Paris to Zurich train

Tue, 16 Apr
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Cheap train tickets from Paris to Zurich

Showing times and prices for 16 Apr

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Paris to Zurich is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

Cheapest
SNCF | TGV Lyria
07:2112h03
Paris Gare de Lyon
19:24Zürich Hbf
£881One-way
1 change
SNCF | TGV Lyria
07:2111h31
Paris Gare de Lyon
18:52Zürich Hbf
£991One-way
1 change
SNCF | TGV Lyria
07:2111h28
Paris Gare de Lyon
18:49Zürich Hbf
£991One-way
1 change
SNCF | TER
06:4313h43
Paris Gare de l'Est
20:26Zürich Hbf
£1151One-way
1 change
SNCF | TGV INOUI
13:515h33
Paris Gare de l'Est
19:24Zürich Hbf
£1171One-way
2 changes

Train timetableParis to Zurich

Showing trains for tomorrow, Tuesday, 16 April
SNCF | TER
06:4313h43
Paris Gare de l'Est
20:26Zürich Hbf
1 change
SNCF | ICE
06:5212h32
Paris Gare de l'Est
19:24Zürich Hbf
2 changes
SNCF | ICE
06:524h34
Paris Gare de l'Est
11:26Zürich Hbf
2 changes
SNCF | ICE
06:5211h57
Paris Gare de l'Est
18:49Zürich Hbf
2 changes
SNCF | TGV Lyria
07:2111h31
Paris Gare de Lyon
18:52Zürich Hbf
1 change
SNCF | TGV Lyria
07:2111h28
Paris Gare de Lyon
18:49Zürich Hbf
1 change
SNCF | TGV Lyria
07:2112h03
Paris Gare de Lyon
19:24Zürich Hbf
1 change
SNCF | TGV Lyria
07:214h05
Paris Gare de Lyon
11:26Zürich Hbf
0 changes
SNCF | TGV Lyria
07:5610h53
Paris Gare de Lyon
18:49Zürich Hbf
3 changes
SNCF | TGV Lyria
07:5611h28
Paris Gare de Lyon
19:24Zürich Hbf
3 changes
SNCF | TGV INOUI
07:5811h26
Paris Gare de l'Est
19:24Zürich Hbf
2 changes
SNCF | TGV INOUI
09:259h59
Paris Gare de l'Est
19:24Zürich Hbf
2 changes
SNCF | TGV INOUI
09:259h24
Paris Gare de l'Est
18:49Zürich Hbf
2 changes
SNCF | TGV INOUI
09:259h27
Paris Gare de l'Est
18:52Zürich Hbf
2 changes
SNCF | ICE
10:528h32
Paris Gare de l'Est
19:24Zürich Hbf
2 changes
SNCF | ICE
10:5211h34
Paris Gare de l'Est
22:26Zürich Hbf
2 changes
SNCF | ICE
10:529h34
Paris Gare de l'Est
20:26Zürich Hbf
2 changes
SNCF | TGV INOUI
12:556h29
Paris Gare de l'Est
19:24Zürich Hbf
2 changes
SNCF | TGV INOUI
12:555h57
Paris Gare de l'Est
18:52Zürich Hbf
2 changes
SNCF | TGV INOUI
12:555h54
Paris Gare de l'Est
18:49Zürich Hbf
2 changes
SNCF | TGV INOUI
13:515h33
Paris Gare de l'Est
19:24Zürich Hbf
2 changes
SNCF | TGV INOUI
13:515h01
Paris Gare de l'Est
18:52Zürich Hbf
2 changes
SNCF | TGV INOUI
13:514h58
Paris Gare de l'Est
18:49Zürich Hbf
2 changes
SNCF | TGV Lyria
14:215h03
Paris Gare de Lyon
19:24Zürich Hbf
1 change
SNCF | TGV Lyria
14:214h35
Paris Gare de Lyon
18:56Zürich Hbf
2 changes
SNCF | TGV Lyria
14:214h31
Paris Gare de Lyon
18:52Zürich Hbf
1 change
SNCF | ICE
15:127h14
Paris Gare de l'Est
22:26Zürich Hbf
2 changes
SNCF | ICE
15:125h14
Paris Gare de l'Est
20:26Zürich Hbf
2 changes
SNCF | TGV INOUI
15:556h31
Paris Gare de l'Est
22:26Zürich Hbf
2 changes
SNCF | TGV INOUI
15:554h31
Paris Gare de l'Est
20:26Zürich Hbf
2 changes
SNCF | TGV Lyria
16:224h04
Paris Gare de Lyon
20:26Zürich Hbf
0 changes
SNCF | TGV Lyria
16:226h04
Paris Gare de Lyon
22:26Zürich Hbf
1 change
SNCF | TGV INOUI
16:435h43
Paris Gare de l'Est
22:26Zürich Hbf
2 changes
SNCF | TGV INOUI
17:175h09
Paris Gare de Lyon
22:26Zürich Hbf
1 change
SNCF | TGV INOUI
17:245h02
Paris Gare de l'Est
22:26Zürich Hbf
2 changes
SNCF | TGV INOUI
17:524h34
Paris Gare de l'Est
22:26Zürich Hbf
2 changes
SNCF | TGV Lyria
18:214h05
Paris Gare de Lyon
22:26Zürich Hbf
0 changes

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Train times from Paris to Zurich

Showing times and prices for 16 Apr

Fastest Journey

4 h 4 m

Average

7 h 34 m

Trains per day

37

Distance

489 km

Of the 37 trains that leave Paris for Zurich every day 3 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
SNCF | TGV Lyria
16:224h04
Paris Gare de Lyon
20:26Zürich Hbf
£1571One-way
0 changes
SNCF | TGV Lyria
07:214h05
Paris Gare de Lyon
11:26Zürich Hbf
£1751One-way
0 changes
SNCF | TGV Lyria
18:214h05
Paris Gare de Lyon
22:26Zürich Hbf
£1751One-way
0 changes
SNCF | TGV Lyria
14:214h31
Paris Gare de Lyon
18:52Zürich Hbf
£1611One-way
1 change
SNCF | TGV INOUI
15:554h31
Paris Gare de l'Est
20:26Zürich Hbf
£1721One-way
2 changes

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Overview: Train from Paris to Zurich

distanceDistance303 miles
durationAverage train duration4 h 4 min
priceAverage train ticket price£136 (€152)
frequencyTrain frequency6 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 5 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersSNCF | TGV Lyria, SNCF | TGV INOUI, Deutsche Bahn, SNCF ICE, TGV, TGV INOUI, SNCF TER or SBB

Trains from Paris to Zurich cover the 303 miles long route taking on average 4 h 4 min with our travel partners like SNCF | TGV Lyria, SNCF | TGV INOUI, Deutsche Bahn, SNCF ICE, TGV, TGV INOUI, SNCF TER or SBB. Normally, there are 6 trains operating per day. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £136, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £44. Travellers depart most frequently from Paris Gare du Nord and arrive in Zürich Hbf.

Train providers: SNCF | TGV Lyria, Deutsche Bahn and SNCF | TGV INOUI trains Paris to Zurich

Buy your official SNCF | TGV Lyria, Deutsche Bahn and SNCF | TGV INOUI train tickets from Paris to Zurich from £73 with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most popular route.

TGV is a high-speed train company based in France with trains between Paris and Zurich. It operates a fleet of modern, high-speed trains that can reach speeds of up to 320 km/h. The TGV offers a variety of train types, including the TGV Duplex, TGV Lyria, TGV InOui, and TGV OuiGo. Each train type offers different amenities, such as Wi-Fi, power outlets, and comfortable seating. The TGV also offers a variety of ticket types, including Standard, Flexi, and Prem's. Onboard facilities include a bar, restaurant, and luggage storage. The most popular routes for TGV are Paris to Lyon, Paris to Marseille, and Paris to Lille.

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.

FAQs: Paris to Zurich train

FAQs: Travel by train from Paris 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.
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Cheap train tickets from Paris to Zurich can start from as little as £44 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Paris to Zurich is £136; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Paris to Zurich train travel time is 4 h 4 min   for the 303 mile long trip, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Paris to Zurich leaves at 06: 22. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Paris to Zurich leaves at 18: 07.
There are 6 trains a day from Paris to Zurich which require at least one change with SNCF | TGV Lyria, SNCF | TGV INOUI, Deutsche Bahn, SNCF ICE, TGV, TGV INOUI, SNCF TER or SBB. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer trains.
Yes, you can take a high-speed train from Paris to Zurich with SNCF | TGV Lyria, SNCF ICE, TGV or TGV INOUI. Overall you can travel with the following companies: SNCF | TGV Lyria, SNCF | TGV INOUI, Deutsche Bahn, SNCF ICE, TGV, TGV INOUI, SNCF TER or SBB.
When taking a train from Paris to Zurich, you can count on SNCF | TGV Lyria, SNCF | TGV INOUI, Deutsche Bahn, SNCF ICE, TGV, TGV INOUI, SNCF TER or SBB for the best way to get you to Zurich. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service from Paris to Zurich and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 18: 07.

When departing from Paris, you have various train station options to start your journey from including Paris Gare du Nord, Paris Gare de Lyon and Paris Gare Montparnasse. When arriving in Zurich, you can end your route in train stations like Zürich Hbf, Zurich Airport and Zürich Stadelhofen.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Paris Gare du Nord, which is located around 2.8 miles (4.5 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Zürich Hbf, located 1.4 miles (2.2 km) away from the city centre.

The cheapest month for a train from Paris to Zurich is March.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 3 ways to travel between Paris and Zurich including taking a coach, train or flight.

Important Stations and Airports in Paris and Zurich

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Zurich
Paris Gare du Nord 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.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
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Phone Number
+33 890640650
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
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
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
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Phone Number
+33 184943635
ticketOfficeHours
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
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
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AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+33 892353535
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sun: 07: 15 - 18: 00
Public transport options for Paris Gare Montparnasse
Metro lines: 4, 6, 12, 13
Bus lines: 28, 39, 58, 82, 88, 89, 91, 92, 94, 95, 96
Train lines: TGV, OUIGO, Intercités, Transilien N, TER Normandie, TER Centre
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+33 184943635
ticketOfficeHours
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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WifiWifi
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
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Phone Number
+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
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WifiWifi
ParkingParking
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Phone Number
+33 892353535
ticketOfficeHours
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Mon - Sun: 10: 45 - 18: 00
Public transport options for Paris Bercy Bourgogne - Pays d'Auvergne
Metro lines: 6, 14
Bus lines: 24, 87, N32, N35
Train lines: TER, Intercités
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ParkingParking
ATMATM
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Phone Number
+33 892353535
ticketOfficeHours
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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
Paris, Av. Pierre Mendès-France (Paris Austerlitz)

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