Dec 25, 2017 - 6:41 PM
You asked «Will Paris be near to Zurich by rail?»
and also «Is it possible to visit Heidelberg and black forest?»
I attach a map showing Switzerland and part of France and Southern Germany. You can see that Paris is not really close to Zurich and that Heidelberg is off in another direction, to the north. If the main reason you want to go to Germany is to see the Black Forest, perhaps you might consider Freiburg, which is much closer to Zurich.
That being said, if you are planning on staying in the four Swiss cities you have mentioned for 2 to 3 days each, you are looking at a minimum of 8 days already, and you have stated that your trip is for 10 days. Are you sure you have time to fit in Paris and wherever you are thinking of going in Germany ?
I am not a scheduling or price comparison expert like some of those who contribute to this forum, but I am pretty sure that if you really do want to go to Paris, going there from Geneva is quicker. I just googled this: The quickest route is 3h05 minutes. The first train leaving Paris is at 07:23, the last at 20:11. There is an average of 37 trains a day between Paris and Geneva, leaving approximately every 17 minutes. The travel time from Paris to Geneva is just 3 hours and 5 minutes thanks to the high speed TGV Lyria. I did a similar search for Paris to Zurich and got this: The first train leaving Paris is at 06:23, the last at 18:15. There is an average of 19 trains a day between Paris and Zurich, leaving approximately every 46 minutes. From Paris to Zurich, the travel time is 4 hours approximately. High speed trains like the TGV and the TGV Lyria operate on this international route. So there are twice as many trains connecting Paris and Geneva than Paris to Zurich. I also suspect that more of them will be high-speed because of the main TGV line between Paris and the south of France, going via Lyon.
I hope this helps.
Last modified on Dec 25, 2017 - 6:42 PM by Peterli
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