How to travel from Paris to Zurich

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Travel Information to Zurich from Paris

distanceDistance303 miles (489 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain, bus or flight
priceTicket price range$42 - $97
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $42 (€36) • 12 h 35 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $97 (€84) • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixBus, Air France or SNCF | TGV Lyria

Take a train, bus or flight to travel 303 miles (489 km) from Paris to Zurich. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are FlixBus, Air France or SNCF | TGV Lyria among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Paris to Zurich.

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from Paris to Zurich

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

Our recommendation
bus

The best way to travel from Paris to Zurich is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

BlaBlaCar Bus
02:30PM14h50
Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine)
05:20AMZürich, Bus-Parkplatz Sihlquai
$591One-way
1 transfer
Cheapest
BlaBlaCar Bus
02:30PM14h50
Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine)
05:20AMZürich, Bus-Parkplatz Sihlquai
$591One-way
1 transfer
Fastest
Swiss
08:20PM1h10
Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG)
09:30PMZurich Airport (ZRH)
$5151One-way
0 transfers
Other options
SNCF | TGV Lyria
02:22PM4h38
Paris Gare de Lyon
07:00PMZürich Hbf
$2021One-way
1 transfer
SNCF | TGV Lyria
06:22PM4h38
Paris Gare de Lyon
11:00PMZürich Hbf
$1991One-way
0 transfers
SNCF | TGV Lyria
02:22PM5h02
Paris Gare de Lyon
07:24PMZürich Hbf
$2021One-way
1 transfer
FlixBus
10:00PM12h35
Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine)
10:35AMZurich
$1581One-way
1 transfer
Vueling
12:50PM8h30
Paris Orly Airport (ORY)
09:20PMZurich Airport (ZRH)
$2791One-way
1 transfer
Vueling
09:55PM11h00
Paris Orly Airport (ORY)
08:55AMZurich Airport (ZRH)
$2631One-way
1 transfer
Vueling
12:20PM9h00
Paris Orly Airport (ORY)
09:20PMZurich Airport (ZRH)
$2991One-way
1 transfer

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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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Travel between Paris and Zurich on FlixBus, Eurowings and KLM travel with Omio. When comparing schedules and tickets, we will also show you other options with multiple connections or other travel modes if they’re available.

TGV is a high-speed train company based in France with trains from Paris to Zurich. It operates a fleet of modern, high-speed trains that can reach speeds of up to 320 km/h. The TGV offers a variety of train types, including the TGV Duplex, TGV Lyria, TGV InOui, and TGV OuiGo. Each train type offers different amenities, such as Wi-Fi, power outlets, and comfortable seating. The TGV also offers a variety of ticket types, including Standard, Flexi, and Prem's. Onboard facilities include a bar, restaurant, and luggage storage. The most popular routes for TGV are Paris to Lyon, Paris to Marseille, and Paris to Lille.

    FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost travel 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 travel at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight travel 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 travel journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.

      Vueling is one of Spain’s leading low-cost airlines where you can choose between Basic, Optima or Time Flex tickets for your next travel between Paris and Zurich.

        FAQs: Travel from Paris to Zurich

        FAQs: Travel to Zurich 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 Paris to Zurich.
        FAQs

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

        The cheapest way to get from Paris to Zurich is by taking a bus with average ticket prices of $42 (€36) compared to other travel options to Zurich:

        Taking a bus costs $55 (€48) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $97 (€84) for the same trip.

        Taking a bus costs $34 (€29) less than taking a train, which costs on average $75 (€65) for the same trip.

        The fastest way to get to Zurich from Paris is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 10 min.

        Other travel options to Zurich take longer:

        Getting to Zurich by bus takes 12 h 35 min on average.

        Taking a train requires on average 4 h 4 min of travel time.

        Zurich is approximately 303 miles (489 km) away from Paris.

        The average frequency per day from Paris to Zurich is:

        • Around 1 bus per day.
        • Around 6 trains per day.

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

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

        • Most travelers board their plane from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport and arrive in Zurich Airport.
        • Most travelers take a train from Paris Gare du Nord to Zürich Hbf.

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

        • You can travel by bus from Paris to Zurich with FlixBus, BlaBlaCar, BlaBlaCar Bus, Ourbus or Eurolines Switzerland, and you can find FlixBus Paris to Zurich tickets for $42 (€36) on Omio.
        • You can travel between Paris and Zurich by flight with Air France, SWISS, Air Baltic, LAER, Edelweiss Air, Lufthansa, Vueling Airlines, KLM, Lufthansa Cityline (2), Air Dolomiti, Eurowings, KLM Cityhopper, Air Serbia, Austrian Airlines, SAS or CityJet. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $97 (€84) with Vueling Airlines from Paris to Zurich.
        • You can go to Zurich from Paris by train with SNCF | TGV Lyria, SNCF | TGV INOUI, Deutsche Bahn, SNCF ICE, TGV, SNCF TER, TGV INOUI or SBB. You'll see cheap train tickets for $75 (€65) with SNCF | TGV Lyria from Paris to Zurich on Omio.

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

        • You can check for a direct bus to Zurich with FlixBus with 1 direct bus per day.
        • You can find 5 direct trains per day to take to Zurich with SNCF | TGV Lyria or TGV INOUI.

        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.

        Omio customers who travel from Paris to Zurich often also extend their vacation to go to Milan, Munich, Vienna or Lucerne. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Zurich and these popular destinations at a great price.
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