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There are 9 ways to get from Gare du Nord to Arch by train, bus, car or plane

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Recommended option

Train via Olten  •  6h 14m

  1. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Basel SBB Tgv

SFr 181 - SFr 342

Cheapest option

Bus  •  12h 39m

  1. Take the bus from Paris to Basel SBB N99

SFr 61 - SFr 110

7 alternative options

Train  •  7h 6m

  1. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Basel Sbb Tgv
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Grenchen Nord Ic51

SFr 117 - SFr 168

Train via Danjoutin  •  7h 21m

  1. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Belfort-Montbéliard TGV Tgv
  2. Take the train from Meroux to Grenchen Nord Ter / ...

SFr 162 - SFr 298

Drive  •  5h 50m

  1. Drive from Gare du Nord to Arch 579.3 km

SFr 70 - SFr 110

Fly Paris CDG to Basel, train, line 8 bus  •  6h 6m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Basel (BSL) CDG - BSL
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Olten
  3. Take the train from Olten to Solothurn
  4. Take the line 8 bus from Solothurn, Hauptbahnhof to Arch, Arche

Fly Paris CDG to Zurich, train  •  6h 24m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Zurich (ZRH) CDG - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Solothurn

SFr 111 - SFr 293

Fly Paris CDG to Geneva, train  •  7h 15m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Geneva (GVA) CDG - GVA
  2. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Solothurn

SFr 136 - SFr 308

Fly Paris Orly to Geneva, train  •  7h 14m

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Geneva (GVA) ORY - GVA
  2. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Solothurn

SFr 134 - SFr 294

Gare du Nord to Arch by walk, train and bus

The journey time between Gare du Nord and Arch is around 5h 18m and covers a distance of around 609 km. The fastest journey normally takes 5h 18m. Operated by Transilien, Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), Südostbahn and others, the Gare du Nord to Arch service departs from Gare du Nord and arrives in Arch, Arche. Typically only one service runs weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
5h 18m
Fastest journey time:
5h 18m
Journey distance:
609 km
Services per week:
1
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
32 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
18:12
Last service departs at:
18:12

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Gare du Nord to Arch walk, train and bus schedules

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Conditions of entry into Switzerland from France

  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This applies to arrivals from Paris, Centre-Val de Loire, Hauts-de-France, Normandy and Pays de la Loire in France
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
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Rules to follow in Switzerland

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Considerations leaving from France

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Switzerland from France.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Arch is 0041 58 463 00 00.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Arch is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Arch is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0041 58 463 00 00.

No, but conditions apply when returning to France from Switzerland.

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Last updated: 21 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Gare du Nord to Arch is to drive which costs €60 - €95 and takes 5h 50m.

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The fastest way to get from Gare du Nord to Arch is to drive. Taking this option will cost €60 - €95 and takes 5h 50m.

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The distance between Gare du Nord and Arch is 423 km. The road distance is 579.3 km.

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The best way to get from Gare du Nord to Arch without a car is to train via Olten which takes 6h 14m and costs €160 - €310.

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It takes approximately 6h 14m to get from Gare du Nord to Arch, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Gare du Nord to Arch is to train via Olten which takes 6h 14m and costs €160 - €310. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €55 - €100 and takes 12h 39m.

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The quickest flight from Paris CDG Airport to Basel Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Gare du Nord to Arch is 579 km. It takes approximately 5h 50m to drive from Gare du Nord to Arch.

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Air France and Lufthansa offer flights from Paris CDG Airport to Basel Airport.

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There are 64+ hotels available in Arch. Prices start at SFr 87 per night.

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Map of how to get from Gare du Nord to Arch.
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  • Distance: 422.7 km
  • Duration: 6h 14m

What companies run services between Gare du Nord, Île-de-France, France and Arch, Switzerland?

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Basel SBB once a week. Tickets cost SFr 150 - SFr 280 and the journey takes 3h 2m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Paris to Basel SBB 4 times a week. Tickets cost SFr 30 - SFr 45 and the journey takes 8h 50m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 280
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 270
Flights from Paris CDG to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 280
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 600
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich via Geneva
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 270
Flights from Paris CDG to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 280
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 800
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 270
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 270
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 75 - SFr 270
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 280
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel SBB to Grenchen Nord
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 24 - SFr 45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Belfort-Montbéliard TGV
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 240
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Meroux TGV to Grenchen Nord
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 29 - SFr 55
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel SBB to Olten
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 18 - SFr 35
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Olten to Solothurn
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 17 - SFr 35
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Solothurn
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 65
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Solothurn
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 100
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
3h 4m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 120
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 90 - SFr 110
1st Class
SFr 100 - SFr 120
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Meroux to Grenchen Nord
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 12 - SFr 29
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
SFr 12 - SFr 17
Rail 1st Class
SFr 20 - SFr 29
Südostbahn
Phone
+41 58 580 70 70
Email
info@sob.ch
Website
sob.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Olten
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
Südostbahn
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Olten
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 17 - SFr 24
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Olten
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 11 - SFr 17
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Autobusbetrieb RBS
Phone
+41 31 925 55 55
Email
info@rbs.ch
Website
rbs.ch
Bus from Solothurn, Hauptbahnhof to Arch, Arche
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Autobusbetrieb RBS

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