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You can get from Paris to Zurich by train, bus or flight.
To get from Paris to Zurich on Aug 5 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
Find all the dates and times for this journey by train, bus, and flight, .
|Distance||303 miles (489 km)|
|Available travel modes||Flight, bus or train|
|Ticket price range||$49 - $109|
|Cheapest mode||Bus • $49 (€39) • 13 h 50 min|
|Fastest mode||Flight • $109 (€87) • 1 h 15 min|
|Popular travel companies||Swiss, 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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Travel between Paris, France and Zurich, Switzerland is: Partially open.
International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France.
Conditions of entry into Switzerland:
To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Switzerland has imposed the following measures:
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.
The restriction level for your return to Paris, France from Switzerland is: Partially open.
Entry into France is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland.
Conditions of reentry into France:
You should observe these safety measures in France as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
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.
There are 3 ways to travel between Paris and Zurich including taking a flight, bus or train.
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.
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.
The distance from Paris to Zurich is approximately 303 miles (489 km).
These are the most popular departure and arrival points 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:
Yes, there are direct routes from Paris to Zurich with the following travel companies:
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.
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:
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.
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