The cheapest buses from Zurich to Paris

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Cheapest

$48

Average

$51

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Zurich to Paris will cost around $ 51 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 48.

08:00AMZurich7h10 03:10PMParis
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$481One-way
01:00PMZurich7h20 08:20PMParis
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$541One-way

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Sep 23
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Sep 24
$177SNCF | TGV Lyria
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Sep 25
$190SNCF | TGV Lyria
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Sep 27
$141SNCF | TGV Lyria
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Sep 28
$118SNCF | TGV Lyria
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Sep 30
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Oct 1
$228Deutsche Bahn
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Oct 2
$190SNCF | TGV Lyria
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Oct 3
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Oct 4
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Oct 5
$118SNCF | TGV Lyria
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Oct 6
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Oct 7
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$139Swiss
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Oct 8
$150SNCF | TGV Lyria
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Oct 9
$228Deutsche Bahn with connection
$55Flixbus
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Oct 10
$228Deutsche Bahn with connection
$56Flixbus
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Oct 11
$118SNCF | TGV Lyria
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Oct 12
$109SNCF | TGV Lyria
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The fastest buses from Zurich to Paris

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Fastest Journey

7 h 10 m

Average

7 h 15 m

Buses per day

2

Distance

489 km

Of the 2 buses that leave Zurich for Paris every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct buses cover the 489 km distance in an average of 7 h 15 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 7 h 10 m .

The slowest buses will take 7 h 20 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

08:00AMZurich7h10 03:10PMParis
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01:00PMZurich7h20 08:20PMParis
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$541One-way

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Bus Information between Zurich and Paris

distanceDistance303 miles (489 km)
durationAverage bus duration13 h 25 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$56 (€45)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus providersFlixbus, BlaBlaCar, Eurolines France, Eurolines Switzerland, Union Ivkoni International or Ouibus

Buses from Zurich to Paris cover the 303 miles (489 km) long trip taking on average 13 h 25 min with our travel partners like Flixbus, BlaBlaCar, Eurolines France, Eurolines Switzerland, Union Ivkoni International or Ouibus. There are direct bus services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $56 (€45), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $32 (€26). Travelers depart most frequently from Zürich HB and arrive in Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine).

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FlixBus between Zurich and Paris

Find the best buses from Zurich to Paris with Omio's travel partners FlixBus from $32 (€26). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best journey.

FlixBus

Flixbus is one of Europe's biggest bus companies which was created in Germany and offers bus services around Europe and US. Flixbus offers only one ticket type called Standard for your upcoming bus trip from Zurich to Paris.

It’s easy to book your FlixBus bus ticket between Zurich and Paris online with Omio! Simply check the current FlixBus bus schedules for your ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best route between Zurich and Paris as well as relevant travel information (such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard) for that bus and book cheap FlixBus bus tickets online. Prices for FlixBus buses between Zurich and Paris start at $32 (€26) one-way if you book in advance, and you can expect to travel around 303 miles (489 km). If you search for FlixBus buses in the Omio app, you can check straight away if the FlixBus tickets are mobile tickets, which makes it easier than ever to go paperless when traveling by bus from Zurich to Paris. Let Omio do all the work for you finding the best Zurich to Paris FlixBus bus ticket so you can enjoy a smooth and comfortable journey!

These are FlixBus' ticket policies for COVID-19 for the bus between Zurich and Paris:

  • 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 Zurich to Paris

When planning travel from the Swiss city to the French capital, passengers should plan ahead. Departures vary from day to day, with direct routes only available on certain days of the week. Flixbus offer direct routes on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, with journey times of around 10 hours. Indirect routes are available every day of the week, with a range of transfer stations, though journey times vary significantly ranging from around 10 hours to closer to 24 hours.

Which bus companies travel from Zurich to Paris?

All direct routes are offered by Flixbus, the German intercity coach service, who also offer indirect buses. Other providers of indirect journeys include Eurolines and French carrier Ouibus. Eurolines offers the most indirect services, with one departure from Zurich, but multiple route options for travelers who may wish to spend a bit of time in another European city.

How long is the bus from Zurich to Paris?

The journey time between Zurich and Paris varies significantly depending on the route and time of travel. The fastest journey is the Flixbus direct service leaving Zurich at 9:00 p.m. and traveling overnight, with a journey time of 9 hours 50 minutes. Indirect services range in length, the fastest being the Eurobus overnight service, taking just 10 hours, involving one change at Strasbourg.

How many buses are there from Zurich to Paris?

Whichever day passengers decide to travel, they should have several departures to choose from, though these services are not always direct. If direct travel is essential, passengers can opt for the Flixbus service that departs on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday. On a Tuesday, Thursday and over the weekend, there is at least one departure from Zurich per day by both Ouibus and Eurolines buses, with Eurolines offering passengers a choice of transfer stations and length of wait times.

What are the departure and arrival stations for buses from Zurich to Paris?

Departure station: Passengers will depart from Zurich Bus-Parkplatz Sihlquai. The bus stop is part of Zurich Central train station, so passengers can arrive by rail, and close to the Sihlquai tram stop.

Arrival station: Passengers will arrive at Gare Routière Galliéni in Paris located in Bagnolet in the east of Paris. Onward travel is easy with the station served by several Parisian bus lines as well as the Metro lines from Gallieni station, which allows passengers to access Charles de Gaulle airport.

Walking Around in Paris

Paris is a lovely city of quiet beauty paired with scenic, breathtaking views. To experience everything that the 'City of Lights' has to offer, walking is a great way to explore. Start your walk in the city center at Place de la Concorde then proceed right into the heart of Paris, in the 8th arrondissement. The walk will then take you to the Louvre Museum. After you enjoy world famous art in the museum, you can get a dose of Paris culture and history in the surrounding gardens. Strolling along the banks of the Seine will leave you feeling refreshed and lead you to the historical Invalides. If you walk for about twenty minutes, you will reach the awe-inspiring Eiffel Tower, and can then proceed to the Parisian market. Here you can buy just about anything, from fresh vegetables to the best cheese Paris has to offer. A walk through the Le Marais will let you enjoy the vintage boutiques lining the streets. You can end the walk at the Pompidou and appreciate the contemporary art of Paris.


Coffee Shops in Paris

Coffee drinking is a timeless Parisian way of life, which has seen famous artists and writers such as Picasso and Guy de Maupassant taking their coffee breaks in traditional cafes. Contrary to modern practice, historic cafes such as Le Select, Café de la Paix and Café de Flore in Paris had cigarette smoke wafting through the air, as customers were served hot espresso and fresh baguettes. The emergence of third-wave coffee shops such as the famous Ob-La-Di Café, the charming Boot Café, and Fragments in the Marais neighborhood have since seen cigarette smoking being banned indoors, however the traditional atmosphere remains. Third-wave coffee shops incorporate a striking contemporary setting and offer a wide array of iconic pastries and desserts, including crepes, crème brulee, cake, macarons, profiterole, and the highly favored Parisian croissants. These are designed to satisfy different appetites, particularly for those who have a sweet tooth. Most third-wave coffee shops in Paris have in-house bakeries. The most significant similarity between traditional and third-wave coffee shops in Paris is that they incorporate both indoor and outdoor seating areas. Newspapers, journals, and magazines are provided to customers with outdoor sitting areas, allowing coffee enthusiasts to take in the sights and sounds of Paris as they enjoy their chosen delights.


Eating in Paris

The city of Paris is famous for being one of the top foodie destinations in the world. Paris is home to over one hundred Michelin star restaurants that produce some of the best dishes in the world. Food is an important part of the culture of Paris and great care is taken to make sure that every bite is savored and every meal celebrated. Eat like a local and pick up a croissant or any freshly baked pastry for breakfast, all of which can be enjoyed while walking through the streets of Paris. One of the best places to pick up a delicious pastry is from Angelina's, a small bakery on the Rue de Rivoli which has been in operation since 1903. The Parisians like to have a long lunch at one of the city's famous and authentic bistros, such as Le Patruche in the 9th arrondissement, or La Rotisserie in the 5th arrondissement. Book in advance for a dinner at L'Astrance where Chef Pascal Barbot creates unique dishes that are popular with both locals and international visitors. Try the buttermilk and burnt toast crumb soup for a taste sensation. Vegetarians and those with food allergies are well-catered for in Paris as well.


Best Time to Visit Paris

Paris is a cosmopolitan city, boasting a booming economy, proud cultural heritage, and numerous sights. Something interesting is always happening in Paris, the city of lights. For the avid traveler, there are many things to see all year round, but the best time to tour Paris is from June to August. The weather is perfect for exploring the outdoors, and the different colors in the squares and gardens of Paris are breathtaking during this time. Vacationers can always relax and have fun by the River Seine. Other summer activities include outdoor concerts and festivals. Spring is also a good time to visit Paris, when tourists can enjoy the blossoming flowers in many parks around the city. Spring stretches from March to May. The offseason, which is during fall and winter, is a rather quiet time of year to visit Paris. Some travelers take advantage of these months as there are thinner crowds. Travelers have a great opportunity to stroll around the Eiffel Tower without any rush or can peacefully admire the painting of Mona Lisa without waiting in a long queue. Whatever time of year you visit the city of lights, there are highlights that you should be sure to see during your trip.


Public Transport in Paris

Paris is one of the most visited European cities, and has countless attractions. Therefore, any visitor to Paris needs to be able to make the best of the opportunity and see as much of the city as possible. Getting around Paris is easiest via the city's intricate public transport system, the RATP. The city's public transport comprises of buses, the metro, RER lines, and Commuter Rails, though the metro is by far the most efficient mode of transportation in Paris. It operates from Monday to Sunday and has a total of 380 stations, allowing easy access to all Paris has to offer. The bus system in Paris is fantastic as well, as you can actually see the city while you ride and get accustomed to its layout. With 58 lines, Paris' bus services can take you anywhere in the city at a reasonable rate. Maps indicating bus routes are available at bus stations, as well as at the Metro stations. Buses generally function from 6:30 a.m. up to 8:30 p.m., with a few extending their services till after midnight. The RER lines and Commuter Rails are like the metro only with fewer dedicated lines. These are more useful for short journeys through the city center.


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FAQs
What COVID-19 travel safety information and restrictions should I be aware of for my bus to Paris from Zurich?

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

Can I enter France from Switzerland?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland

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

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Exempted International Movement Certificate for travel required

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

All travelers in France must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 9/21/21. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your bus to Paris from Zurich as this information can change.

Are there restrictions on returning to Switzerland from France by bus?

Return travel from France to Switzerland is: Partially open.

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

Entry into Switzerland 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?

Requirements for reentering:

  • 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
  • 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 requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

Last checked on 9/20/21. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your bus to Zurich from Paris.

What is the price of the cheapest bus from Zurich to Paris?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Zurich to Paris buses for as little as $32 (€26)  in the next 7 days.
How much does it cost to take a bus from Zurich to Paris?
In the next 7 days you can expect to pay on average $56 (€45)  for a bus ticket from Zurich to Paris.
How many miles is it from Zurich to Paris by bus?
When traveling this route you should expect the distance from Zurich to Paris by bus to be approximately 303 miles (489 km).
How long is a bus between Zurich and Paris on average?
The bus time between Zurich and Paris is on average 13 h 25 min  for the 303 miles (489 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go from Zurich to Paris by bus can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
When traveling by bus from Zurich to Paris, which bus station in Zurich do I depart from and which bus station in Paris do I arrive in?

When taking a bus from Zurich, you have a couple of bus stations you can depart from including Zürich, Bus-Parkplatz Sihlquai, Zürich, Bus-Parkplatz Sihlquai and Zurich, Main Station. When you arrive in Paris, your bus can arrive in bus stations including Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine), Paris, Pl. Du Panthéon and Paris, Paris (Bercy Seine).

Omio customers traveling this route book their buses from Zürich HB   to Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine).

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

The most popular departure bus station with passengers for this trip, called Zürich HB, is located 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city center of Zurich.

The most popular arrival bus station, Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine), is located 1 mile (s) / 2 km away from the city center of Paris.

Which bus providers can take me to Paris from Zurich?
For the best Zurich to Paris bus to buy, you can travel safely and comfortably with Flixbus, BlaBlaCar, Eurolines France, Eurolines Switzerland, Union Ivkoni International or Ouibus. However, it's always good to check all possible bus providers with services between Zurich and Paris to compare what amenities they may offer.
Is there a direct bus from Zurich to Paris?
Yes, you can search for direct buses from Zurich to Paris on Omio with BlaBlaCar, and you won’t need to transfer at another stop in between. Direct bus services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when traveling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you buy your bus ticket.
What are the first and last departure bus times from Zurich to Paris?
You can take the earliest bus from Zurich to Paris at 3: 20 PM   or take the last bus from Zurich to Paris leaving at 3: 20 PM. Look for the latest Zurich to Paris bus schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the bus for this route.
How far in advance should I book bus tickets to Paris from Zurich for the best deals?
If you buy the Zurich to Paris bus within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $56 (€45). However, booking your bus ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for buses between Zurich and 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.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines 3