There are 11 ways to get from Paris to Zermatt 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  •  7 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Lausanne Tgv
  2. Take the train from Lausanne to Visp 90

$162 - $235

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Bus, train  •  11 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy to Geneva - Bus station Ouibus
  2. Take the train from Genève to Visp 90

$106 - $192

9 alternative options

Bus  •  16 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Paris Gallieni to Aosta

$123 - $193

Drive  •  7 h 23 min

  1. Drive from Paris to Zermatt 425.9 miles

$90 - $140

Fly Paris Orly to Geneva, train  •  8 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Geneva (GVA) ORY - GVA
  2. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Visp
  3. Take the train from Visp to Zermatt

$126 - $355

Fly Paris CDG to Geneva, train  •  8 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Geneva (GVA) CDG - GVA
  2. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Visp
  3. Take the train from Visp to Zermatt

$138 - $397

Fly Paris CDG to Milan Malpensa, bus, train  •  8 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) CDG - MXP
  2. Take the bus from Malpensa, aeroporto to Domodossola, Stazione
  3. Take the train from Brig Bahnhofplatz to Zermatt

$131 - $309

Fly Paris Orly to Milan Malpensa, bus, train  •  8 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) ORY - MXP
  2. Take the bus from Malpensa, aeroporto to Domodossola, Stazione
  3. Take the train from Brig Bahnhofplatz to Zermatt

$124 - $327

Fly Paris Orly to Milan Linate, train  •  8 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Milan Linate (LIN) ORY - LIN
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Brig
  3. Take the train from Brig Bahnhofplatz to Zermatt

$118 - $361

Fly Paris Orly to Lyon, train  •  10 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Lyon (LYS) ORY - LYS
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
  3. Take the train from Genève to Visp

$182 - $483

Fly Paris CDG to Turin, train  •  10 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Turin (TRN) CDG - TRN
  2. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Milano Centrale
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Brig
  4. Take the train from Brig Bahnhofplatz to Zermatt

$137 - $426

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The cheapest way to get from Paris to Zermatt is to drive which costs 75€ - 120€ and takes 7 h 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Zermatt is to train which costs 130€ - 200€ and takes 7 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Paris to Zermatt. However, there are services departing from Paris Gare de Lyon and arriving at Zermatt via Lausanne and Visp. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 10 min.

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The distance between Paris and Zermatt is 514 km. The road distance is 681.4 km.

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The best way to get from Paris to Zermatt without a car is to train which takes 7 h 10 min and costs 130€ - 200€.

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It takes approximately 7 h 10 min to get from Paris to Zermatt, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Paris to Zermatt is to train which takes 7 h 10 min and costs 130€ - 200€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 100€ - 170€ and takes 16 h 51 min.

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

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Paris to Zermatt train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Visp station.

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Map of how to get from Paris to Zermatt.
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  • Distance: 321.1 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 10 min

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

You can take a train from Paris to Zermatt via Lausanne and Visp in around 7 h 10 min. Alternatively, Eurolines FR operates a bus from Paris to Zermatt 5 times a week. Tickets cost $85 - $130 and the journey takes 10 h 54 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $360
Flights from Paris CDG to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $600
Flights from Paris Orly to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $380
Flights from Paris CDG to Turin
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $600
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $240
Flights from Paris CDG to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from Paris Orly to Milan Malpensa via Toulouse
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $280
Flights from Paris Orly to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $310
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $360
Flights from Paris CDG to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $430
Flights from Paris CDG to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $650
Flights from Paris CDG to Turin
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$25 - $160
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Turin via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Paris CDG to Turin via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $250
Aigle Azur
Website
aigle-azur.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Paris CDG to Geneva via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Geneva via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $3,500
Blue Air
Website
blueairweb.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Turin
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$25 - $160
Train operators
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$95 - $110
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$95 - $110
1st Class
$130 - $190
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
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 Lausanne to Visp
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Visp
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Visp
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lyon-Part-Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
MGB
Website
matterhorngotthardbahn.ch
Train from Visp to Zermatt
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $45
Website
matterhorngotthardbahn.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
2nd Class Ticket
$21 - $25
1st Class Ticket
$35 - $45
Train from Brig Bahnhofplatz to Zermatt
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $60
Website
matterhorngotthardbahn.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
2nd Class Ticket
$27 - $32
1st Class Ticket
$45 - $60
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Brig
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
Trenitalia Frecce

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 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 to Geneva - Bus station
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
Ouibus
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Paris Gallieni to Aosta
Ave. Duration
10 h 54 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Malpensa, aeroporto to Domodossola, Stazione
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Autoservizi Comazzi srl
Phone
0322 844 862
Email
comazzi@comazzibus.com
Website
comazzibus.com
Bus from Malpensa Airport T1 to Domodossola
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Schedules at
comazzibus.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Paris to Zermatt is 681 km. It takes approximately 7 h 23 min to drive from Paris to Zermatt.

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easyJet offers flights from Paris Orly Airport to Geneva Airport.

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There are 1488+ hotels available in Zermatt. Prices start at $82 USD per night.

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

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