The cheapest trains from Paris to Zurich

Showing times and prices for 23 Sep

Cheapest

£109

Average

£137

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 £ 137 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 109.

Cheapest
18:23Paris Gare de Lyon4h03 22:26Zürich HB
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£1091One-way
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12:22Paris Gare de Lyon4h04 16:26Zürich HB
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£1091One-way
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07:19Paris Gare de Lyon4h07 11:26Zürich HB
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£1091One-way
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16:22Paris Gare de Lyon4h04 20:26Zürich HB
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£1091One-way
2nd Cheapest
09:06Paris Gare de l'Est6h54 16:00Zürich HB
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£1651One-way

Timetable Paris to Zurich

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07:08Paris Gare de l'Est6h52 14:00Zürich HB
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07:19Paris Gare de Lyon4h07 11:26Zürich HB
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09:06Paris Gare de l'Est6h54 16:00Zürich 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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18:23Paris Gare de Lyon4h03 22:26Zürich HB
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19:06Paris Gare de l'Est13h59 09:05Zürich HB
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19:06Paris Gare de l'Est12h20 07:26Zürich HB
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Wed
22 Sep
£117SNCF | TGV Lyria
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£107Swiss
Thu
23 Sep
£109SNCF | TGV Lyria
£48Flixbus
£107Swiss
Fri
24 Sep
£165Deutsche Bahn with connection
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Sat
25 Sep
£117SNCF | TGV Lyria
£48Flixbus
£91tab
Sun
26 Sep
£137SNCF | TGV Lyria
£66Flixbus
£237Lufthansa
Mon
27 Sep
£165Deutsche Bahn
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Tue
28 Sep
£79SNCF | TGV Lyria
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£88HOP!
Wed
29 Sep
£79SNCF | TGV Lyria
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£75HOP!
Thu
30 Sep
£72SNCF | TGV Lyria
£43Flixbus
£75HOP!
Fri
1 Oct
£85SNCF | TGV Lyria
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£75Air France
Sat
2 Oct
£109SNCF | TGV Lyria
£39Flixbus
£64Swiss
Sun
3 Oct
£145Deutsche Bahn with connection
£43Flixbus
£123tab
Mon
4 Oct
£85SNCF | TGV Lyria
£34Flixbus
£75Swiss
Tue
5 Oct
£65SNCF | TGV Lyria
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£64Swiss
Wed
6 Oct
£50SNCF | TGV Lyria
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£88HOP!
Thu
7 Oct
£72SNCF | TGV Lyria
£34Flixbus
£53Swiss
Fri
8 Oct
£72SNCF | TGV Lyria
£39Flixbus
£53Swiss
Sat
9 Oct
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£39Flixbus
£53Swiss
Sun
10 Oct
£145Deutsche Bahn
£39Flixbus
£88HOP!
Mon
11 Oct
£79SNCF | TGV Lyria
£34Flixbus
£75Swiss
Tue
12 Oct
£50SNCF | TGV Lyria
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£64Swiss

The fastest trains from Paris to Zurich

Showing times and prices for 23 Sep

Fastest Journey

4 h 3 m

Average

7 h 2 m

Trains per day

8

Distance

489 km

Of the 8 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.

These direct trains cover the 489 km distance in an average of 7 h 2 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 4 h 3 m .

The slowest trains will take 13 h 59 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
18:23Paris Gare de Lyon4h03 22:26Zürich HB
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£1091One-way
2nd Fastest
12:22Paris Gare de Lyon4h04 16:26Zürich HB
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£1091One-way
2nd Fastest
16:22Paris Gare de Lyon4h04 20:26Zürich HB
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£1091One-way
07:19Paris Gare de Lyon4h07 11:26Zürich HB
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£1091One-way
07:08Paris Gare de l'Est6h52 14:00Zürich HB
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£1651One-way

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Train Information between Paris and Zurich

distanceDistance303 miles (489 km)
durationAverage train duration4 h 3 min
priceAverage train ticket price£127 (€141)
frequencyTrain frequency3 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 3 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersSNCF | 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 3 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 trip for as low as £79, but the average price of train tickets is £127. 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.

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

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

Is international entry into Zurich from Paris restricted?

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

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

Entry Requirements:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 4 in quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

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

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

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

The above information was last checked on 20/09/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train between Paris and Zurich closer to your date of departure here.

Are there restrictions on returning to France from Switzerland by train?

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 3 days before arrival
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Exempted International Movement Certificate for travel required

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 21/09/2021. 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 trains between Paris and Zurich cost?
You can find a cheap train from Paris to Zurich for some dates and times for as low as £79  one way in the next 7 days.
What is the cost of a train ticket from Paris to Zurich on average?
The Paris to Zurich train ticket price is on average £127  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this route in the next week.
What is the distance from Paris to Zurich via train?
The Paris to Zurich train distance is approximately 303 miles (489 km).
What is the average Paris to Zurich train duration?
On average the train from Paris to Zurich duration is 4 h 3 min  for the 303 miles (489 km) long journey, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.
Which train station from Paris to Zurich do I depart from? Which Zurich train station from Paris do I arrive in?

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 journey can end in train stations such as Zürich HB, Zürich Stadelhofen and Zürich, Central Bus Station.

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

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

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this trip, called Paris Gare de Lyon, is located 1 mile (s) / 2 km from the city centre of Paris.

The most popular arrival train station, Zürich HB, is located 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city centre of Zurich.

What train providers offer a service from Paris to Zurich?
If you're looking for trains from Paris to Zurich, you can rely on SNCF | TGV Lyria, SNCF | TGV Lyria or SNCF | TGV INOUI to get you to Zurich. It's also good to check out all possible train companies for the Paris to Zurich trip to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Are there any Paris to Zurich direct train services?
Yes, there are 3 direct trains per day from Paris to Zurich with SNCF | TGV Lyria, and you won’t need to change in between. Direct train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when travelling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you book your train ticket.
How many train services are there from Paris to Zurich a day?
On average, there are 3 trains a day from Paris to Zurich. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
When can I take the first train from Paris to Zurich? When can I take the last train for the day?
If you prefer early morning trains from Paris to Zurich, the first train leaves at 04: 39. If you prefer late night trains from Paris to Zurich, the last train of the day leaves at 17: 06. Omio shows you the latest train from Paris to Zurich schedule to help you book the best departure time for this route.
How early should I purchase Paris to Zurich train tickets to get the best deals?
If you buy a train ticket to Zurich from Paris within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £127 one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets between Paris and Zurich are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.
Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Paris
Zurich
Gare Saint-Lazare
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Paris Gare Montparnasse
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Paris Gare d'Austerlitz
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Paris Gare de Lyon
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines 1, 14<br>Bus lines 29, 57, 61, 91, 20, 24, 63, 65, 87<br>Suburban train lines RER A, D
Paris Gare de l'Est
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Paris Gare du Nord
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.<br>Metro lines 4, 5<br>Suburban train lines RER B, D
How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.