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There are 8 ways to get from La Chaux-de-Fonds to Paris by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5h 25m

  1. Take the train from La Chaux-De-Fonds to Besancon Viotte Ter
  2. Take the train from Besançon Viotte to Paris Gare de Lyon Tgv

129€ - 242€

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Bus, night bus  •  10h 1m

  1. Take the bus from Le Locle to Besançon Viotte Fc 02
  2. Take the night bus from Besançon to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine N759

29€ - 38€

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Train via Paris Gare De Lyon  •  5h 26m

  1. Take the train from La Chaux-De-Fonds to Besancon Viotte Ter
  2. Take the train from Besancon Viotte to Paris Gare De Lyon Tgv

94€ - 137€

Drive  •  5h

  1. Drive from La Chaux-de-Fonds to Paris Gallieni 492.1 km

50€ - 80€

Train to Geneva, fly to Paris CDG  •  6h 42m

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

110€ - 285€

Train to Zurich, fly to Paris CDG  •  6h 52m

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

110€ - 330€

Train, train to Basel, fly to Paris CDG  •  6h 42m

  1. Take the train from La Chaux-de-Fonds to Biel/Bienne
  2. Take the train from Biel/Bienne to Basel SBB
  3. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Paris CDG (CDG) BSL - CDG

114€ - 280€

Train to Geneva, fly to Paris Le Bourget Apt  •  7h 32m

  1. Take the train from Neuchâtel to Genève-Aéroport
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Paris Le Bourget Apt (LBG) GVA - LBG

3043€ - 7101€

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The cheapest way to get from La Chaux-de-Fonds to Paris is to bus and night bus which costs SFr 30 - SFr 45 and takes 10h 1m.

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The fastest way to get from La Chaux-de-Fonds to Paris is to drive which takes 5h and costs SFr 60 - SFr 90.

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No, there is no direct bus from La Chaux-de-Fonds to Paris. However, there are services departing from La Chaux-de-Fonds, gare and arriving at Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine via Le Locle and Besançon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 1m.

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No, there is no direct train from La Chaux-de-Fonds to Paris. However, there are services departing from La Chaux-De-Fonds and arriving at Paris Gare de Lyon via Besançon Viotte. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 25m.

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The distance between La Chaux-de-Fonds and Paris is 386 km. The road distance is 492.1 km.

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The best way to get from La Chaux-de-Fonds to Paris without a car is to train which takes 5h 25m and costs SFr 140 - SFr 270.

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It takes approximately 5h 25m to get from La Chaux-de-Fonds to Paris, including transfers.

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La Chaux-de-Fonds to Paris bus services, operated by Swiss PostAuto, depart from Le Locle station.

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La Chaux-de-Fonds to Paris train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from La Chaux-De-Fonds station.

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The quickest flight from Geneva Airport to Paris CDG Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Map of how to get from La Chaux-de-Fonds to Paris.
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  • Distance: 386 km
  • Duration: 5h 25m

What companies run services between La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland and Paris, France?

You can take a train from La Chaux-de-Fonds to Paris Bercy via Besancon Viotte and Besançon Viotte in around 5h 25m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Geneva to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 310€
Flights from Zurich to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 310€
Flights from Basel to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
75€ - 250€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 310€
Flights from Zurich to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 550€
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Geneva to Paris Le Bourget Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
3000€ - 7000€
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 La Chaux-De-Fonds to Besancon Viotte
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
29€ - 55€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Besançon Viotte to Paris Gare de Lyon
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
100€ - 190€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Neuchâtel to Genève-Aéroport
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
35€ - 70€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Neuchâtel to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
45€ - 85€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from La Chaux-de-Fonds to Biel/Bienne
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
18€ - 35€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Biel/Bienne to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
18€ - 35€
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 Besancon Viotte to Paris Gare De Lyon
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
65€ - 85€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
65€ - 75€
1st Class
70€ - 85€
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
Night bus from Besançon to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
21€ - 25€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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La Chaux-de-Fonds to Paris bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine station.

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La Chaux-de-Fonds to Paris train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Paris Gare de Lyon station.

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Yes, the driving distance between La Chaux-de-Fonds to Paris is 492 km. It takes approximately 5h to drive from La Chaux-de-Fonds to Paris.

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Air France offers flights from Geneva Airport to Paris CDG Airport.

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