You can get from Paris to Zurich by train, bus or flight.
To get from Paris to Zurich on 25 Sep we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Distance||303 miles (489 km)|
|Available travel modes||Coach, flight or train|
|Ticket price range||£31 - £164|
|Cheapest mode||Coach • £31 • 13 h 35 min|
|Fastest mode||Flight • £100 • 1 h 15 min|
|Popular travel companies||Flixbus, Swiss or Deutsche Bahn with connection|
Take a coach, flight or train to travel 303 miles (489 km) to Zurich from Paris. 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 coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £31. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Flixbus, Swiss or Deutsche Bahn with connection among others. Travellers 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 coaches 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 coaches 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 23/09/2021. 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 to Zurich from Paris.
The current restriction level for returning to Paris, France from Switzerland is: Partially open.
Reentering France is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland
All travellers returning to France must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:
The information above was last checked on 23/09/2021. 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 Zurich here.
You can travel to Zurich from Paris 3 different ways: coach, flight or train.
The cheapest way from Paris to Zurich is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £31 compared to other travel options to Zurich:
A coach is about £69 less than a flight, which costs on average £100 for this journey.
A coach journey is usually £132 less than a journey to Zurich by train, which costs on average £164 for the same trip.
The quickest way to travel between Paris and Zurich is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 15 min compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:
In comparison, going by coach can take 13 h 35 min on average.
In comparison, travelling by train can take you on average 4 h 3 min.
The distance between Paris and Zurich is around 303 miles (489 km).
The average frequency per day from Paris to Zurich is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip to Zurich from Paris as scheduled services by coach, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling 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 services available between Paris and Zurich with the following travel operators:
Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Zurich as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from Paris to Zurich.
Before travelling from Paris to Zurich, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:
But we recommend booking Paris to Zurich tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.
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