At the foot of the mountain Matterhorn, the Swiss town of Zermatt is certainly worth a visit. There’s no direct train if you’re travelling from Paris, but you can take the TGV Lyria from Paris Gare de Lyon station to Lausanne and then continue your journey to Zermatt on the InterRegio train operated by SBB.
Taking the train is stress-free and so much faster than driving – if you leave Paris in the morning, you can be in Switzerland just in time for lunch. Plus, you’ll be doing good for the environment. If you want to travel in style, upgrade to First Class and enjoy larger reclining seats, plenty of legroom and much more.
Once you get to Zermatt, hop on the cable car to reach the rocky summit of the Rothorn – breathtaking views of the surroundings will be waiting for you!
Ready to book? Check train times, ticket prices, some useful FAQs and buy your train tickets from Paris to Zermatt with us.
|Journey time||From 6h 55m|
|Distance||319 miles (513 km)|
|Frequency||18 trains per day|
Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Paris to Zermatt by booking early.§
Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.
On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!
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The average journey time by train between Paris and Zermatt is 9 hours and 19 minutes, with around 18 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
The fastest journey time by train from Paris to Zermatt is 6 hours and 55 minutes.
Train tickets from Paris to Zermatt can start from as little as $132.52 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.
No, there are no direct train services from Paris to Zermatt. Travelling from Paris to Zermatt by train will require a minimum of 2 changes.
The first train from Paris to Zermatt leaves at 06:39. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Paris to Zermatt leaves at 21:19. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.
Trains travelling from Paris to Zermatt cover a distance of around 319 miles (513 km) during the journey.