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from Paris to Zurich

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

Our recommendation

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

12:20Paris Gare de Lyon4h06 16:26Zürich HB
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£481One-way
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12:20Paris Gare de Lyon4h06 16:26Zürich HB
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£481One-way
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12:20Paris Gare de Lyon4h06 16:26Zürich HB
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£481One-way
16:22Paris Gare de Lyon4h04 20:26Zürich HB
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£631One-way
18:22Paris Gare de Lyon4h04 22:26Zürich HB
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£711One-way

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Tue
25 Jan
£43SNCF | TGV Lyria
£133HOP!
Wed
26 Jan
£37SNCF | TGV Lyria
£115HOP!
Thu
27 Jan
£49SNCF | TGV Lyria
£83Sas Airways
Fri
28 Jan
£77SNCF | TGV Lyria
£94Air France
Sat
29 Jan
£37SNCF | TGV Lyria
£80Swiss
Sun
30 Jan
£83SNCF | TGV Lyria
£80Swiss
Mon
31 Jan
£63SNCF | TGV Lyria
£94Air France
Tue
1 Feb
£37SNCF | TGV Lyria
£94HOP!
Wed
2 Feb
£37SNCF | TGV Lyria
£80tab
Thu
3 Feb
£77SNCF | TGV Lyria
£80HOP!
Fri
4 Feb
£83SNCF | TGV Lyria
£69tab
Sat
5 Feb
£70SNCF | TGV Lyria
£80tab
Sun
6 Feb
£83SNCF | TGV Lyria
£69Swiss
Mon
7 Feb
£77SNCF | TGV Lyria
£59tab
Tue
8 Feb
£37SNCF | TGV Lyria
£59tab
Wed
9 Feb
£37SNCF | TGV Lyria
£59tab
Thu
10 Feb
£43SNCF | TGV Lyria
£59Swiss
Fri
11 Feb
£77SNCF | TGV Lyria
£59Swiss
Sat
12 Feb
£77SNCF | TGV Lyria
£59tab
Sun
13 Feb
£91SNCF | TGV Lyria
£59Swiss

Travel Information between Paris and Zurich

distanceDistance303 miles (489 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or train
priceTicket price range£31 - £78
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £31 • 4 h 4 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £78 • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesSwiss or SNCF | TGV Lyria

Travel 303 miles (489 km) by flight or train from Paris to Zurich. 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 train is the best option with prices starting as low as £31. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Swiss or SNCF | TGV Lyria among others. Travellers can even take a direct flight 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.

Travel Tips: Travel from Paris to Zurich

Travel to Zurich 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 Zurich.
FAQs

Does Switzerland have any COVID-19 travel restrictions for people travelling to Zurich from Paris?

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

Can I enter Switzerland if coming from France?

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

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Zurich if travelling from Paris?

Conditions of entry:

  • 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 24 hours prior to arrival
  • COVID-19 test required after arrival, between day 4 and day 7
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What measures do I need to follow in Zurich, Switzerland due to the pandemic?

All travellers in Switzerland must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 20/01/2022; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey from Paris to Zurich.

Are there COVID-19 restrictions on returning to Paris, 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 2 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be tested. A positive test will result in mandatory quarantine

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 22/01/2022. 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 Zurich here.

What are my travel options from Paris to Zurich?

There are 2 ways that you can travel between Paris and Zurich. You can take a flight or train.

How do I get from Paris to Zurich the cheapest way?

Train services offer the cheapest way to get from Paris to Zurich. Tickets for a train cost on average £31.

This is compared to other travel options to Zurich:

A train is about £47 less than a flight, which costs on average £78 for this journey.

What is the fastest way to get from Paris to Zurich?

The fastest way to get to Zurich from Paris is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 15 min.

There are alternative travel options to Zurich that can usually take longer:

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

How many miles are between Paris and Zurich

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

How many services a day are there between Paris and Zurich?

The average frequency per day from Paris to Zurich is:

  • 3 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Paris and Zurich as scheduled services by 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 for travellers from Paris to Zurich:

  • Flights most often depart from Paris at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport and arrive in Zurich at Zurich Airport.
  • Trains mostly depart from Paris Gare de Lyon and arrive in Zürich HB.

Which travel companies can get me from Paris to Zurich?

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

  • You can go to Zurich from Paris by plane with Swiss. You'll see cheap plane tickets for £78 with Swiss from Paris to Zurich on Omio.
  • You can travel between Paris and Zurich by train with SNCF | TGV Lyria. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £31 with SNCF | TGV Lyria from Paris to Zurich.

Can I find a direct route between Paris and Zurich?

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

  • You can travel directly by plane with HOP! Air France or Swiss.

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 to Zurich from Paris.

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip to Zurich from Paris?

Omio customers who travel from Paris to Zurich often also extend their holiday to go to Milan, Munich or Basel. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Zurich and these popular destinations at a great price.

How early should I buy Paris to Zurich tickets online to score the best deals?

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

  • Plane tickets cost £78 one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost on average £31 one way.

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