Trains from Paris to Zurich

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The cheapest trains

from Paris
to Zurich

Showing times and prices for Sep 18

Cheapest

$156

Average

$171

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 Paris to Zurich will cost around $ 171 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 156.

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10:23Paris Gare de Lyon4h03 14:26Zürich HB
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$1561One-way
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18:23Paris Gare de Lyon4h03 22:26Zürich HB
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$1561One-way
2nd Cheapest
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12:23Paris Gare de Lyon4h03 16:26Zürich HB
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$1811One-way
2nd Cheapest
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07:23Paris Gare de Lyon4h03 11:26Zürich HB
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$1811One-way
2nd Cheapest
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16:23Paris Gare de Lyon4h03 20:26Zürich HB
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$1811One-way

Train Times

Paris to Zurich

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07:23Paris Gare de Lyon4h03 11:26Zürich HB
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10:23Paris Gare de Lyon4h03 14:26Zürich HB
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12:23Paris Gare de Lyon4h03 16:26Zürich HB
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16:23Paris Gare de Lyon4h03 20:26Zürich HB
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18:23Paris Gare de Lyon4h03 22:26Zürich HB
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Prices across different modes

Train
Bus
Flight
Wed
Sep 18
$121SNCF | TGV Lyria
$34Flixbus
$81Eurowings
Thu
Sep 19
$121SNCF | TGV Lyria
$35Flixbus
$81Eurowings
Fri
Sep 20
$133SNCF | TGV Lyria
$35Flixbus
$116Eurowings
Sat
Sep 21
$79SNCF | TGV Lyria
$34Bla Bla Bus
$112Swiss
Sun
Sep 22
$144SNCF | TGV Lyria
$34Bla Bla Bus
$131Air France
Mon
Sep 23
$144SNCF | TGV Lyria
$34Flixbus
$81Germanwings
Tue
Sep 24
$57SNCF | TGV Lyria
$29Flixbus
$81Eurowings
Wed
Sep 25
$71SNCF | TGV Lyria
$27Flixbus
$81Eurowings
Thu
Sep 26
$87SNCF | TGV Lyria
$34Bla Bla Bus
$81Eurowings
Fri
Sep 27
$87SNCF | TGV Lyria
$27Flixbus
$81Eurowings
Sat
Sep 28
$57SNCF | TGV Lyria
$34Bla Bla Bus
$81Eurowings
Sun
Sep 29
$181SNCF | TGV Lyria
$34Bla Bla Bus
$118Sas Airways
Mon
Sep 30
$144SNCF | TGV Lyria
$32Flixbus
$81Eurowings
Tue
Oct 1
$57SNCF | TGV Lyria
$27Flixbus
$81Eurowings
Wed
Oct 2
$57SNCF | TGV Lyria
$34Flixbus
$81Eurowings
Thu
Oct 3
$87SNCF | TGV Lyria
$29Flixbus
$81Eurowings
Fri
Oct 4
$121SNCF | TGV Lyria
$27Flixbus
$81Eurowings
Sat
Oct 5
$55SNCF | TGV Lyria
$27Flixbus
$112Swiss
Sun
Oct 6
$144SNCF | TGV Lyria
$34Bla Bla Bus
$128Air Serbia
Mon
Oct 7
$133SNCF | TGV Lyria
$27Flixbus
$81Germanwings

The fastest trains

from Paris
to Zurich

Showing times and prices for Sep 18

Fastest Journey

4 h 3 m

Average

4 h 3 m

Trains per day

5

Distance

489 km

Of the 5 train that leave Paris for Zurich 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 4 h 3 m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 4 h 3 m .

The slowest train will take 4 h 3 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
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10:23Paris Gare de Lyon4h03 14:26Zürich HB
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$1561One-way
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12:23Paris Gare de Lyon4h03 16:26Zürich HB
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$1811One-way
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07:23Paris Gare de Lyon4h03 11:26Zürich HB
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$1811One-way
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16:23Paris Gare de Lyon4h03 20:26Zürich HB
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$1811One-way
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18:23Paris Gare de Lyon4h03 22:26Zürich HB
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$1561One-way

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Journey Summary

Paris to Zurich Train Information

Avg. Train Duration:
4 hours 7 minutes
Train Ticket Price: $87
Trains depart from:Paris
Trains arrive in:Zurich
Distance:489 km
TrainTrain Companies:SNCF | TGV Lyria

Trains from Paris to Zurich

Trains in Europe are an efficient way to travel between cities, with a number of train companies offering domestic and international train routes. Trains from Paris to Zurich are operated by SNCF TGV Lyria trains. Trains usually travel from Paris to Zurich 5 times per day, with the first train departing Paris at 7:23 a.m. and the last leaving at 6:23 p.m. All Paris to Zurich trains are direct and take approximately 4 hours to travel from Paris to Zurich. All Paris to Amsterdam trains depart from Paris Gare de Lyon and arrive at Zürich Hauptbahnhof.

Paris to Zurich Train Cost

Average prices for TGV Lyria trains from Paris to Zurich when you book in advance

Booking Period

Average Price

Same Day

€118

1 Day in Advance

€118

1 Week in Advance

€101

2 Weeks in Advance

€101

1 Month in Advance

€71

3 Months in Advance

€71

Paris to Zurich Trains: General Information


While it may be cheaper to book a last-minute budget airline ticket from Paris to Zurich, travelers in Europe can offset some of the cost of TGV Lyria train tickets by planning ahead and booking tickets as far in advance as possible.

  • autobus All Paris to Zurich trains are run by SNCF TGV Lyria trains.
  • autobus All Paris to Zurich trains are direct, depart from Paris' Gare de Lyon train station and arrive at Zürich Hauptbahnhof (central train station).
  • autobus The Paris to Zurich train journey takes as little as 4 hours and 19 minutes to arrive in Zurich.
  • autobus Most travelers book their Paris to Zurich train tickets 1 day ahead of the travel date.




Based on Omio's travel data, as the table above clearly illustrates, ticket prices on Paris to Zurich trains decrease the further they are booked in advance:

  • It is 14% cheaper to book a Paris to Zurich TGV Lyria train ticket 1 week in advance as opposed to the day you intend to travel.
  • Paris to Zurich train costs are 40% cheaper when booked a month in advance as opposed to purchasing a train ticket the day of.

Taking the Train from Paris

Located in the east of the city on the north bank of the Seine, Paris-Gare de Lyon is one of six major train stations in the French capital. A comprehensive network of buses, trains, and the Metro make traveling to other parts of Paris or other mainline stations quick and easy. Taxis are also plentiful. Metro services shut down just after midnight until around 5:30 a.m. but night buses are widely available.

Getting into Zurich by Train

Famously clean with a stunning riverside setting and some of the highest living standards anywhere in the world, Zurich is packed full of architectural and cultural delights. Zurich's vast main train station, known locally as HB (Hauptbahnhof) is located in the heart of the city center, right by the start of the 1.2 km long Bahnhofstrasse shopping promenade. The city's hugely efficient public transport network runs from around 5:00 a.m. to just after midnight, with a special night bus service operating Friday and Saturday nights.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
Paris
Zurich
TrainGare Saint-Lazare

Amenities

TrainParis Gare Montparnasse

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TrainParis Gare d'Austerlitz

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TrainParis Gare de Lyon

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Frequently Asked Questions

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TrainParis Gare de l'Est

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TrainParis Gare du Nord

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