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

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Recommended option

Train  •  5h 2m

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

€88 - €123

Cheapest option

Fly from Paris Orly, train  •  7h 2m

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

€87 - €232

5 alternative options

Train via Thonon-les-Bains - Gare SNCF  •  6h 23m

  1. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Thonon-les-Bains Tgv

€154 - €268

Train via Thonon-les-Bains - Gare SNCF #2  •  6h 24m

  1. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Thonon Les Bains Tgv

€91 - €118

Train via Bellegarde-sur-Valserine  •  6h 45m

  1. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Bellegarde Tgv
  2. Take the train from Bellegarde to Thonon-les-Bains K031 / ...

€91 - €141

Drive  •  6h 9m

  1. Drive from Paris Gallieni to Châtel 615.1 km

€65 - €100

Fly from Paris CDG, train  •  7h 7m

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

€101 - €238

Paris to Châtel by train and bus

The journey time between Paris and Châtel is around 15h 49m and covers a distance of around 572 km. The fastest journey normally takes 8h 42m. Operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), SAT Transport en Autocar and Bus Urbain Thononais, the Paris to Châtel service departs from Paris Gare de Lyon and arrives in Châtel - Église. Typically two services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
15h 49m
Fastest journey time:
8h 42m
Journey distance:
572 km
Services per week:
2
Cheapest price:
€157
Carbon emissions:
32 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
10:43
Last service departs at:
10:43

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Paris to Châtel train and bus schedules

Paris → Châtel
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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 metre
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Châtel is 800 130 000.

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

The social distance requirement in Châtel is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 130 000.

Last updated: 3 Aug 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Paris to Châtel is to drive which costs €65 - €100 and takes 6h 9m.

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The fastest way to get from Paris to Châtel is to train which takes 5h 2m and costs €85 - €130.

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The distance between Paris and Châtel is 443 km. The road distance is 615.1 km.

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The best way to get from Paris to Châtel without a car is to train via Thonon-les-Bains - Gare SNCF which takes 6h 23m and costs €150 - €270.

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It takes approximately 5h 2m to get from Paris to Châtel, including transfers.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Paris to Châtel is 615 km. It takes approximately 6h 9m to drive from Paris to Châtel.

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

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There are 225+ hotels available in Châtel. Prices start at €87 per night.

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The best way to get from Paris to Paris CDG Airport is to train which takes 38 min and costs €5 - €9.

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Map of how to get from Paris to Châtel.
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  • Distance: 443 km
  • Duration: 5h 2m

What companies run services between Paris, France and Châtel, France?

TGV inOui operates a train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Lausanne 5 times a day. Tickets cost €75 - €100 and the journey takes 3h 41m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €250
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €220
Train operators
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 Paris Gare De Lyon to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€75 - €100
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€75 - €90
1st Class
€85 - €100
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Thonon Les Bains
Ave. Duration
4h 24m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€85 - €110
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€85 - €100
1st Class
€95 - €110
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Bellegarde
Ave. Duration
2h 44m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€75 - €100
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€75 - €90
1st Class
€80 - €100
Train from Bellegarde to Thonon Les Bains
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€21 - €35
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€28 - €32
1st Class
€21 - €26
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 Paris Gare de Lyon to Thonon-les-Bains
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€140 - €260
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bellegarde to Thonon-les-Bains
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€25 - €45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Aigle
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€30 - €60
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Bellegarde to Thonon Les Bains
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€9 - €25
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€9 - €14
Rail 1st Class
€17 - €25

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