There are 7 ways to get from Paris CDG Airport (CDG) to Zürich by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Zurich  •  1h 44m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Zurich (ZRH) CDG - ZRH

SFr 64 - SFr 238

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Bus  •  11h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Zurich N99

SFr 40 - SFr 54

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Fly to Basel, train  •  2h 45m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Basel (BSL) CDG - BSL
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB

SFr 90 - SFr 338

Train via Strasbourg  •  5h 18m

  1. Take the train from Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy to Strasbourg Tgv
  2. Take the train from Strasbourg to Basel Sbb Ter
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB 36 / ...

SFr 129 - SFr 194

Train  •  5h 44m

  1. Take the train from Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy to Mulhouse Ville Tgv
  2. Take the train from Mulhouse Ville to Zürich HB 19-Y / ...

SFr 127 - SFr 185

Bus, train  •  12h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Paris, Gallieni to Freiburg 570 / ...
  2. Take the train from Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf to Zuerich Hb Ice / ...

SFr 63 - SFr 113

Drive  •  6h 35m

  1. Drive from Paris CDG Airport (CDG) to Zürich 685.5 km

SFr 85 - SFr 130

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The cheapest way to get from Paris CDG Airport (CDG) to Zürich is to bus which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 11h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Paris CDG Airport (CDG) to Zürich is to fly which costs 60€ - 230€ and takes 1h 44m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Paris CDG Airport (CDG) to Zürich. However, there are services departing from Paris CDG Airport and arriving at Zurich via Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 45m.

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No, there is no direct train from Paris CDG Airport (CDG) to Zürich. However, there are services departing from Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy and arriving at Zürich HB via Strasbourg and Basel SBB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 18m.

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The distance between Paris CDG Airport (CDG) and Zürich is 479 km. The road distance is 685.5 km.

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The best way to get from Paris CDG Airport (CDG) to Zürich without a car is to train via Strasbourg which takes 5h 18m and costs 120€ - 190€.

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It takes approximately 1h 44m to get from Paris CDG Airport (CDG) to Zürich, including transfers.

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Paris CDG Airport (CDG) to Zürich bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine station.

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Paris CDG Airport (CDG) to Zürich train services, operated by TGV inOui, depart from Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy station.

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What companies run services between Paris CDG Airport (CDG), France and Zürich, Switzerland?

Swiss, Air France and two other airlines fly from Paris CDG Airport (CDG) to Zürich every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Paris CDG Airport (CDG) to Zürich via Strasbourg, Basel Sbb, and Basel SBB in around 5h 18m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 330
Flights from Paris CDG to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 310
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 290
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 170 - SFr 600
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 290
Flights from Paris CDG to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 180 - SFr 750
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 75 - SFr 440
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 Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 60
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Mulhouse Ville to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 75
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 25 - SFr 35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 40
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 32 - SFr 37
1st Class
SFr 26 - SFr 31
Train from Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 75 - SFr 95
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 75 - SFr 90
1st Class
SFr 80 - SFr 95
Train from Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy to Mulhouse Ville
Ave. Duration
3h 24m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 110
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 85 - SFr 100
1st Class
SFr 95 - SFr 110
Train from Mulhouse Ville to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 45
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 35 - SFr 45
1st Class
SFr 32 - SFr 37
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 15 - SFr 22
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 20 - SFr 29
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Strasbourg to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 23 - SFr 40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
SFr 23 - SFr 27
1st Class
SFr 37 - SFr 39
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Zurich
Ave. Duration
10h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Paris, Gallieni to Freiburg
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 45
Website
Eurolines FR
Karat-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Paris Gallieni to Freiburg Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 70
Website
Karat-S

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The best way to get from Paris CDG Airport (CDG) to Zürich is to fly which takes 1h 44m and costs 60€ - 230€. Alternatively, you can train via Strasbourg, which costs 120€ - 190€ and takes 5h 18m, you could also bus, which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 11h 45m.

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The quickest flight from Paris CDG Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Paris CDG Airport (CDG) to Zürich bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Zurich station.

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Paris CDG Airport (CDG) to Zürich train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Zürich HB station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Paris CDG Airport (CDG) to Zürich is 686 km. It takes approximately 6h 35m to drive from Paris CDG Airport (CDG) to Zürich.

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Lufthansa, Eurowings, Air France and Swiss offer flights from Paris CDG Airport to Zurich Airport.

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Book your Paris CDG Airport (CDG) to Zürich bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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