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Overview: Bus from Zurich to Paris

distanceDistance303 miles (489 km)
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 journey with our travel partners like Flixbus, BlaBlaCar, Eurolines France, Eurolines Switzerland, Union Ivkoni International or Ouibus. There are direct bus services available. Travelers depart most frequently from Zürich HB and arrive in Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine).

Bus companies: FlixBus from Zurich to Paris

You can travel by bus from Zurich to Paris with FlixBus. When you search Omio for times and tickets, we’ll show you the best deals available.

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.

    FlixBus' current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your bus from Zurich to Paris are the following:

    • 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.


    Travel Tips: Bus to Paris from Zurich

    Take the bus to Paris easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Zurich to Paris.
    FAQs

    Am I allowed to travel by bus from Zurich, Switzerland to Paris, France?

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

    What is the status of international entry into France from Switzerland?

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

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

    Conditions of entry:

    • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 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 tested. A positive test will result in mandatory quarantine

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

    When traveling in France, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

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

    The information above was last checked on 1/19/22. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your bus between Zurich and Paris before traveling.

    What restrictions are there on reentering Switzerland from Paris, France?

    The restriction level for your return bus to Zurich, Switzerland from Paris is: Partially open.

    Is my return bus 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?

    Conditions of reentry:

    • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
    • COVID-19 test required after arrival, between day 4 and day 7
    • 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:

    • Social distancing required: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
    • Face mask required: Mandatory

    Last checked on 1/20/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your bus to Zurich from Paris closer to your date of departure here here.

    What is the distance between Zurich and Paris by bus?

    You should expect to travel around 303 miles (489 km)  from Zurich to Paris by bus.

    What is the departure bus station in Zurich and arrival bus station in Paris?

    When taking the bus between Zurich and Paris, you can choose to depart from bus stations like Zürich, Bus-Parkplatz Sihlquai, Zürich, Bus-Parkplatz Sihlquai and Zurich, Main Station. Your route can end in bus stations such as Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine), Paris, Place du Pantheon (Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève) and Paris, La Défense.

    Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Zürich HB   and arrive in Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine).

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

    Passengers booking this route most frequently board their buses from Zürich HB and need to travel around 0.9 miles (1.5 km) from the city center to get to this bus station.

    Passengers arriving in Paris most often arrive at Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine) and need to travel around 1.8 miles (2.9 km) from this bus station to the city center.

    What bus companies go from Zurich to Paris?

    Take the Zurich to Paris bus with Flixbus, BlaBlaCar, Eurolines France, Eurolines Switzerland, Union Ivkoni International or Ouibus. However, it's always good to check out all possible bus providers for the route to Paris from Zurich as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

    When can I take the first bus from Zurich to Paris? When can I take the last bus for the day?

    You can take the earliest bus from Zurich to Paris at 8: 00 AM   or take the last bus from Zurich to Paris leaving at 8: 00 AM. Look for the latest Zurich to Paris bus schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the bus for this trip.