-SNCF in cooperation the discount is 45 % in 1st class ou 60% in 2nd class on the Business PREMIERE rate (tarif Liberté prima for TGV France-Italie). On the train TGV Lyria the discount is 40% minimum inn Business 1ère on the Business 1ère rate and 60% in Standard class calculated on the STANDARD 1ère flex rate.
50% for children: offer reserved for, at most, 3 accompanying children between 4 and 11 years old inclusive if their ticket is purchased at the same as the Carte Liberté ticket. Discount calculated excluding additional service fees on the price paid by the cardholder.

Exchange
Ticket exchangeable without fees up to 30 minutes after departure. Ticket refundable without fees up to 30 minutes after departure in the stations and sales offices of the departure locality. Starting from 30 minutes before the departure time, the number of exchanges is limited to 2 and the exchanges are restricted to another train on the same day and for a trip that includes the original route. Tickets exchanged within 30 minutes of the departure time are non-refundable.
Exchanging is necessary before accessing the train. Travellers who have not exchanged their tickets will be considered as having no valid ticket and will be charged on board according to the amounts indicated in the Passenger Fares Agreement. Same-day tickets purchased at the Carte Liberté, Frequénce season ticket, Pro Seconde or Business Première fare are exchangeable even for a full train using the TGV INOUI PRO application, Self-Serve Kiosks, and in our stations and sales offices.

Card change
From 09/05/19 to 07/07/19, holders of a Fréquence 50 or Fréquence 30 pass, bearers of a 6 or 12 months Fréquence coupon, wishing to acquire a Carte Liberté, will have the option of requesting a refund of their Fréquence coupon prorated to the number of full months remaining. To be eligible for a refund, the remaining validity period of the card must be at least 6 months for the 12-month coupon, 5 months for the 6-month coupon on 09/05/2019. Any refund request must include the application form available to download online as well as the original coupon.
 




(1) Price starting from 29€, valid for one person, for one way in the STANDARD class, on the Lyria TGV, on certain days and in certain trains, subject to the availability of seats at this rate. Non-exchangeable and non-refundable tickets.

We advise you to exchange you ticket before the departure of the train of your initial reservation, to guarantee a seating place and the associated services.

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