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There are 9 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.

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Fly to Geneva  •  4h 19m

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

$49 - $141

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Fly to Zurich  •  4h 41m

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

$82 - $266

Fly to Basel  •  4h 19m

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

$49 - $181

Fly to Lyon, train  •  6h 11m

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

$95 - $338

Train inOui TGV  •  9h 32m

  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 36 / ...

$209 - $266

Bus FlixBus  •  10h 41m

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

$50 - $100

Train via Milano Centrale  •  11h 10m

  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 Zürich HB Ec

$90 - $193

Bus Eurolines FR  •  12h 9m

  1. Take the bus from Nice to Zurich

$66 - $155

Drive  •  6h 39m

  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€ - 130€ and takes 4h 19m.

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

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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 9h 32m.

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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 9h 32m and costs 180€ - 240€.

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

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

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The best way to get from Cannes to Switzerland is to fly which takes 4h 19m and costs 40€ - 130€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 180€ - 240€ and takes 9h 32m, you could also bus, which costs 40€ - 90€ and takes 10h 41m.

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

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Cannes 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 Cannes to Switzerland.
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  • Distance: 233.4 miles
  • Duration: 4h 19m

What companies run services between Cannes, France and Switzerland?

easyJet and Swiss fly from Cannes to Geneva 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Cannes to Zürich via Avignon TGV, Basel SBB, and Zürich HB in around 9h 32m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Nice to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $190
Flights from Nice to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Nice to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $240
Flights from Nice to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Nice to Lyon
Ave. Duration
56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $430
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Nice to Lyon
Ave. Duration
56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $430
Nouvel Air Tunisie
Website
nouvelair.com
Flights from Nice to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$26 - $220
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Nice to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
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 Cannes to Ventimiglia
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $23
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 Cannes to Avignon TGV
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $70
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$55 - $70
1st Class
$85 - $110
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
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
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
3h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $90
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Standard
$21 - $90
First
$55 - $140
Bus operators
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
8h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR

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More Questions & Answers

Yes, the driving distance between Cannes to Switzerland is 638 km. It takes approximately 6h 39m to drive from Cannes to Switzerland.

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Swiss and easyJet offer flights from Nice Airport to Geneva Airport.

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There are 697+ hotels available in Switzerland. Prices start at $90 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Cannes to Nice Airport is to train which takes 30m and costs 10€ - 14€.

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