The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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12 h 35 m
13 h 5 m
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Of the 2 buses that leave Paris for Zurich every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||303 miles (489 km)|
|Average coach duration||12 h 35 min|
|Average coach ticket price||£56 (€63)|
|Coach frequency||3 a day|
|Direct coach||Yes, there is 1 direct coach a day|
|Coach companies||Flixbus, Alsa, Union Ivkoni International, Ouibus, BlaBlaCar, Eurolines France, Eurolines Switzerland, Infobus or Blablabus|
Coaches from Paris to Zurich cover the 303 miles (489 km) long trip taking on average 12 h 35 min with our travel partners like Flixbus, Alsa, Union Ivkoni International, Ouibus, BlaBlaCar, Eurolines France, Eurolines Switzerland, Infobus or Blablabus. Normally, there are 3 coaches operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £56, you can find the cheapest coach ticket for as low as £48. Travellers depart most frequently from Paris Gare de Lyon and arrive in Zürich, Sihlquai Bus Terminal (Carparkplatz Sihlquai).
FlixBus, Alsa and BlaBlaCar Bus coaches will get you between Paris and Zurich from £48. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best coach times and tickets for your trip.
FlixBus is one of Europe's leading low-cost coach operators, founded in Germany and offering long-distance coach services in Europe and the U. S. FlixBus also operates overnight coaches on select routes throughout Europe. Standard amenities on FlixBus include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long coach journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets. You can even purchase snacks and drinks onboard. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one hand luggage and one hold luggage per person. Additional fees apply for extra luggage and specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat.
Paris to Zurich coach information with FlixBus:
Alsa is the main coach operator in Spain, a subsidiary of the UK coach operator National Express. Alsa offers a wide variety of national and international routes and transports more than 300 million passengers every year. Apart from the Standard fare, Alsa provides ticket types like Minimum, Reduced and Flexible fares on select routes for those looking to save money on coach journeys. While most travellers don’t mind travelling on normal coaches with basic services like toilets, free WiFi, footrests and onboard entertainment, some others may want to check out Alsa’s deluxe coaches like the Alsa Supra, Alsa Eurobus and Alsa Premium, which provide more luxurious amenities on specific routes.
BlaBlaCar Bus (formerly known as Ouibus or iDBUS) is a popular French coach provider from France operating long-distance services in 10 countries in Europe and connecting over 300 destinations. It is a subsidiary of the French car sharing service, BlaBlaCar. Standard amenities on BlaBlaCar Bus include toilets, air conditioning, USB and power outlets for charging phones, tablets and laptops during long coach journeys, extra legroom and adjustable seats. There is also free Wi-Fi available on select routes. The only ticket type from BlaBlaCar Bus is the Standard ticket, which allows each traveler to bring one cabin bag and up to two hold bags.
Coach information from Paris to Zurich with BlaBlaCar Bus:
Buses from Paris to Zurich are available on most days with the exception of Thursday and Saturday. Eurolines France is the only provider to offer a direct service; departures are on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and the bus leaves late in the evening to arrive in Zurich early the following morning. A typical direct trip takes about 11:30 hours. Flixbus buses have one change en route and there are three buses each Tuesday and Friday and two on Sunday. Departures are in the morning or evening and journey times can vary dramatically depending on the service and the point of change.
Eurolines buses from Paris to Zurich set off from Paris Gallieni Porte Bagnolet while Flixbus departures are from Porte Maillot coach park. Paris Gallieni is an extremely busy bus interchange on the edge of the city and it is easy to reach by Metro (Line 3) or car on the Perepherique ring road. Porte Maillot is also easy to get to; the station is next to the Palais de Congres and the Bois de Boulogne and travellers can use the Metro (Line 1) to Porte Maillot or to nearby Pont de Levallois-Becon (Line 3).
Zurich is known for its picturesque Old Town, famous lake and beautiful quayside buildings on the River Limmat. Sights like the Grossmunster and Fraumunster plus fine dining and entertainment attract visitors from around the world. Buses from Paris to Zurich terminate at Bus-Parkplatz Sihlquai, Ausstellungsstrasse 15. The station is next to the city's main railway station (Hauptbahnhof) at the head of the famous Bahnhofstrasse and within walking distance of the Old Town and city centre. Most tourist attractions can be easily accessed on foot while other parts of the city can be reached by S-Bahn trains from the rail station. Zurich has an excellent public transport network and local ZVV buses and trams also stop at the station. Daytime services terminate just after midnight, but night buses and trams are available at weekends. Travellers should remember that all tickets must be purchased and validated before using any form of public transport.
Travel by coach between Paris, France and Zurich, Switzerland is: Fully open.
International entry is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of France
The government of Switzerland has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
The above information was last checked on 02/07/2022. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your coach between Paris and Zurich closer to your date of departure here.
The restriction level for your return coach to Paris, France from Zurich is: Partially open.
International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland
Conditions of reentry:
The government of France has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 03/07/2022. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your coach to Paris from Zurich closer to your date of departure here.
Some of the Paris coach stations to Zurich you can start your journey from include Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine), Paris, Place du Pantheon (Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève) and Paris, La Défense. Similarly, some of the arrival coach stations in Zurich include Zürich, Sihlquai Bus Terminal (Carparkplatz Sihlquai), Zürich and Zurich, Hauptbahnhof.
When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Paris Gare de Lyon and arriving in Zürich, Sihlquai Bus Terminal (Carparkplatz Sihlquai).
Passengers board their coach most frequently from Paris Gare de Lyon and travel around 1.9 miles (3.1 km) from the city centre to this coach station.
Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Zürich, Sihlquai Bus Terminal (Carparkplatz Sihlquai) and need to travel approximately 1.4 miles (2.2 km) from the coach station to the city centre in Zurich.
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