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Cheap bus tickets and times from Zurich to Paris

Showing times and prices for May 26

Cheapest

Fastest Journey

13 h 20 m

Average

14 h 30 m

Buses per day

2

Distance

489 km

Cheap bus tickets from Zurich to Paris start from $56 with an average ticket price of $93.

The fastest bus from Zurich to Paris takes 13h 20m in comparison to an average duration of 14h 30m and covers a distance of 489 km.

2 buses leave Zurich for Paris every day with It's difficult to get from Zurich to Paris without transferring at least once. travelling directly.

Cheapest
BlaBlaCar Bus
07:45PM15h40
Zürich, Bus-Parkplatz Sihlquai
11:25AMParis, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine)
$561One-way
1 transfer
BlaBlaCar
08:50AM7h00
Zurich
03:50PMParis
$901One-way
0 transfers
2nd Cheapest
FlixBus
05:20PM13h20
Zurich
06:40AMParis, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine)
$1321One-way
1 transfer

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Overview: Bus from Zurich to Paris

distanceDistance303 miles (489 km)
durationAverage bus duration13 h 20 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$73 (€63)
frequencyBus frequency1 a day
changesDirect busYes, there is 1 direct bus a day
carriersBus companiesFlixBus, BlaBlaCar, BlaBlaCar Bus or Ourbus

Buses from Zurich to Paris cover the 303 miles (489 km) long route taking on average 13 h 20 min with our travel partners like FlixBus, BlaBlaCar, BlaBlaCar Bus or Ourbus. Normally, there is 1 bus operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest bus tickets for this trip for as low as $40 (€35), but the average price of bus tickets is $73 (€63).

Bus providers: BlaBlaCar, FlixBus and Ourbus from Zurich to Paris

BlaBlaCar, FlixBus and Ourbus buses will get you between Zurich and Paris from $29 (€25). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best bus times and tickets for your trip.

FlixBus is one of Europe's leading low-cost bus companies, founded in Germany and offering long-distance bus services in Europe and the U. S. FlixBus also operates overnight buses on select routes throughout Europe. Standard amenities on FlixBus include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long bus journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets. You can even purchase snacks and drinks onboard. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on luggage and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for extra luggage and specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat.

Zurich to Paris bus information with FlixBus:

  • Average Duration: 13 h 20 min
  • Cheapest Price: $50
  • FlixBus frequency: 1 a day

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.


FAQs: Bus from Zurich to Paris

FAQs: Take the bus from Zurich to Paris with ease. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have the information you need to know so you can find the best option from Zurich to Paris.
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Cheap bus tickets from Zurich to Paris can start from as little as $40 (€35) when you book in advance. The average bus ticket price for Zurich to Paris is $73 (€63); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The bus time between Zurich and Paris is on average 13 h 20 min   for the 303 mile (489 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go between Zurich and Paris by bus can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first bus from Zurich to Paris leaves at 9: 50 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last bus from Zurich to Paris leaves at 9: 50 PM.
Yes, there is 1 direct bus a day from Zurich to Paris with FlixBus. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer direct buses.
Take the Zurich to Paris bus with FlixBus, BlaBlaCar, BlaBlaCar Bus or Ourbus. However, it's always good to check out all possible bus companies for the route to Paris from Zurich as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
The cheapest month to travel from Zurich to Paris by bus is September.
You have options as you can travel from Zurich to Paris 3 different ways: train, bus or flight.

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