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.
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4 h 55 m
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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.
|Distance||303 miles (489 km)|
|Average train duration||4 h 4 min|
|Average train ticket price||£118 (€132)|
|Train frequency||3 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 3 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||SNCF | 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 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 between Zurich, Switzerland and Paris, France by train is: Partially open.
International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland
Conditions of entry:
All travellers in France must observe these coronavirus safety measures:
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.
Return travel from France to Switzerland is: Partially open.
Entry into Switzerland is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France
Requirements for reentering:
The government of Switzerland has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
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.
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.
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.
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