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Train  •  6h 53m

  1. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Zuerich Hb Tgv
  2. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Lugano Ec / ...

SFr 164 - SFr 255

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Bus via Bern  •  17h 34m

  1. Take the bus from Paris to Bern N799
  2. Take the bus from Bern to Bellinzona Station

SFr 64 - SFr 89

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Train via Basel  •  7h 3m

  1. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Basel Sbb Tgv
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Bellinzona Ic21 / ...

SFr 125 - SFr 167

Bus  •  14h 16m

  1. Take the bus from Paris to Milan N410 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Milan to Lugano

SFr 74 - SFr 132

Drive  •  7h 53m

  1. Drive from Paris Gallieni to Rivera 821.8 km

SFr 100 - SFr 150

Fly Paris CDG to Milan Malpensa, train  •  6h 46m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) CDG - MXP
  2. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T1 to Mendrisio

SFr 82 - SFr 269

Fly Paris CDG to Zurich, train  •  6h 57m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Zurich (ZRH) CDG - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Lugano

SFr 134 - SFr 372

Fly Paris Orly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  6h 47m

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) ORY - MXP
  2. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T1 to Mendrisio

SFr 74 - SFr 373

Fly Paris CDG to Milan Linate, train  •  7h 40m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Milan Linate (LIN) CDG - LIN
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lugano-Paradiso

SFr 82 - SFr 269

Fly Paris Orly to Milan Linate, train  •  7h 36m

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Milan Linate (LIN) ORY - LIN
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lugano-Paradiso

SFr 84 - SFr 273

Bus to Beauvais, fly to Milan Bergamo, train  •  8h 12m

  1. Take the bus from Paris Porte Maillot to Paris Beauvais Airport
  2. Fly from Beauvais (BVA) to Milan Bergamo (BGY) BVA - BGY
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lugano-Paradiso

SFr 80 - SFr 233

Paris to Rivera by train

The train journey time between Paris and Rivera is around 8h 31m and covers a distance of around 801 km. The fastest train normally takes 6h 31m. Operated by TGV inOui and Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), the Paris to Rivera train service departs from Paris Gare De Lyon and arrives in Rivera-Bironico. Typically 27 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
8h 31m
Fastest train time:
6h 31m
Train distance:
801 km
Trains per week:
27
Cheapest price:
SFr 164
Carbon emissions:
42 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
07:22
Last train departs at:
18:23

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Paris to Rivera train schedules

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  • 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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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
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Rivera is 0041 58 463 00 00.

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

The social distance requirement in Rivera 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.

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Last updated: 21 Jul 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Paris to Rivera is to bus via Bern which costs €55 - €85 and takes 17h 34m.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Rivera is to fly and train which costs €75 - €250 and takes 6h 46m.

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No, there is no direct train from Paris to Rivera. However, there are services departing from Paris Gare De Lyon and arriving at Rivera-Bironico via Zuerich Hb and Lugano. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 53m.

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It is 579 km from Paris to Rivera. It is approximately 821.8 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Paris to Rivera without a car is to train which takes 6h 53m and costs €140 - €240.

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It takes approximately 6h 53m to get from Paris to Rivera, including transfers.

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Paris to Rivera 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 Rivera is to train which takes 6h 53m and costs €140 - €240. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €65 - €120 and takes 14h 16m.

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The quickest flight from Paris CDG Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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Paris to Rivera train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Lugano station.

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Map of how to get from Paris to Rivera.
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  • Distance: 579.5 km
  • Duration: 6h 53m

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

You can take a train from Paris Bercy to Rivera via Zuerich Hb and Lugano in around 6h 53m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Paris Bercy to Rivera via Milan, Lugano, and Lugano in around 14h 16m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 390
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 270
Flights from Paris CDG to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 340
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 500
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 270
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 270
Flights from Paris CDG to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 360
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 180
Flights from Paris CDG to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 240
Flights from Paris Orly to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 200
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 600
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 90 - SFr 270
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 25 - SFr 550
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 420
Flights from Paris Orly to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 380
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Beauvais to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 23 - SFr 140
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 Paris Gare De Lyon to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
3h 4m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 120
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 90 - SFr 110
1st Class
SFr 100 - SFr 120
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 Zuerich Hb to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 110
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel SBB to Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 130
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Malpensa Aeroporto T1 to Mendrisio
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 24 - SFr 45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Milano Centrale to Lugano-Paradiso
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 28 - SFr 55
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Südostbahn
Phone
+41 58 580 70 70
Email
info@sob.ch
Website
sob.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Südostbahn
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 28 - SFr 40
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 Milan
Ave. Duration
11h 40m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris to Bern
Ave. Duration
9h 40m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Milan
Ave. Duration
12h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 35
Website
Blablabus
Autokar Polska
Phone
48/796 473 308
Email
biuro@autokarpolska.com.pl
Website
autokarpolska.com.pl
Bus from Milan to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 55
Schedules at
autokarpolska.com.pl
Gruppo Di Maio
Phone
+39 0827 34 117
Email
info@gruppodimaio.it
Website
gruppodimaio.it
Bus from Bern to Bellinzona Station
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 16 - SFr 23
Schedules at
gruppodimaio.it
Aéroport Paris Beauvais
Phone
0892 68 20 66
Website
aeroportparisbeauvais.com
Bus from Paris Porte Maillot to Paris Beauvais Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 18
Website
Aéroport Paris Beauvais

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Yes, the driving distance between Paris to Rivera is 822 km. It takes approximately 7h 53m to drive from Paris to Rivera.

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Swiss, Lufthansa, Air France and easyJet offer flights from Paris CDG Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport.

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There are 234+ hotels available in Rivera. 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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