Zurich to Paris Train

Cheap train tickets from Zurich to Paris

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81

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103

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Zurich to Paris is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

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Train schedule from Zurich to Paris

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07:34AMZürich HB4h04 11:38AMParis Gare de Lyon
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08:06AMZürich Stadelhofen5h32 01:38PMParis Gare de Lyon
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Fastest train times from Zurich to Paris

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Fastest Journey

4 h 4 m

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4 h 15 m

Trains per day

8

Distance

489 km

Of the 8 trains that leave Zurich for Paris every day 7 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

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Overview: Train from Zurich to Paris

distanceDistance303 miles (489 km)
durationAverage train duration4 h 4 min
priceAverage train ticket price$115 (€103)
frequencyTrain frequency5 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 5 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersSNCF | TGV INOUI, Deutsche Bahn, SNCF | TGV Lyria, SNCF | TER, SNCF | TGV, SNCF | TGV Lyria or Deutsche Bahn with connection

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 INOUI, Deutsche Bahn, SNCF | TGV Lyria, SNCF | TER, SNCF | TGV, SNCF | TGV Lyria or Deutsche Bahn with connection. Normally, there are 5 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $115 (€103), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $90 (€81). Travelers depart most frequently from Zürich HB and arrive in Paris Gare de Lyon.

Train companies: Deutsche Bahn from Zurich to Paris trains

You can travel by train between Zurich and Paris with Deutsche Bahn for as low as $90 (€81). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best trip.

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 to Paris from 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 Zurich to Paris

    At least four trains make the 303-mile (489 km) journey from Zurich to Paris every day. TGV Lyria is the main train provider on this route, and this company offers all four departures. The trains from Zurich to Paris are all direct high-speed trains, and the fastest takes about 4h 4min to get to Paris. The departures start from early morning until evening, and unfortunately, no night trains are available on this route. You can book the train from Zurich to Paris using the new Omio app.

    Zurich to Paris Train Time: Daily Departures

    At least four trains make the trip from Zurich to Paris every day. All four departures are direct high-speed trains, taking about 4h 4min to cover the 303 miles (489 km) between the two cities. The first train from Zurich to Paris usually leaves at around 7:34 a.m., and there are two more departures following that before the last train of the day, which leaves at around 5:34 p.m. Download the Omio app to see all available trains and their departure times.

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

    The journey by train from Zurich to Paris is long, but luckily, passengers have several direct high-speed trains available for this trip. TGV Lyria is the main provider of trains from Zurich to Paris, and they have provided four trains for this trip. All available trains travel direct, and they take on average about 4h 4min to get to Paris. There are no connecting trains available on this journey.

    Red train in Zurich. Source: Shutterstock

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

    Departure train stationZurich Hb in downtown Zurich is the main departure station. You can easily get to the station using taxis, cable cars, trams, and the local buses. It is a well-appointed station, and you’ll find many restaurants and shops at the station. There are plenty of storage lockers at the station and several ATMs. The station has free Wi-Fi, accessible services, accessible restrooms, a supermarket, a bar, a chocolate shop, and several hotels are within walking distance.

    Arrival train stationParis Gare de Lyon is about 3 miles (4.7 km) from downtown Paris. The station is easily accessible using the metro, bus, or taxi. Passengers will have access to many amenities at the station, including a police post, ATMs, accessible restrooms, bicycle parking, elevators, shops, restaurants, a car rental station, and luggage storage facilities. Services offered at the station include a tourist information desk, a lost and found desk, and accessible services.

    Which train companies travel from Zurich to Paris?

    TGV Lyria is the only train provider with trains from Zurich to Paris. TGV Lyria is one of France’s leading train providers, providing local and regional high-speed trains at affordable prices. For this trip, TGV Lyria crosses the border from Switzerland into France with four high-speed trains. Each train takes about 4h 4min to get to Paris and includes no stopovers along the way. TGV Lyria trains are comfortable, and passengers have plenty of onboard amenities to make the trip enjoyable. Trains are available from morning to evening, and you’ll have several options to choose from. You can learn more about TGV Lyria by reading the Omio magazine, Window Seat.

    Night trains Zurich

    Trains from Zurich to Paris only operate during the day. The first departure is usually a morning train leaving Zurich Hb at around 7:34 a.m., while the last train is an evening train departing at around 5:34 p.m. Unfortunately, there are no night trains from Zurich to Paris at this time.

    TGV Lyria trains from Zurich to Paris

    TGV Lyria is the main train provider for trains from Zurich to Paris. TGV Lyria provides direct high-speed trains to Paris, with most taking about 4h 4min to complete the journey. Trains are available from early morning until evening. There is a morning, mid-morning, afternoon, and evening departure, giving passengers plenty of options to choose from. TGV Lyria is France’s number-one provider for high-speed trains and a reliable option for this journey. Thanks to the many onboard amenities, they provide comfortable travel conditions and offer reliable transport connections.

    Trains from Zurich to Paris: Sustainable travel

    Trains are a sustainable means of travel from Zurich to Paris. Trains are considered an environment-friendly means of travel for the following reasons. First, today’s trains are electric, meaning they use clean, renewable energy, which is good for the environment. Second, trains are now designed to be sleek and streamlined, meaning they need less energy for propulsion since their design allows them to face almost no resistance to movement. Third, trains have adopted regenerative braking technologies, meaning the energy they use in stopping is stored up to be used on other train activities.

    Zurich to Paris TGV Lyria Train: Services on board

    You can either travel in first- or second-class seats on TGV Lyria trains. Each passenger can bring a total of four pieces of luggage, two on the train and two in the cargo car. All TGV Lyria trains allow small pets in pet carriers, while larger pets will be transported for an additional fee. All trains are wheelchair-accessible, and TGV provides accessible services at the train station and on the trains. The amenities offered on the train include comfortable reclining seats with extra legroom, air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, power plugs, onboard food and drinks, and onboard lavatories. First-class passengers get more comfortable seats with extra room, complimentary drinks, and access to premium first-class lounges.

    How to find cheap train tickets from Zurich to Paris

    There are four easy ways to get cheap train tickets for the trip from Zurich to Paris. First, book your ticket using the new Omio app to enjoy lower fares, great deals, and discounts. Second, book your train ticket in advance. Train fares are usually cheaper when tickets are bought months or weeks in advance. Three, choose the slower or connecting trains. Most high-speed or direct trains are usually more expensive than the slower or connecting trains. Four, be flexible. Allow yourself some room to compare train fares on different dates to get the cheapest train fares.

    Girl enjoying the views of the Eiffel Tower. Source: Shutterstock

    To Paris by train – travel tips

    Paris is a dream destination for many. Spread over the banks of the Seine River in northern France, Paris stands out from other French cities. The city sparkles with iconic architecture, beautiful cathedrals, lavish gardens, massive lavish palaces, historical monuments, art museums, and massive shopping hubs. It is a must-visit city in France, and here are a few must-visit spots in Paris. The first is the Eiffel Tower. It is the most iconic landmark in Paris, known for the lights and the great views from the top. if you’re not afraid of heights, the Eiffel Tower is a must-visit. The views from the top are breathtaking. At the center of Paris, you’ll find the Louvre Museum, one of the most visited globally. It is famous for housing priceless art, including the famous Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo. Next up is the Arch of Triumph, a superb structure built at the end of the Napoleonic Wars. It is one of the tallest landmarks in Paris, and at the foot of the arch sits the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, so it is kind of a two for one deal. If the kids are joining the trip, head out to Disneyland Paris. Similar to the one in Los Angeles, Disneyland Paris doesn’t disappoint. Moreover, it is not only a theme park but also doubles as a resort offering shopping, hotels, golf courses, and a lot more. Other places you should visit include:

    • Montmartre
    • Notre Dame
    • Palace Of Versailles
    • Palais Garnier
    • Latin Quarter

    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 Tips: 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.
    FAQs

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

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

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

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

    Conditions of entry:

    • There are no current restrictions

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

    When traveling in France, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

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

    The information above was last checked on 11/6/22. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train to Paris from Zurich before traveling.

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

    Is my return train into Zurich from Paris restricted?

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

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

    Conditions of reentry:

    • There are no current restrictions

    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: metre (s) ( feet)
    • Face mask required: Regional advice

    Last checked on 11/6/22. 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.

    If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Zurich to Paris trains for as little as $90 (€81)  in the next 7 days.
    The train price between Zurich and Paris is on average $115 (€103)  if you are looking to book your tickets for this journey in the next 7 days.
    When traveling this route you should expect the distance to Paris from Zurich by train to be approximately 303 miles (489 km).
    The Zurich to Paris train duration is on average 4 h 4 min, which is to be expected when traveling 303 miles (489 km) between Zurich and Paris. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.

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

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

    You can find the most popular departure train station for this trip, Zürich HB, located approximately 1.5 miles (2.4 km) from the city center of Zurich. The most popular arrival train station in Paris, called Paris Gare de Lyon, is located around 1.7 miles (2.7 km) away from its city center.

    When taking a train from Zurich to Paris, you can count on SNCF | TGV INOUI, Deutsche Bahn, SNCF | TGV Lyria, SNCF | TER, SNCF | TGV, SNCF | TGV Lyria or Deutsche Bahn with connection for the best way to get you to Paris. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service to Paris from Zurich and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
    Yes, there are 5 direct trains from Zurich to 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.
    The average number of trains departing Zurich for Paris is 5 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
    The earliest train for this journey departs from Zurich at 3: 34 PM. The last train leaves from Zurich at 3: 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.
    In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train providers offering this journey and save money. If you buy train tickets between Zurich and Paris within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $115 (€103) one way. To find the best prices for this journey, consider booking your train ticket from Zurich to Paris a few months in advance.

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    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.

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