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There are 9 ways to get from Paris to Switzerland by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Paris Orly to Mulhouse  •  2h 28m

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

$63 - $315

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Bus FlixBus  •  10h 21m

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

$43 - $70

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Fly Paris Orly to Geneva  •  3h 49m

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

$48 - $195

Fly Paris CDG to Geneva  •  4h 16m

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

$60 - $237

Fly Paris CDG to Basel  •  4h

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

$60 - $287

Fly Paris CDG to Zurich  •  4h 23m

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

$83 - $292

Train  •  4h 18m

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

$126 - $144

Bus Eurolines CH  •  8h 17m

  1. Take the bus from Paris to Zurich

$59 - $89

Drive  •  6h 10m

  1. Drive from Paris to Zürich 409.8 miles

$85 - $130

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

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Switzerland is to fly which costs 50€ - 280€ and takes 2h 28m.

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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 18m.

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The distance between Paris and Switzerland is 495 km. The road distance is 655.6 km.

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The best way to get from Paris to Switzerland without a car is to train which takes 4h 18m and costs 110€ - 130€.

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It takes approximately 2h 28m to get from Paris to Switzerland, including transfers.

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Paris to Switzerland train services, operated by inOui TGV, depart from Paris Gare de Lyon station.

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The best way to get from Paris to Switzerland is to fly which takes 2h 28m and costs 50€ - 280€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 110€ - 130€ and takes 4h 18m, you could also bus, which costs 50€ - 80€ and takes 8h 17m.

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The quickest flight from Paris Orly Airport to Mulhouse Airport is the direct flight which takes 55m.

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Paris to Switzerland train services, operated by inOui TGV, arrive at Zürich HB station.

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Map of how to get from Paris to Switzerland.
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  • Distance: 309.3 miles
  • Duration: 2h 28m

What companies run services between Paris, France and Switzerland?

Air France flies from Paris to Basel 3 times a day. Alternatively, inOui TGV operates a train from Paris to Zürich 5 times a day. Tickets cost $110 - $130 and the journey takes 4h 14m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Mulhouse
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $440
Flights from Paris CDG to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $360
Flights from Paris CDG to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $470
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $400
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $360
Flights from Paris CDG to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $430
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $400
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $240
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Paris CDG to Geneva via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
4h 14m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$110 - $130
1st Class
$150 - $230
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Paris to Zurich
Ave. Duration
8h 13m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $75
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eurolines.ch
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris, Paris to Zurich
Ave. Duration
10h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Paris to Switzerland is 656 km. It takes approximately 6h 10m 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 695+ hotels available in Switzerland. Prices start at $90 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Paris to Paris Orly Airport is to bus which takes 16m and costs 9€.

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