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from Paris to Zurich

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

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To get from Paris to Zurich on 25 Sep we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:50Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport1h20 11:10Zurich Airport
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£1071One-way
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09:50Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport1h20 11:10Zurich Airport
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£1071One-way
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07:35Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport1h15 08:50Zurich Airport
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£1101One-way
21:20Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport1h20 22:40Zurich Airport
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£1101One-way
20:15Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport1h15 21:30Zurich Airport
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£1231One-way

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Sat
25 Sep
£127SNCF | TGV Lyria
£65Flixbus
£107Swiss
Sun
26 Sep
£144Deutsche Bahn
£71Flixbus
£169Lufthansa
Mon
27 Sep
£164Deutsche Bahn
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Tue
28 Sep
£164Deutsche Bahn with connection
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Wed
29 Sep
£79SNCF | TGV Lyria
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£74Swiss
Thu
30 Sep
£85SNCF | TGV Lyria
£47Flixbus
£74Swiss
Fri
1 Oct
£85SNCF | TGV Lyria
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£74tab
Sat
2 Oct
£108SNCF | TGV Lyria
£38Flixbus
£74HOP!
Sun
3 Oct
£144Deutsche Bahn with connection
£43Flixbus
£176tab
Mon
4 Oct
£164Deutsche Bahn with connection
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Tue
5 Oct
£164Deutsche Bahn
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Wed
6 Oct
£50SNCF | TGV Lyria
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£107Swiss
Thu
7 Oct
£72SNCF | TGV Lyria
£38Flixbus
£64Swiss
Fri
8 Oct
£72SNCF | TGV Lyria
£38Flixbus
£64Swiss
Sat
9 Oct
£144Deutsche Bahn
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Sun
10 Oct
£144Deutsche Bahn
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Mon
11 Oct
£79SNCF | TGV Lyria
£34Flixbus
£74Swiss
Tue
12 Oct
£50SNCF | TGV Lyria
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£74Swiss
Wed
13 Oct
£65SNCF | TGV Lyria
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£74Swiss
Thu
14 Oct
£64SNCF | TGV Lyria
£38Flixbus
£53Swiss

Travel Information between Paris and Zurich

distanceDistance303 miles (489 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight or train
priceTicket price range£31 - £164
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £31 • 13 h 35 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £100 • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, 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.

Travel from Paris to Zurich: Journey Details

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.

Coaches from Paris to Zurich

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).

Trains from Paris to Zurich

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.

Flights from Paris to Zurich

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.

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FAQs
What are the COVID-19 travel restrictions for Zurich, Switzerland if I’m coming from Paris, France?

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

Can travellers from France enter Switzerland?

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

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

Conditions of entry into Switzerland:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 4 in quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Zurich, 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: Mandatory

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.

What are the COVID-19 restrictions on returning to France from Zurich, Switzerland?

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

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

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • 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)
  • Exempted International Movement Certificate for travel 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 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.

How do I travel between Paris and Zurich?

You can travel to Zurich from Paris 3 different ways: coach, flight or train.

What is the cheapest way to travel from Paris to Zurich?

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.

What is the fastest way from Paris to Zurich?

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.

How many miles from Paris to Zurich would I travel?

The distance between Paris and Zurich is around 303 miles (489 km).

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Paris to Zurich?

The average frequency per day from Paris to Zurich is:

  • 3 trains per day.

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.

What are the departure and arrival points in Paris and in Zurich?

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

  • Most travellers catch their coach from Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine) and arrive in Zürich, Bus-Parkplatz Sihlquai.
  • Most travellers catch their flight from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport and arrive in Zurich Airport.
  • Most travellers board their train from Paris Gare de Lyon and arrive in Zürich HB.
Which travel operators can get me 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:

  • Flixbus can take you to Zurich by coach. If searching for a good deal on coaches, you can find tickets for Flixbus from Paris to Zurich for £31.
  • Travel with Swiss for flights to Zurich. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Swiss Paris to Zurich tickets on Omio for £100.
  • Travel with Deutsche Bahn with connection for trains to Zurich. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Deutsche Bahn with connection Paris to Zurich tickets on Omio for £164.
Is there a direct service between Paris and Zurich?

Yes, there are direct services available between Paris and Zurich with the following travel operators:

  • You can take a direct flight with HOP! Swiss or tab with direct flights per day.
  • You'll find 3 direct trains per day with SNCF | TGV Lyria.

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.

Where should I go next after I travel to Zurich from Paris?
Many of our customers travelling from Paris to Zurich don't make Zurich their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are Milan, Munich or Basel, either of which you could add to your Paris and Zurich trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Zurich to any of these top destinations today!
How far in advance should I purchase my Paris to Zurich ticket online to get the best deals?

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:

  • The price of a coach ticket is on average £31 one way for this route.
  • The price of a plane ticket for this trip is on average £100 one way.
  • The price of a train ticket for this journey is on average £164 one way.

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.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Paris
Zurich
Gare Paris Bercy
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Paris Gallieni Porte Bagnolet
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines 3
Paris Gare Montparnasse
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