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.
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4 h 4 m
4 h 5 m
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Of the 6 trains that leave Zurich for Paris every day 6 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Average train duration||4 h 4 min|
|Average train ticket price||£106 (€120)|
|Train frequency||6 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 6 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||SNCF | TGV INOUI, Deutsche Bahn, SNCF | TGV Lyria, SNCF | TER, SNCF | TGV, SNCF | TGV Lyria or Deutsche Bahn with connection|
Trains from Zurich to Paris cover the 303 miles long trip taking on average 4 h 4 min with our travel partners like SNCF | TGV INOUI, Deutsche Bahn, SNCF | TGV Lyria, SNCF | TER, SNCF | TGV, SNCF | TGV Lyria or Deutsche Bahn with connection. Normally, there are 6 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as £92, but the average price of train tickets is £106. Travellers depart most frequently from Zürich HB and arrive in Paris Gare de Lyon.
Find the best trains between Zurich and Paris with Omio's travel partners Deutsche Bahn from £92. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best journey.
Deutsche Bahn (DB) is Germany’s main operator of train services and makes on average about 40, 000 domestic and international journeys per day. Deutsche Bahn’s fleet of trains includes the high-speed ICE (Intercity Express) as well as the IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn), which differ in terms of comfort and the time needed to travel. For example, while toilets are standard amenities, services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain train types and routes. Deutsche Bahn is well-known for its wide range of fares like Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your Zurich to Paris train.
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.
Travel by train between Zurich, Switzerland and Paris, France is: Fully open.
International entry is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland
The government of France has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
The above information was last checked on 08/08/2022. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train from Zurich to Paris closer to your date of departure here.
The restriction level for your return train to Zurich, Switzerland from Paris is: Fully open.
International entry is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of France
Conditions of reentry:
The government of Switzerland has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 03/08/2022. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Zurich from Paris closer to your date of departure here.
Some of the Zurich train stations to Paris you can start your journey from include Zürich HB, Zürich Stadelhofen and Zürich Oerlikon. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Paris include Paris Gare de Lyon, Paris Gare du Nord and Paris Gare de l'Est.
When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Zürich HB and arriving in Paris Gare de Lyon.
Passengers booking this route most frequently board their trains from Zürich HB and need to travel around 1.4 miles (2.2 km) from the city centre to get to this train station.
Passengers arriving in Paris most often arrive at Paris Gare de Lyon and need to travel around 1.9 miles (3.1 km) from this train station to the city centre.
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