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There are 6 ways to get from Paris to Zürich by train, bus, car or plane

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Train

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

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Paris Place du Pantheon to Zurich Limmatstrasse

Drive

  1. Drive from Paris Gallieni to Zürich

Fly Paris Charles de Gaulle to Zurich

  1. Fly from Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) to Zurich (ZRH)

Fly Paris Charles de Gaulle to Basel, train

  1. Fly from Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) to Basel (BSL)
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB

Fly Paris Orly to Zurich

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Zurich (ZRH)

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The cheapest way to get from Paris to Zürich is to bus which costs €30 - €45 and takes 10h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Zürich is to train which costs €95 - €130 and takes 4h 4m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Paris Place du Pantheon and arriving at Zurich Limmatstrasse. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10h 30m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Paris Gare De Lyon and arriving at Zuerich Hb. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 4m.

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The distance between Paris and Zürich is 489 km. The road distance is 659.5 km.

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The best way to get from Paris to Zürich without a car is to train which takes 4h 4m and costs €95 - €130.

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The train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Zuerich Hb takes 4h 4m including transfers and departs five times a day.

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Paris to Zürich bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, depart from Paris Place du Pantheon station.

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Paris to Zürich 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 Zürich is to train which takes 4h 4m and costs €95 - €130. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €30 - €45 and takes 10h 30m, you could also fly, which costs €85 - €320 and takes 4h 19m.

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Map of how to get from Paris to Zürich.
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  • Distance: 488.9 km
  • Duration: 4h 4m

What companies run services between Paris, France and Zürich, Switzerland?

TGV inOui operates a train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Zuerich Hb 5 times a day. Tickets cost SFr 90 - SFr 130 and the journey takes 4h 4m. Alternatively, Union Ivkoni operates a bus from Paris Place du Pantheon to Zurich Limmatstrasse twice daily. Tickets cost SFr 21 - SFr 30 and the journey takes 10h 30m. FlixBus also services this route twice daily.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 420
Flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Zurich via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 480
Flights from Paris Orly to Zurich via Geneva
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 390
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 480
Flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 280
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 550
Flights from Paris Orly to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 650
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Zurich via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 600
Flights from Paris Orly to Zurich via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 750
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Zurich via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 600
Flights from Paris Orly to Zurich via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 750
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Zurich via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 700
Flights from Paris Orly to Zurich via Porto
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 460 - SFr 1200
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
5 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 130
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 90 - SFr 110
1st Class
SFr 100 - SFr 130
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 24 - SFr 35
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 30 - SFr 35
1st Class
SFr 24 - SFr 29
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 Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 60
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
SBB GmbH
Phone
+49 (0) 7531 915109
Email
info@sbb-deutschland.de
Website
sbb-deutschland.de
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
SBB GmbH
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Paris Place du Pantheon to Zurich Limmatstrasse
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 21 - SFr 30
Website
Union Ivkoni
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris to Zurich Bus Station
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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The quickest flight from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Paris to Zürich bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, arrive at Zurich Limmatstrasse station.

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

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

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Lufthansa, Air France and Swiss offer flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport to Zurich Airport.

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Book your Paris to Zürich bus tickets online with Omio, Distribusion and FlixBus.

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There are 249+ hotels available in Zürich. Prices start at SFr 87 per night.

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The best way to get from Paris to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport is to train which takes 34 min and costs €5 - €8.

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