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from Zurich to Paris

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To get from Zurich to Paris on Jun 23 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:34AMZürich HB4h04 11:38AMParis Gare de Lyon
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05:50PMZurich Airport21h20 03:10PMParis Charles de Gaulle Airport
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Tue
Jun 22
$164SNCF | TGV Lyria
$66Flixbus
$282Swiss
Wed
Jun 23
$152SNCF | TGV Lyria
$59Flixbus
$399Lufthansa Cityline
Thu
Jun 24
$131SNCF | TGV Lyria
$57Flixbus
$178Swiss
Fri
Jun 25
$164SNCF | TGV Lyria
$59Flixbus
$178tab
Sat
Jun 26
$131SNCF | TGV Lyria
$59Flixbus
$178Swiss
Sun
Jun 27
$152SNCF | TGV Lyria
$59Flixbus
$143tab
Mon
Jun 28
$111SNCF | TGV Lyria
$53Flixbus
$187HOP!
Tue
Jun 29
$71SNCF | TGV Lyria
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$143Swiss
Wed
Jun 30
$111SNCF | TGV Lyria
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$337Lufthansa Cityline
Thu
Jul 1
$142SNCF | TGV Lyria
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$143Swiss
Fri
Jul 2
$152SNCF | TGV Lyria
$53Flixbus
$114Air France
Sat
Jul 3
$71SNCF | TGV Lyria
$62Flixbus
$129Swiss
Sun
Jul 4
$111SNCF | TGV Lyria
$53Flixbus
$128tab
Mon
Jul 5
$231Deutsche Bahn
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$129Swiss
Tue
Jul 6
$62SNCF | TGV Lyria
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$110Swiss
Wed
Jul 7
$62SNCF | TGV Lyria
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$110Swiss
Thu
Jul 8
$81SNCF | TGV Lyria
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$110Swiss
Fri
Jul 9
$81SNCF | TGV Lyria
$55Flixbus
$110Swiss
Sat
Jul 10
$62SNCF | TGV Lyria
$59Flixbus
$110Swiss
Sun
Jul 11
$120SNCF | TGV Lyria
$62Flixbus
$110tab
Mon
Jul 12
$71SNCF | TGV Lyria
$53Flixbus
$95Swiss

Travel from Zurich to Paris: Journey Details

Flying is the fast and convenient method for traveling from Zurich to Paris, with direct flights taking just over 1 hour. Travelers can make the journey in just over 4 hours on high-speed TGV Lyria trains from Zurich's main rail station. Those looking for an affordable alternative might consider bus or car share services which can take from 7 to 11 hours.

Return trips from Paris to Zurich are also available.

How to get from Zürich to Paris

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Zürich to Paris, 86,11% 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 Zürich to Paris 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 Zurich to Paris

Flixbus operates a nightly direct buses from Zurich to Paris. An average journey takes between 10 and 11 hours and arrives in Paris for early morning. Eurolines also run buses each evening from Zurich to Paris Gallieni Port Bagnolet station. Bla Bla Car puts drivers in touch with passengers going the same way. The service is available from Zurich daily and the journey should take about 7 hours.

Trains from Zurich to Paris

High-speed TGV Lyria trains from Zurich to Paris take just over 4 hours to reach the center of Paris. A direct service leaves from Zurich HB early each morning for Paris Gare de Lyon and other services are available throughout the week. The fast early train calls at Basel, Mulhouse, and Belfort while later services may also stop at Dijon and take slightly longer. An alternative service bound for Paris Gare de l'Est also calls at Vesoul, Chaumont, and Troyes.

Flights from Zurich to Paris

Flights from Zurich to Paris are the easiest and fastest way to travel between the two cities. There are almost 70 flights per week from Zurich to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport and the average direct journey time is 1 hour and 15 minutes. Passengers can fly direct with Swiss Air or choose flights with Niki with one stop at Vienna. Alternatively, Air Berlin offers flights to Paris Orly airport with one stop at Berlin Tegel Airport.

Walking Around in Paris

Paris is a lovely city of quiet beauty paired with scenic, breathtaking views. To experience everything that the 'City of Lights' has to offer, walking is a great way to explore. Start your walk in the city center at Place de la Concorde then proceed right into the heart of Paris, in the 8th arrondissement. The walk will then take you to the Louvre Museum. After you enjoy world famous art in the museum, you can get a dose of Paris culture and history in the surrounding gardens. Strolling along the banks of the Seine will leave you feeling refreshed and lead you to the historical Invalides. If you walk for about twenty minutes, you will reach the awe-inspiring Eiffel Tower, and can then proceed to the Parisian market. Here you can buy just about anything, from fresh vegetables to the best cheese Paris has to offer. A walk through the Le Marais will let you enjoy the vintage boutiques lining the streets. You can end the walk at the Pompidou and appreciate the contemporary art of Paris.


Coffee Shops in Paris

Coffee drinking is a timeless Parisian way of life, which has seen famous artists and writers such as Picasso and Guy de Maupassant taking their coffee breaks in traditional cafes. Contrary to modern practice, historic cafes such as Le Select, Café de la Paix and Café de Flore in Paris had cigarette smoke wafting through the air, as customers were served hot espresso and fresh baguettes. The emergence of third-wave coffee shops such as the famous Ob-La-Di Café, the charming Boot Café, and Fragments in the Marais neighborhood have since seen cigarette smoking being banned indoors, however the traditional atmosphere remains. Third-wave coffee shops incorporate a striking contemporary setting and offer a wide array of iconic pastries and desserts, including crepes, crème brulee, cake, macarons, profiterole, and the highly favored Parisian croissants. These are designed to satisfy different appetites, particularly for those who have a sweet tooth. Most third-wave coffee shops in Paris have in-house bakeries. The most significant similarity between traditional and third-wave coffee shops in Paris is that they incorporate both indoor and outdoor seating areas. Newspapers, journals, and magazines are provided to customers with outdoor sitting areas, allowing coffee enthusiasts to take in the sights and sounds of Paris as they enjoy their chosen delights.


Eating in Paris

The city of Paris is famous for being one of the top foodie destinations in the world. Paris is home to over one hundred Michelin star restaurants that produce some of the best dishes in the world. Food is an important part of the culture of Paris and great care is taken to make sure that every bite is savored and every meal celebrated. Eat like a local and pick up a croissant or any freshly baked pastry for breakfast, all of which can be enjoyed while walking through the streets of Paris. One of the best places to pick up a delicious pastry is from Angelina's, a small bakery on the Rue de Rivoli which has been in operation since 1903. The Parisians like to have a long lunch at one of the city's famous and authentic bistros, such as Le Patruche in the 9th arrondissement, or La Rotisserie in the 5th arrondissement. Book in advance for a dinner at L'Astrance where Chef Pascal Barbot creates unique dishes that are popular with both locals and international visitors. Try the buttermilk and burnt toast crumb soup for a taste sensation. Vegetarians and those with food allergies are well-catered for in Paris as well.


Best Time to Visit Paris

Paris is a cosmopolitan city, boasting a booming economy, proud cultural heritage, and numerous sights. Something interesting is always happening in Paris, the city of lights. For the avid traveler, there are many things to see all year round, but the best time to tour Paris is from June to August. The weather is perfect for exploring the outdoors, and the different colors in the squares and gardens of Paris are breathtaking during this time. Vacationers can always relax and have fun by the River Seine. Other summer activities include outdoor concerts and festivals. Spring is also a good time to visit Paris, when tourists can enjoy the blossoming flowers in many parks around the city. Spring stretches from March to May. The offseason, which is during fall and winter, is a rather quiet time of year to visit Paris. Some travelers take advantage of these months as there are thinner crowds. Travelers have a great opportunity to stroll around the Eiffel Tower without any rush or can peacefully admire the painting of Mona Lisa without waiting in a long queue. Whatever time of year you visit the city of lights, there are highlights that you should be sure to see during your trip.


Public Transport in Paris

Paris is one of the most visited European cities, and has countless attractions. Therefore, any visitor to Paris needs to be able to make the best of the opportunity and see as much of the city as possible. Getting around Paris is easiest via the city's intricate public transport system, the RATP. The city's public transport comprises of buses, the metro, RER lines, and Commuter Rails, though the metro is by far the most efficient mode of transportation in Paris. It operates from Monday to Sunday and has a total of 380 stations, allowing easy access to all Paris has to offer. The bus system in Paris is fantastic as well, as you can actually see the city while you ride and get accustomed to its layout. With 58 lines, Paris' bus services can take you anywhere in the city at a reasonable rate. Maps indicating bus routes are available at bus stations, as well as at the Metro stations. Buses generally function from 6:30 a.m. up to 8:30 p.m., with a few extending their services till after midnight. The RER lines and Commuter Rails are like the metro only with fewer dedicated lines. These are more useful for short journeys through the city center.


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FAQs
Does France have any COVID-19 travel restrictions for people traveling between Zurich and Paris?

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

Can travelers from Switzerland enter France?

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

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

Conditions of entry into France:

  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Negative Covid-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 7 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Mandatory installation of smart phone app for contact purposes

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

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

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

This information was last checked on 6/21/21. 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 Zurich to Paris.

What travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, should I be aware of for my journey back to Zurich, Switzerland from Paris, France?

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

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Switzerland from France?

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

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into Switzerland from France?

Requirements for reentering Switzerland:

  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Pre-departure COVID-19 test (with a negative test result) taken 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 7
  • Health declaration required
  • Entry is dependent on the visitor residing at least 10 days in a non high-risk area
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Proof of a negative test is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
  • Quarantine is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Switzerland?

All travelers must abide by the following measures in Switzerland to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

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

The above information about your return travel to Zurich, Switzerland was last verified on 6/21/21. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Zurich from Paris.

How do I reach Paris from Zurich?

There are 3 ways to get from Zurich to Paris: bus, flight or train.

How far is it from Zurich to Paris?

You should expect to travel around 303 miles (489 km) between Zurich and Paris.

Where do I depart from Zurich? Where do I arrive in Paris?

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

  • Flights most often depart from Zurich at Zurich Airport and arrive in Paris at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport.
  • Buses from Zurich to Paris most often leave from Zürich, Bus-Parkplatz Sihlquai and arrive in Paris, Quai de Bercy (Parking Saemes Bercy Autocars).
  • Trains mostly depart from Zürich HB and arrive in Paris Gare de Lyon.
Who can get me from Zurich to Paris?

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

  • You can go to Paris from Zurich by plane with Swiss. You'll see cheap plane tickets for $76 (€59) with Swiss from Zurich to Paris on Omio.
  • You can travel from Zurich to Paris by bus with Flixbus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $58 (€45) with Flixbus from Zurich to Paris.
  • You can go to Paris from Zurich by train with SNCF | TGV Lyria. You'll see cheap train tickets for $83 (€64) with SNCF | TGV Lyria from Zurich to Paris on Omio.
Is there a direct service between Zurich and Paris?

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

  • You can travel directly by train with SNCF | TGV Lyria.

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

Where should I go next after I travel from Zurich to Paris?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Zurich to Paris often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like London, Barcelona or Amsterdam. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Zurich and Paris itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Paris and any of these top destinations today!
How early should I book tickets between Zurich and Paris online for the best deals?

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

  • Plane tickets are costing $76 (€59) one way on average.
  • Bus tickets are costing $58 (€45) one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $83 (€64) one way.

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

What is the cheapest way from Zurich to Paris?

The cheapest way to get from Zurich to Paris is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $58 (€45) compared to other travel options to Paris:

Taking a bus is about $18 (€14) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $76 (€59) for this journey.

A bus is $25 (€19) less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Zurich to Paris costing on average $83 (€64).

What is the quickest way from Zurich to Paris?

The fastest way to get to Paris from Zurich is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 20 min.

Other travel options to Paris can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Paris by bus can take on average 10 h.

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

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