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How to Travel From Zurich to Paris

Flights, Trains and Car Rental Options


Are you planning a trip from Zurich to Paris but are having trouble deciding whether it would make more sense to travel by plane, train or car? Zurich is roughly 600 miles from Paris, which makes flying the most attractive travel option for most. It certainly is the most pragmatic choice if you need to get to Paris as quickly as possible, but if you have a bit more time to enjoy, taking the train or renting a car can be an interesting and picturesque solution.


International carriers including Swiss Air and Air France and low-cost regional companies such as Air Berlin offer daily flights from Zurich to Paris, arriving at Roissy-Charles de Gaulle Airport or Orly Airport.

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You can get to Paris from Zurich by train in as little as 4 hours and 30 minutes via direct routes. Trains from Zurich to Paris arrive in central Paris at the Gare de L'Est or Gare de Lyon stations. Most of the time you'll need to transfer in Bern, Basel, Lausanne or other cities. A night train transferring in Milano, Italy and arriving at the Paris Bercy station is also available via the Artesia Night service.

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How to Drive From Zurich to Paris

In smooth traffic conditions, it can take six hours or more to drive, but it can be a nice way to see stretches of Switzerland and Eastern France. Expect to pay somewhat hefty toll fees at several points throughout the trip, though.

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