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Bus Information to Zurich from Paris

distanceDistance303 miles (489 km)
durationAverage bus duration13 h 35 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$56 (€47)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus providersFlixbus, BlaBlaCar, Eurolines France, Ouibus, Isilines or Eurolines Switzerland

Buses from Paris to Zurich cover the 303 miles (489 km) long journey taking on average 13 h 35 min with our travel partners like Flixbus, BlaBlaCar, Eurolines France, Ouibus, Isilines or Eurolines Switzerland. There are direct bus services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $56 (€47), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $46 (€38). Travelers depart most frequently from Paris Gare de Lyon and arrive in Zürich, Bus-Parkplatz Sihlquai.

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Paris to Zurich with FlixBus

Travel from Paris to Zurich from $46 (€38) with Omio’s bus partners FlixBus! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most affordable journey for you.

FlixBus

FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost bus companies in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travelers in both continents the option to take a long-distance bus at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight buses on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on bag and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long bus journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.

  • Average Price: $46

When you buy your FlixBus bus tickets between Paris and Zurich don't forget to keep the following COVID-19 related policies in mind:

  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • All bookings can be canceled up to 15 minutes before departure (a fee may apply).
  • Cancellations made 30 days before departure are free of charge.
  • Canceled tickets are refunded as a voucher, which is valid for 12 months, and is the value of the original booking (minus a cancellation fee, if applicable).
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Buses from Paris to Zurich

Buses in Europe are an affordable way to travel between cities, with a number of companies servicing both domestic and international routes. Buses from Paris to Zurich are available on most days with the exception of Thursday and Saturday. A typical direct trip takes about 11 hours and 30 minutes. Flixbus buses usually have one change en route and there are 6 buses per day. Departures are in the morning or evening and journey times can vary dramatically depending on the service and the point of change.

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Paris to Zurich Bus Cost

Average prices for buses from Paris to Zurich when you book in advance

Booking Period

Average Price

Same Day

€68

1 Day in Advance

€36

1 Week in Advance

€36

2 Weeks in Advance

€36

1 Month in Advance

€33

3 Months in Advance

€33

Paris to Zurich Buses: General Information


While taking a bus is slower than both a flight or train, it is significantly cheaper and can take as little as 10 hours to arrive in Zurich.

  • autobus Most Paris to Zurich buses are run by Flixbus.
  • autobus Most buses are direct, depart from either Paris' Porte Maillot, Gare Routière Galliéni, Porte D'Orleans, or Quai de Bercy bus station and arrive at Zurich's Bus-Parkplatz Sihlquai.
  • autobus Journey Time: Traveling from Paris to Zurich by bus takes as little as 10 hours.
  • autobus Most travelers book their Paris to Zurich bus ticket 1 day in advance of the travel date.




Based on Omio's travel data, as the table above clearly illustrates, ticket prices on Paris to Zurich buses decrease the further they are booked in advance:

  • It is 47% cheaper on average to purchase a Paris to Zurich bus ticket a day in advance as opposed to at the station on the day of travel.
  • Paris to Zurich bus tickets are 51% cheaper on average when booked 1 month in advance as opposed to purchasing a bus ticket the day of.

Taking the Bus from Paris

Eurolines buses from Paris to Zurich set off from Paris Gallieni Porte Bagnolet while Flixbus departures are from Porte Maillot coach park. Paris' Gallieni bus station is an extremely busy bus interchange on the edge of the city and it is easy to reach by Metro (Line 3) or car on the Perepherique ring road. Porte Maillot is also easy to get to; the station is next to the Palais de Congres and the Bois de Boulogne and travelers can use the Metro (Line 1) to Porte Maillot or to nearby Pont de Levallois-Becon (Line 3).

Getting into Zurich by Bus

Zurich is known for its picturesque Old Town, famous lake and beautiful quayside buildings on the River Limmat. Sights like the Grossmunster and Fraumunster plus fine dining and entertainment attract visitors from around the world. Buses from Paris to Zurich terminate at Bus-Parkplatz Sihlquai, Ausstellungsstrasse 15. The station is next to the city's main railway station (Hauptbahnhof) at the head of the famous Bahnhofstrasse and within walking distance of the Old Town and city centre. Most tourist attractions can be easily accessed on foot while other parts of the city can be reached by S-Bahn trains from the rail station. Zurich has an excellent public transport network and local ZVV buses and trams also stop at the station. Daytime services terminate just after midnight, but night buses and trams are available at weekends. Travellers should remember that all tickets must be purchased and validated before using any form of public transport.

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FAQs
Are there any COVID-19 restrictions for international travel by bus between Paris and Zurich?

Travel by bus between Paris, France and Zurich, Switzerland is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Zurich from Paris restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Switzerland from Paris?

Entry Requirements:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 4 in quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the safety rules to follow in Zurich, Switzerland?

The government of Switzerland has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance required: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

The above information was last checked on 11/29/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your bus from Paris to Zurich closer to your date of departure here

What are the COVID-19 restrictions for my return trip to France from Zurich, Switzerland?

Return travel from Switzerland to France is: Partially open.

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Paris from Zurich?

Entry into France is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in France from Zurich?

Requirements for reentering:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be placed under state quarantine

What are the safety rules to follow in Paris, France?

The government of France has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

Last checked on 12/3/21. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your bus to Paris from Zurich.

How much does a cheap bus to Zurich from Paris cost?
Omio customers have found the cheapest buses from Paris to Zurich to cost as little as $46 (€38)  in the next 7 days.
How much is the bus from Paris to Zurich on average?
The bus price from Paris to Zurich is on average $56 (€47)  if you are looking to book your tickets for this journey in the next 7 days.
What is the distance from Paris to Zurich by bus?
The bus distance from Paris to Zurich is around 303 miles (489 km).
How long is a bus to Zurich from Paris on average?
On average the Paris to Zurich bus travel time is 13 h 35 min  for the 303 miles (489 km) long journey, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
Which bus station from Paris to Zurich do I depart from? Which Zurich bus station from Paris do I arrive in?

There are a few bus stations in Paris to start your journey from including Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine), Paris, Pl. Du Panthéon and Paris, La Défense. In Zurich you have a few bus station options to choose from for your arrival including Zürich, Bus-Parkplatz Sihlquai, Zürich, Bus-Parkplatz Sihlquai and Zurich, Main Station.

Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Paris Gare de Lyon   and arrive in Zürich, Bus-Parkplatz Sihlquai.

Where do I find the Paris bus station to Zurich? Where is the Zurich bus station?

The most popular departure bus station with passengers for this route, called Paris Gare de Lyon, is located 1.3 miles (2.1 km) from the city center of Paris.

The most popular arrival bus station, Zürich, Bus-Parkplatz Sihlquai, is located 1.2 miles (1.9 km) away from the city center of Zurich.

What bus providers offer a service between Paris and Zurich?
When taking a bus from Paris to Zurich, you can count on Flixbus, BlaBlaCar, Eurolines France, Ouibus, Isilines or Eurolines Switzerland for the best way to get you to Zurich. You can also check all possible bus companies who offer a service to Zurich from Paris and compare the amenities they offer before buying a bus ticket.
What time is the earliest bus from Paris to Zurich? What time is the last bus from Paris to Zurich?
The earliest bus for this trip departs from Paris at 8: 00 PM. The last bus leaves from Paris at 8: 00 PM. Check Omio for the latest bus schedule from Paris to Zurich and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
How far in advance should I purchase bus tickets from Paris to Zurich for the best deals?
If you book the Paris to Zurich bus within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $56 (€47). However, booking your bus ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for buses to Zurich from Paris. Look out for bus tickets for this journey to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.