There are 10 ways to get from Cannes 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.

Recommended option

Fly Nice to Geneva  •  4 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Geneva (GVA) NCE - GVA

$51 - $141

Cheapest option

Fly Nice to Basel  •  4 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Basel (BSL) NCE - BSL

$50 - $181

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Fly Nice to Zurich  •  4 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Zurich (ZRH) NCE - ZRH

$83 - $267

Fly Nice to Lyon, train  •  6 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Lyon (LYS) NCE - LYS
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève

$98 - $344

Line 7601 bus to La Môle, fly to Geneva  •  6 h 4 min

  1. Take the line 7601 bus from Saint-Raphaël Gare Routiere to Grimaud - Camping de la Plage
  2. Fly from La Môle (LTT) to Geneva (GVA) LTT - GVA

$84 - $267

Train TGV  •  9 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Cannes to Avignon TGV Tgv
  2. Take the train from Avignon TGV to Basel SBB Tgv
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB 3 / ...

$221 - $278

Bus FlixBus  •  10 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Nice, Nice to Zurich N508

$59 - $102

Train via Milano Centrale  •  10 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Cannes to Ventimiglia
  2. Take the train from Ventimiglia to Milano Centrale Ec / ...
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Zuerich Hb Ec

$100 - $159

Bus Eurolines FR  •  11 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Nice to Zurich

$72 - $148

Drive  •  6 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Cannes to Zürich 398.8 miles

$85 - $130

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The cheapest way to get from Cannes to Switzerland is to fly which costs 40€ - 120€ and takes 4 h 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cannes to Switzerland is to fly which costs 40€ - 160€ and takes 4 h 19 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Cannes to Switzerland. However, there are services departing from Cannes and arriving at Zürich Stadelhofen via Avignon TGV, Basel SBB and Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 29 min.

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The distance between Cannes and Switzerland is 373 km. The road distance is 638.1 km.

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The best way to get from Cannes to Switzerland without a car is to train which takes 9 h 29 min and costs 180€ - 240€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 19 min to get from Cannes to Switzerland, including transfers.

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Cannes to Switzerland train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Cannes station.

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The best way to get from Cannes to Switzerland is to fly which takes 4 h 19 min and costs 40€ - 120€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 180€ - 240€ and takes 9 h 29 min, you could also bus, which costs 50€ - 90€ and takes 10 h 41 min.

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The quickest flight from Nice Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Cannes to Switzerland train services, operated by Trenitalia Eurocity, arrive at Zuerich Hb station.

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Map of how to get from Cannes to Switzerland.
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  • Distance: 233.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 19 min

What companies run services between Cannes, France and Switzerland?

easyJet and Swiss fly from Cannes to Geneva 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Cannes to Zürich via Avignon TGV, Basel SBB, and Zürich HB in around 9 h 29 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Nice to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $190
Flights from Nice to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Flights from Nice to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $150
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Nice to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $240
Flights from Nice to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Air Glaciers
Website
air-glaciers.ch
Flights from La Môle to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$23 - $190
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Nice to Lyon
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $450
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Nice to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Nouvel Air Tunisie
Website
nouvelair.com
Flights from Nice to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$26 - $220
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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Cannes to Ventimiglia
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
en.oui.sncf
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
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
Train from Cannes to Avignon TGV
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $70
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$60 - $70
1st Class
$85 - $120
Train from Avignon TGV to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$130 - $150
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$130 - $150
1st Class
$170 - $250
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 Ventimiglia to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Varlib
Phone
0970 830 380
Website
varlib.fr
Bus from Saint-Raphaël Gare Routiere to Grimaud - Camping de la Plage
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$4
Website
Varlib
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 Nice, Nice to Zurich
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Nice to Zurich
Ave. Duration
9 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $120
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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