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Paris to Zurich Train Tickets E‑TICKET

Paris to Zurich Train Tickets

Come sample the breathtaking beauty of northern Switzerland by traveling from Paris to Zurich by train during your next European adventure! SNCF, in collaboration with Swiss Federal Railways, gives you the ultra-modern TGV Lyria high-speed train. Boasting a top speed of 320km/h, the Lyria ranks among the fastest passenger trains in the world and can cover the distance between these two cities in just over 4 hours’ time. Along the way, you’ll enjoy a variety of exceptional onboard services available to you from the comfort of your First or Standard Class seat.

The illustrious city of Zurich offers not only a picturesque view of the distant Alps, but a mixed bag of tourist attractions that includes over 50 museums, more than 100 art galleries, countless designer fashion boutiques and a vibrant nightlife. Be sure to visit the famed Zurich Opera House, historical Swiss National Museum, 12th-century Grossmünster cathedral and upscale Bahnhofstrasse shopping district during your stay.

Your “SNCF E-Ticket and Reservation” can be purchased here. Simply print it out at home upon email delivery and you’ll be ready to travel from Paris to Zurich by train, seat reservation included!

Journey details

There are 5 train departures each day: 7:23am, 10:23am, 12:23pm, 4:23pm and 6:23pm.

Travel time
4 hours and 3 minutes non-stop

Train stations
Paris Gare de Lyon and Zurich Hauptbahnhof (Hb)

Train features
TGV Lyria high-speed trains, reaching a maximum speed of 320km/h

SNCF E-ticket fares

The “SNCF E-Ticket and Reservation” is available in adult and child rates for single trips in either First or Second Class. There are three ticket fare options to choose from:
  • “SNCF E-Ticket and Reservation - High Flex”
    Fully refundable prior to the departure date
  • “SNCF E-Ticket and Reservation - Mid Flex”
    Refundable up to 1 day prior to the departure date (a 40% cancellation fee applies)
  • “SNCF E-Ticket and Reservation - Non Flex”
    No refunds allowed

SNCF E-ticket classes

  • Second Class
    • Comfortable, standard-quality seats with head and foot rests
    • Access to the food and bar coach for a variety of hot meals, light snacks, sweets and beverages
    • Friendly, efficient customer service/li>
  • First Class
    • Spacious, premium-quality reclining seats with added legroom for maximum comfort
    • Food and beverage service at your seat (includes breakfast, lunch and dinner)
    • Complimentary “welcome aboard” drink
    • Free daily newspapers and magazines
    • Access to the SNCF Grand Voyageur Lounge in Paris’s Gare de Lyon station

SNCF E-ticket discounts

  • Child discount
    Children between the ages of 4 and 11 (inclusive) are eligible for a reduced fare. Children under the age of 4 who do not occupy a seat travel for free.

TGV Lyria train services

  • Quality food and drink service in the TGV Lyria bar coach, featuring a wide selection of snacks, salads and hot meals as well as hot and cold drinks
  • Individual power socket, fold-down table and courtesy reading lamp at each seat
  • Convenient luggage storage spaces at each seat
  • Designated family seating areas
  • Wheelchair-accessible facilities
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Non-smoking coaches

More info

Seat reservations
Your SNCF e-ticket includes travel in a specific seat.

E-ticket delivery
Receive your e-ticket as a PDF document by email, which you can print off at home and is valid for travel from Paris to Zurich by train.

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