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There are 6 ways to get from Cannes to Zermatt by bus, train, 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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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Cannes to Turin
  2. Take the bus from Torino - Porta Susa to Chatillon - Autostazione

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Train

  1. Take the train from Cannes to Ventimiglia
  2. Take the train from Ventimiglia to Milano Centrale
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Brig
  4. Take the train from Brig Bahnhofplatz to Zermatt

Drive

  1. Drive from Cannes to Zermatt

Fly to Geneva, train

  1. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Geneva (GVA)
  2. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Visp
  3. Take the train from Visp to Zermatt

Fly to Basel, train

  1. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Basel (BSL)
  2. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Visp
  3. Take the train from Visp to Zermatt

Fly to Zurich, train

  1. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Zurich (ZRH)
  2. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Bern
  3. Take the train from Bern to Visp
  4. Take the train from Visp to Zermatt

Cannes to Zermatt by train

41 Weekly Trains
11h 15m Average Duration
SFr 83 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Cannes to Zermatt is to bus which costs €65 - €100 and takes 12h 58m.

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The quickest way to get from Cannes to Zermatt is to drive which costs €100 - €150 and takes 6h 26m.

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No, there is no direct train from Cannes to Zermatt. However, there are services departing from Cannes and arriving at Zermatt via Ventimiglia, Milano Centrale and Brig Bahnhofplatz. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 15m.

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The distance between Cannes and Zermatt is 281 km. The road distance is 539.3 km.

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The best way to get from Cannes to Zermatt without a car is to train which takes 11h 15m and costs €80 - €190.

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It takes approximately 12h 58m to get from Cannes to Zermatt, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Cannes to Zermatt is to bus which takes 12h 58m and costs €65 - €100. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €80 - €190 and takes 11h 15m.

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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 Zermatt train services, operated by Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn, arrive at Zermatt station.

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Map of how to get from Cannes to Zermatt.
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  • Distance: 280.8 km
  • Duration: 12h 58m

What companies run services between Cannes, France and Zermatt, Switzerland?

You can take a bus from Cannes to Zermatt via Turin, Fermata 3198 - ADRIANO OVEST, Fermata 3563 - DUCHESSA JOLANDA, Torino - Porta Susa, Châtillon, and Breuil-Cervinia in around 12h 58m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Cannes to Zermatt via Ventimiglia, Milano Centrale, Brig, and Brig Bahnhofplatz in around 11h 15m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Nice to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 28 - SFr 150
Flights from Nice to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 180
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Nice to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 240
Flights from Nice to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 440
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Nice to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 600
Flights from Nice to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 190 - SFr 550
Train operators
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 Cannes to Ventimiglia
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 9 - SFr 24
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 9 - SFr 14
Rail 1st Class
SFr 16 - SFr 24
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Ventimiglia to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 17 - SFr 25
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
SFr 17 - SFr 25
Trenitalia

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
4h 26m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 18 - SFr 40
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
SFr 33 - SFr 37
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on Trenitalia?
Yes - Wi-Fi is available on both Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services, and may be accessed free of charge. Services require either a mobile phone number or credit card for verification purposes and allow access for 24 hours.
Are there power outlets on Trenitalia?
Yes - Frecce services include a power socket for each seat.
Does Trenitalia offer meals or snacks?
Yes - Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services often offer bar and restaurant options, though this depends on the individual route and train type. Business, Premium and First Class tickets include a complimentary drink and snack. Some services may offer restaurant, FRECCIABistro or pre-booked, in-seat meal options. Please check your service as options vary.
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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 Milano Centrale to Brig
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 65
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 30 - SFr 40
1st Class
SFr 45 - SFr 65
Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn
Phone
+41 (0)848 642 442
Email
railcenter@mgbahn.ch
Website
matterhorngotthardbahn.ch
Train from Brig Bahnhofplatz to Zermatt
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 55
Website
Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn
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Swiss Railways
2nd Class Ticket
SFr 26 - SFr 31
1st Class Ticket
SFr 45 - SFr 55
Train from Visp to Zermatt
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 20 - SFr 45
Website
Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn
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Swiss Railways
2nd Class Ticket
SFr 20 - SFr 25
1st Class Ticket
SFr 35 - SFr 45
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 Genève-Aéroport to Visp
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 110
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel Sbb to Visp
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 120
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Bern
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 80
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bern to Visp
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 65
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Cannes to Turin
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 16 - SFr 20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Yes, the driving distance between Cannes to Zermatt is 539 km. It takes approximately 6h 26m to drive from Cannes to Zermatt.

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

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There are 313+ hotels available in Zermatt. Prices start at SFr 87 per night.

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