There are 8 ways to get from Zürich to Paris by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  4 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Paris Gare de Lyon Tgv

$120 - $140

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Paris

$50 - $80

6 alternative options

Train, bus  •  8 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Mulhouse Ville TGV / ...
  2. Take the bus from Mulhouse to Paris City Center - Bercy Strasbourg > Mulhouse > Besançon > Dijon > Paris centre - Bercy

$75 - $103

Drive  •  6 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Paris 409.5 miles

$85 - $130

Fly Zurich to Paris CDG  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Paris CDG (CDG) ZRH - CDG

$76 - $292

Train to Mulhouse, fly to Paris Orly  •  3 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
  2. Fly from Mulhouse (MLH) to Paris Orly (ORY) MLH - ORY

$109 - $386

Train to Basel, fly to Paris CDG  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Paris CDG (CDG) BSL - CDG

$95 - $347

Fly Zurich to Paris Orly  •  5 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Paris Orly (ORY) ZRH - ORY

$120 - $591

What companies run services between Zürich, Switzerland and Paris, France?

TGV operates a train from Zürich to Paris 5 times a day. Tickets cost $120 - $140 and the journey takes 4 h 11 min. Alternatively, Eurolines CH operates a bus from Zürich to Paris 3 times a week. Tickets cost $50 - $80 and the journey takes 8 h 12 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Zurich to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $400
Flights from Mulhouse to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $440
Flights from Basel to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $470
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Flights from Zurich to Paris CDG via Geneva
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $400
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Zurich to Paris Orly via Venice
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $350
Flights from Zurich to Paris Orly via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
5 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $350
Flights from Zurich to Paris Orly via Geneva
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $350
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Zurich to Paris Orly via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Paris Orly via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Paris Orly via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Flights from Zurich to Paris Orly via Porto
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Paris CDG via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Zurich to Paris CDG via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Basel to Paris CDG via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Zurich to Paris Orly via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Paris Orly via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Paris Orly via Porto
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $650
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Zurich to Paris Orly via London City
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Zurich to Paris Orly via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $850
Tunisair
Website
tunisair.com
Flights from Zurich to Paris Orly via Tunis
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$600 - $3,200
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Zurich to Paris Orly via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $310
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Zurich to Paris Orly via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $1,200
Train operators
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Zürich HB to Paris Gare de Lyon
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$120 - $140
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$120 - $140
1st Class
$160 - $240
Train from Zürich HB to Mulhouse Ville
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
Standard
$55 - $75
First
$95 - $120
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $29
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$24 - $29
1st Class
$43 - $44
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Mulhouse Ville
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Standard
$55 - $75
First
$95 - $120
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Zurich to Paris
Ave. Duration
8 h 12 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Book at
eurolines.ch
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Mulhouse to Paris City Center - Bercy
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Website
Ouibus

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Zürich to Paris?

The distance between Zürich and Paris is 489 km. The road distance is 655 km.

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

The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Paris is to bus which costs SFr 50 - SFr 75 and takes 8 h 12 min.

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

The quickest way to get from Zürich to Paris is to train and fly which takes 3 h 57 min and costs SFr 100 - SFr 380.

Is there a direct train between Zürich and Paris?

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Zürich HB and arriving at Paris Gare de Lyon. Services depart five times a day, and operate Monday to Friday. The journey takes approximately 4 h 11 min.

Is there a direct bus between Zürich and Paris?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Zurich and arriving at Paris. Services depart three times a week, and operate Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 8 h 12 min.

How long does it take to get from Zürich to Paris?

The train from Zürich HB to Paris Gare de Lyon takes 4 h 11 min including transfers and departs five times a day.