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There are 10 ways to get from Arles to Switzerland 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.

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Train inOui TGV  •  7h 33m

  1. Take the train from Avignon TGV to Basel SBB Tgv
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB 36 / ...

$173 - $232

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Train, bus  •  13h 46m

  1. Take the train from Gare de Avignon-Centre to Gare de Grenoble Annecy - Avignon-Centre / ...
  2. Take the bus from Grenoble to Zurich 1921

$80 - $126

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Train via Genève  •  9h 9m

  1. Take the train from Arles to Valence Ville Tgv
  2. Take the train from Valence Ville to Genève
  3. Take the train from Genève to Zürich HB 1 / ...

$159 - $262

Bus  •  13h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Avignon to Basel
  2. Take the bus from Basel, Meret Oppenheim-Strasse to Zürich, Bus Station E03 / ...

$101 - $148

Drive  •  6h 46m

  1. Drive from Arles to Zürich 442.4 miles

$95 - $140

Train to Marseille, fly to Zurich  •  5h 38m

  1. Take the train from Arles to Rognac
  2. Fly from Marseille (MRS) to Zurich (ZRH) MRS - ZRH

$109 - $336

Train to Marseille, fly to Strasbourg, train  •  5h 58m

  1. Take the train from Arles to Rognac
  2. Fly from Marseille (MRS) to Strasbourg (SXB) MRS - SXB
  3. Take the train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB

$108 - $489

Train to Marseille, fly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  6h 40m

  1. Take the train from Arles to Rognac
  2. Fly from Marseille (MRS) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) MRS - MXP
  3. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T1 to Mendrisio

$125 - $354

Train to Marseille, fly to Lyon, train  •  6h 50m

  1. Take the train from Arles to Rognac
  2. Fly from Marseille (MRS) to Lyon (LYS) MRS - LYS
  3. Take the train from Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu to Gare de Genève

$122 - $408

Train to Montpellier, fly to Basel  •  5h 57m

  1. Take the train from Arles to Montpellier Saint-Roch
  2. Fly from Montpellier (MPL) to Basel (BSL) MPL - BSL

$127 - $376

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The cheapest way to get from Arles to Switzerland is to train and bus which costs 65€ - 110€ and takes 13h 46m.

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The quickest way to get from Arles to Switzerland is to train and fly which costs 90€ - 300€ and takes 5h 38m.

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No, there is no direct train from Arles to Switzerland. However, there are services departing from Arles and arriving at Zürich Stadelhofen via Avignon Centre, Avignon TGV, Basel SBB and Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 33m.

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The distance between Arles and Switzerland is 447 km. The road distance is 707.8 km.

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The best way to get from Arles to Switzerland without a car is to train which takes 7h 33m and costs 150€ - 210€.

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It takes approximately 7h 33m to get from Arles to Switzerland, including transfers.

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Arles to Switzerland train services, operated by inOui TGV, depart from Avignon TGV station.

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The best way to get from Arles to Switzerland is to train which takes 7h 33m and costs 150€ - 210€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 85€ - 130€ and takes 13h 10m.

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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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Arles to Switzerland train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Zürich HB station.

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Map of how to get from Arles to Switzerland.
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  • Distance: 279.5 miles
  • Duration: 7h 33m

What companies run services between Arles, France and Switzerland?

You can take a train from Arles to Zürich via Avignon Centre, Avignon TGV, Basel SBB, and Zürich HB in around 7h 33m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Arles to Zürich via Avignon Centre, Avignon, Basel, Meret Oppenheim-Strasse, Zürich, Bus Station, and Zürich HB in around 13h 10m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Marseille to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from Marseille to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $650
Flights from Marseille to Strasbourg via Lyon
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $650
Flights from Marseille to Milan Malpensa via Lyon
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $650
Flights from Marseille to Lyon
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Marseille to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $650
Flights from Marseille to Strasbourg via Lyon
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $650
Flights from Marseille to Milan Malpensa via Lyon
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $650
Flights from Marseille to Lyon
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Marseille to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Twin Jet
Website
twinjet.fr
Flights from Marseille to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Marseille to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $330
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Marseille to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $650
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Montpellier to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Avignon TGV to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $140
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$120 - $140
1st Class
$170 - $240
Train from Arles to Valence Ville
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Genève to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $150
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Malpensa Aeroporto T1 to Mendrisio
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. 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 Arles to Valence Ville
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$27 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
Train from Valence Ville to Genève
Ave. Duration
3h 24m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Gare de Avignon-Centre to Gare de Grenoble
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $50
1st Class
$50 - $75
Train from Arles to Rognac
Ave. Duration
37m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$15 - $22
1st Class
$19 - $30
Train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu to Gare de Genève
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$28 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
Train from Arles to Montpellier Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$19 - $28
1st Class
$25 - $40
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Avignon to Basel
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $65
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eurolines.ch
InterNorte
Phone
707 200 512
Website
internorte.pt
Bus from Avignon to Basel
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $80
Schedules at
internorte.pt
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Basel, Meret Oppenheim-Strasse to Zürich, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
Swiss PostAuto
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 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 Basel City Center to Zürich
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Ouibus
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Grenoble to Zurich
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Arles to Switzerland is 708 km. It takes approximately 6h 46m to drive from Arles to Switzerland.

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Swiss, Air France and Lufthansa offer flights from Marseille Airport to Zurich Airport.

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