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Traveling from Zürich to Parma by train

Looking to travel from Zürich to Parma by train? You've come to the right place!

On average, it takes around 5 hours 11 minutes to travel from Zürich to Parma by train, the fastest services can get you there in as little as 4 hours 19 minutes though. You'll usually find 16 trains per day running along the 317 km route between these two destinations. You'll need to make 1 change during the journey to Parma, as there currently aren't any direct services on this route.

Plan your trip ahead of time and book early if you want to snap up the cheapest fares. Tickets from Zürich to Parma start from $58.75 when you book in advance, so start a search in our Journey Planner to view the latest prices.

If you're feeling ready to book, start looking for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information on the journey to Parma by train, including our train schedule where you can view first and last train times.

Zürich to Parma by train

It takes an average of 5h 11m to travel from Zürich to Parma by train, over a distance of around 197 miles (317 km). There are normally 16 trains per day travelling from Zürich to Parma and tickets for this journey start from $58.75 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 4h 19m
PriceFrom $58.75
Distance197 miles (317 km)
Frequency16 trains per day
First train07:33
Last train23:05
Departure stationZürich
Arrival stationParma
Changes1 change
Train and bus operatorsCalanda Viaggi (Bus)

Zürich to Parma train times

Check out the next trains departing from Zürich to Parma for Tuesday Nov 2nd 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
09:33 13:52 4h 19m, 1 change
10:05 15:02 4h 57m, 2 changes
10:33 15:40 5h 7m, 1 change
11:05 15:52 4h 47m, 2 changes
12:33 17:52 5h 19m, 1 change
13:05 17:52 4h 47m, 3 changes
14:05 18:52 4h 47m, 2 changes
14:33 19:52 5h 19m, 1 change
15:05 19:52 4h 47m, 3 changes
16:05 21:04 4h 59m, 2 changes

Cheap train tickets from Zürich to Parma

The price of train tickets from Zürich to Parma starts at $58.75 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

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 Zürich to Parma by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

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.

Choose a slower or connecting train

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!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Zürich to Parma

Want to know more about your journey from Zürich to Parma? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Zürich to Parma take?

The average journey time by train between Zürich and Parma is 5 hours and 11 minutes, with around 16 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.

What's the fastest journey time between Zürich and Parma by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Zürich to Parma is 4 hours and 19 minutes.

How much does the train from Zürich to Parma cost?

Train tickets from Zürich to Parma can start from as little as $58.75 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.

Is there a direct train from Zürich to Parma?

No, there are no direct train services from Zürich to Parma. Travelling from Zürich to Parma by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

What time does the first train from Zürich to Parma leave?

The first train from Zürich to Parma leaves at 07:33. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Zürich to Parma leave?

The last train from Zürich to Parma leaves at 23:05. 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.

What's the distance between Zürich and Parma by train?

Trains travelling from Zürich to Parma cover a distance of around 197 miles (317 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Parma to Zürich.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Zürich to Parma for a typical week day using timetable data for 11/02/2021. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 08/09/2021 for travel on 08/09/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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