There are 7 ways to get from Paris to Zürich by train, bus, car or plane

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Train inOui TGV  •  4 h 14 min

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

$110 - $130

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Bus  •  10 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Paris, Paris to Zurich 099 / ...

$35 - $120

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Train SNCF  •  6 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Paris Est to Mulhouse Ville Ic
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB 36 / ...

$110 - $178

Drive  •  6 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Paris to Zürich 409.8 miles

$85 - $130

Fly Paris Orly to Mulhouse, train  •  4 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Mulhouse (MLH) ORY - MLH
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB

$93 - $375

Fly Paris CDG to Zurich  •  4 h 17 min

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

$83 - $292

Fly Paris CDG to Basel, train  •  5 h 20 min

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

$90 - $347

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Paris, Paris and arriving at Zurich. Services depart four times a week, and operate Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 10 h 30 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Paris Gare de Lyon and arriving at Zürich HB. Services depart five times a day, and operate Monday to Friday. The journey takes approximately 4 h 14 min.

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The distance between Paris and Zürich is 489 km. The road distance is 655.6 km.

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The best way to get from Paris to Zürich without a car is to train which takes 4 h 14 min and costs .

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The train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Zürich HB takes 4 h 14 min including transfers and departs five times a day.

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Paris to Zürich bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Paris, Paris station.

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Paris to Zürich 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 Zürich is to train which takes 4 h 14 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 10 h 30 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 4 h 17 min.

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The quickest flight from Paris Orly Airport to Mulhouse Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Paris to Zürich bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Zurich station.

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Map of how to get from Paris to Zürich.
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  • Distance: 305.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 14 min

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

inOui TGV operates a train from Paris to Zürich 5 times a day. Tickets cost $110 - $130 and the journey takes 4 h 14 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Paris to Zürich once daily. Tickets cost $35 - $65 and the journey takes 10 h 30 min. Two other operators also service this route.

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 Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $400
Flights from Paris CDG to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $470
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 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $400
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
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
Flights from Paris CDG to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$110 - $130
1st Class
$150 - $230
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Paris Est to Mulhouse Ville
Ave. Duration
4 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $95
1st Class
$95 - $150
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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
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
10 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Paris Gallieni to Zurich
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Paris to Zürich is 656 km. It takes approximately 6 h 10 min to drive from Paris to Zürich.

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

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There are 501+ hotels available in Zürich. Prices start at $89 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Paris to Paris Orly Airport is to bus which takes 15 min and costs .

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