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There are 9 ways to get from Paris Orly Airport (ORY) to Zürich by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Paris Orly to Zurich  •  3h 33m

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Zurich (ZRH) ORY - ZRH

SFr 88 - SFr 175

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Bus  •  10h 17m

  1. Take the bus from Paris to Mulhouse 1799
  2. Take the bus from Basel SBB to Zurich Bus Station N524 / ...

SFr 43 - SFr 75

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Fly Paris Orly to Geneva, train  •  4h 34m

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

SFr 152 - SFr 328

Fly Paris Orly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  5h 53m

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) ORY - MXP
  2. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T2 to Mendrisio
  3. Take the train from Lugano to Zuerich Hb

SFr 78 - SFr 381

Train to Paris CDG, fly to Zurich  •  5h 5m

  1. Take the train from Antony to Aeroport Charles De Gaulle 2 Tgv
  2. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Zurich (ZRH) CDG - ZRH

SFr 85 - SFr 241

Train to Paris CDG, fly to Basel, train  •  5h 59m

  1. Take the train from Antony to Aeroport Charles De Gaulle 2 Tgv
  2. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Basel (BSL) CDG - BSL
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB

SFr 99 - SFr 316

Train  •  5h 48m

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

SFr 112 - SFr 152

Train via Basel  •  10h 52m

  1. Take the train from Paris-Est to Bâle Saint-Jean Zz_2Y
  2. Take the train from Basel Bad Bf to Zuerich Hb Ice / ...

SFr 193 - SFr 350

Drive  •  6h 1m

  1. Drive from Paris Orly Airport (ORY) to Zürich 640.1 km

SFr 75 - SFr 120

Paris Orly Airport (ORY) to Zürich by bus, subway, walk and train

The journey time between Paris Orly Airport (ORY) and Zürich is around 5h 9m and covers a distance of around 627 km. The fastest journey normally takes 4h 45m. Operated by Paris Orlybus, Paris Metro and TGV inOui, the Paris Orly Airport (ORY) to Zürich service departs from Aeroport D'orly 4 and arrives in Zuerich Hb. Typically 26 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
5h 9m
Fastest journey time:
4h 45m
Services per week:
26
Cheapest price:
SFr 112
Carbon emissions:
34 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
00:35
Last service departs at:
17:29

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Paris Orly Airport (ORY) to Zürich bus, subway, walk and train schedules

Bus services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
France → Switzerland
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International entry into Switzerland from France

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France
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Allowed for: All visitors

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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
This applies to arrivals from Paris, Centre-Val de Loire, Hauts-de-France, Normandy and Pays de la Loire in France
  • 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
  • Entry is dependent on the visitor residing at least 10 days in a non high-risk area
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Proof of a negative test is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
  • Quarantine is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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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:
France: Paris, Centre-Val de Loire, Hauts-de-France, Normandy, Pays de la Loire

This applies to arrivals from Andorra, Argentina, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Cabo Verde, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Egypt, Georgia, India, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Maldives, Mexico, Mongolia, Nepal, Netherlands, Paraguay, Seychelles, Slovenia, South Africa, Sweden, Tanzania, United Kingdom and Uruguay
  • 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
  • Entry is dependent on the visitor residing at least 10 days in a non high-risk area
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Proof of a negative test is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
  • Quarantine is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in Switzerland

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Considerations leaving from France

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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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
  • Regional restriction measures in place

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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 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.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 21 Jun 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Swiss Federal Office of Public Health.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Paris Orly Airport (ORY) to Zürich is to bus which costs €35 - €70 and takes 10h 17m.

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The quickest way to get from Paris Orly Airport (ORY) to Zürich is to fly which costs €80 - €160 and takes 3h 33m.

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No, there is no direct train from Paris Orly Airport (ORY) to Zürich. However, there are services departing from Aeroport D'orly and arriving at Zuerich Hb via Villejuif-Louis Aragon, Paris-Est, Basel, Bahnhof St. Johann and Basel Bad Bf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 52m.

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The distance between Paris Orly Airport (ORY) and Zürich is 484 km. The road distance is 640.1 km.

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The best way to get from Paris Orly Airport (ORY) to Zürich without a car is to train which takes 5h 48m and costs €100 - €140.

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It takes approximately 3h 33m to get from Paris Orly Airport (ORY) to Zürich, including transfers.

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Paris Orly Airport (ORY) to Zürich train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Paris-Est station.

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The best way to get from Paris Orly Airport (ORY) to Zürich is to fly which takes 3h 33m and costs €80 - €160. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €100 - €140 and takes 5h 48m, you could also bus, which costs €35 - €70 and takes 10h 17m.

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There is no direct flight from Paris Orly Airport to Zurich Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 40m and has one stopover.

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Paris Orly Airport (ORY) to Zürich train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Zuerich Hb station.

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Map of how to get from Paris Orly Airport (ORY) to Zürich.
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  • Distance: 483.6 km
  • Duration: 3h 33m

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

Vueling Airlines, Iberia and eight other airlines fly from Paris Orly Airport (ORY) to Zürich hourly. Alternatively, TGV inOui operates a train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Zuerich Hb 4 times a day. Tickets cost SFr 100 - SFr 140 and the journey takes 4h 4m.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Zurich via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 280
Flights from Paris Orly to Zurich via Alicante
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 280
Flights from Paris Orly to Zurich via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 220
Flights from Paris Orly to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 25 - SFr 550
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Zurich via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 280
Flights from Paris Orly to Zurich via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 220
Flights from Paris Orly to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 25 - SFr 550
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Zurich via Geneva
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Friday
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 170
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
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Zurich via Geneva
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Friday
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 170
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 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 270
Flights from Paris CDG to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 800
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Zurich via Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 210
Flights from Paris Orly to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 75 - SFr 270
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 270
Flights from Paris CDG to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 280
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Zurich via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 380
Flights from Paris Orly to Zurich via Porto
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 450
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 Genève-Aéroport to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2h 56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 150
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Malpensa Aeroporto T2 to Mendrisio
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 24 - SFr 45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lugano to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 90
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Paris-Est to Bâle Saint-Jean
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 170 - SFr 300
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel Bad Bf to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 60
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Trenord

Trenord operates regional and suburban lines throughout Italy’s Lombardy region, including the Malapensa Express from Milan’s Malapensa Airport and local lines around Lake Como and the Italian Lakes. Trenord train tickets can be purchased from machines at any train station and don’t need to be booked in advance.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 02 7249 4494
Email
my-link@trenord.it
Website
trenord.it
Train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Mendrisio
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 5 - SFr 7
Website
Trenord
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Lugano to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 80
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 35 - SFr 50
1st Class
SFr 55 - SFr 80
Paris RER

The Réseau Express Régional (RER) has 5 lines that connect central Paris to the city suburbs, including notable destinations such as Charles de Gaulle airport, Disneyland Paris and Versailles. The RER is also a great option for getting around the city centre as it operates like an express subway train (like the Paris metro, but with fewer stops). If you’re travelling solely within central Paris Zone 1, you can use a Paris Metro ticket. If you’re travelling beyond Zone 1, you’ll need to purchase a Billet Ile-de-France. Children under 4 travel free on the RER.

Contact Details
Website
ratp.fr
Train from Antony to Aeroport Charles De Gaulle 2 Tgv
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 9 - SFr 13
Website
RATP Paris
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
Train from Basel Bad Bf to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
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
5 times a day
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
Train from Basel Bad Bf to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 16 - SFr 23
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 Mulhouse
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 29 - SFr 35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Basel SBB to Zurich Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 8 - SFr 10
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Paris Orly Airport (ORY) to Zürich is 640 km. It takes approximately 6h 1m to drive from Paris Orly Airport (ORY) to Zürich.

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Iberia, Swiss, TAP Portugal and two other airlines offer flights from Paris Orly Airport to Zurich Airport.

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