How to travel from Paris to Zurich

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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 Sep 27 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

06:22PMParis Gare de Lyon4h04 10:26PMZürich HB
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11:05PMParis Charles de Gaulle Airport9h50 08:55AMZurich Airport
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04:22PMParis Gare de Lyon4h04 08:26PMZürich HB
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07:22AMParis Gare de Lyon4h04 11:26AMZürich HB
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03:25PMParis Orly Airport4h25 07:50PMZurich Airport
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1751One-way

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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

Travel from Paris, France to Zurich, Switzerland is: Unrestricted.

Is international entry into Zurich from Paris restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of France.

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

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Zurich, Switzerland?

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

  • Social distance requirement: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Regional advice

The above information was last verified on 9/18/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip between Paris and Zurich closer to your planned date of departure here.

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

Is my journey back to Paris from Zurich restricted?

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

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

Conditions of reentry into France:

  • There are no current restrictions

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: Recommended

This information about your return travel to France was last checked on 9/24/22. 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.

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

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