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There are 10 ways to get from Bordeaux to Switzerland by plane, train, bus or car

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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Fly to Geneva  •  4h 26m

  1. Fly from Bordeaux (BOD) to Geneva (GVA) BOD - GVA

$40 - $187

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Fly to Zurich  •  4h 53m

  1. Fly from Bordeaux (BOD) to Zurich (ZRH) BOD - ZRH

$133 - $362

Fly to Basel  •  4h 20m

  1. Fly from Bordeaux (BOD) to Basel (BSL) BOD - BSL

$50 - $247

Fly to Lyon, train  •  6h 8m

  1. Fly from Bordeaux (BOD) to Lyon (LYS) BOD - LYS
  2. Take the train from Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu to Gare de Genève

$71 - $174

Fly to Strasbourg, train  •  5h 27m

  1. Fly from Bordeaux (BOD) to Strasbourg (SXB) BOD - SXB
  2. Take the train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB

$91 - $334

Train via Paris Montparnasse  •  7h 46m

  1. Take the train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Paris Montparnasse Tgv
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Zürich HB Tgv

$226 - $263

Train  •  8h 17m

  1. Take the train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Strasbourg Tgv
  2. Take the train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB 36 / ...

$250 - $312

Bus via Zürich HB  •  16h 11m

  1. Take the bus from Bordeaux to Zürich Ouibus

$88 - $160

Bus  •  16h 16m

  1. Take the bus from Bordeaux to Zurich

$81 - $96

Drive  •  9h 32m

  1. Drive from Bordeaux to Zürich 611.5 miles

$130 - $190

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The cheapest way to get from Bordeaux to Switzerland is to fly which costs 30€ - 170€ and takes 4h 26m.

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The quickest way to get from Bordeaux to Switzerland is to fly which costs 40€ - 220€ and takes 4h 20m.

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No, there is no direct train from Bordeaux to Switzerland. However, there are services departing from Bordeaux-St-Jean and arriving at Zürich Stadelhofen via Strasbourg, Basel SBB and Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 17m.

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The distance between Bordeaux and Switzerland is 716 km. The road distance is 978.4 km.

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The best way to get from Bordeaux to Switzerland without a car is to train which takes 7h 46m and costs 190€ - 230€.

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It takes approximately 4h 26m to get from Bordeaux to Switzerland, including transfers.

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Bordeaux to Switzerland train services, operated by inOui TGV, depart from Bordeaux-St-Jean station.

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The best way to get from Bordeaux to Switzerland is to fly which takes 4h 26m and costs 30€ - 170€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 190€ - 230€ and takes 7h 46m, you could also bus, which costs 75€ - 140€ and takes 16h 11m.

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The quickest flight from Bordeaux Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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Bordeaux 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 Bordeaux to Switzerland.
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  • Distance: 447.7 miles
  • Duration: 4h 26m

What companies run services between Bordeaux, France and Switzerland?

easyJet, Air France and Swiss fly from Bordeaux to Geneva 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bordeaux to Zürich via Paris Montparnasse, Montparnasse-Bienvenue, Bercy, Gare de Lyon, Paris Gare de Lyon, and Zürich HB in around 7h 46m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $490
Flights from Bordeaux to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $600
Flights from Bordeaux to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Flights from Bordeaux to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Flights from Bordeaux to Strasbourg via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $480
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Flights from Bordeaux to Strasbourg via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $480
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $330
Flights from Bordeaux to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $380
Flights from Bordeaux to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $420
Flights from Bordeaux to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $360
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Zurich via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from Bordeaux to Strasbourg via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $5,500
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $450
Train operators
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 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 Strasbourg to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
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
Train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Paris Montparnasse
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $120
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$100 - $120
1st Class
$140 - $200
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
4h 14m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$110 - $130
1st Class
$150 - $230
Train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
5h 11m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$190 - $210
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$190 - $210
1st Class
$240 - $370
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
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Lyon-Part-Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Bordeaux to Zürich
Ave. Duration
16h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$80 - $150
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eurolines.ch
Bus from Bordeaux to Zurich
Ave. Duration
16h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$75 - $95
Book at
eurolines.ch
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 Bordeaux City Centre to Zürich
Ave. Duration
14h 25m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
Ouibus
InterNorte
Phone
707 200 512
Website
internorte.pt
Bus from Bordeaux to Zürich
Ave. Duration
16h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$75 - $100
Schedules at
internorte.pt

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Yes, the driving distance between Bordeaux to Switzerland is 978 km. It takes approximately 9h 32m to drive from Bordeaux to Switzerland.

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Swiss, easyJet and Air France offer flights from Bordeaux Airport to Geneva Airport.

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There are 695+ hotels available in Switzerland. Prices start at $90 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Bordeaux to Bordeaux Airport is to line 1 bus which takes 38m and costs 1€ - 2€.

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