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Zurich - Paris
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Main stations in Zurich and Paris
Zürich HauptbahnhofOpening hours: Monday to Friday: 5:30am to 11:15pm
Saturday and Sunday: 5:30am to 11:15pm
Public holidays: 5:30am to 11:15pm Trains operating in and from this station:
High speed trains (TGV Lyria, ICE), Regional trains, Inter City trains
Rail Service Information, Ticket Office, Currency Exchange, Assistance for disabled persons, Lost and found, Police station, Tourist Information Point, Toilets, Luggage storage, Wi-Fi Internet and Phone cabins.
Paris Gare de LyonOpening hours: Monday to Friday: 5:45am to 9:45pm
Saturday and Sunday: 5:45am to 9:45pm
Trains operating in and from this station:
High speed trains (TGV), Regional trains (TER, Corail)
SNCF rail agents, Car Parking, Currency exchange, Ticket Office, Assistance for disabled, Lockers, Lounge, Lost and found, Tourist Information Point, Toilets, Luggage storage, Wi-Fi Internet, ATM and Phone cabins.
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Your travel by train from Zurich to Paris
Travelling between Switzerland and France is fast and enjoyable on the TGV Lyria. The high speed train travels between Zurich and Paris in 4 hours more or less. The trains offer air-conditioned carriages and two levels of service. First class passengers enjoy drinks and a light meal served in-seat. There’s a buffet car with refreshments too and all seats are spacious and comfortable.
Zurich station is clean, modern and well-connected located in the heart of the city. Arriving in Paris, Gare de Lyon station is large and spacious and passengers will easily find public transport for onward travel including taxis, the Paris underground lines 1 and 14 and RER A and D, as well as buses on hand to take visitors to their hotels or meetings. Onward travel from Gare de Lyon is easy, with transfers to Gare du Nord taking between 30 and 45 minutes.
Between Zurich and Paris on the TGV Lyria, a point to point ticket is a good option, but for travellers exploring further afield throughout France on the TGV trains, there are other options. For example, France Rail Pass for unlimited train travels in France or the Eurail Select Pass for travel in five bordering countries.
Visit Paris and discover other popular train journeys
Visitors to Paris will be entertained from the moment they arrive. From the musicians on the metros to the world class Paris Opera, the city is full of creativity and life. Most travellers will enjoy a bus or boat ride, jumping off at the main sights such as the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Musee d’Orsay and Le Louvre, while others explore by foot discovering churches and parks as well as cafes to sit and people watch.
From Paris, why not explore more of the country on the TGV network – Lyon, the Loire Valley, the Mediterranean coast. Or head abroad to the UK, Germany or The Netherlands.
Reviews & ratings Zurich - Paris
"Easy ride from Zurich to Paris"Claude b.
Had to go from Zurich to Paris for business. Took the TGV as opposed to hop on a plane. It was an easy ride, uneventful except for a slight delay. Instead of 4 hours, it took a little bit over 4 and a half hours. The TGV is still one of the most efficient way to travel in Europe, even if the comfort is not what it used to be (aging trains). Overall, it was a positive experience, easier and almost as fast as flying, if you take into consideration going to the airport, waiting ahead of time, then getting from the airport to the heart of the city after the flight.
"Zurich to Paris by train"Claude b. 10/11/2013
The whole experience of booking and then travelling with TGV Lyria has been fantastic. I will definitely use it again. Thank you.
"Had a good ride"Claude b. 21/10/2013
We enjoyed our ride from Paris to Zurich. The train was very punctual and comfortable.
"amazing"Claude b. 20/10/2013
I travelled with my husband from Zurich to Paris on TGV. Our experience was excellent as it was perfectly timed and we need not ask anyone for the Platform or how to reach upto the Train, it was very clearly displayed on the neon sign board and believe me it took us just three minutes to get into the train after getting down from the Taxi at Zurich station. Inside the train it was very comfortable, Both telephone and I pad electric chargers were there. Our both Indian Mobile as well as Swiss mobile worked well throughout the journey. We could get Vegetarian food at the Pantry- freshly cooked and of course mildly spicy.
"Switerland "Claude b. 17/10/2013
I have enjoyed my tripe from Paris to Zurich
"Great Experience"Robyn f. 26/09/2013
We recently travelled 1st class on the TGV Lyria from Paris to Zuerich. It was our first trip on a high speed train
"Zurich to Paris in the rain"Robyn f. 20/09/2013
What better way to see the lovely countywide in the rain than to be in a comfortable first class carriage from Zurich to Paris? It takes less time than to fly there due to the long time spent waiting in airports and long drives into/from town. The carriage was comfortable, the meal was not bad at all and it was most comfortable. I'd do it again. And again