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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 Nov 29 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

06:23PMParis Gare de Lyon4h03 10:26PMZürich HB
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$1361One-way
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06:23PMParis Gare de Lyon4h03 10:26PMZürich HB
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08:10PMParis Charles de Gaulle Airport1h20 09:30PMZurich Airport
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$1751One-way
08:50PMParis Charles de Gaulle Airport1h20 10:10PMZurich Airport
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$1731One-way
07:19AMParis Gare de Lyon4h07 11:26AMZürich HB
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$1561One-way

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Nov 28
$170SNCF | TGV Lyria
$80Flixbus
$218HOP!
Mon
Nov 29
$145SNCF | TGV Lyria
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$173Air France
Tue
Nov 30
$114SNCF | TGV Lyria
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$171Lufthansa Cityline
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Dec 1
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$131Swiss
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Dec 2
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$109Swiss
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Dec 3
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$109Swiss
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Dec 4
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Dec 5
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$133HOP!
Mon
Dec 6
$114SNCF | TGV Lyria
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$114Swiss
Tue
Dec 7
$96SNCF | TGV Lyria
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$95Swiss
Wed
Dec 8
$114SNCF | TGV Lyria
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Thu
Dec 9
$114SNCF | TGV Lyria
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$95Swiss
Fri
Dec 10
$125SNCF | TGV Lyria
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Sat
Dec 11
$77SNCF | TGV Lyria
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Sun
Dec 12
$78SNCF | TGV Lyria
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$108Lufthansa
Mon
Dec 13
$97SNCF | TGV Lyria
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$80Swiss
Tue
Dec 14
$43SNCF | TGV Lyria
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Wed
Dec 15
$52SNCF | TGV Lyria
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$68Air France
Thu
Dec 16
$97SNCF | TGV Lyria
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$68HOP!
Fri
Dec 17
$107SNCF | TGV Lyria
$92Flixbus
$80Swiss
Sat
Dec 18
$125SNCF | TGV Lyria
$80Flixbus
$156tab

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 are the international travel restrictions for Switzerland due to COVID-19 if I’m traveling between Paris and Zurich?

International travel from Paris, France to Zurich, Switzerland is: Partially open.

Can I enter Switzerland if coming from France?

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

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Zurich if traveling from Paris?

Conditions of entry:

  • 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
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What measures do I need to follow in Zurich, Switzerland due to the pandemic?

All travelers in Switzerland must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 11/26/21; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your upcoming trip between Paris and Zurich.

Are there restrictions on reentering France from Zurich, Switzerland due to the coronavirus pandemic?

The current restriction level for returning to Paris, France from Switzerland is: Partially open.

Am I allowed to reenter Paris, France from Zurich, Switzerland?

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

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Paris from Zurich?

  • 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
  • Health declaration required

Which rules do I need to follow in Paris, France regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to France must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

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

The information above was last checked on 11/26/21. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Paris from Zurich here.

What are the ways to get from Paris to Zurich?

There are 3 travel options from Paris to Zurich: bus, flight or train.

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

The cheapest way to get from Paris to Zurich is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $42 (€35) compared to other travel options to Zurich:

Taking a bus is usually $92 (€77) less than taking a flight to Zurich, which costs on average $133 (€112) for the same trip.

Taking a bus is about $176 (€148) less than taking a train, which costs on average $218 (€183) for this trip.

What is the fastest way to travel 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, getting to Zurich by bus can take on average 13 h 35 min.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 4 h 3 min   of travel time.

What is the distance between Paris and Zurich?

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

How many services a day are there between Paris and Zurich?

The average frequency per day from Paris to Zurich is:

  • Around 3 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Paris and Zurich as scheduled services by bus, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

When traveling from Paris to Zurich, where do I depart from Paris and where do I arrive in Zurich?

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

  • Most travelers board their bus from Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine) and arrive in Zürich, Bus-Parkplatz Sihlquai.
  • Most travelers take a flight from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport to Zurich Airport.
  • Most travelers take a train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Zürich HB.
Which travel operators can get me to Zurich from Paris?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Paris to Zurich:

  • You can travel between Paris and Zurich by bus with Flixbus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $42 (€35) with Flixbus from Paris to Zurich.
  • You can take a flight from Paris to Zurich with Swiss. Cheap tickets can be found for $133 (€112) with Swiss from Paris to Zurich.
  • You can go to Zurich from Paris by train with Deutsche Bahn with connection. You'll see cheap train tickets for $218 (€183) with Deutsche Bahn with connection from Paris to Zurich on Omio.
Is there a way to travel directly from Paris to Zurich?

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

  • You can check for a direct train to Zurich with SNCF | TGV Lyria with 3 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 route.

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Paris to Zurich?
Many of our customers traveling from Paris to Zurich don't make Zurich their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Zurich are Milan, Munich or Basel, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Zurich to any of these top destinations today!
How early should I buy tickets to Zurich from Paris online for the best deals?

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

  • Bus tickets cost on average $42 (€35) one way.
  • Plane tickets cost on average $133 (€112) one way.
  • Train tickets cost $218 (€183) 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.