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Trains from Paris to Zürich

With train travel, you can escape the bustling streets of Paris to the relaxed city of Zürich in just under 6 hours. With 16 direct trains travelling daily on this route, you can easily find a departure time that fits your schedule, whether you’re travelling for business or pleasure. In addition to the budget-friendly fares and practicality, embarking on a train often reveals hidden gems and natural wonders that are impossible to see from other modes of travel. A train journey from Paris to Zürich will take you through the breathtaking beauty of Europe’s heartland. From as little as €30.42*, you can experience the enchanting beauty of quaint villages and lush greenery straight out of a storybook, all from the comfort of a high-speed train.

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Travel with TGV Lyria trains from Paris to Zürich

Train services on this route are operated by TGV Lyria trains. With a maximum speed of 320 km/h (200 mph), this high-speed train is a result of the collaboration between SNCF and SBB to link France to Switzerland. Travelling with TGV Lyria means you can choose from three comfortable classes on these trains, including:

    Standard Standard Class is an ideal choice for those who prefer budget-friendly trips. TGV Lyria's Standard Class provides a comfortable seating experience along with access to free Wi-Fi connection, power sockets, the dining carriage, as well as ample storage for luggage.

    Standard Première If you opt for the Standard Première class with TGV Lyria, you can enjoy all benefits of a Standard seat, plus the luxury of extra legroom and the comfort of a first-class seat. In addition, a delicious hot meal will be served right to your seat during the journey.

    Business Première If you're looking for a luxurious travel experience, consider upgrading to Business Première class on TGV Lyria. You'll be greeted with a welcome drink and treated to a delicious meal onboard, along with many other premium amenities. However, it’s important to note that Business Première seats are only available on specific routes and run all week except Saturday.

Tips for finding cheap train tickets from Paris to Zürich

If you're planning a trip from Paris to Zürich and want to save some money, you're in the right place. At Rail Online, we’re committed to providing helpful tips and tricks to find the best deals on train tickets for this popular route.

    ● Take advantage of early bird prices

    Train companies in Europe typically release tickets three to six months before departure, and prices tend to rise as the travel date gets closer. By booking early, you increase your chances of finding cheaper tickets and securing your preferred travel dates.

    ● Keep a flexible schedule

    Train companies in Europe often operate as commuter services and tend to raise ticket prices during peak hours, typically between 06:00 - 10:00 and 15:00 - 19:00 on weekdays. Aiming to travel outside of these peak hours can help you find more affordable train tickets.

    ● Consider a slower or connecting train

    Instead of opting for high-speed or direct services, you may also choose to take a slower or connecting train (especially when travelling on routes). Although it takes a bit longer, you might find a cheaper fare and have more time to appreciate the picturesque countryside views along the way.

    ● Find special deals and offers

    Keep an eye out for special deals and offers from different train operators!

Frequently Asked Questions

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What can I expect on my journey from Paris to Zürich?

Travelling on this route will see you starting your journey at Paris Gare De Lyon or Gare De L’Est and stopping at Zü rich HB station. Both stations are located near cafes, restaurants, and sightseeing spots; so departing from Gare De Lyo n or Gare De L’Est means that you can explore the surrounding area or grab a quick bite before boarding your train to Zü rich. Upon arriving at Zurich HB station, you'll be welcomed by a vibrant atmosphere that reflects the city's modern cul ture. You can immediately head out of the station to explore the city's famous landmarks, such as Lake Zurich or the Bah nhofstrasse shopping district.

Is there Wi-Fi available on trains from Paris to Zürich?

Absolutely! You can stay connected throughout your journey from Paris to Zürich with the free Wi-Fi service provided on all classes of carriages.

Is there a direct train from Paris to Zürich?

You can expect 4 direct trains departing from Paris to Zürich each day. However, it’s always best to check the schedu les beforehand, as the frequency of direct trains may be different on weekends and public holidays.

What time does the last train from Paris to Zürich leave?

You can take the last train from Paris to Zürich at 20:25. However, it's important to note that train services and sc hedules are subject to change depending on the day of the week and your chosen travel date.

How much cO2 will I save by taking this train journey?

Choosing to travel by train from Paris to Zürich can make a significant contribution to reducing your carbon footprin t, as you can save up to 109 kg of CO2 emissions.


What’s the difference between Standard, Standard Première, and Business Première classes?

TGV Lyria’s Standard Class offers great value with comfortable seating, access to free Wi-Fi, power sockets, a dining carriage, and ample storage for luggage. If you want to upgrade your seat without too much additional cost, you can cho ose Standard Première for extra legroom. And for the ultimate luxury experience, choose Business Première to get a welc ome drink, a delicious onboard meal, and other premium amenities. However, you should note that Business Première seats are only available on certain routes and run all week except for Saturdays.

How long does the train from Paris to Zürich take?

On average, the train journey from Paris to Zürich takes up to 5 hours and 31 minutes, with the fastest journey takin g around 4 hours and 7 minutes.

What time does the first train from Paris to Zürich leave?

To catch the earliest train from Paris to Zürich, you can board the train as early as 07:15. However, it's important to note that train schedules may vary depending on the day of travel.

What’s the distance between Paris to Zürich by train?

The train journey from Paris to Zürich covers a distance of 303 miles (488 km).

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