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from Zurich to Paris

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Wed
29 Sep
£117SNCF | TGV Lyria
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£156Swiss
Thu
30 Sep
£109SNCF | TGV Lyria
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£126Swiss
Fri
1 Oct
£138SNCF | TGV Lyria
£68Flixbus
£238Sas Airways
Sat
2 Oct
£138SNCF | TGV Lyria
£43Flixbus
£126tab
Sun
3 Oct
£165Deutsche Bahn with connection
£53Flixbus
£101Swiss
Mon
4 Oct
£102SNCF | TGV Lyria
£34Flixbus
£126Swiss
Tue
5 Oct
£86SNCF | TGV Lyria
£40Flixbus
£101Swiss
Wed
6 Oct
£109SNCF | TGV Lyria
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£101Swiss
Thu
7 Oct
£109SNCF | TGV Lyria
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£90Swiss
Fri
8 Oct
£138SNCF | TGV Lyria
£45Flixbus
£101Swiss
Sat
9 Oct
£165Deutsche Bahn with connection
£39Flixbus
£126Swiss
Sun
10 Oct
£165Deutsche Bahn with connection
£48Flixbus
£101tab
Mon
11 Oct
£86SNCF | TGV Lyria
£34Flixbus
£126Swiss
Tue
12 Oct
£86SNCF | TGV Lyria
£32Flixbus
£90Swiss
Wed
13 Oct
£86SNCF | TGV Lyria
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£90Swiss
Thu
14 Oct
£109SNCF | TGV Lyria
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£90Swiss
Fri
15 Oct
£128SNCF | TGV Lyria
£39Flixbus
£126Swiss
Sat
16 Oct
£165Deutsche Bahn with connection
£34Flixbus
£77Swiss
Sun
17 Oct
£165Deutsche Bahn with connection
£39Flixbus
£77tab
Mon
18 Oct
£65SNCF | TGV Lyria
£34Flixbus
£90Swiss
Tue
19 Oct
£51SNCF | TGV Lyria
£23Flixbus
£66Swiss

Travel Information from Zurich to Paris

distanceDistance303 miles (489 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, coach or train
priceTicket price range£43 - £90
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £43 • 13 h 25 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £90 • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiestab, Flixbus or SNCF | TGV Lyria

Travel 303 miles (489 km) by flight, coach or train to Paris from 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 coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £43. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are tab, Flixbus or SNCF | TGV Lyria among others. Travellers can even take a direct flight or train from Zurich to Paris.

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Travel to Paris 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 Zurich to Paris.
FAQs
What COVID-19 safety information and travel restrictions should I be aware of before I go to Paris, France from Zurich, Switzerland?

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

Is international entry into Paris from Zurich restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland.

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

Entry Requirements:

  • 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

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Paris, France?

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

  • Social distance requirement: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

The above information was last verified on 26/09/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip to Paris from Zurich closer to your planned date of departure here.

Am I required to self-quarantine when I return to Zurich, Switzerland from Paris, France?

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

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

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

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Zurich from Paris?

  • 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

Which rules do I need to follow in Zurich, Switzerland regarding COVID-19?

All travellers returning to Switzerland must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

  • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 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 Zurich from Paris here.

What are my Zurich to Paris travel options?

There are 3 ways to get from Zurich to Paris: flight, coach or train.

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

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Zurich to Paris, which costs on average £43.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Paris:

A coach is generally £47 less than a flight for the same journey. A flight costs on average £90 from Zurich to Paris.

A coach journey is usually £42 less than a journey to Paris by train, which costs on average £85 for the same trip.

What is the quickest way from Zurich to Paris?

The quickest way to travel to Paris from 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 25 min   on average.

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

How many miles from Zurich to Paris would I travel?

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

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

The average frequency per day from Zurich to Paris is:

  • Around 3 trains per day.

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

When going from Zurich to Paris, where do I depart from Zurich and where do I arrive in Paris?

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

  • Most travellers board their plane from Zurich Airport and arrive in Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport.
  • Most travellers who buy a coach ticket from Zurich to Paris depart from Zürich, Bus-Parkplatz Sihlquai to Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine).
  • Most travellers who purchase a train ticket from Zurich to Paris depart from Zürich HB to Paris Gare de Lyon.
Who can get me from Zurich to Paris?

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

  • Tab can get you to Paris by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with tab from Zurich to Paris for £90 on Omio.
  • Flixbus can take you to Paris by coach. If searching for a good deal on coaches, you can find tickets for Flixbus from Zurich to Paris for £43.
  • Travel with SNCF | TGV Lyria for trains to Paris. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for SNCF | TGV Lyria Zurich to Paris tickets on Omio for £85.
Is there a way to travel directly from Zurich to Paris?

Yes, there are direct routes from Zurich to Paris with the following travel companies:

  • You can find direct flights per day to Paris with Swiss or tab.
  • You can find 3 direct trains per day to Paris with SNCF | TGV Lyria.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Paris tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you book tickets for this route.

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip to Paris from Zurich?
Many of our customers travelling from Zurich to Paris don't make Paris their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are London, Barcelona or Amsterdam, either of which you could add to your Zurich and Paris trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Paris to any of these top destinations today!
When should I purchase a ticket to Paris from Zurich online to score the best deals?

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

  • Plane tickets cost on average £90 one way.
  • Coach tickets cost on average £43 one way.
  • Train tickets are costing £85 one way on average.

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