The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid travelling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Zurich to Paris will cost around £ 160 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 121.
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Of the 26 train that leave Zurich for Paris every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct train cover the 489 km distance in an average of 7h 47m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 4h 3m .
The slowest train will take 13h 57m 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.
|Avg. Train Duration:|
4 hours 8 minutes
|Train Ticket Price:||£69|
|Trains depart from:||Zurich|
|Trains arrive in:||Paris|
|Train Companies:||SNCF | TGV Lyria|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.