August 20, I need to travel from Paris to Montreux, Suisse. Is it correct that the train leaves from Garde Nord? I would like to arrive in Monteux around 3pm. When should I reserve reservations for this train trip? Dorsey
Most runs originate from Gare de Lyon . I would book now for best prices
The trains usually leave from Gare de Lyon but occasionally leave from Gare d'Austerlitz. If you are traveling with a Rail Pass, you should make your reservations ASAP because seats for pass holders are limited on French high speed trains. If you are purchasing a seat, ticket prices increase as the travel date approaches so it is up to you if you want to wait and pay the highest price or buy now at the lower price. You can see schedules and prices at www.scnf.com/en, the official website of the French train system. Use France as your country to avoid being redirected to RailEurope. Some Americans have difficulty purchasing tickets from that site so you may want to try www.capitainetrain.com.
The easiest connection is Gare de Lyon to Lausanne then a local train to Montreux. Total journey time will be 4 hours. To get the cheapest price it's essential to purchase tickets ASAP via TGV-europe.com (don't let it redirect you to Rail Europe).
Yes, the TGV Lyria to Lausanne goes from Gare de Lyon. Right now you can get the 8:02 for 55 euro nonrefundable. The last minute price will be 108 euro. That's to Lausanne, to Montreux will be a bit more on the local. You're there by 12:30, unless you want to nose around Lausanne for a few hours. There is a later train that will get you there by 4:30 pm for 10 euro less.