Cheap train tickets from Paris to Zurich

Showing times and prices for 28 Jan

Cheapest

£77

Average

£86

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.

The average ticket from Paris to Zurich will cost around £ 86 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 77.

Cheapest
07:22Paris Gare de Lyon4h04 11:26Zürich HB
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£771One-way
2nd Cheapest
12:22Paris Gare de Lyon4h04 16:26Zürich HB
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£831One-way
12:22Paris Gare de Lyon4h04 16:26Zürich HB
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£911One-way
16:22Paris Gare de Lyon4h04 20:26Zürich HB
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£911One-way
18:22Paris Gare de Lyon4h04 22:26Zürich HB
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£911One-way

Train schedule Paris to Zurich

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07:22Paris Gare de Lyon4h04 11:26Zürich HB
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12:22Paris Gare de Lyon4h04 16:26Zürich HB
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12:22Paris Gare de Lyon4h04 16:26Zürich HB
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16:22Paris Gare de Lyon4h04 20:26Zürich HB
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18:22Paris Gare de Lyon4h04 22:26Zürich HB
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Fri
28 Jan
£77SNCF | TGV Lyria
£132Air France
Sat
29 Jan
£56SNCF | TGV Lyria
£111Swiss
Sun
30 Jan
£91SNCF | TGV Lyria
£111Swiss
Mon
31 Jan
£77SNCF | TGV Lyria
£111tab
Tue
1 Feb
£49SNCF | TGV Lyria
£94HOP!
Wed
2 Feb
£43SNCF | TGV Lyria
£94Air France
Thu
3 Feb
£77SNCF | TGV Lyria
£94HOP!
Fri
4 Feb
£83SNCF | TGV Lyria
£79tab
Sat
5 Feb
£70SNCF | TGV Lyria
£79tab
Sun
6 Feb
£83SNCF | TGV Lyria
£69Swiss
Mon
7 Feb
£77SNCF | TGV Lyria
£69tab
Tue
8 Feb
£37SNCF | TGV Lyria
£69tab
Wed
9 Feb
£37SNCF | TGV Lyria
£69tab
Thu
10 Feb
£43SNCF | TGV Lyria
£69Swiss
Fri
11 Feb
£77SNCF | TGV Lyria
£58Swiss
Sat
12 Feb
£77SNCF | TGV Lyria
£58tab
Sun
13 Feb
£91SNCF | TGV Lyria
£58Swiss
Mon
14 Feb
£77SNCF | TGV Lyria
£58tab
Tue
15 Feb
£43SNCF | TGV Lyria
£58tab
Wed
16 Feb
£37SNCF | TGV Lyria
£58tab

Fastest train times from Paris to Zurich

Showing times and prices for 28 Jan

Fastest Journey

4 h 4 m

Average

4 h 4 m

Trains per day

5

Distance

489 km

Of the 5 trains that leave Paris for Zurich every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 489 km distance in an average of 4 h 4 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 4 h 4 m .

The slowest trains will take 4 h 4 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
12:22Paris Gare de Lyon4h04 16:26Zürich HB
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£911One-way
Fastest
07:22Paris Gare de Lyon4h04 11:26Zürich HB
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£771One-way
Fastest
16:22Paris Gare de Lyon4h04 20:26Zürich HB
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£911One-way
Fastest
18:22Paris Gare de Lyon4h04 22:26Zürich HB
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£911One-way
Fastest
12:22Paris Gare de Lyon4h04 16:26Zürich HB
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£831One-way

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Overview: Train from Paris to Zurich

distanceDistance303 miles (489 km)
durationAverage train duration4 h 4 min
priceAverage train ticket price£67 (€77)
frequencyTrain frequency3 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 3 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesSNCF | TGV Lyria, SNCF | TGV Lyria or SNCF | TGV INOUI

Trains from Paris to Zurich cover the 303 miles (489 km) long trip taking on average 4 h 4 min with our travel partners like SNCF | TGV Lyria, SNCF | TGV Lyria or SNCF | TGV INOUI. Normally, there are 3 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as £43, but the average price of train tickets is £67. Travellers depart most frequently from Paris Gare de Lyon and arrive in Zürich HB.

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

Is cross-border travel by train between Paris, France and Zurich, Switzerland allowed?

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

What is the status of international entry into Switzerland from France?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
  • COVID-19 test required after arrival, between day 4 and day 7
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

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

When travelling in Switzerland, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 20/01/2022. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train between Paris and Zurich before travelling.

What are the COVID-19 restrictions for my return trip to France from Zurich, Switzerland?

The restriction level for your return train to Paris, France from Zurich is: Partially open.

Is my return train into Paris from Zurich restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland

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

Conditions of reentry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be tested. A positive test will result in mandatory quarantine

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:

  • Social distancing required: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

Last checked on 26/01/2022. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Paris from Zurich closer to your date of departure here.

How much do cheap train tickets between Paris and Zurich cost?

Looking to save money on your route? Omio customers have found the cheapest train between Paris and Zurich for the next 7 days starting from £43  one way.

What is the average cost of a train from Paris to Zurich?

If you’re looking to purchase your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Paris to Zurich train price to come in at an average of £67  one way.

What is the distance by train from Paris to Zurich?

The train distance from Paris to Zurich is around 303 miles (489 km).

What is the average Paris to Zurich train duration?

While the time it takes to travel 303 miles (489 km) to Zurich from Paris can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the train duration from Paris to Zurich is on average 4 h 4 min.

Which train station from Paris to Zurich do I depart from? Which Zurich train station from Paris do I arrive in?

When taking a train from Paris, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Paris Gare de Lyon, Paris Gare du Nord and Paris Gare de l'Est. When you arrive in Zurich, your train can arrive in train stations including Zürich HB, Zürich Stadelhofen and Zürich, Central Bus Station.

Omio customers travelling this route book their trains from Paris Gare de Lyon   to Zürich HB.

Where is the train station in Paris? Where is the train station in Zurich?

You can find the most popular departure train station for this trip, Paris Gare de Lyon, located approximately 1.3 miles (2.1 km) from the city centre of Paris. The most popular arrival train station in Zurich, called Zürich HB, is located around 0.9 miles (1.5 km) away from its city centre.

What train companies offer a service between Paris and Zurich?

For the best Paris to Zurich train to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with SNCF | TGV Lyria, SNCF | TGV Lyria or SNCF | TGV INOUI. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services from Paris to Zurich to compare what amenities they may offer.

Are there any Paris to Zurich direct trains?

Yes, there are 3 direct trains per day to Zurich from Paris, and you can find a direct train for this trip with SNCF | TGV Lyria  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you book your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.

How many train services per day are there between Paris and Zurich?

The average number of trains departing Paris for Zurich is 3 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

When is the earliest train from Paris to Zurich? When is the last train from Paris to Zurich?

The earliest train departing from Paris to Zurich leaves at 06: 22. The last train departing from Paris to Zurich leaves at 17: 22. You can find the latest Paris to Zurich train timetable on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.

How early should I book train tickets to Zurich from Paris to score the best deals?

In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train companies offering this trip and save money. If you book train tickets to Zurich from Paris within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £67 one way. To find the best prices for this route, consider booking your train ticket from Paris to Zurich a few months in advance.

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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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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Metro lines: 4, 5
Bus lines: 65, 26, 43
Train lines: RER B, D, E
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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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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
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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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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