The cheapest trains from Zurich to Paris

Showing times and prices for 13 Jun

Cheapest

£110

Average

£123

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 £ 123 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 110.

Cheapest
09:34Zürich HB4h04 13:38Paris Gare de Lyon
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£1101One-way
2nd Cheapest
17:34Zürich HB4h04 21:38Paris Gare de Lyon
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£1181One-way
13:34Zürich HB4h04 17:38Paris Gare de Lyon
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£1391One-way

Timetable Zurich to Paris

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09:34Zürich HB4h04 13:38Paris Gare de Lyon
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13:34Zürich HB4h04 17:38Paris Gare de Lyon
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17:34Zürich HB4h04 21:38Paris Gare de Lyon
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COMPARE Prices across different modes

Sun
13 Jun
£110SNCF | TGV Lyria
£43Flixbus
£204Lufthansa Cityline
Mon
14 Jun
£73SNCF | TGV Lyria
£35Flixbus
£129Swiss
Tue
15 Jun
£51SNCF | TGV Lyria
£43Flixbus
£129Swiss
Wed
16 Jun
£58SNCF | TGV Lyria
£43Flixbus
£204Lufthansa Cityline
Thu
17 Jun
£86SNCF | TGV Lyria
£43Flixbus
£104Swiss
Fri
18 Jun
£86SNCF | TGV Lyria
£38Flixbus
£104Swiss
Sat
19 Jun
£66SNCF | TGV Lyria
£45Flixbus
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Sun
20 Jun
£86SNCF | TGV Lyria
£43Flixbus
£104tab
Mon
21 Jun
£45SNCF | TGV Lyria
£35Flixbus
£104Swiss
Tue
22 Jun
£45SNCF | TGV Lyria
£43Flixbus
£93Swiss
Wed
23 Jun
£45SNCF | TGV Lyria
£43Flixbus
£249Austrian Airlines
Thu
24 Jun
£73SNCF | TGV Lyria
£43Flixbus
£93Swiss
Fri
25 Jun
£86SNCF | TGV Lyria
£43Flixbus
£93Swiss
Sat
26 Jun
£80SNCF | TGV Lyria
£35Flixbus
£104Swiss
Sun
27 Jun
£86SNCF | TGV Lyria
£38Flixbus
£80tab
Mon
28 Jun
£45SNCF | TGV Lyria
£35Flixbus
£103HOP!
Tue
29 Jun
£45SNCF | TGV Lyria
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£80Swiss
Wed
30 Jun
£45SNCF | TGV Lyria
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£157Cityjet
Thu
1 Jul
£80SNCF | TGV Lyria
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£69Swiss
Fri
2 Jul
£86SNCF | TGV Lyria
£38Flixbus
£69Swiss

The fastest trains from Zurich to Paris

Showing times and prices for 13 Jun

Fastest Journey

4 h 4 m

Average

4 h 4 m

Trains per day

3

Distance

489 km

Of the 3 trains that leave Zurich for Paris every day 3 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 4 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 4 h 4 m .

The slowest trains will take 4 h 4 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
09:34Zürich HB4h04 13:38Paris Gare de Lyon
0 changes
£1101One-way
Fastest
17:34Zürich HB4h04 21:38Paris Gare de Lyon
0 changes
£1181One-way
Fastest
13:34Zürich HB4h04 17:38Paris Gare de Lyon
0 changes
£1391One-way

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Journey Summary

Zurich to Paris Train Information

Avg. Train Duration
4 hours 4 minutes
Train Ticket Price: £62
Trains depart from:Zurich
Trains arrive in:Paris
Distance:489 km
Train Companies:SNCF | TGV Lyria

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.

Travel Tips

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
What are the travel restrictions for Paris, France if I'm coming from Zurich, Switzerland by train?

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

Is international entry 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?

Entry Requirements:

  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Negative Covid-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 7 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Mandatory installation of smart phone app for contact purposes
  • Health declaration required
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be placed under state quarantine

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:

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

The above information was last checked on 12/06/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train from Zurich to Paris closer to your date of departure here.

Do I need to quarantine when I return to Switzerland from Paris, France?

The restriction level for your return train to Zurich, Switzerland from Paris is: Partially open.

Is my return train 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?

Conditions of reentry:

  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Pre-departure COVID-19 test (with a negative test result) taken 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 7
  • Health declaration required
  • Entry is dependent on the visitor residing at least 10 days in a non high-risk area
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Proof of a negative test is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
  • Quarantine is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)

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:

  • Social distancing required: 2 metre (s) (7 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

Last checked on 09/06/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Zurich from Paris closer to your date of departure here.

What is the price of the cheapest train from Zurich to Paris?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap train between Zurich and Paris for as little as £51  in the next 7 days.
What is the cost of a train ticket from Zurich to Paris on average?
If you’re looking to book your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Zurich to Paris train price to come in at an average of £83  one way.
What is the distance to Paris from Zurich by train?
The Zurich to Paris train distance is approximately 303 miles (489 km).
How many hours does it take from Zurich to Paris by train?
While the time it takes to travel 303 miles (489 km) between Zurich and Paris can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the train duration from Zurich to Paris is on average 4 h 4 min.
Which train station in Zurich goes to Paris? Which train station do I come into Paris from Zurich?

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

Where is the train station in Zurich to go to Paris? Where is the train station in Paris located?

Passengers board their train most frequently from Zürich HB and travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre to this train station.

Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Paris Gare de Lyon and need to travel approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the train station to the city centre in Paris.

Can I buy a direct train from Zurich to Paris?
Yes, you can look for direct trains from Zurich to Paris with SNCF | TGV Lyria  without needing to change in between. Taking a direct train tends to save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking a ticket for this trip.
When can I take the first train from Zurich to Paris? When can I take the last train for the day?
If you prefer early morning trains from Zurich to Paris, the first train leaves at 05: 34. If you prefer late night trains from Zurich to Paris, the last train of the day leaves at 15: 34. Omio shows you the latest train from Zurich to Paris timetable to help you book the best departure time for this route.
How early should I book train tickets between Zurich and Paris to score the best deals?
If you buy Zurich to Paris train tickets within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average £83. However, booking in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains between Zurich and Paris. Look out for train tickets for this trip to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.
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Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Zurich
Paris
Zürich HB
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