Train Zurich Paris Timetables, journey times and prices for carefree travel

Do you love to be (well) prepared? We’re going to share all our secrets, including timetables, journey times and ticket prices.
Here’s everything you need for a hassle-free trip to the City of Light.

Our timetable for trains to Paris

Nicknamed the City of Light due to its exceptional history and charm, Paris is one of the most visited cities in the world.

With TGV Lyria departing every 2 hours (no less), it couldn’t be easier to get there.

We’re sure you’ll find the perfect option from our six daily return services.

journey departure times Train no. duration  
Zurich-Paris 07:34 TGV Lyria 9206 4:04 Book
Zurich-Paris 09:34 TGV Lyria 9210 4:04 Book
Zurich-Paris 11:34 TGV Lyria 9218  4:04 Book
Zurich-Paris 13:34 TGV Lyria 9222 4:04 Book
Zurich-Paris 15:34 TGV Lyria 9226  4:04 Book
Zurich-Paris 17:34 TGV Lyria 9234 4:04 Book

See all our timetables.

One train journey – six cities

As it travels from Zurich to Paris, TGV Lyria stops at Basel, Mulhouse, and also at Belfort-Montbéliard TGV and Dijon, depending on the train chosen.

So you’ll get to see the changing landscape out of the train window. Keep your eyes peeled and enjoy the view.

What should I do in Paris?

If you think Paris is all about the Eiffel Tower, bistros on every street corner and grand Haussmann-designed avenues, that’s not a bad summary of the French capital.

But that’s only a starting point for what Paris can offer.  It’s a truly eclectic city with many surprises in store, being a major hotspot for contemporary art, the capital of modern gastronomy and the latest hangout for fashionistas once again.

If you’re not sure where to start when visiting Paris, just follow our guide. We’ve curated a list of our secret spots in Paris.

The best price for your ticket from Zurich to Paris

Paris is a great year-round destination, even if you’re on a budget.  With prices as low as EUR 49, it would be a shame to miss out. 

Here are three tips to find the best prices:

Want to find out more? Then head over to our Tickets and Fares page. 

4 great reasons to choose TGV Lyria for Zurich to Paris

For... high-speed travel between Zurich and Paris

No, you’re not dreaming. You’re already there. Yep, Zurich is just 4 hrs 4 min from Paris.

The bonus is that you’ll get on at Zurich Hauptbahnhof station located in the city centre and arrive at Paris Gare de Lyon in the 12th arrondissement, just a few minutes from the heart of the French capital.


For... travelling while staying connected

Sitting comfortably in your seat and connected to the on-board Wi-Fi, you can make the most of your journey to reply to emails, watch a film or surf the internet.


For... travelling with complete peace of mind

We know that your time is precious, so we guarantee an unrivalled punctuality rate of 88%*.


For... travelling with a low carbon footprint

It’s well known that train travel is better for the planet. By choosing TGV Lyria, you are choosing first and foremost an environmentally friendly mode of transport.

Frequently asked questions

  • How many TGV Lyria services are there to Paris?

    There are six return services a day, Monday to Sunday, between Zurich and Paris. Trains depart every 2 hours from Zurich’s main station. 

  • How long does it take to get from Zurich to Paris by train?

    The journey takes around 4 hours. The TGV Lyria covers the 686 km between Paris and Zurich at a top speed of 320 km/h.

  • How much does a Zurich–Paris ticket cost?

    On the Zurich–Paris services, you have a choice of three classes: BUSINESS 1ERE, STANDARD 1ERE and STANDARD. Single tickets in STANDARD class are available from TGV Lyria from CHF 49 / EUR 49 all year round. 

  • What cities does the service call at?

    En route to Paris the TGV Lyria service calls at Basel, Mulhouse and Belfort-Montbéliard TGV station or Dijon, depending on the time of day.

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