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Overview: Train from Zurich to Paris

distanceDistance303 miles (489 km)
durationAverage train duration4 h 4 min
priceAverage train ticket price$86 (€72)
frequencyTrain frequency3 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 3 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersSNCF | 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 journey 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 trip for as low as $51 (€42), but the average price of train tickets is $86 (€72). Travelers depart most frequently from Zürich HB and arrive in Paris Gare de Lyon.

Trains from Zurich to Paris

Trains in Europe are an efficient way to travel between cities, with a number of companies offering domestic and international train routes. There are 7 high-speed TGV Lyria trains that travel from Zurich to Paris every day, departing at two-hourly intervals between around 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. All journeys are direct and take approximately 4:15 h to arrive in Paris.

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Zurich to Paris Train Cost

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

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Zurich to Paris Trains: General Information

While it may be cheaper to book a last-minute budget airline ticket from Zurich to Paris, the train offers a more convenient alternative (when you factor in check-in and time spent at the airport). Travelers can offset some of the cost of train tickets by planning ahead and booking tickets as far in advance as possible.

  • autobus All Zurich to Paris trains are run by high-speed TGV Lyria trains.
  • autobus All trains are direct, depart from Zurich's Hauptbahnhof (central train station) and arrive at Paris' Gare du Lyon.
  • autobus Trains from Zurich to Paris take 4 hours and 9 minutes to arrive in Paris.
  • autobus Most travelers book their Zurich to Paris train tickets 1 day in advance of the travel date.

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

  • It is 9% cheaper to book a Zurich to Paris train a day ahead of time rather than purchasing a ticket at the station.
  • It is 21% cheaper to book a train ticket 1 week in advance as opposed to the day you intend to travel.
  • Finally, Zurich to Paris train costs are 33% cheaper when booked 1 month in advance as opposed to purchasing a train ticket on the day of departure.

Train tickets from Zürich to Paris: when to book to save $

Time Price Savings
1 week earlier 91 €
2 weeks earlier 79 €15%
3 weeks earlier 70 €30%
1 month before 69 €32%
2 months earlier 71 €28.%
3 months earlier 70 €30%

Train companies often offer promotional prices and offers—by buying in advance—you can get access the best prices for trains in the U.S., Canada, and the major European railroad operators. Search on Omio to check prices and cheap train tickets from Zürich - Paris. Easily find the most attractive rates and choose the your preferred route for your journey. Book and choose your mobile ticket: avoid the queues at the station and the added stress of printing your ticket.

The rule of buying in advance to save money is not only valid when booking a flight but also for train travel. Train tickets are generally on sale 6 months before the departure date. Some train booking tips from us:

  • Buying your train ticket from Zürich - Paris 3 weeks in advance means you can save on average up to 30% compared to the price available on the day of departure.
  • If you book a ticket Zürich - Paris with 2 months in advance you save up to about 28% compared to the initial price.
  • By booking 3 months in advance, you could save up to 30%.
  • On Omio you can find all offers, train times and prices for train travel in Europe, the U.S., and Canada.

Travel Tips: Trains from Zurich to Paris

Travel by train to Paris 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 Paris.

What COVID-19 travel safety information and restrictions should I be aware of for my train to Paris from Zurich?

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

Can I enter France from Switzerland?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be tested. A positive test will result in mandatory quarantine

What are the safety rules to follow in Paris, France?

All travelers in France must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 1/21/22. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train to Paris from Zurich as this information can change.

What COVID restrictions are there for my return journey by train to Zurich, Switzerland from Paris, France?

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

Is my return train into Zurich from Paris restricted?

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

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

Conditions of reentry:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
  • COVID-19 test required after arrival, between day 4 and day 7
  • 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 1/20/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Zurich from Paris closer to your date of departure here here.

How much do cheap train tickets from Zurich to Paris cost?

Train tickets between Zurich and Paris for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $51 (€42)  one way in the next 7 days.

What is the cost of a train from Zurich to Paris?

The train price to Paris from Zurich is on average $86 (€72)  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this route in the next 7 days.

How far is Paris from Zurich by train?

When traveling this route you should expect the distance between Zurich and Paris by train to be approximately 303 miles (489 km).

How long is the train ride between Zurich and Paris?

The train time between Zurich and Paris is on average 4 h 4 min  for the 303 miles (489 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go to Paris from Zurich by train can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

Which train station from Zurich to Paris do I depart from? Which Paris train station from Zurich do I arrive in?

There are a few train stations in Zurich to start your journey from including Zürich HB, Zürich Stadelhofen and Zürich, Central Bus Station. In Paris you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Paris Gare de Lyon, Paris Gare du Nord and Paris Gare de l'Est.

Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Zürich HB   and arrive in Paris Gare de Lyon.

Where is the departure train station in Zurich located? Where is the arrival train station in Paris located?

Passengers booking this route most frequently board their trains from Zürich HB and need to travel around 0.9 miles (1.5 km) from the city center to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in Paris most often arrive at Paris Gare de Lyon and need to travel around 1.3 miles (2.1 km) from this train station to the city center.

What train companies offer a service to Paris from Zurich?

For the route from Zurich to Paris you can take a train with SNCF | TGV Lyria, SNCF | TGV Lyria, SNCF | TGV INOUI, SNCF | TGV or SNCF | ICE. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services from Zurich to Paris on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.

Can I find a direct train from Zurich to Paris?

Yes, there are 3 direct trains between Zurich and Paris per day with SNCF | TGV Lyria  on Omio. This is worth paying attention to when you buy your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and help save you time traveling to your destination.

How many trains are there to Paris from Zurich a day?

On average, there are 3 trains a day from Zurich to Paris. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

When is the earliest train from Zurich to Paris? When is the last train from Zurich to Paris?

The earliest train for this trip departs from Zurich at 10: 34 AM. The last train leaves from Zurich at 4: 34 PM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Zurich to Paris and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.

How early should I purchase Zurich to Paris train tickets to get the best deals?

The price of a one way train ticket from Zurich to Paris is on average $86 (€72) if you buy within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train providers offering this journey. In general, you can find train tickets from Zurich to Paris available a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Zürich HB is the most popular Zurich 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 Zurich for your trip to Paris.