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There are 6 ways to get from Paris to Einsiedeln Abbey by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5h 33m

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

SFr 119 - SFr 163

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Bus, train  •  12h 46m

  1. Take the bus from Paris Gallieni to Freiburg Central Bus Station Paris - Strasbourg - Varna
  2. Take the train from Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf to Zuerich Hb Ice / ...

SFr 86 - SFr 145

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Drive  •  6h 38m

  1. Drive from Paris Gallieni to Einsiedeln Abbey 698 km

SFr 85 - SFr 130

Fly to Zurich, train  •  5h 40m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Zurich (ZRH) CDG - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Wädenswil to Einsiedeln

Fly to Basel, train  •  6h 53m

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

Fly to Geneva, train  •  8h 40m

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

SFr 170 - SFr 385

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Einsiedeln Abbey is 0041 58 463 00 00.

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The most affordable way to get from Paris to Einsiedeln Abbey is to drive, which costs 75€ - 120€ and takes 6h 38m.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Einsiedeln Abbey is to train which costs 100€ - 150€ and takes 5h 33m.

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No, there is no direct train from Paris to Einsiedeln Abbey. However, there are services departing from Paris Gare De Lyon and arriving at Einsiedeln via Zürich HB and Wädenswil. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 33m.

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The distance between Paris and Einsiedeln Abbey is 513 km. The road distance is 698 km.

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The best way to get from Paris to Einsiedeln Abbey without a car is to train which takes 5h 33m and costs 100€ - 150€.

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It takes approximately 5h 33m to get from Paris to Einsiedeln Abbey, including transfers.

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Paris to Einsiedeln Abbey train services, operated by TGV inOui, depart from Paris Gare De Lyon station.

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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 to Einsiedeln Abbey train services, operated by TGV inOui, arrive at Zuerich Hb station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Paris to Einsiedeln Abbey is 698 km. It takes approximately 6h 38m to drive from Paris to Einsiedeln Abbey.

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  • Distance: 513.4 km
  • Duration: 5h 33m

What companies run services between Paris, France and Einsiedeln Abbey, Switzerland?

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
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 340
Flights from Paris CDG to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 280
Flights from Paris CDG to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 340
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 600
Flights from Paris CDG to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 340
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 300
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 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
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
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 Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 21 - SFr 30
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 16 - SFr 23
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Südostbahn
Phone
+41 58 580 70 70
Email
info@sob.ch
Website
sob.ch
Train from Wädenswil to Einsiedeln
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
Südostbahn
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Zürich HB to Wädenswil
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 6 - SFr 12
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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)
Bus operators
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
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 70
Website
Karat-S

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

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There are 87+ hotels available in Einsiedeln Abbey. Prices start at SFr 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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