How to get from Paris to Zermatt

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from Paris to Zermatt

You can get from Paris to Zermatt by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Paris to Zermatt on 19 May we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

21:15Paris Orly Airport1h15 22:30Geneva International Airport
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21:15Paris Orly Airport1h15 22:30Geneva International Airport
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08:00Paris Orly Airport1h05 09:05Geneva International Airport
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15:18Paris Gare de Lyon8h41 23:59Chatillon-Saint Vincent
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20:45Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport1h10 21:55Geneva International Airport
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Travel Information from Paris to Zermatt

distanceDistance318 miles (513 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or train
priceTicket price range£9 - £42
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • £9 • 1 h
fastestFastest modeFlight • £9 • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesMalta Air or Trenitalia

Travel 318 miles (513 km) by flight or train between Paris and Zermatt. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a flight is the best option with prices starting as low as £9. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Malta Air or Trenitalia among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Paris to Zermatt.

Travel Tips: Travel from Paris to Zermatt

Travel to Zermatt 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 Zermatt.

Travel between Paris, France and Zermatt, Switzerland is: Fully open.

Can travellers from France enter Switzerland?

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

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

Conditions of entry into Switzerland:

  • No COVID-19 testing required
  • No quarantine required

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

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

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Regional advice

This information was last checked on 09/05/2022. 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 trip from Paris to Zermatt.

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

Am I allowed to reenter Paris, France from Zermatt, 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 Zermatt?

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 48 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Health declaration required

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

All travellers 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 17/05/2022. 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 Zermatt here.

There are 2 ways to get from Paris to Zermatt: flight or train.

A flight service offers the cheapest way to travel from Paris to Zermatt, which costs on average £9.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Zermatt:

A flight is about £33 less than a train, which costs on average £42 for this journey.

The quickest way to travel to Zermatt from Paris is by flight, which takes on average 1 h   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Zermatt by train can take on average 7 h 33 min.

You should expect to travel around 318 miles (513 km) from Paris to Zermatt.

The average frequency per day from Paris to Zermatt is:

  • 4 trains per day.

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

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Paris to Zermatt:

  • Trains from Paris to Zermatt most often leave from Paris Gare de Lyon and arrive in Zermatt, Bahnhof.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Paris to Zermatt, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Malta Air can get you to Zermatt by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with Malta Air from Paris to Zermatt for £9 on Omio.
  • Trenitalia can get you to Zermatt by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Trenitalia from Paris to Zermatt for £42 on Omio.
Many of our customers travelling from Paris to Zermatt don't make Zermatt their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are Geneva, Zurich or Milan, either of which you could add to your Paris and Zermatt trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Zermatt to any of these top destinations today!

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

  • Plane tickets are costing on average £9 one way.
  • Train tickets cost £42 one way on average.

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

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