Fastest journey7hr 35m
Travelling from Paris to St. Moritz by train
Fast trains from Paris to St. Moritz take around 7 hours and 35 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 621 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Paris and St. Moritz.
Are there direct trains from Paris to St. Moritz?
Journeys between Paris and St. Moritz usually involve 2 changes of train.
We usually find around 12 departures on the route from Paris to St. Moritz every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.
Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 14 departures.
How long is the train journey from Paris to St. Moritz?
The Paris to St. Moritz train travel time is normally about 7 hours and 35 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
What are the Paris to St. Moritz train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest train to St. Moritz is usually scheduled to depart Paris around 07:07 and the last train is around 14:23. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Paris around 06:45, and the last at 14:23.
When to book Paris to St. Moritz train tickets?
Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 4 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Paris to St. Moritz by train.
Which train companies operate between Paris and St. Moritz?
More than one train company operates on the route from Paris to St. Moritz, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- Regional Express
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
It is very easy to travel by train from Paris to St Moritz. The journey normally requires two changes of train, one in Zurich and the other in Chur.
In the first half of the journey, the accent is on speed as the TGV Lyria from Paris dashes across eastern France to the Swiss border. Once in Switzerland, the pace slows. The last two hours of the journey, on a Rhaetian Railway train from Chur to St Moritz, are a sheer delight as the train follows one of Europe’s finest mountain railways.
Paris to Zurich
The route runs via Burgundy and the Franche-Comté region, using the new Dijon to Belfort line which opened in late 2011. Trains on the Paris to Zurich route all make two intermediate stops in France before crossing the Swiss border at Basel (Bâle in French) where all trains stop. From Basel, they run non-stop to Zurich.
Zurich HB to Chur
Trains normally run every 30 minutes from Zurich to Chur (Coire in French), taking about between 75 and 95 minutes for the 116 kilometre journey. The route is served in the main by Swiss Intercity or InterRegio trains, although from late 2015 an occasional German ICE also plies the route. These services all leave from Zurich Hauptbahnhof (shown as Zurich HB in the Loco2 booking system). It is a pleasant journey through broad valleys with excellent views of the Alps. You'll pass the shores of the Zürichsee and later the Wallensee to reach Chur in the Rhine Valley. At Chur, there are onward Rhaetian Railway (RhB) narrow-gauge trains giving connections to Arosa, St Moritz, Davos and other destinations across Graubünden. The bus station (on the upper level of the station complex at Chur) has regular departures to buses across the region.
Chur to St. Moritz
Platform 10 at Chur station is the departure point for the hourly RegioExpress trains for St Moritz. The 14 daily trains which ply the route are run by the Rhaetian Railway (RhB), whose red narrow-gauge trains serve remote communities across eastern Switzerland. The 89-kilometre journey from Chur to St Moritz takes two hours.
The train follows the Hinterrhein and Albula valleys, tackling a series of steep spirals as the line skirts the edge of Piz Muot. It then plunges into the Albula Tunnel to reach the Inn Valley and St Moritz.