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from Paris to Zurich

You can get from Paris to Zurich by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Paris to Zurich on Aug 5 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:30PMParis Charles de Gaulle Airport1h15 09:45PMZurich Airport
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$2391One-way
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01:30PMParis Charles de Gaulle Airport3h25 04:55PMZurich Airport
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$2291One-way
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09:50AMParis Charles de Gaulle Airport1h20 11:10AMZurich Airport
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$2851One-way
02:30PMParis Charles de Gaulle Airport2h50 05:20PMZurich Airport
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$2861One-way
12:50PMParis Charles de Gaulle Airport1h15 02:05PMZurich Airport
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$3231One-way

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Thu
Aug 5
$163SNCF | TGV Lyria
$64Flixbus
$229Lufthansa
Fri
Aug 6
$152SNCF | TGV Lyria
$66Flixbus
$172Swiss
Sat
Aug 7
$152SNCF | TGV Lyria
$59Flixbus
$247Swiss
Sun
Aug 8
$178SNCF | TGV Lyria
$64Flixbus
$237tab
Mon
Aug 9
$131SNCF | TGV Lyria
$60Flixbus
$149tab
Tue
Aug 10
$100SNCF | TGV Lyria
$76Union Ivkoni International
$149Swiss
Wed
Aug 11
$100SNCF | TGV Lyria
$63Flixbus
$127Swiss
Thu
Aug 12
$230Deutsche Bahn with connection
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Fri
Aug 13
$110SNCF | TGV Lyria
$50Flixbus
$89Swiss
Sat
Aug 14
$202Deutsche Bahn with connection
$49Flixbus
$225Swiss
Sun
Aug 15
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$204tab
Mon
Aug 16
$100SNCF | TGV Lyria
$60Flixbus
$89Swiss
Tue
Aug 17
$61SNCF | TGV Lyria
$73Union Ivkoni International
$89Swiss
Wed
Aug 18
$61SNCF | TGV Lyria
$60Flixbus
$74Swiss
Thu
Aug 19
$100SNCF | TGV Lyria
$45Flixbus
$74Swiss
Fri
Aug 20
$230Deutsche Bahn
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Sat
Aug 21
$230Deutsche Bahn
$45Flixbus
$74Swiss
Sun
Aug 22
$230Deutsche Bahn
$45Flixbus
$74Swiss
Mon
Aug 23
$90SNCF | TGV Lyria
$60Flixbus
$74Swiss
Tue
Aug 24
$230Deutsche Bahn with connection
$73Union Ivkoni International
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Travel Information to Zurich from Paris

distanceDistance303 miles (489 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, bus or train
priceTicket price range$49 - $109
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $49 (€39) • 13 h 50 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $109 (€87) • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesSwiss, Flixbus or SNCF | TGV Lyria

Travel 303 miles (489 km) by flight, bus or train between Paris and Zurich. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 15 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $49 (€39). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Swiss, Flixbus or SNCF | TGV Lyria among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight or train from Paris to Zurich.

Travel from Paris to Zurich: Journey Details

There are numerous public transportation options for travel between Paris and Zurich. These include bus, train and air travel. You may also opt for drive-share options and rental car travel. In general, bus travel is the most affordable option. Train and air travel both take about 4 hours, but train travel is more affordable.

Return trips from Zurich to Paris are also available.

How to get from Paris to Zürich

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Paris to Zürich, 87,02% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from Paris to Zürich and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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Buses from Paris to Zurich

Flixbus, Megabus, Postbus and Eurolines provide buses from Paris to Zurich. Flixbus and Eurolines provide direct bus journeys which depart at night from Paris Porte Maillot and arrive at Zurich Bus-Parkplatz Sihlquai 10:00m later. The bus departs at 23:30 p.m. and arrives at 9:30 a.m. Eurolines night buses depart at 22:00 p.m. and arrive at 9:30 a.m. - a journey of 11:30m. Flixbus also provides 1-stop journeys which depart from Paris, stop at Port Maillot and arrive at Zurich Bus-Parkplatz Sihlquai (around 21 hours).

Trains from Paris to Zurich

SNCF offers the TVG Lyria trains from Paris to Zurich. Trains depart from the Paris Gare du Nord train station and travel to Zurich Main station. Other trains depart from Paris Est, Paris Montparnasse station and Paris Charles de Gaulle train station. The train journey lasts about 4 hours.

Flights from Paris to Zurich

Swiss Air and Air France provide commuters with direct flights from Paris to Zurich. Flights depart from Charles de Gaulle airport and arrive at Zurich airport about 4 hours later. There are numerous flights during the morning, afternoon and evening. There are Air Berlin flights which make 1-stop between the cities. These flights depart from Paris Orly airport and take about 7 hours. You can travel to Orly from Paris using a rental car or bus.

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FAQs
What COVID-19 safety information and travel restrictions should I be aware of before I go to Zurich, Switzerland from Paris, France?

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

Can travelers from France enter Switzerland?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Zurich from Paris?

Conditions of entry into Switzerland:

  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Health declaration required

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Zurich, Switzerland?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Switzerland has imposed the following measures:

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

This information was last checked on 7/29/21. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey from Paris to Zurich.

Are there COVID-19 restrictions on returning to Paris, France from Zurich, Switzerland?

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

Is my journey back to Paris from Zurich restricted?

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

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Paris from Zurich?

Conditions of reentry into France:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • 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 coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Paris, France?

You should observe these safety measures in France as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

This information about your return travel to France was last checked on 8/3/21. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Paris from Zurich closer to your date of departure here.

How do I go from Paris to Zurich?

There are 3 ways to travel between Paris and Zurich including taking a flight, bus or train.

What is the cheapest way from Paris to Zurich?

The cheapest way to go to Zurich from Paris is by taking a bus, which costs on average $49 (€39).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Zurich:

A bus is $60 (€48) less than a flight for this trip with tickets for a flight from Paris to Zurich costing on average $109 (€87).

Taking a bus is usually $21 (€17) less than taking a train to Zurich, which costs on average $70 (€56) for the same trip.

What is the quickest way to get from Paris to Zurich?

The fastest way to get to Zurich from Paris is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 15 min.

Other travel options to Zurich can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 13 h 50 min.

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 4 h 4 min.

How far is Zurich from Paris?

The distance from Paris to Zurich is approximately 303 miles (489 km).

What are the departure and arrival points in Paris and in Zurich?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Paris to Zurich:

  • Flights mostly leave from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport and tend to arrive in Zurich Airport.
  • Buses from Paris to Zurich most often leave from Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine) and arrive in Zürich, Bus-Parkplatz Sihlquai.
  • Trains mostly depart from Paris Gare de Lyon and arrive in Zürich HB.
Which travel companies can get me from Paris to Zurich?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Paris to Zurich, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Swiss to go to Zurich by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Swiss Paris to Zurich tickets on Omio for $109 (€87).
  • Flixbus can get you to Zurich by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with Flixbus from Paris to Zurich for $49 (€39) on Omio.
  • Travel with SNCF | TGV Lyria to go to Zurich by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find SNCF | TGV Lyria Paris to Zurich tickets on Omio for $70 (€56).
Can I travel directly between Paris and Zurich?

Yes, there are direct routes from Paris to Zurich with the following travel companies:

  • You can find direct flights per day to take to Zurich with Swiss.
  • You can check for a direct train to Zurich with SNCF | TGV Lyria with direct trains per day.

Direct services to Zurich tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your journey.

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip from Paris to Zurich?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Paris to Zurich often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Milan, Munich or Basel. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Paris and Zurich itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Zurich and any of these top destinations today!
How early should I purchase Paris to Zurich tickets online to score the best deals?

When planning your trip from Paris to Zurich, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Plane tickets cost on average $109 (€87) one way.
  • Bus tickets cost $49 (€39) one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing $70 (€56) one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Paris to Zurich online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Paris
Zurich
Gare Paris Bercy
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Paris Gallieni Porte Bagnolet
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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
Paris Gare Montparnasse
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