The cheapest trains from Zurich to Paris

Showing times and prices for 22 Sep

Cheapest

£109

Average

£127

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 Zurich to Paris will cost around £ 127 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 109.

Cheapest
11:34Zürich HB4h04 15:38Paris Gare de Lyon
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£1091One-way
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07:34Zürich HB4h04 11:38Paris Gare de Lyon
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£1091One-way
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17:34Zürich HB4h07 21:41Paris Gare de Lyon
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£1091One-way
Cheapest
13:34Zürich HB4h02 17:36Paris Gare de Lyon
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£1091One-way
2nd Cheapest
07:59Zürich HB6h20 14:19Paris Gare de l'Est
1 changes
£1641One-way

Timetable Zurich to Paris

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07:34Zürich HB4h04 11:38Paris Gare de Lyon
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07:59Zürich HB6h20 14:19Paris Gare de l'Est
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09:59Zürich HB6h55 16:54Paris Gare de l'Est
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11:34Zürich HB4h04 15:38Paris Gare de Lyon
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13:34Zürich HB4h02 17:36Paris Gare de Lyon
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17:34Zürich HB4h07 21:41Paris Gare de Lyon
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Tue
21 Sep
£117SNCF | TGV Lyria
£43Flixbus
£193Swiss
Wed
22 Sep
£109SNCF | TGV Lyria
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£154tab
Thu
23 Sep
£109SNCF | TGV Lyria
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£121HOP!
Fri
24 Sep
£127SNCF | TGV Lyria
£66Flixbus
£124Swiss
Sat
25 Sep
£137SNCF | TGV Lyria
£34Flixbus
£124tab
Sun
26 Sep
£127SNCF | TGV Lyria
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£100tab
Mon
27 Sep
£101SNCF | TGV Lyria
£34Flixbus
£100Swiss
Tue
28 Sep
£85SNCF | TGV Lyria
£38Flixbus
£100Swiss
Wed
29 Sep
£85SNCF | TGV Lyria
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£100tab
Thu
30 Sep
£164Deutsche Bahn
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Fri
1 Oct
£127SNCF | TGV Lyria
£48Flixbus
£124Swiss
Sat
2 Oct
£137SNCF | TGV Lyria
£39Flixbus
£125tab
Sun
3 Oct
£164Deutsche Bahn with connection
£39Flixbus
£89tab
Mon
4 Oct
£85SNCF | TGV Lyria
£34Flixbus
£100Swiss
Tue
5 Oct
£85SNCF | TGV Lyria
£31Flixbus
£76Swiss
Wed
6 Oct
£72SNCF | TGV Lyria
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£100Swiss
Thu
7 Oct
£109SNCF | TGV Lyria
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£100Swiss
Fri
8 Oct
£109SNCF | TGV Lyria
£39Flixbus
£76Swiss
Sat
9 Oct
£164Deutsche Bahn with connection
£34Flixbus
£100Swiss
Sun
10 Oct
£164Deutsche Bahn with connection
£40Flixbus
£89tab
Mon
11 Oct
£85SNCF | TGV Lyria
£34Flixbus
£100Swiss

The fastest trains from Zurich to Paris

Showing times and prices for 22 Sep

Fastest Journey

4 h 2 m

Average

4 h 55 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

489 km

Of the 6 trains that leave Zurich for Paris 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 4 h 55 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 4 h 2 m .

The slowest trains will take 6 h 55 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
13:34Zürich HB4h02 17:36Paris Gare de Lyon
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£1091One-way
2nd Fastest
11:34Zürich HB4h04 15:38Paris Gare de Lyon
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£1091One-way
2nd Fastest
07:34Zürich HB4h04 11:38Paris Gare de Lyon
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£1091One-way
17:34Zürich HB4h07 21:41Paris Gare de Lyon
0 changes
£1091One-way
07:59Zürich HB6h20 14:19Paris Gare de l'Est
1 changes
£1641One-way

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Train Information between Zurich and Paris

distanceDistance303 miles (489 km)
durationAverage train duration4 h 4 min
priceAverage train ticket price£118 (€132)
frequencyTrain frequency3 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 3 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesSNCF | TGV Lyria, SNCF | TGV Lyria, SNCF | TGV INOUI, SNCF | TGV or SNCF | ICE

Trains from Zurich to Paris cover the 303 miles (489 km) long route taking on average 4 h 4 min with our travel partners like SNCF | TGV Lyria, SNCF | TGV Lyria, SNCF | TGV INOUI, SNCF | TGV or SNCF | ICE. Normally, there are 3 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as £101, but the average price of train tickets is £118. Travellers depart most frequently from Zürich HB and arrive in Paris Gare de Lyon.

Trains from Zurich to Paris

Trains are available between Zurich HB main station and Gare de Lyon and Gar de l'Est stations in Paris. The journey takes at least four hours on a direct route and longer when changes are required. There are over 55 train routes available every day, five of which are direct while the rest require between one and three changes.

Which train companies travel from Zurich to Paris?

The Zurich to Paris route is currently served by three providers. SNCF | TGV Lyria operates direct trains between Zurich and Paris, while Deutsche Bahn and SNCF | ICE operate train routes that require between one and three changes.

How long is the train from Zurich to Paris?

Direct trains take just over four hours, while indirect trains take at least 30 minutes longer. Connecting services can require up to 3 changes which usually take place in cities within Germany. The total travel time is displayed on each route and some can take upwards of 15 hours.

How many trains are there from Zurich to Paris?

There are usually five direct trains each day. Direct departures are spread with the first in the morning through to mid-afternoon. Trains depart from Zurich every hour or two in between these times. In addition, there are over 50 indirect route options. These trains leave every 30 minutes from around 6:00 a.m. through to the early afternoon.

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

Departure train station: Zurich Hauptbahnhof (or Zurich HB) is the departure station for all trains headed to Paris. The station is located right in the heart of the city centre. Public buses and trams, electric scooters and car sharing are all available at the station. The large train station has 200 shops, restaurants and many services available, including book shops, coffee shops and bike rental.

Arrival train station: Trains from Zurich arrive at Paris Gare de Lyon or Gare de l'Est. The stations are less than two miles from the city centre, which can be reached in a few minutes by local train or metro. The facilities at the stations include a children's area, Amazon lockers and various shops and restaurants.

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Trains from Zurich to Paris
Travel by train to Paris 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 Zurich to Paris.
FAQs
Is cross-border travel by train between Zurich, Switzerland and Paris, France allowed?

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

Can I enter France from Switzerland?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • 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?

All travellers in France must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 20/09/2021. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train from Zurich to Paris as this information can change.

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

Return travel from France to Switzerland is: Partially open.

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

Entry into Switzerland 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?

Requirements for reentering:

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

Last checked on 20/09/2021. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Zurich from Paris.

What is the price of the cheapest train to Paris from Zurich?
Looking to save money on your trip? Omio customers have found the cheapest train to Paris from Zurich for the next 7 days starting from £101  one way.
What is the average price of train tickets from Zurich to Paris?
If you are looking to purchase your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Zurich to Paris train to cost on average £118  one way.
How far is it from Zurich to Paris by train?
When travelling this route you should expect the distance from Zurich to Paris via train to be approximately 303 miles (489 km).
What is the average Zurich to Paris train duration?
On average the train from Zurich to Paris duration is 4 h 4 min  for the 303 miles (489 km) long route, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.
Which train station in Zurich goes to Paris? Which train station do I come into Paris from Zurich?

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

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

Where is the departure train station in Zurich located? Where is the arrival train station in Paris located?

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this trip, called Zürich HB, is located 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city centre of Zurich.

The most popular arrival train station, Paris Gare de Lyon, is located 1 mile (s) / 2 km away from the city centre of Paris.

Which train providers should I travel with from Zurich to Paris?
If you're looking for trains from Zurich to Paris, you can rely on SNCF | TGV Lyria, SNCF | TGV Lyria, SNCF | TGV INOUI, SNCF | TGV or SNCF | ICE to get you to Paris. It's also good to check out all possible train providers for the Zurich to Paris route to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Are there any Zurich to Paris direct train services?
Yes, there are 3 direct trains a day to Paris from Zurich. If you’re looking for a direct train from Zurich to Paris, consider travelling with SNCF | TGV Lyria. Non-stop train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking your train tickets.
How many train services per day are there between Zurich and Paris?
On average, there are 3 trains a day from Zurich to Paris. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
When is the earliest train from Zurich to Paris? When is the last train from Zurich to Paris?
You can take the first train from Zurich to Paris at 05: 34   or take the last train from Zurich to Paris leaving at 15: 34. Look for the latest Zurich Paris train timetable on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this journey.
When should I book Zurich Paris train tickets to score the best deals?
The price of a one way train ticket from Zurich to Paris is on average £118 if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train providers offering this journey. In general, you can find train tickets to Paris from Zurich available a few months in advance.
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Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Zurich
Paris
Zürich HB
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