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The Léman Express becomes the first cross-border regional rail service linking France and Switzerland

Launched in December 2019, the Léman Express carries 52,000 passengers a day, linking France’s Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region to the Swiss cantons of Geneva and Vaud.

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Better mobility for the Geneva region

Since December 2019, the number of daily trains has tripled on the single-track network in the French département of Haute-Savoie. The source of this boom? The Léman Express, Europe’s largest cross-border regional rail network. With better mobility now available to around one million people living on either side of the French-Swiss border, it's easier for everyone to commute to work, explore the region, connect to TGV Lyria, or take a Swiss Federal Railways (CFF) train to Geneva Airport.

Learn more about the Léman Express network

View a map of the network (PDF, French, 2.24 MB)

Reducing road traffic and congestion

Every day, travellers in the Geneva region make some 630,000 journeys between France and Switzerland. In the past, only 16% used public transport, but the Léman Express now offers an attractive alternative to driving. 

With its 45 stations and 230 km of line, the new network also connects Geneva’s main transport hubs. Now in its third year of operation, it carries 52,000 passengers a day, with 240 trains running in the Swiss cantons of Vaud and Geneva and the French départements of Ain and Haute-Savoie.

Explore Geneva’s many attractions with our interactive map

Looking for things to do in the Geneva region? Our interactive map can help. Click on any station in our network to see points of interest—cultural and architectural treasures, cycling routes, sport facilities and more. Don’t miss the many tourist attractions Geneva has to offer!

Explore the interactive map

Ticketing for the Léman Express network

To make the system easier to use, the Swiss canton of Geneva and the French region of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes now offer the Léman Pass—a new fare package designed exclusively for cross-border travellers and accepted by 10 French and Swiss carriers.

Whether you choose a single ticket, a card or a pass, you’ll have access to both the 230-km Léman Express system and the light rail, bus and coach lines that tap into it—and even Geneva’s yellow shuttle boats, called Mouettes.1

Buy your tickets on the TER Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes website

Access the TER Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes website

You can also buy tickets on the SNCF Connect app, or in stations at a self-service machine or ticket window.

If your Léman Express journey is in Switzerland only, visit the Swiss Federal Railways website for fare information and tickets.

Access the Swiss Federal Railways website

Les Régiolis circulent dans le tunnel Ceva pour la première fois

1 Four Mouette shuttle boat lines serve Geneva’s Lac Léman.