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Interlaken to Paris for June--Help Booking a Train Ticket

Hi
I am trying to book a train ticket from Interlaken to Paris on June 24. The TGV Lyria site does not allow me to select Paris as an end point when I select Interlaken as a starting point. Shouldn't I be able to do that? It shows it on the map and it is less than 4 months out.

Thanks
Terri

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[Edited] There is sometimes a train that is direct from Interlaken to Paris, probably in early morning, but most departures require a connection at Basel. Currently, I can find the direct Paris-Interlaken departure at 18:30 most days, using either the Lyria or the DeutscheBahn schedule links, but I can't find the direct train in your direction of travel for any spring travel date that I've tried.

For most departures, Basel-Paris is the more important piece to book with advance discount, just as long as you plan in adequate time to reach Basel. You can buy the Interlaken-Basel ticket separately, including at a train station in Switzerland, or you could use a Swiss Travel Pass for that trip, if you're getting one.

P.S. Although the overview page indicates that the direct train runs both ways ( <> ), as it has in the past, the PDF schedule indicates that it's now running only in the direction departing Paris.

Posted by
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You can book the ticket at www.sbb.ch. I see 198 chf fully flexible, 132 chf semi flexible, 121 chf nonrefundable not changeable for an 8:30 departure. This is in line with the French TGV site.
You make a connection at Basel.

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A note, if you take the Lyria around lunchtime and you're in first they will likely serve you lunch (with wine) at your seat. Like an airplane.