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There are 3 ways to get from Abondance to Zürich by train, car, bus or plane

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Train  •  3h 15m

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Zürich HB Ic1 / ...

SFr 75 - SFr 134

2 alternative options

Drive  •  2h 52m

  1. Drive from Abondance to Zürich 261.7 km

SFr 30 - SFr 50

Bus, train, fly  •  4h 49m

  1. Take the bus from Place Du Village to Gare Sncf - Thonon
  2. Take the train from Thonon Les Bains to Annemasse
  3. Take the train from Annemasse to Genève
  4. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Zurich (ZRH) GVA - ZRH

SFr 113 - SFr 312

France → Switzerland
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International entry into Switzerland from France

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Switzerland from France

  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This applies to arrivals from Paris, Centre-Val de Loire, Hauts-de-France, Normandy and Pays de la Loire in France
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Health declaration required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This also applies to arrivals from the following regions:
France: Paris, Centre-Val de Loire, Hauts-de-France, Normandy, Pays de la Loire

This applies to arrivals from India, Nepal and United Kingdom
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: India, Nepal and United Kingdom
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area, Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, United States and Vatican
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Health declaration required
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Rules to follow in Switzerland

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from France

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Switzerland from France.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Zürich is 0041 58 463 00 00.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Zürich is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Zürich is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0041 58 463 00 00.

No, but conditions apply when returning to France from Switzerland.

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Last updated: 28 Jul 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Swiss Federal Office of Public Health.

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The cheapest way to get from Abondance to Zürich is to drive which costs €29 - €45 and takes 2h 52m.

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The quickest way to get from Abondance to Zürich is to drive which costs €29 - €45 and takes 2h 52m.

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The distance between Abondance and Zürich is 184 km. The road distance is 261.7 km.

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It takes approximately 3h 15m to get from Abondance to Zürich, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Geneva Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Abondance to Zürich is 262 km. It takes approximately 2h 52m to drive from Abondance to Zürich.

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Tunisair and Swiss offer flights from Geneva Airport to Zurich Airport.

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There are 287+ hotels available in Zürich. Prices start at SFr 87 per night.

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  • Distance: 184.3 km
  • Duration: 3h 15m

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

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Lausanne to Zürich HB hourly. Tickets cost SFr 65 - SFr 120 and the journey takes 2h 8m.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 210
Tunisair
Website
tunisair.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 280
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Lausanne to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 120
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Thonon-les-Bains to Annemasse
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 16 - SFr 29
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Annemasse to Genève
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 12 - SFr 22
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Thonon Les Bains to Annemasse
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 6 - SFr 18
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
SFr 6 - SFr 9
Rail 1st Class
SFr 12 - SFr 18
Train from Annemasse to Geneve
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 4 - SFr 16
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
SFr 4 - SFr 7
Rail 1st Class
SFr 10 - SFr 16
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Thonon Les Bains to Annemasse
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 16 - SFr 29
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 25 - SFr 29
1st Class
SFr 16 - SFr 20
Bus operators
Bus Urbain Thononais
Phone
+33 4 50 26 35 35
Email
transports@cc-peva.fr
Website
leman-but.fr
Bus from Place Du Village to Gare Sncf - Thonon
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 9
Website
Bus Urbain Thononais
SAT Transport en Autocar
Phone
04 50 71 00 88
Email
info@sat-autocars.com
Website
sat-autocars.com
Bus from Abondance - Place du Village to Thonon-les-Bains - Gare SNCF
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 5 - SFr 7
Schedules at
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