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Train  •  5h 47m

  1. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Zürich HB Tgv
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Wil SG S12 / ...

SFr 199 - SFr 349

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Bus, train  •  12h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Paris to Zurich Bus Station N99
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Wil SG S12 / ...

SFr 59 - SFr 84

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Train via Paris Gare De Lyon  •  5h 48m

  1. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Zuerich Hb Tgv
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Wil SG S12 / ...

SFr 128 - SFr 179

Drive  •  6h 56m

  1. Drive from Paris Gallieni to Lichtensteig 728 km

SFr 85 - SFr 130

Fly to Zurich, train  •  5h 18m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Zurich (ZRH) CDG - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Wil SG

SFr 91 - SFr 265

Fly to Basel, train  •  7h 10m

  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 Wil SG

SFr 108 - SFr 386

Paris to Lichtensteig by train

The train journey time between Paris and Lichtensteig is around 5h 27m and covers a distance of around 679 km. The fastest train normally takes 5h 27m. Operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) and Thurbo, the Paris to Lichtensteig train service departs from Paris Gare de Lyon and arrives in Lichtensteig. Typically only one train runs weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
5h 27m
Fastest train time:
5h 27m
Train distance:
679 km
Trains per week:
1
Cheapest price:
SFr 199
Carbon emissions:
35 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
18:23
Last train departs at:
18:23

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Paris to Lichtensteig train schedules

Train 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.
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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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Conditions of entry into Switzerland from France

  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This applies to arrivals from Paris, Centre-Val de Loire, Hauts-de-France, Normandy and Pays de la Loire in France
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
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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:
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This applies to arrivals from India, Nepal and United Kingdom
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: India, Nepal and United Kingdom
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
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  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
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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

Frequently Asked Questions


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 Lichtensteig is 0041 58 463 00 00.

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

The social distance requirement in Lichtensteig 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.

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Last updated: 29 Jul 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 to Lichtensteig is to bus and train which costs €55 - €80 and takes 12h 36m.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Lichtensteig is to fly and train which costs €85 - €250 and takes 5h 18m.

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No, there is no direct train from Paris to Lichtensteig. However, there are services departing from Paris Gare de Lyon and arriving at Lichtensteig via Zürich HB and Wil SG. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 47m.

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The distance between Paris and Lichtensteig is 528 km. The road distance is 728 km.

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The best way to get from Paris to Lichtensteig without a car is to train which takes 5h 47m and costs €180 - €330.

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It takes approximately 5h 47m to get from Paris to Lichtensteig, including transfers.

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Paris to Lichtensteig train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), 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 Lichtensteig train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Wil SG station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Paris to Lichtensteig is 728 km. It takes approximately 6h 56m to drive from Paris to Lichtensteig.

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  • Distance: 528.3 km
  • Duration: 5h 47m

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

You can take a train from Paris Bercy to Lichtensteig via Zürich HB and Wil SG in around 5h 47m.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 490
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich via Geneva
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 380
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 380
Flights from Paris CDG to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 380
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 400
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 400
Flights from Paris CDG to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 550
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 Paris Gare de Lyon to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
SFr 180 - SFr 320
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich HB to Wil SG
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 14 - SFr 26
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Wil SG
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 21 - SFr 40
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)
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
5 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 40
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 32 - SFr 38
1st Class
SFr 26 - SFr 31
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 25 - SFr 35
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
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 15 - SFr 22
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 Zurich Bus Station
Ave. Duration
10h 5m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 45
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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

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There are 43+ hotels available in Lichtensteig. 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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