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Train Information to Zurich from Paris

distanceDistance303 miles (489 km)
durationAverage train duration4 h 3 min
priceAverage train ticket price$143 (€114)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain companiesSNCF | TGV Lyria, SNCF | TGV Lyria or SNCF | TGV INOUI

Trains from Paris to Zurich cover the 303 miles (489 km) long trip taking on average 4 h 3 min with our travel partners like SNCF | TGV Lyria, SNCF | TGV Lyria or SNCF | TGV INOUI. There are direct train services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as $110 (€88), but the average price of train tickets is $143 (€114). Travelers depart most frequently from Paris Gare de Lyon and arrive in Zürich HB.

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.

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Trains from Paris to Zurich
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FAQs
Are there any COVID-19 restrictions for international travel by train between Paris and Zurich?

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

Can I enter Switzerland from France?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Health declaration required

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

All travelers in Switzerland must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 7/21/21. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train between Paris and Zurich as this information can change.

What restrictions are there on reentering France from Zurich, Switzerland?

Return travel from Switzerland to France is: Partially open.

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Paris from Zurich?

Entry into France 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?

Requirements for reentering:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Health declaration required
  • Exempted International Movement Certificate for travel required

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 requirement: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

Last checked on 7/26/21. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Paris from Zurich.

How much do cheap trains to Zurich from Paris cost?
Looking to save money on your route? Omio customers have found the cheapest train to Zurich from Paris for the next 7 days starting from $110 (€88)  one way.
How much does it cost to take a train from Paris to Zurich?
The train price between Paris and Zurich is on average $143 (€114)  if you are looking to book your tickets for this route in the next 7 days.
What is the distance from Paris to Zurich by train?
The train distance from Paris to Zurich is around 303 miles (489 km).
How long is the train ride to Zurich from Paris?
On average the Paris to Zurich train time is 4 h 3 min  covering the 303 miles (489 km) long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
What train station in Paris goes to Zurich? What train station do I come into Zurich from Paris?

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

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

Passengers booking this journey most frequently board their trains from Paris Gare de Lyon and need to travel around 1 mile (s) / 2 km from the city center to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in Zurich most often arrive at Zürich HB and need to travel around 1 mile (s) / 1 km from this train station to the city center.

What train companies offer a service from Paris to Zurich?
When taking a train from Paris to Zurich, you can count on SNCF | TGV Lyria, SNCF | TGV Lyria or SNCF | TGV INOUI for the best way to get you to Zurich. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service to Zurich from Paris and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
Can I book a direct train from Paris to Zurich?
Yes, there are direct trains per day from Paris to Zurich, and you can find a direct train for this trip with SNCF | TGV Lyria  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you buy your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.
When can I take the first train from Paris to Zurich? When can I take the last train for the day?
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 5: 06 PM. Look for the latest Paris to Zurich train schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this route.
How early should I buy train tickets between Paris and Zurich to score the best deals?
If you book a train ticket from Paris to Zurich within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $143 (€114) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets from Paris to Zurich are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.
Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Paris
Zurich
Gare Saint-Lazare
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Paris Gare Montparnasse
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Paris Gare d'Austerlitz
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Paris Gare de Lyon
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines 1, 14<br>Bus lines 29, 57, 61, 91, 20, 24, 63, 65, 87<br>Suburban train lines RER A, D
Paris Gare de l'Est
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Paris Gare du Nord
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.<br>Metro lines 4, 5<br>Suburban train lines RER B, D
How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.