Can I use a France Rail Pass to take the Lyria TGV from Geneva to Paris? Is there an extra cost?

Do I need to pay any extra?
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) May 08, 2012 16:52

    With a France Rail Pass, you would be eligible receive a rate called the 'Passholder 2' on the TGV Lyria trains from Geneva to Paris. The Passholder 2 rate is a special rate created to allow passengers traveling with a France Rail Pass (or any multi-country pass that includes France but doesn't include Switzerland, for that matter) to still receive a discount on the TGV Lyria trains from Geneva to Paris (even though the trip starts in Switzerland).

    To ensure that you're purchasing your reservations on this train at a Passholder 2 rate, you would take the following steps:

    1.) Click on 'Book your Rail Pass Reservations' on our homepage, enter the route, and indicate the type of pass you'll be traveling with when you're prompted (i.e. 'France Rail Pass').

    2.) Locate one of the direct TGV Lyria trains from Geneva to Paris and click the 'View' button for the fare listed under your preferred class of service (for this route, that would be 'Premier' for 1st class and 'Economy' for 2nd class).

    3.) After you've clicked 'View', you would refer to where it says 'Ticket Flexibility' in the box that expands out underneath and click 'Read More' next to the option(s) listed there until you see a fare named 'TGV Lyria Passholder 2'. Generally, the Passholder 2 rate for these trains would be found under the 'Semi Flexible' option.

    4.) Be sure the Passholder 2 option is checked and click 'Select' to proceed and add it to your 'Itinerary' (shopping cart).

    Generally, these trains can only be booked within 90 days of an intended date of departure. Due to high demand, these trains can sell out quickly, so it is recommended that the reservations be purchased as soon as it becomes possible.
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