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Train Information from Zurich to Parma

distanceDistance196 miles (316 km)
durationAverage train duration5 h 10 min
priceAverage train ticket price£60 (€68)
frequencyTrain frequency4 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 4 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersTrenitalia

Trains from Zurich to Parma cover the 196 miles (316 km) long trip taking on average 5 h 10 min with our travel partners like Trenitalia. Normally, there are 4 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as £43, but the average price of train tickets is £60. Travellers depart most frequently from Zürich HB and arrive in Parma.

Train companies

Zurich to Parma with Trenitalia

Travel from Zurich to Parma from £43 with Omio’s train partners Trenitalia! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most popular journey for you.


Trenitalia is one of the best options when travelling by train from Zurich to Parma. Omio quickly shows you current Trenitalia train timetables for the Zurich - Parma trip and makes it easier than ever for you to buy train tickets online for the cheapest, fastest or earliest route available. The distance between Zurich and Parma is around 196 miles (316 km) and the cheapest Trenitalia one-way ticket you can book starts at £43. As you check the latest Zurich to Parma train timetable from Trenitalia for your ideal departure and arrival times, you can also review travel information, such as luggage policy and amenities offered onboard, and compare the best route available to arrive to Parma safely. If you search for Trenitalia tickets in the Omio app, you can also see if they are mobile tickets so that you can travel paperless. Let Omio quickly find you the perfect Trenitalia ticket from Zurich to Parma so you can spend more time enjoying the smooth and easy journey!

Operator ticket policies for COVID

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Refund or voucher policy
  • In the case of Trenitalia cancellations, the customer will be contacted directly. If the customer does not intend to travel, they can still obtain a full refund by submitting a cancellation request (relevant special conditions might apply) by filling in a request form for an electronic credit here:
  • Alternatively, the customer can request a refund for the payment method they used at the time of purchase by contacting a Trenitalia ticket office and presenting the communication received. Find the refund request form for regional trains here:
  • For further information and cancellation procedures go to the Trenitalia website: Or in Italian here:

Travel Tips

Trains from Zurich to Parma
Travel by train to Parma 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 Parma.
What are the travel restrictions for Parma, Italy if I'm coming from Zurich, Switzerland by train?

Travel between Zurich, Switzerland and Parma, Italy by train is: Partially open.

What is the status of international entry into Italy from Switzerland?

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

Do I need to self-quarantine on arrival in Italy from Zurich?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 5 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the safety rules to follow in Parma, Italy?

When travelling in Italy, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

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

The information above was last checked on 20/10/2021. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train to Parma from Zurich before travelling.

What is the restriction level for the return leg of a round trip journey from Parma, Italy to Zurich, Switzerland?

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

Is my return train into Zurich from Parma restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Switzerland from Parma?

Conditions of reentry:

  • 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
  • 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:

  • Social distancing required: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

Last checked on 15/10/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Zurich from Parma closer to your date of departure here.

What is the price of the cheapest train to Parma from Zurich?
Omio customers have found cheap train tickets from Zurich to Parma for as low as £43  for the next 7 days.
How much does the train from Zurich to Parma cost on average?
If you’re looking to book your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Zurich to Parma train price to come in at an average of £60  one way.
How many miles is it from Zurich to Parma by train?
The distance from Zurich to Parma by train is approximately 196 miles (316 km).
How long is the train journey between Zurich and Parma?
While the time it takes to travel 196 miles (316 km) from Zurich to Parma can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the train duration from Zurich to Parma is on average 5 h 10 min.
When travelling by train from Zurich to Parma, which train station in Zurich do I depart from and which train station in Parma do I arrive in?

Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Zürich HB   and arrive in Parma.

Where is the Zurich train station located? Where is the Parma train station located?

You can find the most popular departure train station for this route, Zürich HB, located approximately 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city centre of Zurich. The most popular arrival train station in Parma, called Parma, is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from its city centre.

What train providers go from Zurich to Parma?
Take the Zurich to Parma train with Trenitalia. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the trip between Zurich and Parma as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
How many train services are there from Zurich to Parma a day?
On average, there are 4 trains a day from Zurich to Parma. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
How far in advance should I buy train tickets to Parma from Zurich for the best deals?
You can find a train between Zurich and Parma to cost on average £60 one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your trip. You’ll see tickets for the Zurich to Parma train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

The major railway station for departures from Zurich is Zürich HB. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Zürich HB for your trip to Parma from Zurich.

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