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There are 6 ways to get from Paris CDG Airport (CDG) to Zürich by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Zurich  •  1h 50m

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

SFr 74 - SFr 242

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Bus  •  12h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Paris - Roissy Charles De Gaulle Airport to Strasbourg Paris - Roissy Charles De Gaulle Airport > Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine > Reims > Strasbourg / ...
  2. Take the bus from Strasbourg to Zurich Bus Station N11

SFr 33 - SFr 41

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Fly to Basel, train  •  2h 46m

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

SFr 100 - SFr 255

Train via Colmar  •  4h 54m

  1. Take the train from Aéroport Charles-de-Gaulle TGV to Colmar Tgv
  2. Take the train from Colmar to Basel Sbb Ter
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB Ir / ...

SFr 173 - SFr 323

Train  •  5h 51m

  1. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Zuerich Hb Tgv

SFr 108 - SFr 152

Drive  •  6h 33m

  1. Drive from Paris CDG Airport (CDG) to Zürich 682.6 km

SFr 80 - SFr 120

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International entry into Switzerland from France

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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from Bretagne, Centre-Val de Loire, Hauts-de-France, Paris, Normandy, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Occitanie, Pays de la Loire and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur in France
  • Pre-departure COVID-19 test (with a negative test result) taken 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This also applies to arrivals from the following regions:
Austria: Oberösterreich, Salzburg
France: Bretagne, Centre-Val de Loire, Hauts-de-France, Paris, Normandy, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Occitanie, Pays de la Loire, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Germany: Saxony, Thuringia
Italy: Campania, Apulia

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  • Pre-departure COVID-19 test (with a negative test result) taken 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
This applies to all arrivals by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 7
  • Health declaration required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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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 2 metres
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Zürich is 0041 58 463 00 00.

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

The social distance requirement in Zürich is 2 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: 9 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Paris CDG Airport (CDG) to Zürich is to bus which costs 30€ - 40€ and takes 12h 15m.

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The fastest way to get from Paris CDG Airport (CDG) to Zürich is to fly which takes 1h 50m and costs 65€ - 220€.

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No, there is no direct bus from Paris CDG Airport (CDG) to Zürich station. However, there are services departing from Paris - Roissy Charles De Gaulle Airport and arriving at Zurich Bus Station via Strasbourg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 15m.

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No, there is no direct train from Paris CDG Airport (CDG) to Zürich. However, there are services departing from Aéroport Charles-de-Gaulle TGV and arriving at Zürich HB via Colmar and Basel SBB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 54m.

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The distance between Paris CDG Airport (CDG) and Zürich is 479 km. The road distance is 682.6 km.

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The best way to get from Paris CDG Airport (CDG) to Zürich without a car is to train via Colmar which takes 4h 54m and costs 150€ - 300€.

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It takes approximately 1h 50m 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 Blablabus, depart from Paris - Roissy Charles De Gaulle Airport station.

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Paris CDG Airport (CDG) to Zürich train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Aéroport Charles-de-Gaulle TGV station.

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The best way to get from Paris CDG Airport (CDG) to Zürich is to fly which takes 1h 50m and costs 65€ - 220€. Alternatively, you can train via Colmar, which costs 150€ - 300€ and takes 4h 54m, you could also bus, which costs 30€ - 40€ and takes 12h 15m.

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Map of how to get from Paris CDG Airport (CDG) to Zürich.
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  • Distance: 479 km
  • Duration: 1h 50m

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

Swiss, Air France and Lufthansa fly from Paris CDG Airport (CDG) to Zürich 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Paris CDG Airport (CDG) to Zürich via Colmar and Basel SBB in around 4h 54m.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 600
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 340
Flights from Paris CDG to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 280
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 300
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 300
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 13m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 60
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Aéroport Charles-de-Gaulle TGV to Colmar
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 260
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 26 - SFr 40
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
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 27 - SFr 40
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 33 - SFr 39
1st Class
SFr 27 - SFr 32
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
4h 4m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 140
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 100 - SFr 120
1st Class
SFr 110 - SFr 140
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 Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 16 - SFr 23
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 Colmar to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 12 - SFr 29
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
SFr 12 - SFr 17
Rail 1st Class
SFr 20 - SFr 29
Bus operators
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Paris - Roissy Charles De Gaulle Airport to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 18 - SFr 23
Website
Blablabus
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 Strasbourg to Zurich Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 15 - SFr 19
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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

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Paris CDG Airport (CDG) to Zürich bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Zurich Bus 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 683 km. It takes approximately 6h 33m to drive from Paris CDG Airport (CDG) to Zürich.

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

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There are 855+ hotels available in Zürich. Prices start at SFr 87 per night.

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