Train Paris Zurich Timetables, journey time, prices

To organise your journey between Paris and Zurich under the best conditions, look up practical information from TGV Lyria: timetables, journey, stations served, fares, etc.

Located next to Lake Zurich, at the foot of the Alps and in the heart of Europe, Zurich is a very cosmopolitan city.

Timetables for trains to Zurich

To find all the timetables, click here.

Paris-Zurich 07:22 TGV Lyria 9203 4:04 Book From 29€
Paris-Zurich 10:22 TGV Lyria 9211 4:04 Book From 29€
Paris-Zurich 12:22 TGV Lyria 9213/9233 4:04 Book From 29€
Paris-Zurich 14:22 TGV Lyria 9215 4:04 Book From 29€
Paris-Zurich 16:22 TGV Lyria 9219 4:04 Book From 29€
Paris-Zurich 18:22 TGV Lyria 9223 4:04 Book From 29€

Towns served by this train

The TGV always serves Mulhouse and Basel, and stops at Dijon and Belfort-Montbéliard TGV in accordance with the timetable.

  • Paris-Gare de Lyon
  • Dijon
  • Belfort-Montbéliard TGV
  • Mulhouse
  • Basel
  • Zurich Hauptbahnhof

Paris Zurich in 4:04 from Paris Gare de Lyon

488 km apart, Zurich is only 4 hours and 4minutes from Paris Gare de Lyon thanks to TGV Lyria, which covers this distance at a speed of 320 km/h.

From city centre to city centre, TGV Lyria provides the fastest and most comfortable transportation from Paris to Zurich. Your TGV Lyria leaves Paris Gare de Lyon in the 12th district in the eastern part of Paris. You arrive at Zurich station (Zurich Hauptbahnhof), right in the heart of the Swiss city. 

With TGV Lyria you can make the best use of your time between Paris and Zurich by relaxing or being productive, and you enjoy a travel experience with no compromises. It is a smooth journey without the inconvenience of connections and with no queuing.

When to book your train ticket

To obtain your Paris-Zurichtrain ticket at the best price, we recommend booking in advance. With TGV Lyria, if you reserve your ticket 6 months before departure, you could benefit from the lowest prices, from €29. In short - plan ahead!

If you are travelling as a family with children or teenagers, SNCF discount cards are available for young people. There are other beneficial fare options for those aged 60 years plus or for frequent weekend travellers. 

Other solutions are available for booking your train ticket at the lowest fares.

All our tips for travelling at lower prices.

How much does it cost to travel between Paris and Zurich?

With our range of services that has been designed for your satisfaction, you can now choose between 3 travel classes: BUSINESS 1ERE, STANDARD 1ERE or STANDARD. You will find the class of travel that suits you best according to your requirements, budget and travel dates. 

The fares and conditions for our service range.

Escape to Switzerland in just three hours by train

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Frequently asked questions

  • How many TGV Lyria services are there per day to Zurich?

    There are six return services a day, Monday to Sunday, between Paris and Zurich. Apart from the first train of the day, departures are every 2 hours from Paris Gare de Lyon station. This page displays all our train timetables.

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

    The journey takes around 4 hours. The TGV Lyria covers the 488 km between Zurich and Paris at a top speed of 320 km/h.

  • How much does a Paris–Zurich ticket cost?

    On the Paris–Zurich service, you have a choice of three classes: BUSINESS 1ERE, STANDARD 1ERE and STANDARD. Single tickets in STANDARD class are available from TGV Lyria for EUR 49 all year round. By purchasing your ticket four months in advance, you can benefit from prices as low as EUR 29.

  • What cities does the service call at?

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