Paris to Zurich train

Cheap train tickets from Paris to Zurich

Showing times and prices for 14 Aug

Cheapest

£125

Average

£158

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

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10:21Paris Gare de Lyon4h05 14:26Zürich HB
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£1251One-way
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18:21Paris Gare de Lyon4h05 22:26Zürich HB
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£1351One-way
12:22Paris Gare de Lyon4h04 16:26Zürich HB
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£1861One-way
16:21Paris Gare de Lyon4h05 20:26Zürich HB
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£1861One-way

Train schedule Paris to Zurich

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10:21Paris Gare de Lyon4h05 14:26Zürich HB
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12:22Paris Gare de Lyon4h04 16:26Zürich HB
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16:21Paris Gare de Lyon4h05 20:26Zürich HB
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18:21Paris Gare de Lyon4h05 22:26Zürich HB
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Fastest train times from Paris to Zurich

Showing times and prices for 14 Aug

Fastest Journey

4 h 4 m

Average

4 h 4 m

Trains per day

4

Distance

489 km

Of the 4 trains that leave Paris for Zurich every day 4 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

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12:22Paris Gare de Lyon4h04 16:26Zürich HB
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£1861One-way
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18:21Paris Gare de Lyon4h05 22:26Zürich HB
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10:21Paris Gare de Lyon4h05 14:26Zürich HB
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16:21Paris Gare de Lyon4h05 20:26Zürich HB
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Overview: Train from Paris to Zurich

distanceDistance303 miles
durationAverage train duration4 h 4 min
priceAverage train ticket price£107 (€121)
frequencyTrain frequency5 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 4 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn with connection, SNCF | TGV Lyria, Deutsche Bahn, SNCF | TGV Lyria, SNCF | TGV, SNCF | ICE, SNCF | TGV INOUI or SNCF | TER

Trains from Paris to Zurich cover the 303 miles long trip taking on average 4 h 4 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn with connection, SNCF | TGV Lyria, Deutsche Bahn, SNCF | TGV Lyria, SNCF | TGV, SNCF | ICE, SNCF | TGV INOUI or SNCF | TER. Normally, there are 5 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £107, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £92. Travellers depart most frequently from Paris Gare de Lyon and arrive in Zürich HB.

Train providers: Deutsche Bahn trains Paris to Zurich

For as little as £92 you can travel by train between Paris and Zurich with Deutsche Bahn. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this route.

Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is Germany’s main operator of train services and makes on average about 40, 000 domestic and international journeys per day. Deutsche Bahn’s fleet of trains includes the high-speed ICE (Intercity Express) as well as the IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn), which differ in terms of comfort and the time needed to travel. For example, while toilets are standard amenities, services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain train types and routes. Deutsche Bahn is well-known for its wide range of fares like Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your Paris to Zurich train.

    Trains from Paris to Zurich

    Hop aboard a Paris to Zurich train and soak up the stunning scenery between these two fantastic cities. With three train operators running a service of up to 18 direct and indirect trains daily, there are plenty of options for customers to choose from. Take the high-speed train that gets you to your destination in just over 4 hours, or take a slower option if you're not in a hurry. The choice is yours.

    Paris to Zurich Train Time: Daily Departures

    With Paris to Zurich trains departing regularly throughout the day between approximately 7:23 a.m. and 8.48 p.m., customers are able to choose a time which fits their schedule. There are up to five direct trains that leave Paris on a daily basis, which deliver travellers to their destination in just over four hours. Alternatively, customers can choose a slower route that can take up to 12 hours, which involves connecting in France, Germany or Switzerland. With both high-speed and slower trains to choose from, and with trains departing at least hourly throughout the day, how quick you make it your destination is up to you.

    How long is the journey by train from Paris to Zurich?

    Train travel from Paris to Zurich has never been more convenient. For those in a rush or who need to be at their destination quicker, the high-speed train, which departs five times per day on weekdays only, takes approximately four hours. There are also several slower trains that require connecting in other cities which take up to 12 hours journey duration. Some of the trains may operate during peak times so check out the train schedule before departing to get the cheapest ticket possible.

     

    How to find cheap train tickets from Paris to Zurich?

    With so many trains departing Paris and travelling to Zurich, there are many opportunities to reduce the cost of your fare. Booking in advance of your journey is a great way to ensure you get the cheapest ticket possible. Customers who are flexible with their journey times are more likely to find a better deal for their tickets as departing a day either side, or having flexibility around the time of day you leave, can reduce the cost significantly. Slower trains may also provide a cheaper option for your journey, so if you're not in a rush this could be worth considering to. Keep an eye out for promotional fares as these are often released weeks or months ahead of the train departing.

    What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Paris to Zurich?

    Departure train stations: Trains leave Paris from either Paris Gare de Lyon or Paris Gare de l’Est. These stations are within a half an hour walk from major tourist attractions, such as the Louvre, or a 5-10 minute Metro journey. They provide numerous facilities such as luggage storage, Wi-Fi and toilets. In addition, customers are able to find ample places to eat and drink.

    Arrival train stations: Upon arrival, trains arrive at Zurich HB station, which is only a short 10-minute walk from the city centre or alternatively a 5-minute tram or taxi journey. The station offers plenty of coffee shops restaurants and food outlets. In addition, you can store your luggage there, make use of the Wi-Fi and use the station’s toilets facilities.

     

    Which train companies travel from Paris to Zurich?

    The journey between Paris and Zurich is operated by three major companies. The French-Swiss provider TGV Lyria, the German operator Deutsch Bahn and the French company TGV inOui. With both high-speed and slower trains to choose from, passengers can decide which company they travel with. The most frequent train service is offered by TGV Lyria, which also operates all the direct routes.

      

    TGV Lyria trains from Paris to Zurich

    TGV Lyria runs a frequent schedule between Paris and Zurich, departing from Gare de Lyon. With a high-speed option, which gets to a maximum speed of 200 mph, customers get to their destination in a quick and efficient manner. The duration of these journeys takes approximately 4 hours, before arriving into Zurich HB station.

    Deutsch Bahn trains from Paris to Zurich

    Deutsch Bahn trains offer connecting routes between Paris Gare de l'Est and Zurich HB station. Choosing a train that connects in another city can be a fun and cheaper way to travel. The duration of the journey between these two cities can vary from 4 hours to nearly 7 hours, depending on where the connecting station is and how long the waiting time is in between trains.

    TGV inOui trains from Paris to Zurich

    TGV inOui trains offer passengers the opportunity to travel between Paris Gare de I'Est and Zurich HB station via connecting cities such as Strasbourg and Basel, a great option for travellers who want to visit other cities on their journey. The duration of these routes can vary from approximately 4 hours to upwards of 6 hours, but this varies depending on where the connecting station is and the time that the passengers need to wait before the change of train.

    Paris to Zurich Trains: Services on board

    Paris to Zurich trains offer customers great comfort whilst also being extremely practical and efficient. There is the option of first and second-class seating on all trains with no luggage limits being specified. Small pets and guide dogs are also permitted on the trains when booked in advance. If you're looking to take your bicycle on board, you're in luck! All trains permit bicycles to be transported, although this must be pre-booked and, on TGV inOui trains, there is a small cost. All folding bicycles can be transported free of charge at any time. For customers travelling who have a disability, there is reserved seating on TGV trains and suitable adjustments made on Deutsch Bahn trains.

    Travel Tips: Trains from Paris to Zurich

    Travel by train to Zurich easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Paris to Zurich.
    FAQs

    Travel between Paris, France and Zurich, Switzerland by train is: Fully open.

    Can I enter Switzerland from France?

    International entry status: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of France

    Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Switzerland from Paris?

    Conditions of entry:

    • There are no current restrictions

    What are the safety rules to follow in Zurich, Switzerland?

    All travellers in Switzerland must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

    • Physical distance: metre (s) ( feet)
    • Face mask: Regional advice

    The information above was last checked on 03/08/2022. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train from Paris to Zurich as this information can change.

    Return travel from Switzerland to France is: Fully open.

    Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Paris from Zurich?

    Entry into France is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland

    Do I need to quarantine on arrival in France from Zurich?

    Requirements for reentering:

    • There are no current restrictions

    What are the safety rules to follow in Paris, France?

    The government of France has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

    • Physical distance requirement: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
    • Face mask requirement: Recommended

    Last checked on 08/08/2022. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Paris from Zurich.

    Omio customers have found cheap train tickets between Paris and Zurich for as low as £92  for the next 7 days.
    The Paris to Zurich train ticket price is on average £107  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this trip in the next week.
    When travelling this route you should expect the distance to Zurich from Paris via train to be approximately 303 miles.
    The Paris to Zurich train duration is on average 4 h 4 min, which is to be expected when travelling 303 miles between Paris and Zurich. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.

    When taking the train between Paris and Zurich, you can choose to depart from train stations like Paris Gare de Lyon, Paris Gare du Nord and Paris Gare de l'Est. Your trip can end in train stations such as Zürich HB, Zürich Stadelhofen and Zürich Oerlikon.

    Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Paris Gare de Lyon   and arrive in Zürich HB.

    Passengers board their train most frequently from Paris Gare de Lyon and travel around 1.9 miles (3.1 km) from the city centre to this train station.

    Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Zürich HB and need to travel approximately 1.4 miles (2.2 km) from the train station to the city centre in Zurich.

    If you're looking for trains from Paris to Zurich, you can rely on Deutsche Bahn with connection, SNCF | TGV Lyria, Deutsche Bahn, SNCF | TGV Lyria, SNCF | TGV, SNCF | ICE, SNCF | TGV INOUI or SNCF | TER to get you to Zurich. It's also good to check out all possible train providers for the Paris to Zurich journey to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
    Yes, there are 4 direct trains between Paris and Zurich per day with SNCF | TGV Lyria  on Omio. This is worth paying attention to when you book your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and help save you time travelling to your destination.
    On average, there are 5 trains a day from Paris to Zurich. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
    The earliest train for this trip departs from Paris at 04: 55. The last train leaves from Paris at 17: 04. Check Omio for the latest train timetable from Paris to Zurich and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
    If you purchase Paris to Zurich train tickets within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average £107. However, booking in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains from Paris to Zurich. Look out for train tickets for this journey to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Paris
    Zurich
    Paris Gare de Lyon is the most popular Paris railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Paris for your journey to Zurich.
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    Phone Number
    +33 184943635
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    Ticket Office Hours
    Mon - Sun: 04: 45 - 01: 30
    Public transport options for Paris Gare de Lyon
    Metro lines: 1, 14
    Bus lines: 24, 57, 61, 63, 72, 77, 91
    Train lines: TGV, RER A, RER D, Transilien R
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    +33 890640650
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    Mon - Sun: 04: 45 - 01: 30
    Public transport options for Paris Gare du Nord
    Metro lines: 4, 5
    Bus lines: 65, 26, 43
    Train lines: RER B, D, E
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    +33 184943635
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    Ticket Office Hours
    Mon - Fri: 06: 45 - 20: 30 | Sat: 09: 00 - 20: 00 | Sun: 09: 00 - 20: 30
    Public transport options for Paris Gare de l'Est
    Metro lines: 4, 5, 7
    Bus lines: 31, 32, 35, 38, 39, 46, 54, 56, 91
    Train lines: RER B, TGV, TGV/ICE, TER, Intercités, OUIGO, Transilien, Russian Railways
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    ParkingParking
    ATMATM
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    +33 892353535
    ticketOfficeHours
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    Mon - Fri: 08: 00 - 19: 30 | Sat: 10: 00 - 18: 00
    Public transport options for Paris Gare Saint-Lazare
    Metro lines: 3, 9, 12, 13, 14
    Bus lines: 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29, 32, 42, 43, 66, 80, 94, 95, 528, RoissyB
    Train lines: TER, Intercités, Transilien J, Transilien L, RER E
    Amenities at station
    WifiWifi
    LockersLockers
    ParkingParking
    ATMATM
    TaxisTaxis
    AccessibilityAccessibility
    phone
    Phone Number
    +33 892353535
    ticketOfficeHours
    Ticket Office Hours
    Mon - Sun: 10: 45 - 18: 00
    Public transport options for Gare de Paris Bercy
    Metro lines: 6, 14
    Bus lines: 24, 87, N32, N35
    Train lines: TER, Intercités
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    +33 892353535
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    Mon - Sun: 08: 00 - 20: 00
    Public transport options for Paris Gare d'Austerlitz
    Metro lines: 5, 10
    Bus lines: 24, 57, 61, 63, 89, 91, 215
    Train lines: TER Centre-Val de Loire, Intercités, Intercités de Nuit, Transilien, RER C

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