Paris to Zurich train

Cheap train tickets from Paris to Zurich

Showing times and prices for Oct 08

Cheapest

130

Average

189

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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07:22AMParis Gare de Lyon4h04 11:26AMZürich HB
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1301One-way
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12:18PMParis Gare de Lyon6h10 06:28PMZürich HB
1 transfer
1971One-way
02:18PMParis Gare de Lyon6h10 08:28PMZürich HB
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2001One-way
04:18PMParis Gare de Lyon6h10 10:28PMZürich HB
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2001One-way
10:22AMParis Gare de Lyon4h04 02:26PMZürich HB
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2151One-way

Train schedule from Paris to Zurich

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07:22AMParis Gare de Lyon4h04 11:26AMZürich HB
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10:22AMParis Gare de Lyon4h04 02:26PMZürich HB
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12:18PMParis Gare de Lyon6h10 06:28PMZürich HB
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02:18PMParis Gare de Lyon6h10 08:28PMZürich HB
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04:18PMParis Gare de Lyon6h10 10:28PMZürich HB
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Fastest train times from Paris to Zurich

Showing times and prices for Oct 08

Fastest Journey

4 h 4 m

Average

5 h 19 m

Trains per day

5

Distance

489 km

Of the 5 trains that leave Paris for Zurich every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
10:22AMParis Gare de Lyon4h04 02:26PMZürich HB
0 transfers
2151One-way
Fastest
07:22AMParis Gare de Lyon4h04 11:26AMZürich HB
0 transfers
1301One-way
2nd Fastest
02:18PMParis Gare de Lyon6h10 08:28PMZürich HB
1 transfer
2001One-way
2nd Fastest
12:18PMParis Gare de Lyon6h10 06:28PMZürich HB
1 transfer
1971One-way
2nd Fastest
04:18PMParis Gare de Lyon6h10 10:28PMZürich HB
1 transfer
2001One-way

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Overview: Train from Paris to Zurich

distanceDistance303 miles (489 km)
durationAverage train duration4 h 4 min
priceAverage train ticket price$141 (€136)
frequencyTrain frequency5 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 5 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersDeutsche Bahn with connection, SNCF | TGV Lyria, Deutsche Bahn, SNCF | TGV Lyria, SNCF | TGV, SNCF | ICE, SNCF | TGV INOUI or SNCF | TER

Trains from Paris to Zurich cover the 303 miles (489 km) long trip taking on average 4 h 4 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn with connection, SNCF | TGV Lyria, Deutsche Bahn, SNCF | TGV Lyria, SNCF | TGV, SNCF | ICE, SNCF | TGV INOUI or SNCF | TER. Normally, there are 5 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as $126 (€121), but the average price of train tickets is $141 (€136). Travelers depart most frequently from Paris Gare de Lyon and arrive in Zürich HB.

Train providers: Deutsche Bahn from Paris to Zurich trains

Buy your official Deutsche Bahn train tickets to Zurich from Paris from $126 (€121) with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most popular route.

Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is the main provider of train services in Germany, making on average 40, 000 journeys per day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn is its wide range of ticket types, savings offers including Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your train between Paris and Zurich. DB uses different types of trains such as the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn) on its routes, which differ in terms of comfort and the time required to travel. For example, while bathrooms are standard amenities, services like an onboard restaurant or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.

    Trains from Paris to Zurich

    For trains from Paris to Zurich, you will find that there are on average between one to five journeys that depart per day, with an average of 15 departing per week. These trains are often direct, meaning that you do not need to worry about transferring to a different train or making additional stops during your journey. Upon your arrival in Zurich, there are many different things for you to explore and see, including visiting the Fraumünster Church, shopping on the street of Bahnhofstrasse, and taking in the beauty of Lake Zurich.

    Which train companies travel from Paris to Zurich?

    There is one primary train company that offers journeys from Paris to Zurich, which is known as inOui. inOui, which is a part of the company SNCF, offers a selection of high-speed rail services, particularly for the country of France. This journey is direct and does not require travelers to make any transfers or additional stops before reaching the final destination of Zurich.

    inOui trains from Paris to Zurich

    inOui generally has a schedule that services approximately one to five daily trains from Paris to Zurich, with the average weekly number of journeys being around 15. These trains are direct and do not require passengers to ever switch to a different train or make additional stops. The train type that is used is high-speed, which means that the duration of the journey is just over 4 hours. This journey will always depart from and arrive at the same train stations, which are Paris Gare de Lyon and Zurich HB Main Station. With the company’s ticket policy, you can change your train ticket at no additional cost before your journey’s departure. It is also possible to submit a refund request form, which will generally allow you to receive a complete refund.

    Train Paris to Zurich: Services on board

    When you decide to travel with inOui from Paris to Zurich, there are two primary travel classes for you to choose from: Economy and First Class. While Economy will provide you with a standard seat and services, First Class generally has additional legroom, luggage space, and an extra outlet for each customer. All travelers have access to the food car, where you can go to purchase refreshments during your trip. There is free Wi-Fi on most trains, making it easy for you to remain connected through your portable devices. On certain trains, you may even have access to comfortable work stations, in case you have to get through some last-minute tasks or have a meeting. There is luggage storage in each train car, which all passengers are allowed to use for free. If you would like to bring your bike onboard with you, you can always do so according to the company’s travel policy by paying an additional fee either when you reserve your ticket, or at any time before departure. It is also possible to travel with your pet, as long as you reserve a proper ticket for it before your train departs and ensure that it is kept in a carrier for the duration of the journey. If you or someone you are traveling with has a disability or limited mobility, make sure to alert inOui before your train begins boarding, as employees can help with boarding and storing luggage, as well as disembarking the train once you have reached your destination.

    Paris to Zurich Train Time: Daily Departures

    There are anywhere from one to five daily trains that depart Paris and arrive in Zurich, with an average of 15 trains running per week. The first train generally leaves in the late morning, while the last train departs in the later afternoon. While the timetable for this journey remains the same on weekdays and weekends, you will find that fewer trains run on public holidays.

    How long is the journey by train from Paris to Zurich?

    As high-speed trains are always used for this trip, the duration of the journey is just over 4 hours. Trains from Paris to Zurich do not require passengers to make any additional stops or transfer to a different train during their travels, as all of the journeys that are offered are direct. This is a busy trip throughout the entire year, so you will want to always make sure that you always book your ticket well in advance.

    What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Paris to Zurich?

    Departure train station: Your train will always leave from Paris Gare de Lyon. This train station can be found in the southeast part of the city, and is a 20-minute metro ride from the city center if you take line 14. Make sure to always arrive at least 30 minutes before your train is scheduled to depart. There are many facilities that you can benefit from in the station, including public restrooms, free Wi-Fi, and shops to purchase travel essentials and refreshments.

    Arrival train station: Your train will arrive at Zurich HB Main Station. This train station is conveniently placed in the center of the city and is just a short walk from many popular sights, including the Swiss National Museum. Like in Gare de Lyon, there are many facilities that you can take advantage of upon your arrival, including places to purchase snacks and drinks, public restrooms, and free Wi-Fi.

    How to find cheap train tickets from Paris to Zurich?

    If you’re hoping to find cheap train tickets from Paris to Zurich, there are a few tips that you can keep in mind. For low cost tickets, always make sure to book as far in advance as possible. If you are flexible with your travel dates, it makes it easier to compare prices on different days and select the cheapest journey in your timeframe. While trains between these two cities are generally direct, if you manage to find one that requires a connection, this will usually have a more affordable price. You can also find cheap train tickets if you are a student or senior traveler, as discounts are generally offered for these passengers.

    Travel Tips: Trains from Paris to Zurich

    Travel Tips: Travel by train to Zurich 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 Paris to Zurich.
    FAQs

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

    Can I enter Switzerland from France?

    International entry status: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of France

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

    Conditions of entry:

    • There are no current restrictions

    What are the safety rules to follow in Zurich, Switzerland?

    All travelers in Switzerland must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

    • Physical distance: metre (s) ( feet)
    • Face mask: Regional advice

    The information above was last checked on 10/3/22. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train from Paris to Zurich as this information can change.

    The restriction level for your return train to Paris, France from Zurich is: Unrestricted.

    Is my return train into Paris from Zurich restricted?

    International entry is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland

    Do I need to quarantine on arrival in France from Zurich?

    Conditions of reentry:

    • There are no current restrictions

    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:

    • Social distancing required: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
    • Face mask required: Recommended

    Last checked on 10/6/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Paris from Zurich closer to your date of departure here here.

    If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Paris to Zurich trains for as little as $126 (€121)  in the next 7 days.
    The train price from Paris to Zurich is on average $141 (€136)  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this route in the next 7 days.
    When traveling this route you should expect the distance from Paris to Zurich by train to be approximately 303 miles (489 km).
    The Paris to Zurich train duration is on average 4 h 4 min, which is to be expected when traveling 303 miles (489 km) from Paris to Zurich. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.

    When taking a train from Paris, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Paris Gare de Lyon, Paris Gare du Nord and Paris Gare de l'Est. When you arrive in Zurich, your train can arrive in train stations including Zürich HB, Zürich Stadelhofen and Zürich Oerlikon.

    Omio customers traveling this route book their trains from Paris Gare de Lyon   to Zürich HB.

    Passengers board their train most frequently from Paris Gare de Lyon and travel around 1.9 miles (3.1 km) from the city center to this train station.

    Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Zürich HB and need to travel approximately 1.5 miles (2.4 km) from the train station to the city center in Zurich.

    For the trip from Paris to Zurich you can take a train with Deutsche Bahn with connection, SNCF | TGV Lyria, Deutsche Bahn, SNCF | TGV Lyria, SNCF | TGV, SNCF | ICE, SNCF | TGV INOUI or SNCF | TER. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services from Paris to Zurich on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
    Yes, there are 5 direct trains per day from Paris to Zurich. You can look to travel with SNCF | TGV Lyria  without needing to transfer at another stop 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 route.
    The average number of trains departing Paris for Zurich is 5 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
    You can take the earliest train from Paris to Zurich at 5: 22 AM   or take the last train from Paris to Zurich leaving at 4: 22 PM. Look for the latest Paris to Zurich train schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this trip.
    You can find trains from Paris to Zurich to cost on average $141 (€136) 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 Paris to Zurich train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Paris
    Zurich
    Paris Gare de Lyon is the most popular Paris railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Paris for your trip to Zurich.
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    Mon - Sun: 04: 45 - 01: 30
    Public transit options for Paris Gare de Lyon
    Metro lines: 1, 14
    Bus lines: 24, 57, 61, 63, 72, 77, 91
    Train lines: TGV, RER A, RER D, Transilien R
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    Mon - Sun: 04: 45 - 01: 30
    Public transit options for Paris Gare du Nord
    Metro lines: 4, 5
    Bus lines: 65, 26, 43
    Train lines: RER B, D, E
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    Mon - Fri: 06: 45 - 20: 30 | Sat: 09: 00 - 20: 00 | Sun: 09: 00 - 20: 30
    Public transit options for Paris Gare de l'Est
    Metro lines: 4, 5, 7
    Bus lines: 31, 32, 35, 38, 39, 46, 54, 56, 91
    Train lines: RER B, TGV, TGV/ICE, TER, Intercités, OUIGO, Transilien, Russian Railways
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    Mon - Fri: 08: 00 - 19: 30 | Sat: 10: 00 - 18: 00
    Public transit options for Paris Gare Saint-Lazare
    Metro lines: 3, 9, 12, 13, 14
    Bus lines: 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29, 32, 42, 43, 66, 80, 94, 95, 528, RoissyB
    Train lines: TER, Intercités, Transilien J, Transilien L, RER E
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    Mon - Sun: 10: 45 - 18: 00
    Public transit options for Gare de Paris Bercy
    Metro lines: 6, 14
    Bus lines: 24, 87, N32, N35
    Train lines: TER, Intercités
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    Mon - Sun: 08: 00 - 20: 00
    Public transit options for Paris Gare d'Austerlitz
    Metro lines: 5, 10
    Bus lines: 24, 57, 61, 63, 89, 91, 215
    Train lines: TER Centre-Val de Loire, Intercités, Intercités de Nuit, Transilien, RER C

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