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Thu
Sep 23
$150SNCF | TGV Lyria
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$186HOP!
Fri
Sep 24
$177SNCF | TGV Lyria
$106Flixbus
$173Swiss
Sat
Sep 25
$190SNCF | TGV Lyria
$47Flixbus
$168HOP!
Sun
Sep 26
$177SNCF | TGV Lyria
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$154HOP!
Mon
Sep 27
$141SNCF | TGV Lyria
$55Flixbus
$138Swiss
Tue
Sep 28
$118SNCF | TGV Lyria
$47Flixbus
$139Swiss
Wed
Sep 29
$118SNCF | TGV Lyria
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$139tab
Thu
Sep 30
$150SNCF | TGV Lyria
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$139Swiss
Fri
Oct 1
$228Deutsche Bahn
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Sat
Oct 2
$190SNCF | TGV Lyria
$53Flixbus
$173tab
Sun
Oct 3
$228Deutsche Bahn with connection
$53Flixbus
$124tab
Mon
Oct 4
$228Deutsche Bahn
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Tue
Oct 5
$118SNCF | TGV Lyria
$43Flixbus
$138Swiss
Wed
Oct 6
$99SNCF | TGV Lyria
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$113HOP!
Thu
Oct 7
$150SNCF | TGV Lyria
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$139Swiss
Fri
Oct 8
$150SNCF | TGV Lyria
$53Flixbus
$138Swiss
Sat
Oct 9
$228Deutsche Bahn with connection
$55Flixbus
$138Swiss
Sun
Oct 10
$228Deutsche Bahn with connection
$56Flixbus
$123tab
Mon
Oct 11
$118SNCF | TGV Lyria
$47Flixbus
$138Swiss
Tue
Oct 12
$109SNCF | TGV Lyria
$43Flixbus
$90Swiss

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Train Information from Zurich to Paris

distanceDistance303 miles (489 km)
durationAverage train duration4 h 2 min
priceAverage train ticket price$169 (€136)
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 route taking on average 4 h 2 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 $118 (€95), but the average price of train tickets is $169 (€136). 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

Booking Period

Average Price

Same Day

€162

1 Day in Advance

€148

1 Week in Advance

€128

2 Weeks in Advance

€110

1 Month in Advance

€108

3 Months in Advance

€57

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.
FAQs
Is travel by train currently allowed from Zurich, Switzerland to Paris, France?

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 3 days before arrival
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Exempted International Movement Certificate for travel required

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 9/21/21. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train between Zurich and Paris as this information can change.

What are the COVID-19 restrictions for my return trip to 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:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 4 in quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • 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 9/20/21. 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 trains to Paris from Zurich cost?
Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Zurich to Paris to cost as little as $118 (€95)  in the next 7 days.
How much is the train to Paris from Zurich on average?
The Zurich to Paris train ticket price is on average $169 (€136)  if you are looking to book your tickets for this journey in the next week.
How far is Zurich to Paris by train?
The Zurich to Paris train distance is approximately 303 miles (489 km).
How many hours is the train time from Zurich to Paris?
The Zurich to Paris train duration is on average 4 h 2 min, which is to be expected when traveling 303 miles (489 km) from Zurich to Paris. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.
What train station in Zurich goes to Paris? What train station do I come into Paris from Zurich?

When taking a train from Zurich, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Zürich HB, Zürich Stadelhofen and Zürich, Central Bus Station. 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.

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

Passengers board the train most frequently from Zürich HB, which is located around 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city center, and they get off the train at Paris Gare de Lyon, located 1 mile (s) / 2 km away from the city center.

Which train providers can take me to Paris from Zurich?
When taking a train from Zurich to Paris, you can count on SNCF | TGV Lyria, SNCF | TGV Lyria, SNCF | TGV INOUI, SNCF | TGV or SNCF | ICE 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.
How many train services per day are there from Zurich to Paris?
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?
You can take the first train from Zurich to Paris at 5: 34 AM. The last train from Zurich to Paris that you can take departs at 3: 34 PM. Omio shows you the latest train from Zurich to Paris schedule to help you book the best departure time for this route.
When should I buy the Zurich to Paris train for the best deals on tickets?
If you purchase the Zurich to Paris train within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $169 (€136). However, booking your train ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains between Zurich and Paris. Look out for train tickets for this journey to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.
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Zurich
Paris
Zürich HB
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