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

Do you love to be (well) prepared? We’re going to let you in on all our secrets, including train times, journey times and ticket prices.
Here’s everything you need to know to plan your trip to charming Zurich.

We offer a range of travel times to Zurich to suit your schedule

Situated on the shores of Lake Zurich, at the foot of the Alps and in the heart of Europe, Zurich is a very cosmopolitan city.

With TGV Lyria departing every two 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  
Paris-Zurich 07:22 TGV Lyria 9203 4:04 Book
Paris-Zurich 10:22 TGV Lyria 9211 4:04 Book
Paris-Zurich 12:22 TGV Lyria 9213 4:04 Book
Paris-Zurich 14:22 TGV Lyria 9215 4:04 Book
Paris-Zurich 16:22 TGV Lyria 9219 4:04 Book
Paris-Zurich 18:22 TGV Lyria 9223 4:04 Book

 See all our timetables.

Towns served by this train

Between Paris and Zurich, TGV Lyria calls at Dijon, Belfort-Montbéliard TGV (depending on the train), Mulhouse and Basel.

Things to do in Zurich

Spoiler alert for art lovers: you’re in for a real treat!

A major cultural hub in Switzerland, Zurich is considered the birthplace of the Dada art movement. Take the opportunity to explore sites steeped in history as you wander the pretty pedestrianised streets in the old town, admiring the diverse architecture and visiting magnificent museums along the way. 

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

Our tips for rooting out the best price for your ticket from Paris to Zurich

Zurich 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.

Four great reasons to choose TGV Lyria for Paris to Zurich

For… high-speed travel between Paris and Zurich

No, you’re not dreaming. You’ve arrived already. Yep, Paris is just 4 hrs 4 mins from Zurich.

The bonus is that you’ll get on at Paris Gare de Lyon, in the French capital’s 12th arrondissement, and arrive at Zurich Hauptbahnhof, right in the heart of the Swiss city.

For...travelling while staying connected

Sitting comfortably in your seat and connected to the on-board Wi-Fi, take advantage of the journey to answer your e-mails, 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%*.

*average of trains arriving within 15 minutes of schedule

For... travelling with a low carbon footprint

It’s well known that travelling by train 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 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 our train timetables in detail.

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

    The journey takes around 4 hours. The TGV Lyria covers the 686 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. TGV Lyria offers single tickets in STANDARD class from CHF 49 / € 49 all year round.  

  • 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.

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