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There are 8 ways to get from Paris to Olten by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3 h 48 min

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

$121 - $147

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Bus FlixBus  •  9 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Paris, Paris to Basel, Basel central station N99 / ...

$55 - $95

6 alternative options

Train via Mulhouse Ville  •  4 h 15 min

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

$127 - $163

Bus Eurolines CH  •  7 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Paris to Basel

$65 - $105

Drive  •  5 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Paris to Olten 384.5 miles

$80 - $120

Fly Paris Orly to Mulhouse, line 3 train  •  3 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Mulhouse (MLH) ORY - MLH
  2. Take the line 3 train from Basel SBB to Olten

$82 - $350

Fly Paris CDG to Basel, line 3 train  •  4 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Basel (BSL) CDG - BSL
  2. Take the line 3 train from Basel SBB to Olten

$79 - $322

Fly Paris CDG to Zurich, train  •  5 h 16 min

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

$98 - $322

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The cheapest way to get from Paris to Olten is to bus which costs 45€ - 85€ and takes 9 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Olten is to fly and line 3 train which costs 70€ - 310€ and takes 3 h 18 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Paris to Olten. However, there are services departing from Paris Gare de Lyon and arriving at Olten via Basel SBB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 48 min.

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The distance between Paris and Olten is 445 km. The road distance is 615.2 km.

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The best way to get from Paris to Olten without a car is to train which takes 3 h 48 min and costs 100€ - 130€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 48 min to get from Paris to Olten, including transfers.

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Paris to Olten train services, operated by inOui TGV, depart from Paris Gare de Lyon station.

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The best way to get from Paris to Olten is to train which takes 3 h 48 min and costs 100€ - 130€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 55€ - 95€ and takes 7 h 42 min.

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The quickest flight from Paris Orly Airport to Mulhouse Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Paris to Olten train services, operated by inOui TGV, arrive at Basel SBB station.

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Map of how to get from Paris to Olten.
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  • Distance: 278 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 48 min

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

inOui TGV operates a train from Paris to Olten once daily. Tickets cost $100 - $115 and the journey takes 3 h 3 min. Alternatively, Eurolines CH operates a bus from Paris to Olten 3 times a week. Tickets cost $45 - $70 and the journey takes 6 h 57 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Mulhouse
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $440
Flights from Paris CDG to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $470
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $400
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $400
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $115
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$100 - $115
1st Class
$130 - $200
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Mulhouse Ville
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$95 - $110
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$95 - $110
1st Class
$130 - $190
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 Basel SBB to Olten
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Olten
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Paris to Basel
Ave. Duration
6 h 57 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Book at
eurolines.ch
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris, Paris to Basel, Basel central station
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Paris to Olten is 615 km. It takes approximately 5 h 47 min to drive from Paris to Olten.

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Air France offers flights from Paris Orly Airport to Mulhouse Airport.

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There are 172+ hotels available in Olten. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Paris to Paris Orly Airport is to bus which takes 15 min and costs 9€.

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