There are 8 ways to get from Zürich to Paris 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  •  4h 6m

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

95€ - 130€

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Bus  •  9h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine N99

30€ - 45€

6 alternative options

Drive  •  6h 14m

  1. Drive from Zürich to Paris Gallieni 658.6 km

75€ - 120€

Fly Zurich to Paris CDG  •  4h 13m

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

58€ - 218€

Train to Mulhouse, fly to Paris Orly  •  4h 22m

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

104€ - 371€

Train to Basel, fly to Paris CDG  •  5h 32m

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

93€ - 348€

Fly Zurich to Paris Orly  •  6h 18m

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

89€ - 391€

Train to Stuttgart, fly to Paris CDG  •  7h 1m

  1. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Boeblingen
  2. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Paris CDG (CDG) STR - CDG

127€ - 318€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Paris is to bus which costs SFr 35 - SFr 45 and takes 9h 50m.

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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 6m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Zurich and arriving at Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine. Services depart once daily, and operate Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 9h 50m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Zuerich Hb and arriving at Paris Gare De Lyon. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 6m.

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The distance between Zürich and Paris is 489 km. The road distance is 658.6 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Paris without a car is to train which takes 4h 6m and costs SFr 100 - SFr 140.

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The train from Zuerich Hb to Paris Gare De Lyon takes 4h 6m including transfers and departs every four hours.

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

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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 6m and costs SFr 100 - SFr 140. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 35 - SFr 45 and takes 9h 50m, you could also fly, which costs SFr 60 - SFr 240 and takes 4h 13m.

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Map of how to get from Zürich to Paris.
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  • Distance: 488.9 km
  • Duration: 4h 6m

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

TGV inOui operates a train from Zuerich Hb to Paris Gare De Lyon every 4 hours. Tickets cost 95€ - 130€ and the journey takes 4h 6m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Zurich to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine once daily. Tickets cost 30€ - 45€ and the journey takes 9h 50m. Eurolines CH also services this route 3 times a week.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Zurich to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 230€
Flights from Mulhouse to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 420€
Flights from Basel to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 260€
Flights from Zurich to Paris Orly via Paris CDG, Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
1700€ - 12000€
Flights from Zurich to Paris Orly via Paris CDG, Clermont-Ferrand
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1700€ - 12000€
Flights from Stuttgart to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 380€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Paris CDG via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
160€ - 430€
Flights from Zurich to Paris CDG via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 430€
Flights from Zurich to Paris CDG via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 200€
Flights from Basel to Paris CDG via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 490€
Flights from Zurich to Paris Orly via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 700€
Flights from Stuttgart to Paris CDG via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 1100€
Flights from Stuttgart to Paris CDG via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 1100€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 200€
Flights from Stuttgart to Paris CDG via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 700€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Basel to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 260€
Flights from Stuttgart to Paris CDG via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 380€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Zurich to Paris Orly via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 650€
Flights from Zurich to Paris Orly via Malaga
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 650€
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Zurich to Paris Orly via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
6h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1200€ - 4000€
Flights from Zurich to Paris Orly via Porto
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 850€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Zurich to Paris Orly via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
5h 37m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
95€ - 650€
Tunisair
Website
tunisair.com
Flights from Zurich to Paris Orly via Tunis
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
220€ - 1500€
Flights from Zurich to Paris Orly via Djerba
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
220€ - 1500€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Zurich to Paris Orly via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 480€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Zurich to Paris Orly via Madrid
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 650€
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 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
95€ - 130€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
95€ - 110€
1st Class
100€ - 130€
Train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
24€ - 35€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
30€ - 35€
1st Class
24€ - 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 Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
30€ - 55€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zuerich Hb to Boeblingen
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
60€ - 110€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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
53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
23€ - 35€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
14€ - 20€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
15€ - 21€
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Bus operators
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zurich to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
9h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Zurich to Paris
Ave. Duration
8h 12m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
35€ - 70€
Book at
eurolines.ch

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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 bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Zürich to Paris is 659 km. It takes approximately 6h 14m to drive from Zürich to Paris.

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

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

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There are 5427+ hotels available in Paris. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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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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