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There are 5 ways to get from Paris to Kanton Zürich by train, car, plane or bus

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Train  •  4h 8m

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

SFr 113 - SFr 152

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Fly Paris CDG to Zurich, line 62 bus  •  4h 24m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Zurich (ZRH) CDG - ZRH
  2. Take the line 62 bus from Zürich Oerlikon, Bahnhof to Zürich, Schwandenholz

SFr 78 - SFr 231

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Drive  •  6h 12m

  1. Drive from Paris Gallieni to Zürich 659.5 km

SFr 80 - SFr 120

Fly Paris CDG to Basel, train  •  5h 58m

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

SFr 105 - SFr 314

Fly Paris Orly to Zurich  •  5h 55m

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

SFr 95 - SFr 215

Paris to Kanton Zürich by trains

The train journey time between Paris and Kanton Zürich is around 4h 10m and covers a distance of around 611 km. The fastest train normally takes 4h 10m. Operated by TGV inOui and Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), the Paris to Kanton Zürich train service departs from Paris Gare De Lyon and arrives in Zürich Stadelhofen. Typically 20 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
4h 10m
Fastest train time:
4h 10m
Trains per week:
20
Cheapest price:
SFr 113
Carbon emissions:
32 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
07:22
Last train departs at:
18:22

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Paris to Kanton Zürich train schedules

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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 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
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
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  • 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:
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
  • 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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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 2 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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

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

The social distance requirement in Kanton 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: 6 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Paris to Kanton Zürich is to drive which costs 70€ - 110€ and takes 6h 12m.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Kanton Zürich is to train which costs 100€ - 140€ and takes 4h 8m.

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No, there is no direct train from Paris to Kanton Zürich. However, there are services departing from Paris Gare De Lyon and arriving at Zürich Stadelhofen via Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 8m.

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The distance between Paris and Kanton Zürich is 494 km. The road distance is 659.5 km.

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The best way to get from Paris to Kanton Zürich without a car is to train which takes 4h 8m and costs 100€ - 140€.

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It takes approximately 4h 8m to get from Paris to Kanton Zürich, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Paris to Kanton Zürich is to train which takes 4h 8m and costs 100€ - 140€. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs 85€ - 200€ and takes 5h 55m.

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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 Kanton Zürich train services, operated by TGV inOui, arrive at Zuerich Hb station.

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Map of how to get from Paris to Kanton Zürich.
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  • Distance: 494.4 km
  • Duration: 4h 8m

What companies run services between Paris, France and Kanton Zürich, 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. Alternatively, Vueling Airlines, Iberia and eight other airlines fly from Paris to Zürich (Kreis 11) hourly.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
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 75 - SFr 240
Flights from Paris Orly to Zurich via Geneva
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 200
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 260
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 260
Flights from Paris Orly to Zurich via Geneva
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 200
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 75 - SFr 240
Flights from Paris CDG to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 75 - SFr 220
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 120
Flights from Paris Orly to Zurich via Alicante
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 120
Flights from Paris Orly to Zurich via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 240
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Zurich via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 120
Flights from Paris Orly to Zurich via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 240
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 420
Flights from Paris Orly to Zurich via Porto
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 430
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Zurich via Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 240
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
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 Altstetten
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 60
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Bus operators
VBZ
Phone
0848 988 988
Email
contact@zvv.ch
Website
stadt-zuerich.ch
Bus from Zürich Oerlikon, Bahnhof to Zürich, Schwandenholz
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 3 - SFr 5
Website
VBZ
Schedules at
SBB

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Yes, the driving distance between Paris to Kanton Zürich is 659 km. It takes approximately 6h 12m to drive from Paris to Kanton Zürich.

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

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There are 262+ hotels available in Kanton Zürich. 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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