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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  4 h 15 min

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

$127 - $145

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus  •  10 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Paris, Paris to Zurich N99 / ...

$43 - $70

6 alternative options

Bus Eurolines CH  •  8 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Paris to Zurich

$59 - $89

Drive  •  6 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Paris to Zürich 409.8 miles

$85 - $130

Fly Paris Orly to Mulhouse  •  2 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Mulhouse (MLH) ORY - MLH

$63 - $315

Fly Paris Orly to Geneva  •  3 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Geneva (GVA) ORY - GVA

$46 - $192

Fly Paris CDG to Basel  •  3 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Basel (BSL) CDG - BSL

$60 - $287

Fly Paris CDG to Zurich  •  4 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Zurich (ZRH) CDG - ZRH

$83 - $292

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Paris to Switzerland is to bus which costs 35€ - 65€ and takes 10 h 21 min.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Switzerland is to fly which takes 2 h 38 min and costs 50€ - 280€.

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The distance between Paris and Switzerland is 495 km. The road distance is 656 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 15 min to get from Paris to Switzerland, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct train from Paris to Switzerland. However, there are services departing from Paris Gare de Lyon and arriving at Zürich Stadelhofen via Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 15 min.

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What companies run services between Paris, France and Switzerland?

TGV operates a train from Paris to Zürich every 4 hours. Tickets cost $110 - $130 and the journey takes 4 h 11 min. Alternatively, Eurolines CH operates a bus from Paris to Zürich 3 times a week. Tickets cost $50 - $75 and the journey takes 8 h 13 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Mulhouse
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $440
Flights from Paris CDG to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $470
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $400
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich via Geneva
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $400
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $240
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Train operators
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$110 - $130
1st Class
$160 - $230
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Paris to Zurich
Ave. Duration
8 h 13 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Book at
eurolines.ch
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris, Paris to Zurich
Ave. Duration
10 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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