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There are 6 ways to get from Aix-en-Provence to Zürich by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly  •  2h 39m

  1. Fly from Marseille (MRS) to Zurich (ZRH) MRS - ZRH

SFr 143 - SFr 297

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Bus  •  12h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Aix-en-Provence to Geneva 739
  2. Take the bus from Geneva to Zurich Bus Station N1157 / ...

SFr 42 - SFr 51

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Train  •  8h 5m

  1. Take the train from Aix-en-Provence TGV to Genève 41. / ...
  2. Take the train from Genève to Zürich HB Ic1 / ...

SFr 157 - SFr 252

Train via Lyon  •  8h 34m

  1. Take the train from Aix En Provence Tgv to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv / ...
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve Ter / ...
  3. Take the train from Genève to Zürich HB Ic1 / ...

SFr 199 - SFr 372

Bus, train  •  12h 17m

  1. Take the bus from Aix-en-Provence to Genoa - Via Fanti d'Italia Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine > Lyon - Perrache Bus Station > Aix-en-Provence > Toulon > Cannes > Nice - Airport > Genoa - Via Fanti d'Italia
  2. Take the train from Genova P.Za Principe to Zuerich Hb Ec

SFr 106 - SFr 230

Drive  •  6h 54m

  1. Drive from Aix-en-Provence to Zürich 721.4 km

SFr 85 - SFr 130

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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from Bretagne, Centre-Val de Loire, Hauts-de-France, Paris, Normandy, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Occitanie, Pays de la Loire and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur in France
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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
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Austria: Oberösterreich, Salzburg
France: Bretagne, Centre-Val de Loire, Hauts-de-France, Paris, Normandy, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Occitanie, Pays de la Loire, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Germany: Saxony, Thuringia
Italy: Campania, Apulia

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  • Pre-departure COVID-19 test (with a negative test result) taken 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
This applies to all arrivals by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 7
  • Health declaration required
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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 2 metres
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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 2 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: 9 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Aix-en-Provence to Zürich is to bus which costs 35€ - 50€ and takes 12h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Aix-en-Provence to Zürich is to fly which costs 120€ - 270€ and takes 2h 39m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Aix-en-Provence to Zürich station. However, there are services departing from Aix-en-Provence and arriving at Zurich Bus Station via Geneva. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 5m.

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The distance between Aix-en-Provence and Zürich is 490 km. The road distance is 721.4 km.

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The best way to get from Aix-en-Provence to Zürich without a car is to train which takes 8h 5m and costs 140€ - 230€.

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It takes approximately 2h 39m to get from Aix-en-Provence to Zürich, including transfers.

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Aix-en-Provence to Zürich bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Aix-en-Provence station.

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The best way to get from Aix-en-Provence to Zürich is to fly which takes 2h 39m and costs 120€ - 270€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 140€ - 230€ and takes 8h 5m, you could also bus, which costs 35€ - 50€ and takes 12h 5m.

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The quickest flight from Marseille Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 35m.

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Aix-en-Provence to Zürich bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Zurich Bus Station.

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Map of how to get from Aix-en-Provence to Zürich.
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  • Distance: 490.5 km
  • Duration: 2h 39m

What companies run services between Aix-en-Provence, France and Zürich, Switzerland?

Swiss and Lufthansa fly from Aix-en-Provence to Zürich 6 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a train from Aix-en-Provence to Zürich via Gare Aix TGV, Aix-en-Provence TGV, and Genève in around 8h 5m.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Marseille to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 340
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Marseille to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 150 - 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 Aix-en-Provence TGV to Genève
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 250
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Genève to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 75 - SFr 140
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Aix-en-Provence TGV to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 170
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 95
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Aix En Provence Tgv to Geneve
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 110
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 80 - SFr 100
1st Class
SFr 90 - SFr 110
Train from Aix En Provence Tgv to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 75
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 60 - SFr 75
1st Class
SFr 60 - SFr 75
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 50
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 40 - SFr 50
1st Class
SFr 40 - SFr 50
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 Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 22 - SFr 50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
SFr 22 - SFr 35
Rail 1st Class
SFr 30 - SFr 50
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 210
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 90 - SFr 130
1st Class
SFr 150 - SFr 210
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Aix-en-Provence to Geneva
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 24 - SFr 30
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Geneva to Zurich Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 17 - SFr 22
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Aix-en-Provence to Genoa - Via Fanti d'Italia
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 16 - SFr 20
Website
Blablabus

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Yes, the driving distance between Aix-en-Provence to Zürich is 721 km. It takes approximately 6h 54m to drive from Aix-en-Provence to Zürich.

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Swiss and Lufthansa offer flights from Marseille Airport to Zurich Airport.

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There are 855+ hotels available in Zürich. Prices start at SFr 87 per night.

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The best way to get from Aix-en-Provence to Marseille Airport is to taxi which takes 28 min and costs 50€ - 65€.

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