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There are 7 ways to get from Paris to CERN by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  3h 49m

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

$101 - $112

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Bus  •  8h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy to Geneva - Bus station Ouibus

$23 - $32

5 alternative options

Drive  •  5h 4m

  1. Drive from Paris to CERN 340.7 miles

$70 - $110

Fly Paris Orly to Geneva  •  4h

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Geneva (GVA) ORY - GVA

$49 - $196

Fly Paris CDG to Geneva  •  4h 27m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Geneva (GVA) CDG - GVA

$61 - $238

Fly Paris Orly to Lyon, train  •  6h 15m

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Lyon (LYS) ORY - LYS
  2. Take the train from Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu to Gare de Genève

$97 - $316

Fly Paris CDG to Lyon, train  •  6h 37m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Lyon (LYS) CDG - LYS
  2. Take the train from Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu to Gare de Genève

$104 - $318

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The cheapest way to get from Paris to CERN is to bus which costs 20€ - 29€ and takes 8h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to CERN is to train which costs 85€ - 100€ and takes 3h 49m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Paris to CERN. However, there are services departing from Paris City Centre - Bercy and arriving at Meyrin, CERN via Genève, Cornavin. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 45m.

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The distance between Paris and CERN is 403 km. The road distance is 545.1 km.

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The best way to get from Paris to CERN without a car is to train which takes 3h 49m and costs 85€ - 100€.

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It takes approximately 3h 49m to get from Paris to CERN, including transfers.

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Paris to CERN bus services, operated by Ouibus, depart from Paris City Centre - Bercy station.

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The best way to get from Paris to CERN is to train which takes 3h 49m and costs 85€ - 100€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 20€ - 29€ and takes 8h 45m, you could also fly, which costs 40€ - 170€ and takes 4h.

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

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Paris to CERN bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Geneva - Bus station.

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Map of how to get from Paris to CERN.
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  • Distance: 251.6 miles
  • Duration: 3h 49m

What companies run services between Paris, France and CERN, Switzerland?

inOui TGV operates a train from Paris to CERN every 4 hours. Tickets cost $95 - $110 and the journey takes 3h 21m. Alternatively, Ouibus operates a bus from Paris to CERN once daily. Tickets cost $19 - $27 and the journey takes 7h 25m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $360
Flights from Paris Orly to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $380
Flights from Paris CDG to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $310
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $360
Flights from Paris CDG to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $430
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $240
XL Airways France
Website
xl.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$29 - $130
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Paris CDG to Geneva via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Genève
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$95 - $110
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$95 - $110
1st Class
$130 - $190
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. 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 Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu to Gare de Genève
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$28 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Lyon-Part-Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 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 City Centre - Bercy to Geneva - Bus station
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
Ouibus

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Yes, the driving distance between Paris to CERN is 545 km. It takes approximately 5h 4m to drive from Paris to CERN.

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easyJet offers flights from Paris Orly Airport to Geneva Airport.

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There are 394+ hotels available in CERN. Prices start at $77 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Paris to Paris Orly Airport is to bus which takes 16m and costs 9€.

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