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The cheapest trains from Zurich to Paris

Showing times and prices for Jun 25

Cheapest

$164

Average

$175

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.

The average ticket from Zurich to Paris will cost around $ 175 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 164.

Cheapest
07:34AMZürich HB4h04 11:38AMParis Gare de Lyon
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$1641One-way
2nd Cheapest
01:34PMZürich HB4h04 05:38PMParis Gare de Lyon
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$1801One-way
2nd Cheapest
05:34PMZürich HB4h04 09:38PMParis Gare de Lyon
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$1801One-way

Timetable Zurich to Paris

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07:34AMZürich HB4h04 11:38AMParis Gare de Lyon
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01:34PMZürich HB4h04 05:38PMParis Gare de Lyon
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05:34PMZürich HB4h04 09:38PMParis Gare de Lyon
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Thu
Jun 24
$164SNCF | TGV Lyria
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Fri
Jun 25
$164SNCF | TGV Lyria
$68Flixbus
$220tab
Sat
Jun 26
$132SNCF | TGV Lyria
$53Flixbus
$179Swiss
Sun
Jun 27
$153SNCF | TGV Lyria
$59Flixbus
$179tab
Mon
Jun 28
$120SNCF | TGV Lyria
$53Flixbus
$144Swiss
Tue
Jun 29
$71SNCF | TGV Lyria
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$144Swiss
Wed
Jun 30
$62SNCF | TGV Lyria
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$283Lufthansa Cityline
Thu
Jul 1
$143SNCF | TGV Lyria
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$144Swiss
Fri
Jul 2
$62SNCF | TGV Lyria
$53Flixbus
$115Air France
Sat
Jul 3
$71SNCF | TGV Lyria
$62Flixbus
$129Swiss
Sun
Jul 4
$111SNCF | TGV Lyria
$53Flixbus
$129tab
Mon
Jul 5
$81SNCF | TGV Lyria
$53Flixbus
$129Swiss
Tue
Jul 6
$62SNCF | TGV Lyria
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$111Swiss
Wed
Jul 7
$71SNCF | TGV Lyria
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$129Swiss
Thu
Jul 8
$81SNCF | TGV Lyria
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$110Swiss
Fri
Jul 9
$91SNCF | TGV Lyria
$56Flixbus
$110Swiss
Sat
Jul 10
$71SNCF | TGV Lyria
$59Flixbus
$110Swiss
Sun
Jul 11
$120SNCF | TGV Lyria
$53Flixbus
$110tab
Mon
Jul 12
$71SNCF | TGV Lyria
$53Flixbus
$96Swiss
Tue
Jul 13
$62SNCF | TGV Lyria
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$95Swiss
Wed
Jul 14
$62SNCF | TGV Lyria
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$96Swiss

The fastest trains from Zurich to Paris

Showing times and prices for Jun 25

Fastest Journey

4 h 4 m

Average

4 h 4 m

Trains per day

3

Distance

489 km

Of the 3 trains that leave Zurich for Paris every day 3 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 489 km distance in an average of 4 h 4 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 4 h 4 m .

The slowest trains will take 4 h 4 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
07:34AMZürich HB4h04 11:38AMParis Gare de Lyon
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$1641One-way
Fastest
01:34PMZürich HB4h04 05:38PMParis Gare de Lyon
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$1801One-way
Fastest
05:34PMZürich HB4h04 09:38PMParis Gare de Lyon
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$1801One-way

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Journey Summary

Zurich to Paris Train Information

Avg. Train Duration
4 hours 29 minutes
Train Ticket Price: $121
Trains depart from:Zurich
Trains arrive in:Paris
Distance:489 km
Train Companies:SNCF | TGV Lyria, Deutsche Bahn with connection, Deutsche Bahn

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
What are the travel restrictions for Paris, France if I'm coming from Zurich, Switzerland by train?

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

Is international entry into Paris from Zurich restricted?

International entry 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?

Entry Requirements:

  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Negative Covid-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 7 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Mandatory installation of smart phone app for contact purposes

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

The above information was last checked on 6/23/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Paris from Zurich closer to your date of departure here

What are the COVID-19 restrictions for my return trip to Switzerland from Paris, France?

The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Paris to Zurich is: Partially open

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Switzerland from France?

Reentry to Switzerland 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?

What are the requirements?

  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Pre-departure COVID-19 test (with a negative test result) taken 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 7
  • Health declaration required
  • Entry is dependent on the visitor residing at least 10 days in a non high-risk area
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Proof of a negative test is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
  • Quarantine is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)

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:

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

Last checked on 6/23/21. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your train to Zurich from Paris 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 $62 (€49)  in the next 7 days.
How much is the train to Paris from Zurich on average?
The train price from Zurich to Paris is on average $124 (€98)  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this trip in the next 7 days.
How many miles is it from Zurich to Paris by train?
The distance to Paris from Zurich by train is approximately 303 miles (489 km).
When traveling by train from Zurich to Paris, which train station in Zurich do I depart from and which train station in Paris do I arrive in?

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

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

Passengers board their train most frequently from Zürich HB and travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city center to this train station.

Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Paris Gare de Lyon and need to travel approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the train station to the city center in Paris.

Can I book a direct train from Zurich to Paris?
Yes, there are direct trains from Zurich to Paris, and you can find a direct train for this journey 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 Zurich to Paris? When can I take the last train for the day?
The first Zurich to Paris train departs at 5: 34 AM   and the last train from Zurich to Paris leaves at 3: 34 PM. Check out the most up-to-date train schedule from Zurich to Paris on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
How far in advance should I buy a train ticket from Zurich to Paris to get the best deals?
You can find trains from Zurich to Paris to cost on average $124 (€98) 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 Zurich to Paris train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.
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Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Zurich
Paris
Zürich HB
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