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

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Train  •  4 h 20 min

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

$110 - $130

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Bus  •  8 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Paris

$50 - $75

5 alternative options

Drive  •  6 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Paris 409.5 miles

$85 - $130

Fly Zurich to Paris CDG  •  4 h 10 min

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

$83 - $291

Train to Mulhouse, fly to Paris Orly  •  4 h 9 min

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

$99 - $378

Train to Basel, fly to Paris CDG  •  5 h 16 min

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

$93 - $346

Fly Zurich to Paris Orly  •  5 h 54 min

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

$119 - $583

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The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Paris is to bus which costs SFr 50 - SFr 75 and takes 8 h 12 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Paris is to train and fly which costs SFr 95 - SFr 380 and takes 4 h 9 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Zurich and arriving at Paris. Services depart three times a week, and operate Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 8 h 12 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Zürich HB and arriving at Paris Gare de Lyon. Services depart five times a day, and operate Monday to Friday. The journey takes approximately 4 h 20 min.

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The distance between Zürich and Paris is 489 km. The road distance is 655.2 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Paris without a car is to train which takes 4 h 20 min and costs SFr 110 - SFr 130.

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The train from Zürich HB to Paris Gare de Lyon takes 4 h 20 min including transfers and departs five times a day.

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Zürich to Paris bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, depart from Zurich station.

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

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The best way to get from Zürich to Paris is to train which takes 4 h 20 min and costs SFr 110 - SFr 130. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 50 - SFr 75 and takes 8 h 12 min, you could also fly, which costs SFr 80 - SFr 300 and takes 4 h 10 min.

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Map of how to get from Zürich to Paris.
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  • Distance: 305.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 20 min

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

inOui TGV operates a train from Zürich to Paris 5 times a day. Tickets cost $110 - $130 and the journey takes 4 h 20 min. Alternatively, Eurolines CH operates a bus from Zürich to Paris 3 times a week. Tickets cost $50 - $75 and the journey takes 8 h 12 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Zurich to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $400
Flights from Mulhouse to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $440
Flights from Basel to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $470
Flights from Zurich to Paris Orly via Paris CDG, Lyon
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Flights from Zurich to Paris CDG via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $400
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Zurich to Paris Orly via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $350
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Zurich to Paris Orly via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Paris Orly via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Paris CDG via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $480
Flights from Basel to Paris CDG via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Zurich to Paris Orly via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Zurich to Paris Orly via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $2,100
Flights from Zurich to Paris Orly via Porto
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $1,000
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Zurich to Paris CDG via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $480
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Zurich to Paris Orly via London City
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Air Malta
Website
airmalta.com
Flights from Zurich to Paris Orly via Malta
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,600
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Zürich HB to Paris Gare de Lyon
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$110 - $130
1st Class
$150 - $230
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $28
1st Class
$41 - $42
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 Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Zurich to Paris
Ave. Duration
8 h 12 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Book at
eurolines.ch

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

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Zürich to Paris bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, arrive at Paris station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Zürich to Paris is 655 km. It takes approximately 6 h 12 min to drive from Zürich to Paris.

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

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There are 5236+ hotels available in Paris. Prices start at $77 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Zurich Airport is to line 16 train which takes 13 min and costs SFr 10 - SFr 20.

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