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There are 5 ways to get from Zürich to Paris by train, car or plane

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Train  •  4h 4m

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

95€ - 130€

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Fly Zurich to Paris CDG  •  4h 10m

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

63€ - 236€

3 alternative options

Drive  •  6h 9m

  1. Drive from Zürich to Paris Gallieni 657.1 km

70€ - 110€

Train to Basel, fly to Paris CDG  •  5h 11m

  1. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Paris CDG (CDG) BSL - CDG

102€ - 248€

Fly Zurich to Paris Orly  •  6h 27m

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

79€ - 289€

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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be asked to self-quarantine
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  • Mandatory installation of smart phone app for contact purposes
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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Domestic travel is restricted

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Paris is 800 130 000.

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

The social distance requirement in Paris is 1 metre.

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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Zürich to Paris is to drive, which costs SFr 80 - SFr 120 and takes 6h 9m.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Paris is to train which costs SFr 100 - SFr 140 and takes 4h 4m.

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

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The distance between Zürich and Paris is 489 km. The road distance is 657.1 km.

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

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

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Zürich to Paris train services, operated by TGV inOui, depart from Zuerich Hb station.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Paris is to train which takes 4h 4m and costs SFr 100 - SFr 140. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs SFr 65 - SFr 270 and takes 4h 10m.

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Paris CDG Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Zürich to Paris train services, operated by TGV inOui, arrive at Paris Gare De Lyon station.

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

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

TGV inOui operates a train from Zuerich Hb to Paris Gare De Lyon 4 times a day. Tickets cost 95€ - 130€ and the journey takes 4h 4m. Alternatively, Swiss and Air France fly from Zürich to Paris twice daily.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Zurich to Paris Orly via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 370€
Flights from Zurich to Paris Orly via Malaga
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 370€
Flights from Zurich to Paris Orly via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
100€ - 330€
Flights from Zurich to Paris Orly via Alicante
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 370€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Zurich to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 310€
Flights from Basel to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 250€
Flights from Zurich to Paris Orly via Nice
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 230€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Zurich to Paris Orly via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 370€
Flights from Zurich to Paris Orly via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
100€ - 330€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 550€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Zurich to Paris Orly via Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Friday
Estimated price
90€ - 260€
Flights from Zurich to Paris Orly via Nice
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 230€
Tunisair
Website
tunisair.com
Flights from Zurich to Paris Orly via Djerba
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
200€ - 750€
Flights from Zurich to Paris Orly via Tunis
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
200€ - 750€
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Zurich to Paris Orly via Porto
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 480€
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 Zuerich Hb to Paris Gare De Lyon
Ave. Duration
4h 4m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
95€ - 130€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
95€ - 110€
1st Class
100€ - 130€
Train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
24€ - 35€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
30€ - 35€
1st Class
24€ - 29€
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
23€ - 35€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
29€ - 55€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

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Yes, the driving distance between Zürich to Paris is 657 km. It takes approximately 6h 9m to drive from Zürich to Paris.

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Air France and Swiss offer flights from Zurich Airport to Paris CDG Airport.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Zurich Airport is to train which takes 13 min and costs SFr 3 - SFr 20.

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