Fastest journey4hr 3m
The journey by train from Paris to Zurich is very easy. Direct TGV Lyria trains link the two cities several times each day. Sit back and relax while you speed in comfort through eastern France to the Swiss border and beyond. This is a busy route which has lured a lot of traffic away from the airlines and onto the train. That does mean that services are often quite full and it’s worth booking early for the best deals.
Tickets for this route normally go on sale four months in advance of travel.
Paris to Zurich
The opening of new high-speed rail routes in eastern France has halved the travel time from Paris to Zurich. Six trains each day (five at weekends) now make the 616-kilometre journey in just over four hours. The direct TGV Lyria trains to Zurich all depart from the Gare de Lyon in the French capital. In Zurich they terminate at the Hauptbahnhof (which is shown as Zurich HB here on Loco2).
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.
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- From Toulouse-Matabiau from £114.50
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- From Vienna from £34.00
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