How to get from Paris to Zurich

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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 05 Jul we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

14:21Paris Gare de Lyon4h22 18:43Zürich, Bachmattstrasse
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18:21Paris Gare de Lyon4h31 22:52Zürich HB
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16:21Paris Gare de Lyon4h22 20:43Zürich, Bachmattstrasse
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10:21Paris Gare de Lyon4h22 14:43Zürich, Bachmattstrasse
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07:22Paris Gare de Lyon4h21 11:43Zürich, Bachmattstrasse
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Travel Information between Paris and Zurich

distanceDistance303 miles (489 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeFlight • £1, 144 • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Swiss or SNCF | TGV Lyria

Travel 303 miles (489 km) by coach, flight, ferry or train to Zurich from Paris. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Flixbus, Swiss or SNCF | TGV Lyria among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach, 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.

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.

Travel from Paris, France to Zurich, Switzerland is: Fully open.

Is international entry into Zurich from Paris restricted?

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

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Zurich, Switzerland from Paris?

Entry Requirements:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Zurich, Switzerland?

The government of Switzerland has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Social distance requirement: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Regional advice

The above information was last verified on 02/07/2022. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip between Paris and Zurich closer to your planned date of departure here.

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

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering France from Switzerland?

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

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into France from Switzerland?

Requirements for reentering France:

  • 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

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in France?

All travellers must abide by the following measures in France to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face masks: Recommended

The above information about your return travel to Paris, France was last verified on 03/07/2022. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Paris from Zurich.

There are 4 ways to travel from Paris to Zurich including taking a coach, flight, ferry or train.

Ferry services offer the cheapest way to get from Paris to Zurich. Tickets for a ferry cost on average £1.

This is compared to other travel options to Zurich:

A ferry is generally £46 less than a coach for the same trip. A coach costs on average £46 from Paris to Zurich.

A ferry is £1, 144 less than a flight for this trip with tickets for a flight from Paris to Zurich costing on average £1, 144.

A ferry journey is usually £94 less than a journey to Zurich by train, which costs on average £94 for the same trip.

The fastest way to get to Zurich from Paris is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 10 min.

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

In comparison, getting to Zurich by coach can take on average 12 h 35 min.

In comparison, taking a ferry requires on average NaN h NaN min   of travel time.

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

The distance from Paris to Zurich is approximately 303 miles (489 km).

The average frequency per day from Paris to Zurich is:

  • Around 3 coaches per day.
  • 5 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip from Paris to Zurich as scheduled services by coach, flight, ferry 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 Zurich:

  • Coaches most often depart from Paris at Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine) and arrive in Zurich at Zürich, Sihlquai Bus Terminal (Carparkplatz Sihlquai).
  • Flights mostly leave from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport and tend to arrive in Zurich Airport.
  • Trains from Paris to Zurich most often leave from Paris Gare de Lyon and arrive in Zürich HB.

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 coach with Flixbus. You'll see cheap coach tickets for £46 with Flixbus from Paris to Zurich on Omio.
  • You can travel between Paris and Zurich by flight with Swiss. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £1, 144 with Swiss from Paris to Zurich.
  • You can travel from Paris to Zurich by train with SNCF | TGV Lyria. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £94 with SNCF | TGV Lyria from Paris to Zurich.

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

  • You can travel directly by coach with with 1 direct coach per day.
  • You can travel directly by plane with Swiss with direct flights per day.
  • You can find around 5 direct trains per day and book this direct train with.

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.

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!

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

  • Coach tickets are costing £46 one way on average.
  • Plane tickets cost £1, 144 one way on average.
  • Ferry tickets cost £1 one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing £94 one way on average.

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

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