Zurich to Paris Train Tickets



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Book your trip from Zurich to Paris by train and let the romance of France sweep you off your feet! 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.

Welcome to Paris, international city of love, of lights and of elegance. Here, you’ll feel a sense of instant recognition through the French capital’s many famous landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Notre-Dame Cathedral and Louvre Museum. Other popular attractions include the Palais Garnier opera house, Luxembourg Palace and Champs-Élysées shopping district. For some family fun, be sure to check out the Disneyland Paris amusement park.

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 Zurich to Paris by train, seat reservation included!

Journey Details


On average, there are 5 train departures each day: 7:34am, 9:34am, 11:34am, 1:34pm and 3:34pm.

Travel time

4 hours and 3 minutes non-stop

Train stations

Zurich Hauptbahnhof (Hb) and Paris Gare de Lyon

Train features

TGV Lyria high-speed trains, reaching a maximum speed of 320km/h
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 cancellation fee applies)

SNCF E-Ticket and Reservation - Non Flex

No refunds allowed
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

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
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.
Train Services and Amenities
  • 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
  • Non-smoking coaches
  • Baby changing facilities
Additional Details

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 at home and is valid for travel from Zurich to Paris by train.
Once your e-ticket order has been processed, you will receive an email confirmation with a ticket collection #. Collect your physical ticket simply by using this number at a self-service ticket dispensing machine at the station before boarding.

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