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

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Train  •  4h 8m

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

SFr 113 - SFr 152

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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 73 - SFr 211

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Drive  •  6h 12m

  1. Drive from Paris Gallieni to Zürich 659.5 km

SFr 80 - SFr 120

Fly Paris CDG to Geneva  •  4h 6m

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

SFr 86 - SFr 227

Fly Paris CDG to Zurich  •  4h 28m

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

SFr 77 - SFr 259

Fly Paris CDG to Basel  •  3h 59m

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

SFr 89 - SFr 224

Fly Paris CDG to Milan Malpensa, train  •  6h 16m

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

SFr 78 - SFr 247

Fly Paris Orly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  6h 7m

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

SFr 105 - SFr 411

France → Switzerland
Partially open

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International entry into Switzerland from France

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Switzerland from France

  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from Bretagne, Centre-Val de Loire, Hauts-de-France, Paris, Normandy, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Occitanie, Pays de la Loire and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur in France
  • 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
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This also applies to arrivals from the following regions:
Austria: Oberösterreich, Salzburg
France: Bretagne, Centre-Val de Loire, Hauts-de-France, Paris, Normandy, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Occitanie, Pays de la Loire, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Germany: Saxony, Thuringia
Italy: Campania, Apulia

This applies to arrivals from Andorra, Argentina, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Cabo Verde, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, Egypt, Estonia, Hungary, India, Kuwait, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Nepal, Netherlands, Palestine, Paraguay, Poland, Qatar, Serbia, Seychelles, Slovenia, South Africa, Sweden, Tanzania, Turkey and Uruguay
  • 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
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in Switzerland

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Considerations leaving from France

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


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
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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

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

The social distance requirement in Switzerland 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: 9 May 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Swiss Federal Office of Public Health.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Paris to Switzerland is to drive which costs 70€ - 110€ and takes 6h 12m.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Switzerland is to train and fly which costs 65€ - 200€ and takes 3h 57m.

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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 8m.

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The distance between Paris and Switzerland is 495 km. The road distance is 659.5 km.

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The best way to get from Paris to Switzerland without a car is to train which takes 4h 8m and costs 100€ - 140€.

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It takes approximately 4h 8m 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 8m and costs 100€ - 140€. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs 75€ - 210€ and takes 4h 6m.

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The quickest flight from Paris CDG Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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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 8m

What companies run services between Paris, France and Switzerland?

TGV inOui operates a train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Zuerich Hb 4 times a day. Tickets cost SFr 100 - SFr 140 and the journey takes 4h 4m. Alternatively, Air France flies from Paris to Geneva 4 times a day.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 340
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 340
Flights from Paris CDG to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 280
Flights from Paris CDG to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 360
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 340
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 600
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 240
Flights from Paris CDG to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 29 - SFr 220
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 300
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 300
Flights from Paris CDG to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 400
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 460
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
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 2 - SFr 4
Website
RATP Paris
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 Malpensa Aeroporto T1 to Mendrisio
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 24 - SFr 45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

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Yes, the driving distance between Paris to Switzerland is 659 km. It takes approximately 6h 12m to drive from Paris to Switzerland.

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Air France offers flights from Paris CDG Airport to Geneva Airport.

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There are 155+ 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 5€ - 9€.

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