There are 9 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.

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Train  •  4h 9m

  1. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Zuerich Hb Tgv

SFr 110 - SFr 147

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Bus  •  10h 16m

  1. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Zurich N99

SFr 45 - SFr 59

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Bus, train  •  12h 57m

  1. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Basel Mulhouse Freiburg - Airport Paris - Roissy Charles De Gaulle Airport > Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine > Dijon > Besançon > Belfort > Mulhouse > Basel Mulhouse Freiburg - Airport
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Baden 36

SFr 56 - SFr 93

Drive  •  6h 15m

  1. Drive from Paris Gallieni to Zürich 661.2 km

SFr 85 - SFr 130

Train to Paris Orly, fly to Mulhouse  •  2h 46m

  1. Take the train from Saint-Michel-Notre-Dame to Antony
  2. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Mulhouse (MLH) ORY - MLH

SFr 80 - SFr 348

Fly Paris CDG to Basel  •  4h

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

SFr 69 - SFr 316

Fly Paris CDG to Geneva  •  4h 6m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Geneva (GVA) CDG - GVA

SFr 66 - SFr 279

Train to Paris Orly, fly to Geneva  •  3h 57m

  1. Take the train from Saint-Michel-Notre-Dame to Antony
  2. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Geneva (GVA) ORY - GVA

SFr 62 - SFr 211

Fly Paris CDG to Zurich  •  4h 22m

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

SFr 72 - SFr 241

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Advice

Some international borders began to reopen in Switzerland from 5/15/2020.

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There are currently lockdown measures within Switzerland to control the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Domestic travel within Switzerland may be affected.

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International flights leaving France are suspended as part of the response to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Restrictions may also be in place for other modes of transport.

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The cheapest way to get from Paris to Switzerland is to bus which costs 40€ - 55€ and takes 10h 16m.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Switzerland is to train and fly which costs 70€ - 330€ and takes 2h 46m.

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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 4h 9m.

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The distance between Paris and Switzerland is 495 km. The road distance is 661.2 km.

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The best way to get from Paris to Switzerland without a car is to train which takes 4h 9m and costs 100€ - 140€.

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It takes approximately 4h 9m to get from Paris to Switzerland, including transfers.

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Paris to Switzerland 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 Switzerland is to train which takes 4h 9m and costs 100€ - 140€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 40€ - 55€ and takes 10h 16m, you could also fly, which costs 60€ - 300€ and takes 4h.

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The quickest flight from Paris Orly Airport to Mulhouse Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Paris to Switzerland train services, operated by TGV inOui, arrive at Zuerich Hb station.

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Map of how to get from Paris to Switzerland.
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  • Distance: 494.8 km
  • Duration: 4h 9m

What companies run services between Paris, France and Switzerland?

TGV inOui operates a train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Zuerich Hb 5 times a day. Tickets cost SFr 100 - SFr 140 and the journey takes 4h 5m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Zurich once daily. Tickets cost SFr 35 - SFr 45 and the journey takes 10h 5m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Mulhouse
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 450
Flights from Paris CDG to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 280
Flights from Paris CDG to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 310
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 250
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 370
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 210
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 180 - SFr 550
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 170 - SFr 460
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 210
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 220
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Paris CDG to Geneva via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
SFr 290 - SFr 1300
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Geneva via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 430 - SFr 2700
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 330
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 5m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 140
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 100 - SFr 120
1st Class
SFr 110 - SFr 140
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 Basel SBB to Baden
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 50
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Paris RER

The Réseau Express Régional (RER) has 5 lines that connect central Paris to the city suburbs, including notable destinations such as Charles de Gaulle airport, Disneyland Paris and Versailles. The RER is also a great option for getting around the city centre as it operates like an express subway train (like the Paris metro, but with fewer stops). If you’re travelling solely within central Paris Zone 1, you can use a Paris Metro ticket. If you’re travelling beyond Zone 1, you’ll need to purchase a Billet Ile-de-France. Children under 4 travel free on the RER.

Contact Details
Website
ratp.fr
Train from Saint-Michel-Notre-Dame to Antony
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 1 - SFr 3
Website
RATP Paris
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 City Centre - Bercy Seine to Zurich
Ave. Duration
10h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
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 Basel Mulhouse Freiburg - Airport
Ave. Duration
10h 35m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 18 - SFr 23
Website
Blablabus

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Yes, the driving distance between Paris to Switzerland is 661 km. It takes approximately 6h 15m to drive from Paris to Switzerland.

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

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There are 665+ hotels available in Switzerland. 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 10€.

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