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There are 6 ways to get from Paris to Sempach Station by train, car or plane

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Recommended option

Train  •  4h 42m

  1. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Basel Sbb Tgv

SFr 123 - SFr 178

Cheapest option

Fly to Zurich, train  •  5h 50m

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

SFr 104 - SFr 281

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Train via Mulhouse  •  4h 53m

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

SFr 182 - SFr 345

Drive  •  6h 8m

  1. Drive from Paris Gallieni to Sempach Station 658.8 km

SFr 80 - SFr 120

Fly to Basel, train  •  5h 38m

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

SFr 105 - SFr 323

Fly to Geneva, train  •  7h 48m

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

SFr 155 - SFr 344

Paris to Sempach Station by train

The train journey time between Paris and Sempach Station is around 5h 15m and covers a distance of around 599 km. The fastest train normally takes 5h 15m. Operated by TGV inOui, Südostbahn, Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) and others, the Paris to Sempach Station train service departs from Paris Gare De Lyon and arrives in Sempach-Neuenkirch. Typically 20 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
5h 15m
Fastest train time:
5h 15m
Trains per week:
20
Cheapest price:
SFr 130
Carbon emissions:
31 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 Sempach Station train schedules

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  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France
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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from Paris, Centre-Val de Loire, Hauts-de-France, Normandy and Pays de la Loire in France
  • Pre-departure COVID-19 test (with a negative test result) taken 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
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  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 7
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  • 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
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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)
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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
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Sempach Station is 0041 58 463 00 00.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Sempach Station is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Sempach Station 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: 14 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Paris to Sempach Station is to drive which costs €70 - €110 and takes 6h 8m.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Sempach Station is to train which costs €110 - €170 and takes 4h 42m.

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No, there is no direct train from Paris to Sempach Station. However, there are services departing from Paris Gare De Lyon and arriving at Sempach-Neuenkirch via Basel SBB and Olten. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 42m.

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The distance between Paris and Sempach Station is 476 km. The road distance is 658.8 km.

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The best way to get from Paris to Sempach Station without a car is to train which takes 4h 42m and costs €110 - €170.

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It takes approximately 4h 42m to get from Paris to Sempach Station, including transfers.

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Paris to Sempach Station 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 Sempach Station train services, operated by TGV inOui, arrive at Basel Sbb station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Paris to Sempach Station is 659 km. It takes approximately 6h 8m to drive from Paris to Sempach Station.

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  • Distance: 475.8 km
  • Duration: 4h 42m

What companies run services between Paris, France and Sempach Station, Switzerland?

TGV inOui operates a train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Basel Sbb 4 times a day. Tickets cost SFr 90 - SFr 120 and the journey takes 3h 4m.

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 90 - SFr 270
Flights from Paris CDG to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 280
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 270
Flights from Paris CDG to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 280
Flights from Paris CDG to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 280
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
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 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 270
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 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 Paris Gare de Lyon to Mulhouse
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 260
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 50
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel SBB to Olten
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 18 - SFr 35
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Olten to Sempach-Neuenkirch
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 19 - SFr 35
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Olten
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 120
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 Olten
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
Südostbahn
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Olten
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 17 - SFr 24
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 Olten
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 11 - SFr 17
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de

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

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There are 136+ hotels available in Sempach Station. 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 33 min and costs €5 - €9.

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